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February 16, 2007

So, Steph and I have been more or less pleased with “Washington Mutual”:http://www.wamu.com/ for our banking establishment these past five plus years. No major complaints. No super high praises either. A functional institution.

But seriously, why is it that whenever I try to check my balance late at night, they’re always doing maintenance? What if I worked graveyard or swing and post-midnight was the only time I could check the balances and pay bills? What then? (I know they have to do maintenance sometime, and most folks are asleep right now… but still…)

Anywho, since WaMu is mainly a west coast type bank, we’ll be switching to a bank that has much history in my family, “Bank of America”:https://www.bankofamerica.com/index.jsp. There’s a branch in Hamilton, MA just a few minutes from school, so that’ll work out real slick like.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 16, 2007 9:58 am

    bill and holly both wamu’d and were less than thrilled. bill’s business account is now with bank of the west.
    we recently signed over to bank america…after 20 some years with our credit union. their que sera attitude about my identity theft and holding our $ hostage while investigating left a very bad taste in our mouths. so far we are okay with b of a. of course all the negative feedback comes in now that we signed on. you know how folks are.
    i highly recommend the keep the change program.
    good luck

  2. Jeana permalink
    February 16, 2007 3:54 pm

    I worked at WAMU while at MBC. The branch inside Fred Meyer on 102nd & Halsey. Good times… We still have an account there but we do most of our banking through a credit union. No fees and better interest rates. Although WAMU now has an online savings account with interest that is higher than ING.

    Bank of America’s Keep the Change progam sounds really appealing.

  3. February 16, 2007 4:37 pm

    Jeana, nice… went to that Freddy’s countless times. Be not fooled, the WaMu online savings account is actually a CD. Still a great rate, if you don’t need the cash for a designated time.

    Laura, double true! Had totally forgotten about the Keep the Change deal from BofA. Score!

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