New fees have TCF bleeding customers, money

TCF Bank reports a first quarter loss of more than $280 million. More and larger fees are actually producing less money by driving away customers. The bank is still sizing up how many customers it's lost and which fees sent them packing. CEO Bill Cooper promises new solutions to reverse the trend.
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TCF Bank reports a first quarter loss of more than $280 million. More and larger fees are actually producing less money by driving away customers. The bank is still sizing up how many customers it's lost and which fees sent them packing. CEO Bill Cooper promises new solutions to reverse the trend.

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