Online banks for freelancers

Five Great Online Banks for Freelancers & the Self-Employed

Freelancers need banking solutions that are just as smart and savvy as they are. They need quick transfers, insightful data, and the least of all fees. These online banks for freelancers make mastering the art of money easy and sensible. Do I need a business bank account as a freelancer? There are some situations where […]

USBank

US Bank – Bankcorp Background U.S. Bancorp had assets of $403 billion at the end of 2014. It’s the parent of U.S. Bank, which its web site says is the nation’s fifth largest commercial bank. It claims a strong nation presence, but doesn’t, on its web site say where. But doing a search for a branch […]

Capital One

Capital One Background With a newly redone (as of June 2015) web site, Capital One is working hard to innovate as “a world class Fortune 500 company,” as the company’s ‘home’ web site notes. Capital One specializes in credit cards, home and auto loans, banking and savings products. It’s the eighth largest bank holding company in the […]

Zions Bank

Zions Bank Small Business Banking Zions Bank Background Zions Bank, a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation, which operates 500 branches across 10 Western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. (Hoovers company information service says Zions Bank itself operates only 125 or so branches across Utah and Idaho. That information, […]

Regions

Regions Background Regions Financial Corporation functions in ten states across the south, Midwest and Texas. It has assets of $122 billion, and is, according to its web site, “one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage and insurance products and services. Four small business-oriented checking accounts LifeGreen Business […]

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Small Business Banking Wells Fargo Background Wells Fargo, named in 2014 by The Banker as “the world’s most valuable bank brand,” is the U.S.s’s fourth largest bank by assets and the second largest by market capitalization, which in April 2015 was $281 billion. It’s also the 23rd largest company in the country. One […]

Paypal

Paypal Background PayPal is not a bank, but it does have a significant interest in working with, and serving, small businesses. PayPal enables payments into accounts from buyers and extractions of funds from sellers – whether of products or services – in an efficient, secure way that, though transfers can take “3 to 5 business […]

BBT

BB&T Background Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T) is one of the nation’s largest bank holding companies. It has assets of more than $189 billion and a market cap of $28 billion-plus. It serves consumers and both large and small businesses across 12 states and the District of Columbia. There are six types of accounts for […]

Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank Background The unusual name Fifth Third Bank about in 1908 when Cincinnati’s Third National Bank and the same city’s Fifth National Bank merged. Though the former was the senior partner, as it were, the name Third Fifth name was rejected because it was feared some might associate it with significant alcohol consumption, in a […]

Compass BBVA

Compass BBVA Background BBVA Compass, one of the 25 largest U.S. banks (based on deposit market share), operates throughout the Sunbelt region. It operated 688 branches in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Texas. It ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). In addition, BBVA Compass has […]