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Post Info TOPIC: F/T'ers with a on road business, What bank do you use?


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F/T'ers with a on road business, What bank do you use?


Went an opened a business account with Wells Fargo, everything went ok an was approved for a credit card. Get a call from Ana (banker who opened our account) saying that "Operations" has flagged our account. They must have done a overview of our address and saw that it is Americas Mailbox, they are saying it is a PO box. They won't accept the address because it is not a personally owner stick an brick. So to those of you with an established Buss. who do you use?   Thank you. 



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I'm not yet FT'g, but I've wondered about banking, too, even for personal banking. So, I'll be interested to see the replies to your issue.

One idea would be Discover Bank, where I used to have a checking account. It's not a S&B bank.

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We don't work…but kept our Navy Federal Credit Union accounts that we used before we hit the road. Also have USAA checking account and debit and credit cards from both. USAA has a wide enough ATM network that we could get cash without paying any fees in most places…but what we actually do is just make sure our safe has about 2,000 cash in it whenever we pass through a Navy town where there's an NFCU branch. The vast majority of our spending is on our Visa from NFCU…and we pay off the bill in full every month so don't pay any interest.

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We use Chase Bank for both biz and personal banking, no issues when we changed our address to America's Mailbox, but we were already established customers with a long history of frequent and sometimes prolomged travel.

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We have our bank accounts through our investment advisers and the bank accounts themselves are through UMB Bank.  However, all of our accounts are in our individual names.  We use the accounts for both personal and business transactions but keep detailed records to separate each.  Our business entity is a sole proprietorship.

Also, we don't use a mail forwarding service, but rather use the address of a friend - therefore it is an acceptable physical address.

Your situation prompted me to delve into this a bit deeper, and I just completed a Journal entry on Mailing Addresses for Full-timers which likely explains why your mail-forwarding service address was likely flagged on the business account.  I don't know if it will help you, but it at least it might provide an explanation and help others that may run into similar issues down the road.



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Howard, thank you for the post. Great info there, I haven't given up hope in having the bank reverse it's decision on the address issue. I have set a letter to the Board of Directors explaining everything, and now awaiting to hear back from them. Will update this post as well once I hear from them. I have an EIN number and a registered agent as well at that location, truck and 5th wheel are both registered there as well. Thank you again. Chris

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We kept our accounts with the credit union we had before we went fulltime. We also opened accounts with Alliant Credit Union, which has Escapees as a member group.

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We have a sole proprietorship as well and use Bank of America, with the accounts being in our personal names.

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We bank with Citi and Discover.. all virtual so you can deposit via phone and you have the use of ATM's all over every city. Plus the bill pay via either one is a great way to not need checks.

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I sent a letter to the Board Of Directors of Wells Fargo and explained everything on how we are full timers and use a mail forwarding services with a Registered Agent. I got a phone call from Ana who we opened the account with in Orlando about a week after sending the letter. She said the account will stay open.

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