Capital One 360 changed my view of personal banking
You may have heard me mention this before… but I am a total Capital One 360 fanboy. Before making the switch to Capital One 360 back in February, 2009 I hated banking. I didn’t like buying checks, I didn’t like writing checks, I didn’t like going to the bank, but most of all… I didn’t like how banks tried to charge me fees every time I turned around!
Even though I was not the most responsible manager of money, it was obvious to me that banks dedicated 10 times more resources developing new fees than they did attempting to create satisfied customers. Back in the early 2000′s I set out in search of “the perfect bank.” Six years and four banks later I was more tainted than when I began. Honestly… by the end of that banking marathon I had given up and had resigned to the fact that I would never actually like my bank. Then I started Debt Free Adventure.
After starting my blog I saw a lot of the personal finance bloggers talking about Capital One 360, and what a great bank they were. At first I thought they were just pushing affiliate links… but the more I looked into the bank itself, and the more I began talked with the bloggers I was getting to know, the more hopeful I became. In February of last year (2009,) I decided to take the leap and open an Capital One 360 Capital One 360 Savings account – and I never looked back.
Now-a-days we use Capital One 360 for our one joint checking along with eight savings accounts (Capital One 360 makes it easy to break your savings goals down into separate accounts.) After a year banking with Capital One 360, I have nothing but positive things to say… and recommend you make the switch if you’re in the market for a new bank.
What is your favorite bank?
Do you have a favorite bank? Do you still hate banks, like I did a few years back? Or are you indifferent?
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