As others have mentioned, definitely Wachovia and MBNA.
Also, Chemical Bank, FCNBD, First Union, Bank of New York, Mellon Bank, Chevy Chase, Signet Bank.
The good old days before they all got gobbled up!
As luck would have it, Chemical Bank is alive and well ... they have absorded several smaller banks (in the last few years) and just signed an agreement to merge TCF Bank of Wayzata (Minneapolis Minnesota) into Chemical Financial Corp (Detroit Michigan Headquarters - new 20 story Office building with over 500 branches) during 2019. They are alive and kicking again! Used to have an account with them and I liked them.
For me it would be 1st Interstate Bank, had an account there when I was a kid. But being a small town it changed several times.
Was thinking about this the other day, then one day one showed up on a street corner that used to be a On Point CU.
For me it would be 1st Interstate Bank, had an account there when I was a kid.
That was my second-ever CC! Low SL, like $600, iirc. Only kept it for three years I think.
Sentimentally I would say Home Savings and Loan since it was my very first bank account of any type and Sanwa Bank because my family was heavily tied to them back in Japan.
Home Savings was bought out by WaMu and I want to say Sanwa sold their US interests to Bank of the West.
Direct Merchants Bank
Chevy Chase Bank (pre-Cap1 merger)
Nations Bank (pre-BoA merger)
George Mason Bank (pre-United Bank merger)
Empire of America Federal Savings Bank. Went belly-up in 1990 after I had a CD purchased in my name in 1985 through them... $1000 CD at ~11% or so. Been trying for a decade to track it down as it's worth $3000+, but none of the potential banks that could have scooped it up have any record of it. If this bank were still around today, I'd have my money.