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Steps to Safely Move Your Money to a New Bank Account

Moving Your Money to a New Checking Account
Steps to Make it Safe and Easy

If you are not happy with your bank, consider moving your money to an account at a new financial institution. Vote with your dollars!

To help you do so safety, we’ve put together this checklist so you can take the appropriate steps and ensure that all of your bills are paid on time and you avoid being charged overdraft fees. This will require that you maintain two checking accounts at the same time, at least for a while.

Open the document below for this handy tip sheet.