Archive for the ‘Bank Reviews’ Category

Metrox Alliance LTD – Buyer Beware

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Click to skip to Updates on potential Metrox scam and fraud One of our clients called asking us about this company. I can’t say whether or not they are a fraud or scam at this point, but there are some huge red flags that I want you to be aware of. I did make a [Read More…]

City County Credit Union – IRA Special – Limited Membership

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
One of our readers alerted us to a special 1-year IRA CD at City County Credit Union. However, it is limited primarily to some counties in Florida. If you are in the vicinity, take a look. Their official name is City County CU of Ft. Lauderdale. The two basic criteria for membership are: Anyone who [Read More…]

Spencer Savings Bank (MA) – Bank Rates and Review

Friday, January 20th, 2012
These rates are only available to residents of Massachusetts (MA), but I also wanted to take some time to let you know about some updates that will be coming down the pike. Over the next few months we will be completing an online database that will enable our rates pages to be more dynamic. As [Read More…]

Bank of America Review

Monday, December 12th, 2011
Bank of America has been in the news quite a bit lately. With the bad PR for wanting to raise fees on ATM/Debit type cards, bank transfer day, and more news about bad loans, I’m sure their PR folks are looking for something with a positive spin. Personally, the accounts they lost from the increased [Read More…]

AloStar Bank of Commerce – Review

Friday, November 18th, 2011
AloStar Bank of Commerce provides some insight on the name on their website. It reads: The Latin term, Alo, means to nourish, cherish, support, sustain, maintain and keep. These are words that say a lot about what we want to do for our customers as well as our employees. The word “Star” denotes many positives [Read More…]

F & M Bank and Trust – Review

Monday, October 31st, 2011
F & M Bank and Trust Company has a very basic banking site. There is a login which in theory would provide more access to other tools, but without an account, I can’t review it. They were established in 1948 and have been FDIC insured since 1950. FDIC#16916 Stats Updated:06/11 Star Rating:1 (*) Assets:$101.8MM Equity:$8.8MM [Read More…]

Ally Bank – CD Rates Review

Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Ally Bank (formerly GMAC) has some very competitive rates. They have tried to steer clear of the GMAC badge and re-create themselves as a no-nonsense bank. They opened in August of 2004 and changed the name in May 2009. They have grown quite rapidly and now are one of the larger banks in the country [Read More…]

Agriculture Federal Credit Union Reviews

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Agriculture FCU has been around since 1934. They originally served the employees of the Department of Agriculture. There are now about fifty groups that have access to the credit union. Becoming a friend of the CityDance Association for $20 in the past has worked well. NCUA#16400 Stats Updated:06/11 Star Rating:3 (***) Assets:$227.5MM Equity:$26.6MM Capital Ratio:11.69% [Read More…]

BNC National Bank Reviews

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
BNC Bank‘s vision statement: “Delivering financial solutions business people demand”. Their logo gives the impression of trying to chart a path through turbulent waters. These days I think that is what everyone is hoping for. However, so many banks have shaken our trust, it will take more than a fancy logo to win us over. [Read More…]

Dime Bank – CD Rates

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
Dime Bank was established way back in 1869. They weren’t FDIC insured until 1960. That is pretty remarkable. I read an article where someone theorized that increased FDIC insurance entices banks to take more risk? What do you think? I’ll leave some comments below. Here is the data you came for. :O) FDIC#18200 Stats Updated:12/10 [Read More…]