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[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Banks reap bonanza on Labor Day

May 05,2003
I went to a bank on May 1, Labor Day. Since it was a bank holiday, I had to withdraw money from an ATM. Looking at the receipt after the transaction, I noticed the bank took a transaction fee. I realize it was a bank holiday but May Day is not a national holiday and is a normal working day for most people.
I think it is unfair for banks to charge transaction fees for use of ATMs on May Day as they do on national holidays.
I may have paid just a few won but thousands of people across the country must have gone to banks on that day. Banks, in other words, reaped a tremendous amount of money without doing anything. I am upset that banks are trying to make up for their operating losses with various transaction fees. Banks should return the fees accumulated on May Day to their clients.


by Paul 0305


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