Your Bank is more than just a place to process checks and deposit money. Most business owners spend more time shopping for office equipment than they do shopping for a Bank.
Whether you are considering a new bank or wondering if your existing bank is right for you, ask the following questions: Does your local banker have lending authority? What about their understanding of your local economy and your unique business needs? Will the bank you are considering meet your needs in the future as your business grows and develops?
Before choosing a new bank, make an appointment with one of their bankers and see if you feel comfortable with them. Go over their products and services to make sure their fees and charges are clear. Transparency is the first step towards trust and a strong relationship.