How do i pick the best bank?

i'm starting up my first bank account. i'm a full time student with a part time job in the New Jersey area what do i look for in banks to help me decide which bank to go with. or if you can save me some trouble and tell me which banks you prefer and why i should join them, that would be alot of help. thanks guys

Asked By: nowhereman136 - 7/7/2010
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Clogher is right. Credit unions typically offer better rates, but they don't have a lot of locations. The terms of the accounts and their locations are usually available at the bank/CU website. Things to look for: monthly fee, minimum balance required to waive monthly fee, is a debit card offered, if so does it have... More
Answered By: Alex - 7/7/2010
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Check the bank to see if they have a low fee student account. If you travel around a lot, choose one of the big banks like Bank of America or Chase with offices where you go so you can use the ATM without paying fees to two different banks. You might also look into a credit union account if you can use mostly one... More
Answered By: clogher - 7/7/2010
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