Banks waive fees for customers hit by hurricane

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A couple of big banks have offered to waive fees for East Coast customers who were affected by Hurricane Irene.

JPMorgan Chase says it will not charge fees for using out-of-network ATMs in the 13 states hit by the storm, through Sept 4.

That's Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia.

It will also waive overdraft, overdraft protection transfer, insufficient fund fees, and late fees on credit cards and business and consumer loans for customers in those states.

Wells Fargo will waive out-of-network ATM fees and early withdrawal penalties on certificates of deposit in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Most other banks have said they'll waive fees on a case-by-case basis for customers dealing with financial problems caused by the storm.

If you'll have trouble making a mortgage payment or unexpectedly need access to money tied up in CDs, contact your local branch.

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