If you're looking to open a simple checking account, go with bank of america! They are great!!! Not only do they have convenient no charge atm everywhere you go (down in subways, in mall, airport etc), they offer great online banking services!!! Plus, the customer service is super smooth and very efficient!
A great big plus is that when bank of america offer 0% charge over-sea international atm withdrawals in several countries! I recently travelled to china, and boa is partner with one of the better bank branches of china - constructional bank - i was able to use it for free!! And boa keeps great security, i never had a single problem, rather, they would be monitoring my online banking activities 24/7! I love it!!! Go with bank of america!
While i was a student they gave me secondary account for free and later they have been charging 12 $ monthly fee and i had direct deposit setup for primary account. When i asked for refund they are saying they can't.
Who asked secondary account,they gave it for free and keep on charging since an year.
i just want to express the frustrating experience i had with bank of america, i opened my account on july and now (oct 18, 2014) still dont have my permanent card, a total of 4 times i requested the card to be re-issued since i never got it in my mail, and now, i decided to close my business with this bank since they keep saying they will re-issue again the card, that is bad service for me. Service at the branch is ok though, but this issue with the card was very frustrating and so i will stop doing business with bank of america. At the same time in july, opened another checkings account with first tech and i got my card immediately at the branch, that was super fast and very practical. Isidro hernandez