Sleeping with the enemy -- should I bother switching banks?
March 11, 2014 5:44 PM Subscribe
I was recently hired at a big commercial bank, but I personally bank at another. Should I make the switch? Does it even matter?
posted by HiphopAnonymous to Work & Money (24 answers total)
I have kept my account at my current bank primarily because: 1.) I've had it forever; 2.) My family uses the same one (any transferring of funds is easier); 3.) I have a long-term loan with my current bank, which makes payments much more convenient especially with auto-pay turned on (along with other bills I have); 4.) I'm not required to pay a monthly maintenance fee at my bank because I have a college student account, which I've been told I could keep even when I graduate. Maintenance fees aren't that bad...I just like holding onto everything I can. :)
Also, it feels odd that I work for a competing bank and offer their products to customers because my sales pitches don't feel as genuine as they could be if I had the firsthand experience to support them. I'm sure this comes off as a no-brainer, but I'm a young adult still treading the grown-up world and I'm interested in the responses. Is it worth the switch despite my reasons?