The banking choices in Louisiana are like a barrel of rotten apples. The only thing you can do is chose the least rotten one.
I'm trying to figure that out. It's a lot of long stories here that I won't bore you all with. Suffice it to say, my current bank is merging with a bank I already had an account at...that I closed...because I was furious about a decision they had made. With that said, the hated bank is where I have my mortgage and HELOC, so I do business there anyway. Maybe I should keep everything as it is, my account rolls over to old hated bank, and I get over it (sigh)? I am furious at my current bank because of how badly they have botched this merger and have made it incredibly inconvenient for me now, location-wise. The location problem will be worked out in mid-May, but that is three weeks away and I'm spitting nails at the moment.
I am big on convenience, in terms of location. Unfortunately, that means my only other choices are Chase or Capital One. Which I suspect are awful choices also. Does anyone have checking accounts with either of those banks? Thoughts? There is a Chase branch that is walking distance to my house. It is usually ridiculously busy, but it sure is convenient, so I'm kind of leaning toward Chase.