Which bank is good for a checking account?

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Which bank is good for a checking account?

Postby Moneytalks » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:42 pm

Can anyone recommend a good bank for checking account? (Not Chase)
Wallet: Amex BCE & Chase Freedom. (Credit Card dieting since 2014)


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Postby DavidNY » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:08 pm

Online? TIAA Direct

B&M? Your local credit union

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Postby Money card » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:18 pm

For my checking account I have TD bank. They're open on Sundays and they're open later than Bank of America and Capitol1.

They're a wonderful bank.

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Postby bisbicos » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:08 pm

I use TIAA direct for online high yield savings (1.24%)
I have checking accounts with Wells Fargo. And a local bank here in Massachusetts.
Credit Cards
American Express: Fidelity Rewards (2% cash back) 9.5k
Zync NPSL
Discover: Discover More (5% rotating categories) 12k
Mastercard: Chase Freedom (5% rotating categories) 4.6k
Visa: Citi Forward (5x pts on restaurants) 15.7k
Citi Dividend (5% rotating categories) 5.6
Capital One Journey (1.25% cash back) 1.25k
BofA AAA (5% on gas) 2.5k
PenFed Platinum Rewards (5% on gas 3% groceries) 7.5k

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Postby PopiLopi » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:50 pm

I like Bank of America online checking account, no fees as long as you do everything online, which works great for me since I don't write checks at all and rarely use cash
Amex: Business Platinum (09/12) BCP $10,500 (03/13)
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MasterCard Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select $8,500 (05/13)
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Postby 2percentPlus » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:44 am

Use Bank of America for combined personal, business and credit card accounts on one view and the most national branches. I also believe they would be most up to date with new features.

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Postby agp » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:18 pm

I have TD Bank. Their online banking is rather primitive-looking, but the local store hours are very convenient.

Main Card: Amex Platinum
For gas: Penfed Platinum Cash Rewards
For travel & dining: Chase Sapphire Preferred

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:54 pm

I bank with Suntrust, Penfed, and a local credit union. Many banks have programs that give you perks if your employer works something out with them.
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape

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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:45 pm

Definitely NOTHING here in Canada. They all suck. Sad but true.
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Postby Moneytalks » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:05 pm

Haha FastSRT8, but Im in the U.S. so Canada isn't an issue for me, Eh?
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