Yeah, the bank that I use got sold. Years ago, I only got an account there because they were financing the builder who built my first house, and it was a good deal because of it. I saw it coming, though. If a bank has a decade of losses followed by 2-3 years of profit, it's getting bought. So the bank got sold, but I now have a checklist of about 20 things I have to do because some company that's not me got sold. Shoot, I even have to diddle with my direct deposit. And naturally, the new bank has higher fees and thresholds. On everything. Since I have to essentially re-do everything, I think I'll see where I can move all the accounts to. The real zinger will be trying to see if I can move the mortgage without having to refinance it. In theory, whoever owns it currently could be OK with having someone else service it. And a new financial institution could be fine with taking over the servicing (they get paid, after all). It's really just some database entries. Still, I'm not hoping for much. It's a toss-up whether the What I really dislike is all the ridiculous pap about how it's a 'merger', and they're new 'partners'. Sorry, marketing guys and execs, when your own paper says in the fine print that my old bank is now a division of your bank, they got bought. Why not admit it? We're not that stupid out here.