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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2010, 01:48:25 PM »
I didn't notice until this post.  That's awesome.  I wish I hadn't been slowly moving money back into my BBVA Compass Bank account which has grandfathered AA alignment from Guaranty Bank. 

BTW, another great thing about BankDirect is that their bill pay (free) allows you to do ACH transfers into another persons bank account (i.e., a gardener, day care provider, etc.).  All you need is their routing and account numbers.  None of my other banks have this feature. 
Cool feature!

Did you get the 4x miles for August as well for what you had in Bank Direct?

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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2010, 02:55:04 PM »
Cool feature!

Did you get the 4x miles for August as well for what you had in Bank Direct?



Yep, 4x miles!  Wish I knew that was coming. 

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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2010, 01:10:53 PM »
Yep, 4x miles!  Wish I knew that was coming. 

They took back the 4x miles.  Apparently it was a mistake. 

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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2010, 01:17:26 PM »
They took back the 4x miles.  Apparently it was a mistake. 
Did you notice if the 4x miles stayed on the lifetime counter?
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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2010, 02:17:45 PM »
Did you notice if the 4x miles stayed on the lifetime counter?

Pretty sure they did not. 

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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2010, 09:46:17 PM »
Why is Bank Direct better than ING?  Also do you have any good offers if I open an ING accout?   I want cash :) maybe lilke $200 or so... thanks in advance lol

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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2011, 10:26:05 AM »
Worth noting that effective 03/01 Bank Direct is limiting people to 20,000 AA miles per month.
Still a lot considering it takes $200,000 on deposit to get 20,000 miles per month.
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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2011, 12:38:41 PM »
Just curious if anyone else is still using a BBVA Compass account to earn AA miles (under a grandfathered account from the old Guaranty Bank).  I'd like to know if there are other people who might report changes to this board in case I miss something. 


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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2011, 01:01:16 PM »
I guess the million milers were coming in too fast!!

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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2011, 01:02:37 PM »
Worth noting that effective 03/01 Bank Direct is limiting people to 20,000 AA miles per month.
Still a lot considering it takes $200,000 on deposit to get 20,000 miles per month.

Per person, or per account?
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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2011, 01:12:01 PM »
Per person, or per account?
Still unclear.
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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2011, 11:23:19 PM »
Per person, or per account?

According to the Rep I spoke with these new rules are not for sure going to be effective 3/01 possibly a later date though. Also it seems that the 20,000 limit is per AA account. Therefore you can credit to two or more AA accounts.(even your own then merge later)

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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2011, 11:44:31 PM »
According to the Rep I spoke with these new rules are not for sure going to be effective 3/01 possibly a later date though. Also it seems that the 20,000 limit is per AA account. Therefore you can credit to two or more AA accounts.(even your own then merge later)
It's not per AA account, it's per checking account.  You are allowed to have 2 checking accounts under their current rules.
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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2011, 06:32:32 AM »
It's not per AA account, it's per checking account.  You are allowed to have 2 checking accounts under their current rules.

Per SSN. If you want FDIC insurance you need to keep your balance under $250k per account anyway.

We should all have this problem (too much money) :)
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Re: Re: best bank for checking account?
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2011, 11:33:40 AM »
Per SSN. If you want FDIC insurance you need to keep your balance under $250k per account anyway.

We should all have this problem (too much money) :)
Amen!
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