Poor disclosure practices make it difficult for customers to choose the bank that fits their needs, a new study of checking-fee transparency says.

The average checking account carries 30 different fees, and some have more than 50, according to a study of checking-fee disclosures released Tuesday by WalletHub, a personal-finance website. Some banks list the fees on their checking account web pages, while others require potential customers to read through dense fee schedules in order to learn the fees, the study said.

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