Wells Fargo got me my business bank account when I began. I havent had any problems with the account. Just be sure to look elsewhere for merchant accounts. The lady who signed me up even waived the fees forever because she liked me/the business plan. Whichever it was, I didnt care!
usually its the bank closest to my office. If you find one that is great to deal with please let me know. I have used Wells Fargo and Bank of America and havn't been impressed with either. The only benefit of Wells Fargo has been that because I have done everything through them (personal, checking, merchant account) they occassionally give some sort of special when you sign up something knew. But customer service is only okay.
I'm really not suggesting them. They are the largest super-regional bank, I believe. Their policies are enforeced annoyingly to a point and they like to charge misc service charges. We have an account with them on "totally free checking" with some money management services (ACH, accurately), though we have never been charged the same amount for the service. Their representatives have never been able to give our CFO a clear reason on why we have been charged. When the time is right, we will be moving away.
Bank of America has been good for one of my personal credit cards, not a problem so far--I don't know for business banking, though.
We'll probably go to open an account with Bank of America, Bank One, Wells Fargo, or Centurion. All of them seem to sound like good banks.
Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania is great. They recently had an offer for no minimum balance of or any fees for that matter on Business Accounts. If you're small and also wish to have a business name DBA (Doing business as) they can adhere to your needs as well.
Originally posted by Touchdown Not sure if you have Huntington Bank near you but their business products look very competitve in Michigan.
I used Huntington for some personal banking when I lived in West Virginia and their service was awesome. The staff members in the banks were mostly well-informed and helpful and their call center (I think it's based in OH) was even better.
I didn't have a single problem with them at all throughout the entire banking relationship.
Originally posted by AaronV Precisely why I went with Key Bank.
I've known a few companies that went with Key Bank. They seemed pretty good as well. Only went with Fifth Third originally as they had more locations in the places we wanted (at the time being both West and East Michigan). Aren't they just a regional bank, though? I've not seen them outside of Michigan.