Choosing a Bank
When choosing a bank in the US, there are several things to consider:
- Bank Locations and ATM services (those listed below are accessible to Hopkins)
- International Services (for wiring money)
- Banking fees (check cashing, ATM fees, other services)
- Customer services
Bank of America is located across the street from the Johns Hopkins Hospital at 1800 East Monument Street. They have branches throughout the city and the United States. For Hopkins employees only they offer a no fee checking account if you use direct deposit (meaning your paycheck is automatically deposited into this bank account). They will cash payroll checks with proper identification.
http://www.bankofamerica.com (410) 675-6262
Wachovia Bank is located at 2008 East Monument Street. They have several options for Hopkins affiliates and will set up a checking account with identification (i.e. your passport). They can set up your account before you get your social security number.
http://www.wachovia.com (410) 342-1054
Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union offers special services for qualified Hopkins employees/affiliates. (Not all internationals will be eligible to belong to the Credit Union, however.) They have special rates for home financing, new and used automobile loans, as well as other services. They are located at 2006 East Monument Street.
http://www.jhfcu.org (410) 955-6116
Citibank is an international banking facility, with branches all over the world. They have a branch here in Baltimore with a multi-lingual staff. They are located at 6 Saint Paul Street near the Inner Harbor.
http://www.citibank.com 1 (800) 926-1067