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Finding a Bank That Meets Your Needs


If your banking experience so far hasn't exactly been a day at the beach, it might be because you’re working with the wrong bank. I understand there are lots of options out there (there are at least eight different banks located just around the corner from Sugar HQ!) but that's no reason to stay in a bad-banking relationship.

You should definitely expect friendly service and a handful of perks from your bank in exchange for your business, but what kind of perks should you expect?

Our friends at WaMu have come through for us with a checklist of features you should look for in choosing a bank that meets your needs. I suggest you compare the points on the list to the bank you're currently using. Is your bank really the best for you?

  • Is there free checking and easy to use online checking or savings accounts?
  • How many fees do they charge?
  • Do you have to pay for checks?
  • Do you have to pay to use ATMs?
  • Does the bank offer other helpful services such as Identity Theft protection?
  • Do they have fee waiver options?

Thank you to WaMu for sponsoring this post.

Total Deposits at Washington Mutual are FDIC insured.
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