Bethpage Federal Credit Union, which has aggressively taken advantage of the trouble the banking industry has found itself in, is taking another shot at them.
Many banks around the country are eliminating free checking or making it more difficult to obtain. This week, Bethpage launched checking that is not only free but pays interest -- but it has its own conditions. Members are eligible for the account if they sign up for online banking, arrange for monthly direct deposit and make 15 debit card purchases a month.
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