My daughter, who will be there starting in August, would love to find something other than the BofA. We have had problems with their service, too - I've had a small account there for years, and both kids have accounts there (daughter started with Fleet also before it was swallowed by BofA.) They make it very attractive for students , however- free checking, no minimums, no fees, free checks, atm's everywhere, etc. Citizens is the only other one that seems to have some of those perks for students that I have been able to find.
I think there are advantages to staying with BofA- national recognition being a big reason, ATMs on every block, and the fact that she has a "relationship" with them already.
I don't know how much that's worth in the scheme of things. I think I'm looking for something that doesn't exist- a national bank with small company service.
She would like either my H or me to be on her account this time as well, as she's out of the country during the summers, and any time there is an issue (atm not working, etc.) we are helpless because we're not on the account. Hard to find this option, and still retain the student perks (no fees), but I haven't given up.
Last edited by A.S.A.P.; 07-13-2007 at 07:38 PM.