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Seeking a new banking relationship? Consider these Key Factors

Posted on Monday, Sep 16, 2013

Chances are, you’ve been with your bank for a long time. However, there could be many reasons you feel the need to move on. More frequent fees, poor customer service and account errors are among the most common complaints from bank members. High rates and fees can bog down your banking experience and leave you wanting a change. If you’re seeking a new banking relationship, consider these factors:

Interest-bearing checking accounts: According to a survey by Rate Watch about seeking a new banking relationship, interest bearing checking accounts ranked as most important to people in the financial institution selection process. Take advantage of our MyHigh-Yield Checking or MyFree Checking to fit your checking account needs.

Convenience: Account features like access to ATMs, online banking and overdraft services also ranked high when choosing a financial institution. At Gulf Winds we offer our members many local ATM locations, mobile and online banking options and overdraft protection.

Fees: Across the board, low fees ranked as the most important feature for choosing a financial institution in the study. Each gender, age group and income category agreed that low fees were top priority. We think it’s important to feature no annual fee credit cards and no monthly maintenance fees, among other benefits to our members.

Branch proximity: According to the Rate Watch study, available multiple ATM locations ranked number one for 18 to 29 year olds with incomes less than $150,000. At the top on the list was branch proximity to members’ home and work.

You are welcome to stop by a Gulf Winds branch near you or find a free ATM to save time. For the banking benefits you’re searching for, contact us to make the switch to Gulf Winds Credit Union.

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