There’s not a lot political about opening a checking account. Or is there?
While banking is not necessarily a partisan endeavor, I had a pretty bad experience with a bank I won’t name here. The problem popped up last spring; I’d had a couple overdrafts due to unexpected delays in my direct deposits, and suddenly the bank I was with de-activated my ATM/Debit card.
Suddenly, I had to write checks for everything and stop by bank branches for each and every deposit or withdrawal. It was extremely frustrating and they refused to budge and told me no bank would ever take me on as a customer, I was lucky to even have an account with them, and I’d just have to learn to live without an ATM/Debit card.
What bull. I looked into several banks, including online banking options like WaMu, and found out there are plenty of banks who are big corporate jerks out to rob your account of your hard-earned money for every minor goof. Bottom line is, if a bank treats you like they don’t want you as a customer anymore, don’t put up with it: there are plenty of banks that do.