It's the end of free checking, almost: Where does your bank sit?

Geoff Williams

You may have noticed the recent headlines, or maybe you learned about it through your own bank: The end of free checking appears to be near.

Still, it's not quite time for free checking's death-knell just yet. Despite the flood of questioning from news publications -- "Is free checking over?" -- and predictions from plenty of personal finance experts, if you take a look at WalletPop's "end-of-free-checking scorecard" below, the biggest banks seem to be continuing business as usual. At least for now.

If you're curious how some larger banks handle free checking right now, here's the score. So read on, and get ready to make the Big Transfer to a new bank, if need be.