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Old 06-08-2007, 05:18 PM
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I read the recent posts on banks, insurance, etc. and had passed the info on to my husband as we are preparing to move and need to open a new bank account. Initially we had figured we'd go with BOA, but have rethought that as we dislike all our large corporate banks here in Pittsburgh, as well. He did come across Compass Bank and Citi seem to have some nice perks-Any thoughts? Looking mostly for internet banking and convenient no charge ATM's. Thanks for your input.
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:30 PM
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I have accounts at Compass and at Century 7. Century 7 is cool because it's open 7 days a week - yes, the lobby is open on Sundays. I love that. They were also open on Memorial Day, I noticed.

I have a long history with Compass and then prior the local bank they took over, but it's sortof old school. I did have a freaky thing happen with my account and they were quick to fix it.
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:34 PM
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I prefer local banks and credit unions, but your mileage may vary. Also check out this recent thread on this subject.
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:15 PM
Location: Texas
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Smile Banks

You might be interested in Viewpoint Bank. Until recently, Viewpoint was a credit union. I worked for them for about 8 years. They have quite a few convenient locations and ATM's in the area. They are growing and getting big but still not like a large national bank. I work for American Bank of Texas now. They are owned by someone in this area and have multiple locations, but not a whole lot in the metroplex-one in Frisco, McKinney and one in Dallas. So I'm not sure they we would have enough available ATM's for you. Otherwise, it might be a choice for you. (Hope this isn't considered advertising) If it is...just delete me!
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:01 AM
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I guess you should start with why you'd use a bank ? Is it merely a place to deposit your check every week, or do you actually use the bank for other things. I remain with a Credit Union in San Diego (Old Teachers Credit Union) that we now do a share-branch into within Dallas....but really, once my family is out here and I no longer need money orders to pay rent, I can't imagine I'd ever go there in person. My wife wants to stay wife the bank, but it is more out of comfort and being familiar than anything.

I think the future of banking are online banks like ING Direct and Etrade.

High rate of returns on savings and ultra low cost/fees, if any.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:26 AM
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I personally bank at a major bank and credit union im the area. Both have their upsides and downsides. I think I would have to agree with socketz about starting with why you'd use a bank? There are plenty of banks around the metroplex. I've heard good things about North Dallas Bank. They are suppose to be a small bank with great things to offer. Location wise it doesn't work for me, as I like conveinance and am not an on-line type when it comes to my banking.
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:40 PM
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I LOVE Frost Bank. Love it. Lots of personal attention there. However, there is not a Frost on every corner, so you'll have to see if there is one close to where you will be living.
Don't go to Wells Fargo.
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