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ATM fees going up for prepaid debit cards

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A new study finds customer service fees are declining on prepaid debit cards, but ATM fees are on the rise. 

BankRate.com recently surveyed 31 widely held prepaid debit cards and found that while all of them charge fees, the specific fee structures vary considerably.

The study found monthly service fees, activation fees, and fees for calling customer service declined over the past year, but the number of cards charging for a balance inquiry at an ATM are up. 

Over 80 percent of the cards charge to check the card's balance at an ATM. That's up from 77 percent last year.

The fee is typically between 50 cents and $3.

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