- 2 years ago
- Wedding: May 2017
So I’m in the process of changing my name (My maiden name is now my middle name). I have my new SS card. Applied for the new drivers license last week (waiting for it in the mail any day now), when that comes I will apply for a new passport immediately. At the same time I need to update everything else.
I’ve had issues with my current bank for a while where I have my checkings and savings, they’re a local-ish bank who treat customers horribly and it’s time to go. My account is still under my maiden name, and I already know which bank I’m switching to.
Question is, what should I do first. Should I change my name in my old bank, then open a new account at the new bank, then cancel the old account? Do I even need to update my name at the old bank? Or just use my new name when opening the account at the new bank? Will there be issues when transferring my funds if it’s under my old name? Wish I switched banks before I got married but might as well do it now!