I've just moved to Albuquerque. What ethical bank or credit union should I use?
I just moved to Albuquerque from New Haven, Connecticut. I need a good, local bank or credit union. I am currently using Connex Credit Union
in Connecticut, which I love. Things I love about them and desire in my local bank: online banking, reasonably high interest rates (with Connex, I gain interest primarily in checking, which is fine, but I don't care if interest is from checking or savings), ATM fee reimbursements, free ATM network (Connex has free ATM transactions within the Allpoint network, which means that I can find an ATM to withdraw from for free within 5 miles of virtually anywhere in the US), no minimum balances, free checking and savings, excellent customer service. Also, I won't bank with any of the unethical corporate giants like Bank of America. I'd be alright with an ethical local bank.
I don't think that I have any qualifying demographics for demographically based credit unions: I do not currently have a job, am not a veteran, no one in my immediate family is a veteran, I have no strong religious ties, I'm an ethnic mutt (but 1/4 Polish, Greek, and Italian), not in school, not a college grad.
I've noticed that Albuquerque seems to have a ton of credit unions, but I'm currently spending all of my mental energy on finding an apartment and a job, so I've been largely unable to vet them. Please hope me!