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Inactivity Fee

A fee a brokerage levies on an account on which the client has made few or no transactions for a lengthy period of time. Because brokers make their profits from fees on transactions, some brokerages levy an inactivity fee to encourage trading.
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To meet the requirements, the Kaiku Card provides a clearly communicated fee structure that covers day-to-day card use; doesn't allow overdraft coverage or fees; permits inactivity fees only if an account has been inactive for a certain period of time; has consumer-friendly communications of fees and disclosures; individual FDIC/NCUA insurance; Visa Zero Liability fraud protection; and Regulation E Lite consumer protections.
Among the 16% that do charge, the monthly inactivity fees range from $1.
These cards come with a lot of fees; from fees for cash withdrawals to balance inquiries to lost or stolen cards to overdrafts and even inactivity fees," Gunshannon wrote in the petition.
Four years ago, the Alberta government introduced a regulation that prohibits expiry dates and inactivity fees that reduce value of gift cards, and required businesses to clearly state any terms and conditions for the use on the card and packaging.
Sallie Mae will be offering an FDIC-insured account with no minimum balances and no low balance or inactivity fees.
Customers would be well advised to step up the kind of activity that can help keep such outrageous practices as inactivity fees from swiping their cash: Read the mailings; limit the number of cards in the wallet; restrain purchases; and pay the entire balance, or as much as possible, by the due date every month.
The report also said that customers might have to deal with tiered late fee structures, inactivity fees, account management fees and international transaction fees that could neutralise any savings that could accrue because of the proposed reforms.
These range from late payment fees, to over-limit fees, to inactivity fees.
Department stores, grocery chains, coffee shops and other retailers sell certificates and cards with expiration dates or inactivity fees (also called "dormancy" fees) that lower the value of the card each month it is not used after a specified time.
Assesses 2010-2103 debit card usage and usage frequency trends, by card association brand, as well as credit card, debit card, checking and prepaid trends by key demographic groups: 18-24s, Relying on consumer survey data, Packaged Facts assesses various debit card usage rationale and influences, including consumer perceptions about debit convenience and safety in relation to cash and check, as well as spending control; bank account opening motivators, framed around the following themes: account costs, account maintenance thresholds, convenience, transparency and education, mobile capabilities, and prepaid options; checking account fee reduction incentives; and consumer attitudes toward debit card usage fees, pay-per-use fees, and inactivity fees.
Whether you market to them or decide to charge inactivity fees, single-service households are a part of every credit union's membership and will likely always plague profitability.
The proposed amendment would also ban inactivity fees, which are charged when a consumer fails to use the credit card within a certain time period.