Banks rely on consumer indifference when they raise fees. They count on consumers not shopping around. PIRG’s Big Banks, Bigger Fees reports routinely find that small banks and credit unions are not following the big banks’ lead; they still offer many free or low cost accounts.
Ventra is the new payment system for Chicago transit that will eventually allow customers to use a single fare card for regional transit throughout the Chicago area. Unfortunately, the card comes linked to a prepaid debit card that could leave you on the hook for hidden fees and unpredictable charges. To help keep you from getting ripped off, this resource includes:
What “Ventra” is
What will Change from the Current Fare System
Fees Associated with the New “Ventra” Transit Card
Fees Associated with the new Mastercard Prepaid Debit Card