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  •  So, let's say I have two accounts in (0+ / 0-)

    a bank.  One is a money market and the other is a checking account.  When I pay bills, I go to the online site and pay most of them and write checks for the rest.

    I assume that I can transfer to something like a money market in a credit union.  Do I still need to keep my checking account at the bank so I can pay bills easily?  Can I transfer from the credit union easily to that checking account?

    Or do I need to go in person to find out?

    Alan Grayson: "In 2010, my district and everywhere else in Florida, Republican turnout was in the sixties. Democratic turnout was in the forties." Think about it.

    by alliedoc on Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 02:42:33 PM PDT

    •  Depends on the credit union. (4+ / 0-)
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      The one where I work has the best online features in the state, bar none, including banks. (Local "Readers Choice" awards to back that up, too) If bill-paying and transferring is important, shop around and find a credit union that puts a high priority on that type of service.

      CU's that are affiliated with universities or high tech industries have a young and mobile demographic and often invest heavily in online/electronic banking.

      "Every day is a good day to point out hypocrisy"...PvtJarHead

      by Giles Goat Boy on Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 03:04:24 PM PDT

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    •  As Giles said. I can say that my CU (1+ / 0-)
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      (Oregon Community Credit Union) has all the same online and automatic bill pay features that WaMu/Chase did. It's how I don't forget to pay the rent :-)

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      by Code Monkey on Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 04:05:28 PM PDT

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