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03-16-2002, 12:58 PM
I currently do all my banking through a large national bank, and for various reasons I am going to change banks.

Do you guys tend to go with a large national chain or look for a local small bank with only a few branches?

pro's ,con's of each?

Kent Lawns
03-16-2002, 01:05 PM
We use a small bank with only 4 branches.

I'm personal friends with a VP and have established strong ties with my loan officer and the bank President.

I like the local bank because the same people are there year after year.

03-16-2002, 01:32 PM
We use a credit union.
Been doing business there for years. I've always gotten all my loans thru them.
They know me by my first name. I like their personal service.
It's convenient and located near our home. Can't get any easier than that.

03-16-2002, 11:12 PM
Same bank with (3 different names) since we started. I've thought about switching, but I stay because they have so many branches. Its convenient for me, but really I think about the employees needing an easy place to cash their checks... and this is it.

03-17-2002, 03:43 AM
Use a small local bank. For me they offered better services and were more personable than the larger banks and to me that means alot.

03-17-2002, 10:28 PM
Would have to say Credit Union also your going to get the Best Rates for Loans plus they will know you by Name.

03-18-2002, 03:22 AM
Small bank where you can establish a relationship. We found a small town bank on the outskirts of town that's about a 20min drive and most like will never change; we even mow the bank Presidents personal house and know the dog by name!

03-18-2002, 11:23 AM
Small bank 1/4 mile from home.