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Old 01-12-2022, 02:54 PM
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Default Where do you bank?

There is a lot of discussion about the evils of banking in general on this here :ff: but I can't find (in an admittedly cursory search) anything about socially responsible personal banking choices. Probably this is a regional thing, so suck it if you're not in the US.

I've been using Wells Fargo for my checking and savings since I started working at Dell (~2006) because they had a branch in the building. I'm not unfamiliar with how evil Wells Fargo is but I've never considered my paltry sums to make much of a difference. Now that I'm rich (ok just kidding, still living pretty much check to check if I'm honest) I'd like to move to a better bank.

I opened an account with Alliant Credit Union out of Illinois a number of years back because they claimed to serve the low-income community in this region, but over time I drifted away from it and on researching now it seems like it's not that amazing of a place anyway.

I've found some useful information and search engines such as Beneficial State and greenamerica.org and mightydeposits.com but the end result is just too many choices, so I'm stuck again.

I would like a bank/cu that offers full online services, checking and savings (rates aren't that important to me), cares about the environment, and serves low-income communities. I've found a few possible choices but I'm more interested in how y'all approach this, to the extent that it's an issue you invest in yourself (see what I did there?).
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Old 01-12-2022, 05:21 PM
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I use a state bank, WaFed. It wasn't much of a choice, only the other bank options were large national banks I think are more pernicious.
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Old 01-12-2022, 10:52 PM
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I have a feeling my bank accounts, current and past, might not be that relevant to your research ...
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Hence the “suck it”.
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Wait until Stormlight finds this thrad. :yellowsnow:
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None of your business.
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You did it now vm, they are flocking.
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Affiliates of Russian Gang are providing many banking and savings groups fully available to America residents. Depositing in US Dollars is most happy. Service is not evil and there will be no suck.
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Old 01-13-2022, 11:47 PM
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:^: FLOCKING.
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Old 01-14-2022, 03:21 AM
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I've decided to go with National Cooperative Bank, so update your notes.
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Wait until Stormlight finds this thrad. :yellowsnow:
All banks are awesome and nice. I have no idea what you're all on about.:payup:
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I've decided to go with National Cooperative Bank, so update your notes.
Done. And your mother's maiden name is?
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Really? I would have guessed you were related to the Cajun family Mammaires-Vicieux.
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We use USAA(for banking and insurance)they probably count as evil in a big picture way being part of the military industrial complex, but they are great towards their customers.

Even when it takes a while to get through to a rep, they are just really nice, informative and helpful.

USAA has really good online/app banking and they refund atm fees as they have pretty much no physical locations.
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Local credit union, they even loan me money for stuff no one will, "well you don't make any money, but seem to pay stuff off on time." Needed a new roof.
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