American banks

Where to manage your finances

American banks

There are a large amount of banks in the US and competition is high. This means many options for the customer. Most banking institutions offer a full range of banking, investment and insurance services, and many also provide advice on property purchases.

Since services, prices and conditions vary widely, you should shop around before you make a decision. All banks provide online banking via the Internet, and there are also some online-only banks like ING Direct ( ).

Usually you don’t need to have a Social Security number to open an account, which means that almost anyone can open a checking or a savings account in the United Sates.

Opening times

Opening times differ from one bank to the next, but most of them open weekdays from 9am to 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm. Most bank branches have cash machines (ATMs) that allow you to withdraw cash, transfer money and get bank statements 24 hours a day.

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