What do you look for when choosing a bank/credit union. I was with BofA ever since my dad opened me up a savings account when I was a kid but then it was Seafirst bank. I just had a falling out with them. The refused to cash a check for me because it was written to Cris. Now the name on my account is Christopher and BofA said they can not cash it because even though its a similar name it is not correct. My last name is Bzdel, not common at all. So they think Cris Bzdel and Christopher Bzdel are not the same person. All checks I typical get are to Chris because I never go by Christopher and they never have a problem cashing those :huh: Anyway I consider this to be B.S. So I need a new bank, any reason to choose a credit union over a bank? and what makes one establishment better than another? Thanks!