Their original name was "Bank of Italy," because at their founding they were targeting an Italian-American market no other bank wanted. Maybe they should rename to "Banco Mussolini"...They need to change their name because American doesn't belong in it!!! Bank of Globalists would be more like it.
I have been using Columbia bank since they bought out the local Mt Rainier bank. I haven't heard anything negative yet.
I believe in locally owned banks as well as other businesses. If your banks and businesses are owned by and run by people in New York you are just a colony of New York, shipping your money and jobs to new York, and subject to their dictates and values. I buy Oregon or northwest first, then west. I've been a customer of Citizen's Bank for 35 years. I love them. Full service with branches throughout Willamette Valley. During mortgage crisis, they sent to us patrons a reassuring little note in polite bankerese that I translated as "Those strange mortgages never made any sense to us. We don't have a dog in that race." Branches in Corvallis, albany, philomath, springfield, Harrisburg, Lebanon, Silverton, junction city, Salem, Tualatin, McMinnville, lake Oswego. Tellers are friendly and courteous. Someone on line got my debit card and ran it into the ground once. folks at Citizens sorted it out and reversed all the illegitimate charges. One day when the teller asked how I was, I said "Great! I just heard back that my latest book has been accepted and gone to copyediting." A few days later I got a card in the mail signed by everyone in that branch of the bank congratulating me about the new book making it through that important hurdle.When the banks went political I went to credit unions.