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maulotaur

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Banking advice?
« on: May 30, 2008, 02:21 PM NHFT »

I have been with the same bank for many years but find that it does not exist in NH.  Is it normal now to require fingerprinting or other biometrics to open an account?  I want to check into this when I come up in a couple of weeks so any advice would be helpful!

-Paul in VA
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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 02:42 PM NHFT »

My bank did not require any biometrics.  They all to my knowledge require ID. 
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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 05:31 PM NHFT »

The PATRIOT Act requires that banks get certain information, but no biometric stuff yet. Bank of America DOES take a picture, but that's because it's printed on your debit card as an added security feature (though, retailers seldom use it).
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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 05:38 PM NHFT »

why in the world would anyone want a debit card?

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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 09:05 PM NHFT »

why in the world would anyone want a debit card?

kola

To not owe money to someone else?
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kola

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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 09:10 PM NHFT »

why not pay with cash  check or money order?
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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008, 09:14 PM NHFT »

why not pay with cash  check or money order?

I don't always have enough cash, and I don't want to write a check. Gas pumps don't take cash or check unless I go inside and prepay, but they take cards. Also much easier to pay for things online with debit vs. check.
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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 09:32 PM NHFT »

I see. I guess I am old. I do not use credit cards or debits and try to pay cash as often as possible. I have a hard time even thinking of using a credit card online and/or having a bank account on the internet. I guess I am like an 80 year old who can't understand why people need cellphones.

I guess I just dislike the whole idea of every personal transaction someone makes is being processed and recorded somewhere and anyone (theif or Big gov) can gain access to it. IMO it is a surefire way to eventually get rid of cash and keep track of everyones earnings.

Pretty soon they won't be a choice. You will have to use a "card" to purchase anything. Hmm..sounds kinda like REAL ID card huh?

nah!

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« Last Edit: May 30, 2008, 09:34 PM NHFT by kola »
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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008, 09:40 PM NHFT »

why in the world would anyone want a debit card?

Convenience and theft protection.
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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2008, 09:50 PM NHFT »

That big roll of hundreds makes my but hurt.
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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2008, 09:50 PM NHFT »

why in the world would anyone want a debit card?

Convenience and theft protection.

Actually everything I hear says credit cards have better theft protection. They have zero liability policies and things. Debit cards they can rip whatever is in your checking account and you won't be paid back. Then again, that could never happen to me right? That's also what I thought about my bike getting taken until 2 weeks ago.

Maybe tyou didn't mean credit vs debit, but card vs cash
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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2008, 09:55 PM NHFT »


Maybe tyou didn't mean credit vs debit, but card vs cash

Yes, I meant that if I lose my wallet I can cancel the card and not worry about losing a wad of cash.
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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2008, 10:02 PM NHFT »

I think there's some protection on debit cards. Problem is the money is gone from your account and may not be returned until sometime later. With a credit card, you're not expected to pay the fraudulent debt at all while they're investigating to be sure it is actually fraud by someone other than the card-holder. I had someone intercept my checkbook at the post office and spend over $1000 from my account and it took the bank over a month to put the money back.
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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2008, 10:03 PM NHFT »

That big roll of hundreds makes my but hurt.
A few ounces of gold would be easier to carry.  :)  Bit hard to buy a beer with it though.

Or you could just let me hold on to it for you.   >:D
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Re: Banking advice?
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2008, 10:21 PM NHFT »

That big roll of hundreds makes my but hurt.
A few ounces of gold would be easier to carry.  :)  Bit hard to buy a beer with it though.

Or you could just let me hold on to it for you.   >:D

Yeah now all I got to do is get a roll of hundreds.
Like we always say =If you need change of a hundred,
you don't need change you need a body guard.
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