Requesting old statements
Requesting old statements
If you need to verify a charge or deposit, be prepared to fork over some money.

Bank of America customers must pay $3 to receive copies of checks, statements and deposit slips (but there's no fee for the first two check copies in some cases).

HSBC charges customers $5 for requesting a photocopy of a check or statement, while Capital One charges $3 per statement for credit card customers. Credit card customers at TD Bank must pay $7 to get copies of statements. Otherwise they can access them online at no cost.

"Staff have to spend time researching to find the old statements or documents which are archived after a certain period," said Feddis.

If you need something specific researched about your account history or want to dispute certain transactions, Bank of America charges you a research fee of $20 an hour. At Chase, this will cost you $25 an hour, while copies of statements cost $6.

Last updated June 16 2011: 10:54 AM ET
Join the Conversation

From avoidable ATM fees to expensive coffee and impulse deal-buying, here are 10 ways you're wasting your money. More

From constantly overdrafting your account to hopping from card to card to collect rewards, these are some behaviors that may attract your bank's attention. More

Find Homes for sale
  • Property Type
  • Find a home in:
    New York | Atlanta | Chicago | Los Angeles
    Washington D.C | Houston | Philadelphia | More options