November 5th is Bank Transfer Day

Whether it’s BofA charging you $5 to use your debit card or Visa’s nice little screw-you to small merchants, don’t expect sympathy from big-name banks. But that doesn’t mean you need to take these fees lying down. You’ve got options, man.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a set of resources to help you close down your account without incurring overdraft or returned-check charges, find a bank that gives you free checking and good savings rates to boot, and help the movement grow.

Step 1: Leave your old bank

Step 2: Open Your New Account

Step 3: Spread the Word

Have you left your bank, or are you thinking of doing so? Reach out, we’d love to help you make the process as smooth a possible

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