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Dustink
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Re: US Bank, should I go for it?

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Apply and recon if needed.

 

They are an excellent bank that will grow with you.

 

I would recommend you apply for one of their more basic accounts and after 6 months call in for a CLI.

 

If you have a branch nearby. You can go in and discuss with them. Your chances are better if you have a relationship with them. One idea is you apply for the Cash+ and just get their counter offer of a basic cash back card.

 

You can see from my history that in some cases they are rather generous. I have a short history and low score, yet US Bank has hooked me up.

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Re: US Bank, should I go for it?

they are for most of the part.Everybody is diffrent

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Re: US Bank, should I go for it?

I applied for a Fred Meyer Rewards Card (Kroger) backed by USBank and was approved. At the time I only had a 400CL CapOne card. And 2 old paid off baddies under $100, deferred student loans and a small income (I'm a student still). I have NO IDEA why they approved me. The card went to 7-10 day decision, and I thought I was denied. 


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My cash+ was obtained with a 696, it was my 10th inquiry in the last 12 months, 3rd in the last 6. 16 months total history. No banking relationship. I assume my fairly low financial obligations helped. This was after they started removing the online application links-i don't live near their service area.
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Re: US Bank, should I go for it?


Dustink wrote:

Apply and recon if needed.

 

They are an excellent bank that will grow with you.


+1

 

Before the Flexperks bonus card, I didn't know much about US Bank, other than their being based in MN.  Initially, have gotten the card and tried their banking services, I was underwhelmed by their antiquated technology, such as a website that's reminiscent of the dos windows 3.1 days (not sure anyone old enough to remember that here) and no pin # machines at their teller service windows.

 

However, as time passed, I started to realize they were an excellent bank who takes customer servicing much more to heart than Citi, BofA, and a few other banks I've been using.  They have been responsive, proactive, and actually call me with an update when I open or transfer funds.  

 

I've got to say that if you have a credit card with auto pay, their "gold checking" is the best value checking account out there.  It's comparable to Citi gold, but without the fees and requirements.  

 

I think of all the major banks, US Bank's "CC + auto pay + Gold checking" is the best bang for the buck.

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Dustink
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Re: US Bank, should I go for it?


Open123 wrote:

Dustink wrote:

Apply and recon if needed.

 

They are an excellent bank that will grow with you.


+1

 

Before the Flexperks bonus card, I didn't know much about US Bank, other than their being based in MN.  Initially, have gotten the card and tried their banking services, I was underwhelmed by their antiquated technology, such as a website that's reminiscent of the dos windows 3.1 days (not sure anyone old enough to remember that here) and no pin # machines at their teller service windows.

 

However, as time passed, I started to realize they were an excellent bank who takes customer servicing much more to heart than Citi, BofA, and a few other banks I've been using.  They have been responsive, proactive, and actually call me with an update when I open or transfer funds.  

 

I've got to say that if you have a credit card with auto pay, their "gold checking" is the best value checking account out there.  It's comparable to Citi gold, but without the fees and requirements.  

 

I think of all the major banks, US Bank's "CC + auto pay + Gold checking" is the best bang for the buck.


+1 well put

 

I enjoy the larger bonus from the plat package, but the gold is easiest for the fee waiver.

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Re: US Bank, should I go for it?


Open123 wrote:

Dustink wrote:

Apply and recon if needed.

 

They are an excellent bank that will grow with you.


+1

 

Before the Flexperks bonus card, I didn't know much about US Bank, other than their being based in MN.  Initially, have gotten the card and tried their banking services, I was underwhelmed by their antiquated technology, such as a website that's reminiscent of the dos windows 3.1 days (not sure anyone old enough to remember that here) and no pin # machines at their teller service windows.

 

However, as time passed, I started to realize they were an excellent bank who takes customer servicing much more to heart than Citi, BofA, and a few other banks I've been using.  They have been responsive, proactive, and actually call me with an update when I open or transfer funds.  

 

I've got to say that if you have a credit card with auto pay, their "gold checking" is the best value checking account out there.  It's comparable to Citi gold, but without the fees and requirements.  

 

I think of all the major banks, US Bank's "CC + auto pay + Gold checking" is the best bang for the buck.


(clears throat...)

 

I remember the DOS days before Windows, complete with C:\> prompt. :smileywink:


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Re: US Bank, should I go for it?


tinuviel wrote:

Open123 wrote:

Dustink wrote:

Apply and recon if needed.

 

They are an excellent bank that will grow with you.


+1

 

Before the Flexperks bonus card, I didn't know much about US Bank, other than their being based in MN.  Initially, have gotten the card and tried their banking services, I was underwhelmed by their antiquated technology, such as a website that's reminiscent of the dos windows 3.1 days (not sure anyone old enough to remember that here) and no pin # machines at their teller service windows.

 

However, as time passed, I started to realize they were an excellent bank who takes customer servicing much more to heart than Citi, BofA, and a few other banks I've been using.  They have been responsive, proactive, and actually call me with an update when I open or transfer funds.  

 

I've got to say that if you have a credit card with auto pay, their "gold checking" is the best value checking account out there.  It's comparable to Citi gold, but without the fees and requirements.  

 

I think of all the major banks, US Bank's "CC + auto pay + Gold checking" is the best bang for the buck.


(clears throat...)

 

I remember the DOS days before Windows, complete with C:\> prompt. :smileywink:


Remember BASIC?  Hahaha...really betraying my age here.

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tinuviel
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Re: US Bank, should I go for it?


Open123 wrote:

tinuviel wrote:

Open123 wrote:

Dustink wrote:

Apply and recon if needed.

 

They are an excellent bank that will grow with you.


+1

 

Before the Flexperks bonus card, I didn't know much about US Bank, other than their being based in MN.  Initially, have gotten the card and tried their banking services, I was underwhelmed by their antiquated technology, such as a website that's reminiscent of the dos windows 3.1 days (not sure anyone old enough to remember that here) and no pin # machines at their teller service windows.

 

However, as time passed, I started to realize they were an excellent bank who takes customer servicing much more to heart than Citi, BofA, and a few other banks I've been using.  They have been responsive, proactive, and actually call me with an update when I open or transfer funds.  

 

I've got to say that if you have a credit card with auto pay, their "gold checking" is the best value checking account out there.  It's comparable to Citi gold, but without the fees and requirements.  

 

I think of all the major banks, US Bank's "CC + auto pay + Gold checking" is the best bang for the buck.


(clears throat...)

 

I remember the DOS days before Windows, complete with C:\> prompt. :smileywink:


Remember BASIC?  Hahaha...really betraying my age here.


My very first program was written in FORTRAN... on punched cards. :smileytongue:


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Punched cards?  Luxury!  We had to toggle it in from the front panel, that was real programming etc etc....


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