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Your bank's been acquired: Should you stay?

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If you've got a safe-deposit box or occasionally pick up money orders or make wire transfers from your bank, learn what the new parent company charges for those services -- and, in some cases, if they offer them at all.

If the fees are higher, let the manager know you are considering taking your business elsewhere. New bank owners are typically eager to keep customers, so you can sometimes talk them into waiving fees for at least a short while -- especially if you show interest in other services they offer.


 

 

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