Is free checking going to be a thing of the past? Since the beginning of last year Bank of America has been testing different options for new customers who open checking accounts in Arizona, Georgia and Massachusetts.
Branches in those states are now experimenting with monthly fees of $6 to $9 for an "Essentials" account, according to the Wall Street Journal.
There are other account charges in those states that range from $9 to $25, the paper reported, but customers have the ability to get the charges waived if they use a credit card, take a mortgage with the bank or meet minimum balance requirements.
Bank of America says it continues to learn from its tests and has not made any decisions about whether to change fees on new accounts more widely.
ABC News has compiled a list of the 10 largest banks and how much each is charging for basic checking accounts and the debit cards that accompany them.