Big Banks Vs. Community Banks: Which Is Best for You?

Loans, technology, customer service - the things to consider when comparison shopping (8 Photos)

Sara Eckel on Aug 4, 2010 at 4:07PM

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Big Banks Vs. Community Banks: Which Is Best for You?

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Big Banks Vs. Community Banks: Which is Best for You?

In the wake of the financial crisis, many Americans are considering leaving their mega banks in favor of community banks and credit unions, citing better customer service and less corporate bureaucracy as the primary incentives. However, smaller banks can also have drawbacks, including less sophisticated online banking systems and fewer ATMs nationwide. Thinking of switching from one to the other? Here are some factors to consider:

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