Recognizing growing frustration with big bank fees, First Community Bank (FCB) announces its commitment to giving Texas customers truly free checking accounts. The free checking has received phenomenal response, spurring record growth for the bank, which has launched a new website, www.ihatemybigbank.com. The new website gives customers a chance to vent their frustrations about big bank fees and to learn how they can find free checking in their neighborhoods. There are ten branches in the general Houston area, with four branches in north Houston and Montgomery County: 1150 W. Main at Quinn Road in Tomball; 13080 Highway 105 West in Conroe; 1400 Research Forest Dr. at Pinecroft in The Woodlands; and 18230 FM 1488 in Magnolia.
“At a time when most banks are walking away from giving their customers what they want, we’re rededicating ourselves to giving people what they want,” said Ron Coben, chief operating officer for the bank. “And that’s free checking, not some stripped down, cleverly phrased, tricky account where the checking is free only if you follow what the big banks want. Ours is just plain free.
“When a customer opens a checking account at our bank, there is no minimum deposit. There is no monthly fee. The checking account also includes a free debit card, free online banking, free online bill pay and free notary service,” said Coben. “As a part of the Allpoint network, our customers can use an ATM for free at over 43,000 locations, the largest free ATM network in the world. And we provide three free cashier’s checks per month and offer the first order of checks for free.”