Learn how to easily close an account with the big banks. Please email or share this information via social media to make sure people are doing what they need to be prepared and have information on where they can move their money to. It can take a week or two to do everything you need to be fully prepared.
Before you go to open an account with your new bank or credit union, be sure to call ahead and find out what you need to open an account. Some credit unions require 3 pieces of identification and cash or a paper check to open an account.
You can also review this helpful video from Consumers Union which details steps to closing your big bank account and opening a new account with a community bank or credit union.