The bank I've been doing business with stole money from me recently and now I'm closing my account

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  1. RemixDeluxe
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    I cant keep putting my savings in a shoe box since I need an account for my direct deposits to go into every week for my job

    I would like a bank with these features

    1. Decent or above customer service
    2. An easy to use webpage for me to set up my bills and check my monthly statements
    3. IOS support so I can check my account balance and statements on the go.

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  2. NicEXE

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    Consider using Bitcoin (or other crypto-currencies). I am essentially proposing you to be your own bank.
     
  3. Nathan Drake

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    Or he could completely avoid unstable crypto currencies and not play an investment game with currency he can't fulfill any of his needs with.

    Your suggestion gets a 0/10.
     
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  4. loco365

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    Especially when you can't just use bitcoin in any old store.
     
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  5. WiiCube_2013

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    Keep most of the money hidden in your house and leave a decent amount that you'll use in your bank account so it works both ways.

    iOS support? You sure you want to insert delicate info to an iPhone?
     
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    Please. Millions of people use online banking every day and if it weren't reliable I'd think we'd hear a lot more people talking about it.
     
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  7. RemixDeluxe
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    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    If the world revolved around you and your perfect world let me know. Otherwise you can kindly shut it.

    Still looking for a serious suggestion on a bank.
     
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    Sorry, did I do something wrong here? I was responding to someone else's post. I wasn't beginning to suggest online banking for your solution, I was just talking about its popularity.
     
  9. WiiCube_2013

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    I use Barclays and can tell you that I've not ever had an issue with them, plus they offer KIS for free yearly but this is in UK so it might differ in US. Lloyds Bank (Halifax/Lloyds Bank in UK) is pretty good too no probs either.
     
  10. RemixDeluxe
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    Then I apologize. I thought you were being antagonistic to my situation.

    They didnt even have the decency to reimburse me for the amount stolen from me. I just want to find another bank and move on with life.
     
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    What's the name of your bank that stole your money?
     
  12. RemixDeluxe
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    I rather not tarnish their reputation by posting who it was. I'll PM it to you later after I get this sorted out.
     
  13. RevPokemon

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    Personally I'd say use a local accredited bank like I do as its easier since thier are less people and many (like the local bank I'm a member of ) have online banking.

    Also it's funny though as my mom and dad both work/ed at banks
     
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    I personally use a full online Bank (DKB) that doesn't even have local offices and it works quite good for me, I haven't had any problem up to now.
    Anyway I can't recommend it because it is available only in Germany and it wouldn't be of use to the OP.
     
  15. RevPokemon

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    Agreed.
    Like my mom worked at regions and it is very good but I'm not sure if it is OK for OP as its mainly in the south
     
  16. WiiCube_2013

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    Have you tried Citizens Advice Bureau to try and get your money back one way or the other legally?
     
  17. purupuru

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    I only do business with credit unions. No fees and they have better interest rates than banks
     
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    Issue is that are mainly UK an op is from USA but yeah also call the FBI,FDIC and BBB for help
     
  19. Joe88

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    I really doubt posting the banks name on gbatemp is going to tarnish it's reputation, and why woild you even care if they stole money from you?

    In any event there is, citibank, chase, wells fargo, capital one, hsbc, bank of america, santander
     
  20. loco365

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    I find TD a nice bank to work with, the only money they take from me are my monthly account fees if I've acquired any in the month. Their rates aren't terrible either, which is really nice. I pay something like $16/month and have unlimited transactions.