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Forum Post: Close your bank account! Join a Credit Union!

Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 16, 2011, 6:43 p.m. EST by StopTheBanks (1)
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Abandon the banks. Join a Credit Union.

Stop the banks' attacks on our people!



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[-] 1 points by caardvaark (6) 11 years ago

money orders are 25 cents. You don't even need a checking account. They just want you to think you do so they can charge you fees every month. I pay all my bills with money orders. My savings account is with a credit union. I pay 0 bank fees even when I use my debit card My credit union sends free packs of checks to depositers. Imagine a bank doing that??? haha banks are blood sucking ticks on you.

[-] 1 points by caardvaark (6) 11 years ago

creit unions are non profit and fully owned by the depositers. Join one today. Escape from BoA, Citibank, Wachovia, and TD. Run as fast as you can before the crowd gets there.

[-] 1 points by caardvaark (6) 11 years ago

Here it comes! The people are waking up and closing accounts at BoA! Take your money out of this bank now while you can still get it. November 5th will cause a run and you should get yours before then or they will close the bank and shut down the website like they did last week.

[-] 1 points by happybanker (766) 11 years ago

Please tell everyone! Most of you will totally screw this up and our overdraft fees collected will soar! My bonus needs this!

[-] 1 points by OurTimes2011 (377) from Arlington, VA 11 years ago

According to the organizer,

"Together we can ensure that these banking institutions will always remember the 5th of November!! If the 99% removes our funds from the major banking institutions to non-profit credit unions on or by this date, we will send a clear message to the 1% that conscious consumers won't support companies with unethical business practices.

• Research your local credit union options • Open an account with the one that best suits your needs • Cancel all automatic withdrawals & deposits • Transfer your funds to the new account • Follow your bank's procedures to close your account before 11/05"


Here is what I suggest:

Do not move all of your funds. To put this big of a strain on the system may be irresponsible. Move some of your money out. Just opening an account will send the signal we need.

To find a Credit Union:

http://www.findacreditunion.com/ http://locator.cucentral.com/ http://www.findyourcreditunion.co.uk/

[-] 1 points by tnacjac (1) 11 years ago

I have been a member of my credit union for over several years. I can't imagine going back to a bank. I keep cash and the rest in my CU. I have told my family and friends for years to put their money in a CU. I offered to sign them up, Now I'm not some "kook" for recommending a CU.

[-] 1 points by Idahoamerican (57) 11 years ago

They are ALL linked. Why can't you hold your own damn money? You need to have mommy and daddy hold it in their pocket so you don't lose it? What is the purpose of a bank holding your money for you???

[-] 1 points by StopTheBanks (1) 11 years ago

End the mortgage fraud, usury, arbitrary fees and computer/financial manipulations of our money.