NEW YORK — Automated teller machine and bounced check fees are at an all-time high, according to a new study from

Bounced check fees hit a new high of $27.40, up from $27.04 in the spring 2006 edition of the survey, while ATM surcharges set a record high at $1.64, up from $1.60. The minimum balance required to avoid fees on an interest account also reached a new high at $2,660.49, up 8%. The average minimum deposit required when opening a non-interest account also increased by a notable percentage, rising 21% from $72.43 to a new high of $87.67. The average minimum balance required to open an account and earn interest shot higher from $429.76 to $615.41 since the spring survey, a 43% increase.

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