) --

JPMorgan Chase

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has decided not to follow

Bank of America's

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lead and introduce new debit-card fees.

After eight months of testing, JPMorgan won't charge customers who use their debit cards to make purchases,

The Wall Street Journal

reported, citing a person familiar with the bank's plans.

Bank of America said it would begin charging early next year a

monthly fee of $5

for debit card purchases. The move generated a backlash against the bank, with many customers threatening to take their business elsewhere.



conducted by


earlier this month found of the 7,000 survey-takers, 83%, or 5,868 voters, said they were "sick of being nickeled and dimed" and would stop banking with Bank of America, the nation's largest bank by assets.

Other big banks, such as


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PNC Financial

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, said recently they wouldn't impose monthly fees on debit cards.

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