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Post by tomneal » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:06 am

It may be time for me to change banks.

I am looking for a bank that tolerates firearm owners, and has branches around Houston and the rest of Texas. :txflag: :fire

Does anyone have any thoughts they would like to share?
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Post by Setxjeff » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:41 am

Local Wells Fargo does not post any signs. I do not know how many branches in Houston area .
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Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:51 am

Business or personal?

None of my local Chase branches are posted and I've been very happy with their servicing of my business accounts for more than a decade.

I do not OC into banks, however. So I can't speak to their tolerance for OC.
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Post by 2farnorth » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:33 pm

Haven't been inside a bank in more than 5 years since switching to USAA. Every thing is done on-line. They pay ATM fees when you use another bank's ATM. I understand that the head office in San Antonio is posted though. Never been there. They are great to work with over the phone.
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Post by tomneal » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:43 pm

I don't OC. Many places consider it a 'dress code' violation.

Wells Fargo & Chase have branches all around me.
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Post by crazy2medic » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:46 pm

I bank at Wells Fargo, I open carry and nobody as said a word to me!
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Post by oljames3 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:37 pm

I bank with Wells Fargo for in-person banking. I also bank with USAA's online bank.

I carry openly as my default method. Every time I speak with a teller or bank officer, I have my M&P M2.0 9mm 5inch on my hip.

I have experienced good customer service at all of the branches I have visited in central Texas.
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Post by Texas_Blaze » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:59 pm

BBVA USA. Free checking, no strings attached. No issues w/ signage. Been there many years. Best of the ‘majors’ in my opinion.
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Post by Liberty » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:02 pm

I had everything in Bank of America for Years. Mortgage, Checking and wife's account. Everything was free, but the started charging for everything with surcharges on top of surcharges. Paid off the mortgage and moved everything into Texas First. They don't charge me for anything, pay back a little interest, and cashback on their bank card. Very nice people I was even introduced to the Bank President when he came for a visit. It's been about 5 years and I haven't had any problems.
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Post by Lynyrd » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:14 pm

Wells Fargo may be gun friendly, but I don't like the way they do business. Apparently, neither does the government.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/we ... -mortgages

I bank local and stay away from the national chains. They know me when I walk in the door, and help me when I need it. That may be difficult to impossible in Houston though.
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Post by montgomery » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:17 pm

tomneal wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:06 am
It may be time for me to change banks.

I am looking for a bank that tolerates firearm owners, and has branches around Houston and the rest of Texas. :txflag: :fire

Does anyone have any thoughts they would like to share?
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Post by LDP » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:50 pm

crazy2medic wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:46 pm
I bank at Wells Fargo, I open carry and nobody as said a word to me!
oljames3 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:37 pm
I carry openly as my default method. Every time I speak with a teller or bank officer, I have my M&P M2.0 9mm 5inch on my hip.

I have experienced good customer service at all of the branches I have visited in central Texas.
Good to know, thank you.
Do your banks perchance have those non-compliant "gun buster" signs on the doors?

Our (BBVA) does. No 06 or 07 signage, just a silly handgun drawing in a slashed circle. I have no idea whether they are clueless or just funny.
I might find out one day when I happen to OC. And we'll see whether they honor our constitution. I hope so. But if they don't, I will probaly feel bad if I trigger some silly 06 and 07 signs.

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Post by tomneal » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:29 am

Spirit of Texas Bank has offices near where I worked before retirement but not all that close to home.

How do online banks handle signature cards? (On the other hand, why do I care? I've only written 3 or 4 checks this year.)
I very rarely go inside a bank. I do all my business, online or at the ATM.

This fall I got a car loan from Wells Fargo because they offered the best rate.
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Post by Take Down Sicko » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:01 am

I bank at Chase Bank. Jamie Dimon,the CEO is pro Trump. Never had one problem in many years of banking there. No posted signs.

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Post by joe817 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:12 pm

Take Down Sicko wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:01 am
I bank at Chase Bank. Jamie Dimon,the CEO is pro Trump. Never had one problem in many years of banking there. No posted signs.
:iagree: I've been banking at Chase for close to 25 years, and have carried every time I went in there since being licensed. No postings ever, of any kind.
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