Well, I hope this isn’t a sign of things to come, but I’m betting this is a sign of things to come. Evidently Chase bank is testing a new $5-per-withdrawal ATM fee for non-customers in Illinois.
So if you’re not a Chase customer and you’d like to withdraw cash from a Chase ATM in Illinois, you’ll pay $5 for the privilege—plus any fees that your bank charges. That’s um, steep.
I know, I know—there are plenty of ways to get around paying ATM fees. I’ve written about them. But when you need cash, you need cash, so the chances are good that at some point, you’re going to need to use another bank’s ATM.
Maybe, for a while, you should steer clear of Chase bank’s.
Do you pay attention to ATM fees when you withdraw money?
(Illustration from HI on Flickr.)