Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

Bank Advice Please - Michigan

Bank Advice Please - Michigan

Old Apr 5th 2012, 10:34 am
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Bayleaf_01's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Macomb, MI
Posts: 105
Bayleaf_01 will become famous soon enoughBayleaf_01 will become famous soon enough
Default Bank Advice Please - Michigan

Hello,

We are now 5 weeks away from moving and I am starting to try and set things up for our arrival.
My husband's company have put us in touch with Fifth and Third Bank to open an account. Any thoughts on them?????
Also, we will probably be living in northern Troy or Rochester area of Michigan - can anyone recommend a bank with ATM's in the area?

Thank you
Bayleaf_01 is offline  
Old Apr 5th 2012, 12:41 pm
  #2  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 38,867
ian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Bank Advice Please - Michigan

Originally Posted by Bayleaf_01 View Post
My husband's company have put us in touch with Fifth and Third Bank to open an account. Any thoughts on them??
My wife has an account with 5/3 in Kentucky. So far, she's had no problems with them.


... can anyone recommend a bank with ATM's in the area?
Just about every bank in the US has an ATM. Indeed, it'd be incredibly unusual to not have one.

Ian
ian-mstm is offline  
Old Apr 5th 2012, 1:29 pm
  #3  
BE Enthusiast
 
rallybug's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: North Salt Lake, Utah
Posts: 317
rallybug is a name known to allrallybug is a name known to allrallybug is a name known to allrallybug is a name known to allrallybug is a name known to allrallybug is a name known to allrallybug is a name known to allrallybug is a name known to allrallybug is a name known to allrallybug is a name known to allrallybug is a name known to all
Default Re: Bank Advice Please - Michigan

Originally Posted by ian-mstm View Post
My wife has an account with 5/3 in Kentucky. So far, she's had no problems with them.



Just about every bank in the US has an ATM. Indeed, it'd be incredibly unusual to not have one.

Ian
But you'll get charged by most banks if you're using an ATM from a different bank. Well, that's what happens with Wells Fargo account, anyway.
rallybug is offline  
Old Apr 5th 2012, 3:29 pm
  #4  
BE Forum Addict
 
lisa67's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Toasty in Texas
Posts: 4,240
lisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Bank Advice Please - Michigan

We lived in MI and used Chase. They seem to be everywhere up there.
lisa67 is offline  
Old Apr 5th 2012, 4:03 pm
  #5  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 38,867
ian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Bank Advice Please - Michigan

Originally Posted by rallybug View Post
But you'll get charged by most banks if you're using an ATM from a different bank.
True... but that'd be true no matter which bank they use.

Ian
ian-mstm is offline  
Old Apr 5th 2012, 4:32 pm
  #6  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland County, Michigan
Posts: 846
NatashaB has a reputation beyond reputeNatashaB has a reputation beyond reputeNatashaB has a reputation beyond reputeNatashaB has a reputation beyond reputeNatashaB has a reputation beyond reputeNatashaB has a reputation beyond reputeNatashaB has a reputation beyond reputeNatashaB has a reputation beyond reputeNatashaB has a reputation beyond reputeNatashaB has a reputation beyond reputeNatashaB has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Bank Advice Please - Michigan

We use BoA who are fine and have lots of ATMs, although I'm still irrationally angry at them for the hoops they made us jump through for our mortgage. Chase ATMs appear to be everywhere in that area too. It may be worth looking into credit unions in your area too, as they tend to be more flexible than traditional banks with people who are new to the area with no credit history.

You can always get cash back in supermarkets so I would have thought that the quality of banking was the most important thing.

Enjoy Michigan and all the bumpy roads
NatashaB is offline  
Old Apr 5th 2012, 9:17 pm
  #7  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 142
Karen68 is just really niceKaren68 is just really niceKaren68 is just really niceKaren68 is just really niceKaren68 is just really niceKaren68 is just really niceKaren68 is just really niceKaren68 is just really niceKaren68 is just really niceKaren68 is just really niceKaren68 is just really nice
Default Re: Bank Advice Please - Michigan

Natasha - BofA saved our house purchase by giving us a mortgage at really short notice when our initial lender stopped answering the phone! We don't bank with them though.....

We use PNC - they've always been great and they have really good customer service if you need to go in and get a question answered. We had some issues with our tax status for interest exemption after we got our Greencards and the branch dealt with it for us. I also sat in there one morning while they got our credit card limit increased for us. I am in Bloomfield Hills, not far from where you will be and there are plenty of PNC branches around.

I second the bumpy roads comment. The automakers don't need proving grounds to test their cars, they just send them out on the local roads. Lahser is my personal nemesis, I'm on it every day.
Karen68 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.