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That Initial Trip To The Bank

Nov 1, 2007
Our first bank visits as adults tend to be quite an event. I remember reading a short story entitled "My Financial Career" by Stephen Leacock. The story related the harrowing, humiliating and hilarious experiences of a man who wanted to have an account in the bank despite his phobia of banks. By the end of the story he is such a mess that he withdraws all his money, closes his account, and goes home. All this takes place during his visit to the dreaded bank -- the beginning and end of his financial career.

However, this need not be the case with anybody else. In my opinion, most people are fairly adept at dealing with the banking institution. That first trip to the bank may be quite bewildering. However, this confusion is likely to be due to the wide range of bank accounts today. There are savings and current accounts to choose from. There are accounts that are meant for personal savings and those that have been designed for businesses. There are accounts that offer high rates of interest for people who want to invest their cash. At the same time, there are accounts that provide incentives to make people save.

Someone who is new to the bank account may find himself being inundated by bank accounts of all kinds. "Which account do I choose" is a question that every new account holder finds himself asking. When the person in consideration is a student, the aim is to encourage savings. A student will not need features like zero balance or negative balance when it comes to getting a bank account. However, (s)he will be looking for high rates of interest for this would mean that his/her money is growing. A high interest saving account might be just what the doctor ordered for a young bank account seeker. Different banks offer different rates of interest on their various deals. So it makes sense to look at a wide variety of deals prior to picking the winning deal.

Regardless of what advice you are receiving from all and sundry, one important point to keep in mind is that you need to look out for the best deals in bank accounts. Many people will tell you that "a bank account is a bank account is a bank account." That is just not true any more. Some banks will give you a better network of branches, others will give you more freebies, and still others will offer better interest rates. Then there is the ever important customer service, not to forget shorter telephone holding queues.

Finding out about the various kinds of bank accounts that are available will stand in good stead a person who is unfamiliar with the whole process. (S)he will become aware of the various kinds of accounts that are available. Thus, (s)he will be able to make the most of this information. The institution of banks is a necessary one for modern life. These days, not having a bank account is not a possibility.
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