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Podcast 132: Bank Transfer Day

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Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan speaks with Kristen Christian of Bank Transfer Day about why she got tens of thousands of people to agree to move to a credit union.

They discuss why banks keep adding fees after posting significant profits, clearing up misconceptions about who can join a credit union, how to find one and what to expect.

Table of contents

Consumerism Commentary Podcast[00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch
[00:34] Interview with Kristen Christian
[00:46] Bank Transfer Day goals
[01:24] Involvement with Bank Transfer Day
[01:57] Credit unions vs. neighborhood banks
[05:01] Why banks are adding fees
[08:07] Benefits of credit unions
[09:53] November 5
[12:19] How to switch from a bank to a credit union
[13:48] Responsible lending and lower interest rates
[15:22] Causing a disturbance
[16:48] End

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Published or updated October 30, 2011.

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avatar 1 qixx

I hope this Day has the effect of a change in policy in at least one bank. I know there are many people sitting on the fence about moving their money from Big Bank. I hope this will give them the encouragement they need to make a change in their lives. This was just good timing for me to make a change from Wells Fargo myself.

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avatar 2 Anonymous

Great interview!

I spoke with a friend of mine in Canada yesterday and we talked about this subject, and he said Canadian’s wouldn’t stand for this abuse by the banks for a single day.

Thanks for bringing this to us!

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