The best customer service & if you experience their customer serivce, you will never go to any other place to put your savings. There is no checking but you can buy travelors cheques, money orders, get a notary AND a cup of fresh hot coffee and if you have your dog with you - the dog will probably get a doggie snack! Since 1st Fed is a Mutual Saving & Loan, it can not be bought out. The only thing they don't have is checking. But with Money orders and Trav. cheques who need "Checking"?
I love the diverse nature of this bank. they have the most friendly staff I have ever encountered at a bank. what I like about this bank is that I have access to everyone from top to bottom. I can pick up the phone and call the CEO or the teller when I need them. Can you do this at Wells Fargo?
They have comfortable seating, and quick waiting times. The front desk is helpful, and won't mind if you have plenty of questions needing to be answered.