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Old 04-21-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Bank Account Help

I am from Pittsburgh and currently use PNC bank. I am starting the CP program may 27th and want to have direct deposit but from what I heard, there aren't many PNC branches in the "disney" area. Does anyone recommend a good bank that is conveniently located around the area that would be worth opening a banking account with?


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Old 04-21-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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Everyone seems to say a credit union is easiest. They say the credit union has no atm fees around disney world.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
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The ATMs onstage are Chase. The ATMs backstage are Partners Federal Credit Union. CP's can open accounts at Partners if they want to. I did on my first CP because I needed to pay my credit card bills and cannot do that with the paycard they give you.


To be honest I don't think it is necessary. PNC offers visa branded debit cards so they are accepted everywhere Visa credit cards are accepted. I would just set up direct deposit to the PNC account and use the debit card you already have. I don't have a need to carry cash because almost everywhere takes credit.

There are PNC branches but you will need a car to get there. If you have a car its not a big deal, and you can find surcharge free ATMs at 7-11. If you don't have a car, you could always put one of your parents on the account so they could go to a branch at home if any problems arise.
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I just used the paycard they give you- its very easy.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:48 AM   #5
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If you don't have a car, Suntrust is next door to Casting right accross from DTD. If you do have a car, BB&T, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo are all nearby. The paycard is nice, but be cautious of all the hidden fees.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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Easy to used

Bank of America is very easy to used with Disney. They have a partnership with each other I think.

But, if you want cash in hand the go with chase or a credit union.

Also, If you want free admission to the near by museums or cash back for using McDonald or Starbucks... Then go with Bank of America b/c of America deals when using your card. It is free and easy to used! I used it all the time when I go to Disney.

I am also a poor college student so it helps me buy more food for my dorm!
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:57 AM   #7
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I am from Pittsburgh and currently use PNC bank. I am starting the CP program may 27th and want to have direct deposit but from what I heard, there aren't many PNC branches in the "disney" area. Does anyone recommend a good bank that is conveniently located around the area that would be worth opening a banking account with?


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Im a little confused, is it an issue of not having a debit card and not being able to go to the bank and withdraw money or are you concerned that since your bank is far away that direct deposit wont work?
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:01 AM   #8
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Im a little confused, is it an issue of not having a debit card and not being able to go to the bank and withdraw money or are you concerned that since your bank is far away that direct deposit wont work?
I won't have a car while I am there, so I want to find a bank (ATM) that will be reachable to withdraw money without receiving the dumb service-fee's.
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I won't have a car while I am there, so I want to find a bank (ATM) that will be reachable to withdraw money without receiving the dumb service-fee's.
Oooooh, ok thanks for clearing that up
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:39 AM   #10
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Partners has all the backstage ATMs and branches and Chase has onstage ATMs. Partners is probably easiest.
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Partners has all the backstage ATMs and branches and Chase has onstage ATMs. Partners is probably easiest.
Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone happen to know how much the atm fees are (both the chase and partners)?
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