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Unread 04-05-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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Nice, locally owned bank. Decent amount of ATM's. Good suggestion.
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Unread 04-05-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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It's just so, so depressing looking at these sorts of accounts nowadays. I remember a decade ago being able to find savings accounts with at least a few percentage interest rates... Now we're lucky to break 1%. Really sad. Nowadays people are ecstatic to get half a percent back.
Yes, and what were mortgage rates back then? Probably about 3% points higher than today.
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Unread 04-06-2011, 06:00 AM
 
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Also consider Citibank.
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Unread 04-06-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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If you have a problem with Chase's policies you definitely want to stay away from Citibank. They raised the rate on our credit card by over 425% in 2009 for absolutely no reason (along with several million other customers).
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Unread 04-06-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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Credit unions might be a good option.
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Unread 04-06-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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If you have a problem with Chase's policies you definitely want to stay away from Citibank. They raised the rate on our credit card by over 425% in 2009 for absolutely no reason (along with several million other customers).
Plus Citi is not a very strong institution.
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Unread 04-06-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: River North, Chicago
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I was actually just going to ask for credit union suggestions. Came across Alliant and it looks wonderful. Downside: only one physical Chicago location.

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Unread 04-06-2011, 10:17 PM
 
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I use Charles Schwab's Investor Checking account. It's online-only (although there might be a few offices around the city), but the perk is that all ATMs are free and they reimburse you for fees that other banks charge you to use their ATMs. Schwab sends you envelopes to mail in any checks that you need to deposit.
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Unread 04-07-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Elgin, IL
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I've banked at Harris for years and really like them. As much as you're going to like a bank...
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