(Closed) Which bank do you think is the best bank?

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: Which bank do you like the most?
    BofA : (13 votes)
    20 %
    Chase : (12 votes)
    18 %
    Wells Fargo : (8 votes)
    12 %
    U.S. Bank : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Lockheed : (0 votes)
    Citibank : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Other Credit Union- Please Provide Name : (15 votes)
    23 %
    Union Bank : (0 votes)
    Other Bank- Please provide name : (12 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Depends on your banking needs, I’ve heard really great things about TD bank and they are open on sundays too.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1667 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We are with USAA, which is a military affiliated bank. LOVE THEM, but I don’t think just anyone can join (have to be military, retired military, or family member i think?)

    We also have wells fargo, they are o.k. not fantastic, but not bad either. They just have ridiculous fees sometimes.

    Don’t go with B of A, they are horrible.

    Post # 7
    Member
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    my husband had BOA back in the day, I had Wacovia (now wells fargo) he wasn’t a fan of BOA so he switched and started using his credit union – USAA – so when we got married I closed my wachovia account and got added to his USAA account –  we LOVE THEM! i have had nothing but great things to say about them – my favorite thing. they refund all atm fees!

    I also have an account with Navy Federal – also a military family credit union – and plan to get my husband added asap – i peronsally think credit unions are much better than big name banks, i have found their interest rates are lower for the most part and they really seem to care about their account holders where as i would always get the run around with wachoiva.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1667 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @Tswife4ever: TD actually stands for Toronto Dominion. TD Bank is the private banking side of TD Ameritrade (formerly TD Waterhouse) and their parent company is from Canada.

    Post # 9
    Member
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m a fan on not paying to have my money in a bank.  Chase is the only big name bank in my area where we could do that.  Hubs was paying for his checking account at BofA before we got married.  Now we have everything at Chase.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1165 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I really like my local credit union.  They always have free checking, no random fees for stupid things, and they have excellent customer service.  They also are very involved in the community and do charity work.   (Redwood Credit Union, for any NorCal bees who are interested)

    Post # 11
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I use Huntington, and I really like them. IDK if there are any in your area or not, though.

    Post # 12
    Member
    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I bank with Regions (My Fiance lives in Ms and they don’t have a chase there). I know they don’t have it in CA. I used to work for Chase. I have a little bit of hatred toward that bank, I wasn’t fired, but I would NEVER get a mortgage with them. I don’t think they are so bad as far as checking and saving is concerned. I would look into who has locations available in most states if you are a traveler. I’m cheep and don’t like to pay ATM fees.

     I do most of my banking online and NEVER go in a branch, so that is important to me, ease of online use.

    USAA is great my Fiance has them, his dad is in the military.

    I’m not big on local banks b/c if there is a disaster you can’t get to the money as quickly. Ex. Katrina. Some people with really local banks couldn’t get money out of ATMs even in other states b/c the bank was only in New Orleans, I know that was something that was almost once in a lifetime the event, but after you live through something like that you think of things like that and want to be prepared. I would go bigger before smaller credit union routes.

    Post # 13
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We are with USAA and love them. Darling Husband used to work for BoA so we both had BoA accounts but they sucked so so so much. We just recently canceled all of our BoA accounts (except our one credit card with them) and switched everything to USAA.

    DHs dad was in the military and my grandfathe was in the military so my dad had USAA and therefore it was passed on to me. Or if your husband is eligible then you can get it because you are married to him.

    The only other bank I would consider is Navy Federal Credit Union. My dad uses them in addition to USAA and also loves them.

    Post # 14
    Member
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    BoA is evil (see: every article involving the mortgage crisis). I think most big banks are pretty shady. We will likely look into a credit union after we move across the country – i’m so sick of Citibank holding our deposits extra long to skim extra interest off of them. So completely irritating.

    Post # 15
    Member
    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @crayfish: Yeah. Most banks will do this if you deposit a check that is not theirs. It is to prevent fraud and make sure that the check you deposit is good.

    Post # 16
    Member
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We are members of Tower Federal and SECU, both credit unions that you have to meet requirements to join.

    I am currently with BofA, but want to change exclusively to the credit union, but its just so daunting to make all the bill pay and direct deposit changes!

    The topic ‘Which bank do you think is the best bank?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors