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About this ChexSystems Bites web site
This is a consumer advocate web site to help those who have been denied a checking account due to the results of a search with the ChexSystems network.
About the ChexSystems Network
Banks and credit unions report mis-handled accounts to ChexSystems which then shares this information with other banks and credit unions.
Recommendations & Techniques
We tell you the most effective methods for reaching your goal of being able to open an account.
Jul-10-2003 Indiana Banks offer Second Chance accounts to those complete a class. Interestingly though, ChexSystems helped put together the class. Hopefully they are not profiting from it as that would signal a conflict of interest.
Oct-07-2002 Debit cards with direct deposit support are everywhere! Provided directly by ecount and Directo. Additionally, banks themselves are starting to offer these -- as reported in this April, 2002 article as well as this older August, 2001 article. See our summary.
Apr-18-2002 More evidence which backs us up on our claim of abuse regarding the banks use of ChexSystems.
Apr-04-2002 Consumer advocate NCRC provides a report and an executive summary on banks and ChexSystems.
Mar-27-2002 Our new website address
Mar-13-2002 The scammers are at it again: Avoid like the plague.
Sep-30-2001 Jane Bryant Quinn, national columnist, writes an article about ChexSystems.
Sep-28-2000 One down, eight thousand to go!
Bank of America changes their policies. They will now disregard ChexSystems incidents more than one year old if there is proof that "all amounts owed have been paid", and have implemented other changes.
Sep-28-2000 Inquiry by the Federal Reserve!
The Greenlining Institute organizes a second meeting between the Federal Reserve and several banks to discuss their use of ChexSystems.   more...
Jul-26-2000 Don't get mad -- get even!
Join the CRA Hit Squad.
Jul-07-2000 The ETA is here!
ETAs (Electronic Transfer Accounts) are cash cards for those who receive a federal government paycheck, pension, retirement or other federal benefit. You cannot be refused an ETA account due to ChexSystems or due to a credit report.
Jul-07-2000 Time to call in the feds!
We are starting to see a trend where certain banks are using ChexSystems in a manner which, in effect, stops you from ever leaving to a different bank. more...
May-25-2000 A new forum launched! A ChexSys on Yahoo! Groups This complements the ChexVictims web site, launched in January, to help build the case for the class action lawsuit against ChexSystems.
Mar-14-2000 Someone from ChexSystems contacts us. Read this message we received.
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