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Banks Waive Fees For Customers In Storm-hit Zone

Eligible fees: Those for fund transfers between accounts for overdraft protection, extended overdrafts, returned items and insufficient funds fees for deposit accounts. Also, late fees on credit cards, business and consumer loans, including mortgages, home-equity, auto and student loans. For guidance, visit http://apne.ws/Sxf6uq .

BANK OF AMERICA

Customers affected by severe storms and floods in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia and the District of Columbia may qualify to receive a refund on any overdraft, insufficient funds and non-Bank of America ATM fees incurred as a result of storm conditions.

Also, customers may qualify to receive credit line increases on their existing Bank of America Visa card and MasterCard; modify or extend payments on loans, credit cards or lines of credit; receive special assistance with lost, missing or late loan or card payments; and avoid early withdrawal penalties on bank certificates of deposit (CDs). For guidance, visit http://apne.ws/Sx8MTG .

CITIGROUP

Customers in affected areas were told via email Wednesday that Citi will proactively waive fees through next Tuesday on overdraft protection, insufficient funds and late payments on credit cards and loans and early withdrawal on certificates of deposit for recovery use. For guidance, visit http://apne.ws/Sx8w7b .

PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES

The bank is waiving fees for customers in the affected areas for overdraft, non-sufficient funds, foreign ATM fees and ATM surcharges for using non-PNC ATMs. Also said it was working on additional offers to consumers in the wake of the storm. For guidance, visit http://apne.ws/T8qR7U .

HSBC

Customers in storm-affected areas received an e-mail that they can seek additional support, including reversing fees that may be generated due to limited availability of banking services.

WELLS FARGO

Customers can see a waiver of late fees on credit cards, consumer and certain small business loans, including home-equity, auto and student loans. Wells Fargo also said it is waiving the fee it normally charges bank customers for using another bank's ATMs in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia or the District of Columbia.

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