Question: What’s the Average Number of Times a Customer Overdraws Their Checking Account?

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Jun 17, 2015
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Question of the Day, Checking Accounts, Current Events, Chart of the Week

Answer:  6.7 (projection for 2015)

From Wall Street Journal:

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Most surprising quote in this article about the decline in bank overdraft fees:

“At the end of the day, these people are our customers and we’re treating them with a got-you product,” said PNC Financial Services GroupInc. Chief ExecutiveWilliam Demchak at a May investor conference.

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Check out the NGPF Activity on Checking Account Fees

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Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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