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trumpet-205
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US Bank, good or bad?

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Hi,

 

This post is for my dad. He is interested in opening US Bank Flexperk Cash Reward with Platinum package to earn 1.5% cashback. He has the mean to waive monthly fee. What's stopping him is mixed review from US Bank. So I'm here to ask your unbiased opinion about US Bank checking account and the card itself.

 

My dad CR are very good. He has 2 CCs (Citi DPR and Chase Freedom) with total CL of 23K. Never once late, and FAKO/FICO scores are in 800 club. Should he open US Bank he plans to fire Citi DPR.

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BobbyJ
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Re: US Bank, good or bad?

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Hi, I am a current US Bank Flex Perks Cash Rewards Checking account customer and have been since April 2010. I dont have any of their credit cards. Calling their 1-800 number can be a little timely and you might wait a few minutes to talk to a Rep.  The Bill Pay and other services seem okay but the big problem is that you cannot transfer funds to external accounts at this time. The Rep told me not until late 2011 or early 2012. They will be allowing you to transfer funds between two different US Bank accounts anyday now. For such a big bank they are a little slow with some basic account features.  I now primarily use my Charles Schwab High Yield Investor Checking account instead.  Hope some of this info helps!

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Re: US Bank, good or bad?

 


BobbyJ wrote:

Hi, I am a current US Bank Flex Perks Cash Rewards Checking account customer and have been since April 2010. I dont have any of their credit cards.  I have not had any problems 1-800 number.  The Bill Pay and other services seem okay but the big problem is that you cannot transfer funds to external accounts at this time. The Rep told me not until late 2011 or early 2012. They will be allowing you to transfer funds between two different US Bank accounts anyday now. For such a big bank they are a little slow with some basic account features.  I now primarily use my Charles Schwab High Yield Investor Checking account instead.  Hope some of this info helps!


So you can't push money from US Bank, but you can still transfer money in or withdrawl money from other banks right?

 

In My Wallet:
Citi Forward (12/2010) | Citi Dividend (05/2011) | Chase Freedom (11/2011) | GECRB/PayPal (05/2012)
Discover it (07/2012) | AMEX BCP (09/2012) | TD/Target REDCard (10/2012) | Chase Ink Classic (11/2012)
BofA BBR (04/2013) | FNBO/Overstock.com (02/2014) | Barclaycard Arrival (04/2014) | FIA/Fidelity AMEX (04/2014)
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BobbyJ
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Yes, for the time being that is correct.

Fico Scores: EQ 677 (10/3/14) EX 648 (10/03/14) TU 656 (10/03/14)
Credit after BK DC 1/14/14: C1 Venture One $10,000 (10/2014) C1 Quicksilver Plat MC $4000 (2/2014) Sams Club Store Card $437 (10/1/14)
Survived BK Filing: Fort Knox CU Plat Visa $5000 / Lowes $7000 / HSN Card $3000 / Walmart Card $2000 / Macys $800 / Target Red Card $500 / Fingerhut $600
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Imhotrodcrazy
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trumpet-205 wrote:

Hi,

 

This post is for my dad. He is interested in opening US Bank Flexperk Cash Reward with Platinum package to earn 1.5% cashback. He has the mean to waive monthly fee. What's stopping him is mixed review from US Bank. So I'm here to ask your unbiased opinion about US Bank checking account and the card itself.

 

My dad CR are very good. He has 2 CCs (Citi DPR and Chase Freedom) with total CL of 23K. Never once late, and FAKO/FICO scores are in 800 club. Should he open US Bank he plans to fire Citi DPR.


I am a US Bank customer and IMO they are an excellent bank to deal with.  I know others have had their problems with them but I have not.  I have both the Flexperks and Platinum cards.  Both were obtained with one hard pull at the same time.  They gave me very generous CL's right from the start, so I don't ever need to ask for cl increases.  In addition, I have checking and savings accounts and have had two mortgage loans with them.  I do 100% of my business with them.  They are by far the best bank, or CU, that I have ever dealt with.  Hope this helps.  Good luck to your dad in his decision. 

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TU 805 12/12/14
EX 806 10/26/14
EQ 829 12/13/14
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MidnightVoice
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been a customer for years.  sensible, conservative bank, no problems most of the toime, and I have their credit card as a backup in case I mess up and get overdrawn

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DI
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I won't say whether US Bank is good or bad until I get the outcome of my dispute with them within the next 30 days.  If they change the Kroger 123 cards back to the originial opening date they're good.  If not they bad as a rotten banana!!!

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Creditaddict
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I love USBank... started with a 15k line in 2005 and over the years it went up to 22500 with no hard pulls... I have disputed a $2500 charge with them before and they gave the charge plus $600 worth of interest back after it was finally settled like 4 months later. I have also been given a 3.9 rate on entire account for 9 months just because i was a good customer they said.  They send out very nice BT offers and they don't mind you using your entire CL.

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I have a "gold" package with them that consists of a checking account, money market savings account, a VISA platinum card, a personal LOC, and an overdraft protection line.  My mortgage is also with them.  I've been a customer for 20 years, and US Bank IMO very much values lengthy relationships and will bend over backwards to help you.  I've been very happy with them.  They aren't as big as a Wells Fargo or BOA, but they aren't a small bank either.  Their customer service is more like a smaller bank - US based, more personable, and more knowledgable about products and services then frontline CSR's as some of the really big guys.     

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android01 wrote:

I have a "gold" package with them that consists of a checking account, money market savings account, a VISA platinum card, a personal LOC, and an overdraft protection line.  My mortgage is also with them.  I've been a customer for 20 years, and US Bank IMO very much values lengthy relationships and will bend over backwards to help you.  I've been very happy with them.  They aren't as big as a Wells Fargo or BOA, but they aren't a small bank either.  Their customer service is more like a smaller bank - US based, more personable, and more knowledgable about products and services then frontline CSR's as some of the really big guys.     


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TU 805 12/12/14
EX 806 10/26/14
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