Move your money!!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by DANZIG, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    "..The idea is simple: If enough people who have money in one of the big four banks move it into smaller, more local, more traditional community banks, then collectively we, the people, will have taken a big step toward re-rigging the financial system so it becomes again the productive, stable engine for growth it's meant to be. It's neither Left nor Right -- it's populism at its best. Consider it a withdrawal tax on the big banks for the negative service they provide by consistently ignoring the public interest. It's time for Americans to move their money out of these reckless behemoths. And you don't have to worry, there is zero risk: deposit insurance is just as good at small banks -- and unlike the big banks they don't provide the toxic dividend of derivatives trading in a heads-they-win, tails-we-lose fashion.

    Think of the message it will send to Wall Street -- and to the White House. That we have had enough of the high-flying, no-limits-casino banking culture that continues to dominate Wall Street and Capitol Hill. That we won't wait on Washington to act, because we know that Washington has, in fact, been a part of the problem from the start. We simply can't count on Congress to fix things. We have to do it ourselves -- and the big banks are the core of the problem. We need to return to the stable, reliable, people-oriented approach of America's community banks....


    Check out the video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Icqrx0OimSs&feature=player_embedded
     
  2. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I havent used a corporate bank in years,Local banks do all my stuff. Besides I hate driving 25 miles to make a deposit,or mailing one. The bank I use has been here locally for most of 100 yrs ,Started as a small family owned bank.
     

  3. catman-j

    catman-j New Member

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    Now why on earth do you want to send a message to your hero?

    Sounds like a good idea though, I'll try it when I get some money.
     
  4. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    I have been a credit union member for 30 yrs and dont have an account at a bank. Love the over the phone transactions.:big_smile:
     
  5. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    been trying to get the wife to do that for alot of years, dont know why she wants to stick with the big banks
     
  6. mintaka

    mintaka Well-Known Member

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    I see what you're saying , mine is in a credit union.
    I do kinda miss the beautiful ladies that work at those banks , though.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2010
  7. Boomer

    Boomer New Member

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    Small town bank here, I hate the impersonal service you get at the big banks. You have a issue, when you walk out you still have the issue. I have an issue here, I walk in and talk to the bank president....no issue...The ladies at our bank know our daughter by name, and at Halloween, they fix the girls up a special bag of candy. I have been taking my daughter into that bank since she was 3.
     
  8. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Ditto here. Been with the same bank since I settled just outside of junk town, Ks. It's been here longern' me, I've been here since 75, get free checking and interest on what's in my checking account at the end of the month.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2010
  9. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    It only makes sense, I remember when Bank of America was a customer friendly growing bank. Now they charge ya to take money out of the bank. I've been tellin the wife to close the account for a year. They have raised the interest on my credit card 2 times and I haven't even been using it. I don't do business there. Small banks give better service, and cost less to do business with. The bigger they get the more they screw ya.