I got my bank statement in the mail today from Fifth Third, included was a notice about hikes in the "activity fees". It seems now if you make more than 3 withdrawals during the statement period (which is 3 months for me) that you will be assessed a $1.00 per withdrawal fee for "account activity" if your average balance falls below $2,500, doesnít matter if itís a branch or ATM, you still have to pay the fee. The old policy was $.50 per withdrawl if your balance was below $1,000, so they doubled the fee and increased minimum balance by 150%. It doesn't affect me because my balance is above that, but still, this is getting ridiculous. If you want to withdraw YOUR money more than once a month on average you have to pay them to do so. All of this for the whopping .5% interest they pay on savings accounts.
I think I'm going to buy a big safe and start locking my cash up at home, screw banks, and their fees.