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Which banks check credit before opening a new checking account?

Considering opening a 2nd checking account but do not want any more inquiries right now. Would especially help to hear from "southern" friends but appreciate all input.
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Re: Which banks check credit before opening a new checking account?

Wachcovia in San Antonio.

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Re: Which banks check credit before opening a new checking account?

For us, Penfed, BofA, Wachovia, and Chevy Chase Bank within the DC area.
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Re: Which banks check credit before opening a new checking account?

Chase and BofA in Dallas.
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Re: Which banks check credit before opening a new checking account?


Math_Rocks wrote:
Considering opening a 2nd checking account but do not want any more inquiries right now. Would especially help to hear from "southern" friends but appreciate all input.

US Bank does soft pull only for verification.

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Re: Which banks check credit before opening a new checking account?

Every CU I've dealt with in the past three years pulls a hard to open any account.  
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Randolph Brooks FCU pulled TU for new checking account.
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Re: Which banks check credit before opening a new checking account?

Wells Fargo does.  The other ones I have used in the past 20 years are only from the Pacific NW.  If you want the names I will gladly give them to you.

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Re: Which banks check credit before opening a new checking account?

Wachovia did not pull for either my husband or I but that was 8 months ago and on their "Refer a Friend" that we apped so no idea if that has changed or not.
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Re: Which banks check credit before opening a new checking account?

Every bank I have banked with pulls.  Currently, Wachovia, did a pull, but they didnt refuse me a checking account due to credit and my score at the time was in the upper 400's. 
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