TCF is putting an end to totally free...

TCF is putting an end to totally free checking

There are 4 comments on the Star Tribune story from Jan 26, 2010, titled TCF is putting an end to totally free checking. In it, Star Tribune reports that:

T CF Financial Corp., the bank that turned retail banking upside down two decades ago when it introduced "totally free checking" accounts, will soon put an end to them.

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Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 29, 2010
Why am I not surprised that the Star Tribune only tells part of the story?- There is nothing in the story about individual responsiblity or about how a business needs to make money.

Further, TCF is not going to charge a fee for all acounts. Accounts will be free for people that have atleast $500 in their account, or atleast one direct deposit of $100 each month, or a $2500 combined household balance.

Get the story right!

Trenton, MI

#2 Feb 1, 2010
That's not totally free then,is it.
Les Tolchner


#3 Feb 11, 2010
Plenty of other banks to chose from.
I wrote out 230 of my remaining tcf checks
for one cent to open an account at another bank.
get the facts

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Feb 18, 2010
well, did anyone stop to think why the bank change its accounts...eventually every bank will have to change somethings to make up their profit difference that they will lose by the gov't restrictions applied on overdraft fees. So whatever plenty of other banks everyone is going to will change something or the other and getting rid of totally free checking accounts is the easiest and most convinient for any bank to do.

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