The Twin Cities has the lowest fees for users of automated teller machines outside their own bank's network, the Star Tribune reports.
Banks charge an average of about $2.20 in the Twin Cities to people who pull cash from an ATM not owned by their bank. That compares to the nationwide high in Denver of $2.80, MPR reports.
Customers often get hit with yet another fee, charged by their own bank for using an out-of-network ATM. That average charge of $1.58 in the Twin Cities is about mid-way between the nationwide high and low for that fee, MPR says.
Banks are hiking ATM fees to record levels and cutting back on free checking accounts, according to an industry report issued Monday, CNN Money reported.
The national average went up 4 percentage points from 2011, according to Bankrate.com's 15th annual checking survey.