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No More US Bank for Me!

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by howlemup, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. howlemup

    howlemup Forest Grove Oregon Member

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    I have been banking with US Bank for probably 10 years or longer and have never had an issue with them before today. I walked in and asked to setup a business account for my new firearms business and was told that they would not give me a business account because it is against company policy to deal with firearms! "It's to risky" is what the said.

    I politely told them to f*** off and that I was no longer banking with US Bank.

    I think from now on I will spend and invest my money in "firearms Friendly" businesses only.
     
  2. Angie

    Angie Reno, NV Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Crap. I have 3 accounts with them. 2 personal and one business. I hate switching banks :( Thanks for letting me know. I will be changing as soon as I change my address (which will be soon, hopefully).
     
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  3. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Im waiting to get out myself. Been with them for 10 years and they keep raising interest rates and adding stupid fees. Ive been treated great by OnPoint, where I keep my savings account, so I will be switching to them shortly since their customer service just blows me away every time i go. BTW, if anyone wants to switch to onpoint and you know a member, you can each get $25 by referring a current member. (Anyone?... Let me know)
     
  4. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Go to a credit union. A lot less hassle and usually zero "fees". Big banks are nothing more than government bail out bandits!
     
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  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I recently switched from US Bank and Chase, to Albina Community Bamk and Umpqua.

    I decided to put my money where my mouth is and support local business.
     
  6. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm down to just a credit card at US Bank, I've moved the rest to OnPoint over the last year. Now I'm going to move that account real soon.
    I will not support them.
     
  7. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I've had two substantial sized accounts (for my business) my US Bank for 25 years.

    Never really liked them, in fact I hate all banks because I am fully aware of money scam called Fractional Reserve Banking. Anyway ....

    What is a good alternative? If a credit union, which one, and do they have more than just one location - SW PDX or L.O.
     
  8. rakkasan

    rakkasan Chehalis Washington New Member

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    I have had nothing but excellent service from W.S.E.C.U here in Washington. great bank with over top friendly service.
     
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  9. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    I bank with Maps Credit union and they are great! Zero fees for a regular checking account
     
  10. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I've had two substantial sized accounts (for my business) my US Bank for 25 years.

    Never really liked them, in fact I hate all banks because I am fully aware of money scam called Fractional Reserve Banking. Anyway ....

    What is a good alternative? If a credit union, which one, and do they have more than just one location - SW PDX or L.O.
     
  11. Solomon

    Solomon Vancouver Active Member

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    Is this a long standing policy, or something recent due to current events?

    I could see why they wouldn't want to invest in a firearms business considering the looming threat of legislation and executive order that could negatively effect their investment's ability to make money. That doesn't make them anti-gun if that's the case.
     
  12. howlemup

    howlemup Forest Grove Oregon Member

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    The wife has a friend that works ts US Bank and was talking with her to get some clarification on this whole thing. She looked into it and US Bank will not allow the following businesses for a business checking account. Child Porn, Porn, Drug dealing, online firearm sales, and car import and export. So if you want to have a online fire arms business through US Bank they think your as bad as a child porn freak.
     
  13. howlemup

    howlemup Forest Grove Oregon Member

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    online fire arm sales came into effect in 2011, they stopped doing business loans for all new fire arm companies in 2001
     
  14. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Been with First Tech Federal CU for 12 years and zero complains.
     
  15. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    We just did the same. I hope that $126.00 I have in my checking helps keep them solvent.
     
  16. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    We just did the same. I hope that $126.00 I have in my checking helps keep them solvent.
     
  17. redmud

    redmud Colombia river Active Member

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    I never have liked US Bank, they really have horrible customer appreciation closed my account 5 years ago
     
  18. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    I've been with Sunset science park credit union for 20 years now and will never go back to regular bank and recently I have a friend who has a business who went to onpoint and will never go back to Regular bank again He got tired of being jerked around by the bigger banks and being charged outrageous fees and other crap.
     
  19. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    US Bank has been in decline for years, maybe decades. I've been a customer of theirs since 1975 when I walked in and bought a savings bond with money I got for my birthday. Sorry to hear they won't work with firearms companies - I'll just add that to all the other things I don't like about them.

    Most of our banking is done through USAA.
     
  20. howlemup

    howlemup Forest Grove Oregon Member

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    Best part about this is I didn't even need a loan, never even asked for one. All I asked for was a place to put my money.