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Old 08-06-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I use Key Bank and have Never had issues.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:49 PM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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Selco is my choice.
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I switched our checking and savings accounts to a credit union a few months ago. We were with WAMU for years with free checking, but we were charged for checks and always had ATM charges. Chase notified us that on one of accounts we could be assessed a monthly charge. At that point, I decided to switch. Our credit union, in walking distance, provides free checks, no ATM fees, no monthly charges, and their online banking provides more features than did WAMU. BTW - A report came out the other day that over 400 banks are still in trouble. The list, of course, will not be made known to the public.
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Check out First Technology Credit Union.
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Selco is my choice.
I was at Selco when I lived in Eugene, but isn't it just in lane county?

Service Employees of Lane County Oregon

Originally the S was School but then they opened up the membership and changed it.
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:43 PM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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I was at Selco when I lived in Eugene, but isn't it just in lane county?

Service Employees of Lane County Oregon

Originally the S was School but then they opened up the membership and changed it.


...oooohhh... thanks explorer dave!
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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It looks like SELCO has grown a lot in the last 6 years or so their web site says "We now serve six counties in Oregon, including Lane, Deschutes, Linn, Benton, Marion and Polk counties."

That is still not the Portland area.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:08 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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First Tech and Clackamas County Bank are both great. Have used them both for years and recently moved my last account from Bank of America over. Now, I just need to get the house mortgage moved from WAMU and we'll be good.
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: PNW
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Totally agree with comments regarding credit unions. I had a bad experience with US Bank several years ago and have totally sworn off traditional banks. The other thing about credit unions is that they often have 'networks' with whom you can do business for no charge. For example, if you have an account with First Tech you can get most of the same services at a Unitus branch for no charge (e.g. ATM, teller transactions, etc.). Another option you might consider is an online bank like ING Direct. They have very good terms, services, rates, and they're consistently rated well in customer satisfaction surveys. They do everything a traditional bank does, but they are entirely online. They also have a network for things like ATMs. This is not for everyone - it's totally paperless, including checks. You also have to have a traditional 'land' account for the initial set-up, which may be a problem for people totally new to the banking scene, but not for most people.

Last edited by figmalt; 09-02-2009 at 03:53 PM.. Reason: Clarify comments
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