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We are going to be opening another account very soon and I'm wondering some names of some banks that might be good for us. We are in Maryland. I currently have an account with my ex-husband at Provident. Does anyone know if other banks offer free checking and access to accounts online? Or are all banks like that these days?
OH, and I want to be able to have the debit/credit card tied to my account too like Provident offers.


I just opened up at Washington Mutual, they have free checking and online access, and also where you can transfer from one account to another online. ( I have 2 checking accounts)

But I just opened them up last week due to having to close my bank account.

I am sure more people will be around to offer more advice.

Sub: #1 posted on Sun, 01/20/2008 - 16:24

tiffer0220 tiffer0220

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I have a wamu account and also a boa. They both offer mc and visa debit cards and it is available on line.


Sub: #2 posted on Sun, 01/20/2008 - 16:37

ladybug ladybug

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haha okay well no offense either of you must not be in CHEX, and if you are, your account will be disappearing sooner than later.

And Sull! I'm from MD, there is no WaMu except maybe mortgages however, for reasonable options on opening accounts, if you don't have CHEX issues, then try Susquehanna or Wachovia, of course, Bank of America is everywhere (pretty much every damn corner so it seems)..

Good Luck, anything has to be better than Provident because their ugly little Mastermoney cards drove me crazy and their online banking is total garbage at least with a bigger major bank if you can get in, you'll find that you at least can see your online banking in real time.


Sub: #3 posted on Mon, 01/21/2008 - 07:28

j j

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I am NOT in chex.. thank you very much

Sub: #4 posted on Mon, 01/21/2008 - 07:50

tiffer0220 tiffer0220

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Did you want an applause? I wasn't implying that you were--

Sub: #5 posted on Mon, 01/21/2008 - 09:17

j j

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We could probably refrain from the smart comments...tiffer was just responding to your comment J.

Sub: #6 posted on Mon, 01/21/2008 - 09:56

volleyballmom volleyballmom

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I appreciate the input VBM, I was simply responding to the CAPS on "not", that's all.

No harm, really :)

Sub: #7 posted on Mon, 01/21/2008 - 10:19

j j

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Hey i- thanks for the feedback on the banks. You are right about provident bank you cannot see banking in live time which is a real pita!
The account will be in mine and my boyfriend's name so i can get off my (soon to be) ex husband's account. Trying to divide our assets up some.
Anyway, I'm not sure about boyfriend's banking history (and he is from Illinois) so I'm not sure how easy he will be able to get a bank here in MD. I think HE is thinking it will be more easier then what it will be.
We will see...


Sub: #8 posted on Mon, 01/21/2008 - 13:46

Amanda Sullivan Amanda Sullivan

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I've been with Woodforest Bank for about 9 or 10 months now, I'm pleased with them overall, they provide online banking and the usual perks. So far so good!

Sub: #9 posted on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 10:40

Shazzers Shazzers
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I'm actually really pleased with BofA. I AM on Chex and they were able to open an account for me online. So, even if your boyfriend is on Chex, there shouldn't be a problem. You just need his vitals....driver's lisence, social security#, etc. Then you get a signature card mailed to you that you can drop off at your closest branch. My account is free as long as I have direct deposit. I don't mind that, since I hate having to go to the bank to deposit a check.

Sub: #10 posted on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 10:51

swedishgirl swedishgirl

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