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Old 01-27-2015, 03:19 AM
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but to get that service do you have to maintain a certain minimum amount in your accounts?
No, surprisingly, you only have to be a customer. That's it. No strings!
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:28 AM
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With all the dogs in TV, the lady will certainly have job security! Popcorn sells too! That being said, this is certainly an unusual bank----an understatement.
Of course they aren't interested in becoming a dog walking business, but according to some of the things they will do, they will help a customer when necessary.

I believe part of the reason they are doing this is because they aren't one of the biggies. They are small and local and yes -- they want to attract new customers.

I hope they are successful here. I am a believer in doing business with "down home" businesses and hope they do well and continue to grow in this area.
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:14 AM
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When I first became aware of this bank, they had a special offer for anyone who would open a new account. They offered a sum of money.

I called to find out exactly where they were located and talked to someone on the phone. I later decided that the $100 or $150 wouldn't be worth the trouble because the location was not convenient to where I live.

No mention was made of free dog-walking services etc.. Are these services guaranteed in writing? Of course I have no dog and no prescriptions but I might have some other odd jobs that need tending.

This, in my opinion, is actually very sad as it indicates a certain level of desperation on behalf of the bank.

I tend to agree with you, VP. Read that post and thought "If it seems too good to be true - it probably is". Then I remembered the disappointment so many folks here felt when the terms of the $20 "Loyal Tee" card agreement was changed. And then I recalled the instances where folk's homes were broken into when they weren't home. Sometimes allowing people to know too much about oneself can be a not-so-good thing. I think I would prefer to rely on the friendship of the people I know before I would rely on strangers for assistance; and will rely on the concierge services of Atlantic City, Vegas and other high end hotels for my temporary needs.
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I will stick with Citizens. I like the fresh popcorn, but I will ask them if they would consider on site pedicures.
LOL... please keep us posted!
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I find your post offensive. There is no way to know if any bank is "desperate" until they go out of business and close. If you knew the location was not convenient for you, why did you continue with any conversation (you decided the $100 or $150 wasn't worth it!) instead of simply thanking them and hanging up???

They are offering "Concierge Service" to their customers as a way to thank them for their business and as a way, perhaps, of attracting new customers. Instead of dissing them as desperate, I find them refreshing and innovative by offering things which no other banks do!

No, their services are not in writing. Do you have a problem with that? Do you really think as a professional business they would offer something to you and then renege on their offer which was made in good faith? Why would you even think that? Is that something you would do?

And lastly, you "might have some other odd jobs that need tending." Are you serious? Do you think they are running a handiman or housekeeping business?

Frankly, I cannot believe what you have said in your post! Whew!

Wow!
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All our neighbors use internet and email, and probably 90% have iPhones they use with proficiency. With the smartphone, we no longer go to the bank to deposit checks.

The mobile deposit using the banks' phone app with the camera shot of the check front and endorsed back, and then the system reading the bank routing number and account number directly from the photo gets the deposit in, 24/7, and is done in about a minute.

The new bank offers these hospitality services knowing that the number of people who go to a bank in person is dwindling.
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If I can go in and get a massage before or after doing my banking I am all in!
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I tend to agree with you, VP. Read that post and thought "If it seems too good to be true - it probably is". Then I remembered the disappointment so many folks here felt when the terms of the $20 "Loyal Tee" card agreement was changed. And then I recalled the instances where folk's homes were broken into when they weren't home. Sometimes allowing people to know too much about oneself can be a not-so-good thing. I think I would prefer to rely on the friendship of the people I know before I would rely on strangers for assistance; and will rely on the concierge services of Atlantic City, Vegas and other high end hotels for my temporary needs.
That works for me....friends to take care of the dog and strangers to take care of my money
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I will stick with Citizens. I like the fresh popcorn, but I will ask them if they would consider on site pedicures.
they would have a good rate for mani pedis.
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Well base on the feedback I assume the OP is sorry undertaking the thread. Geeezzz it was informational only
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We bank at First Avenue and love it! They know our name and actually greet us when we enter the bank.
The level of personalized service is unbeatable.
I'm surprised that some people feel that because the bank offers additional services it must be too good to be true. Isn't that how the small business guys survive - by offering sonething big business can not?
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They are offering "Concierge Service" to their customers as a way to thank them for their business and as a way, perhaps, of attracting new customers. Instead of dissing them as desperate, I find them refreshing and innovative by offering things which no other banks do!
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We bank at First Avenue and love it! They know our name and actually greet us when we enter the bank.
The level of personalized service is unbeatable.
I'm surprised that some people feel that because the bank offers additional services it must be too good to be true. Isn't that how the small business guys survive - by offering something big business can not?
I applaud this new Bank for being innovative and thinking outside the box. It's a very competitive industry.
Obviously this Bank wants people to talk about them and their new creative vision, and here we are .... talking about them.
Don't we all applaud Gary Morse for being innovative, creative, and a real visionary when he created the plan for the expansion of The Villages?
Good Luck to First Avenue National Bank!
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I applaud this new Bank for being innovative and thinking outside the box. It's a very competitive industry.
Obviously this Bank wants people to talk about them and their new creative vision, and here we are .... talking about them.
Don't we all applaud Gary Morse for being innovative, creative, and a real visionary when he created the plan for the expansion of The Villages?

Bare. Now YOU are talking louder.
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Bare. Now YOU are talking louder.
Point well taken. I fixed it.
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