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Old 08-21-2010, 01:54 PM   #61
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We tried this year but they insisted on utility bills or bank statements. We had our passports, driving liscences and various recent correspondence such as our e tickets, car vouchers and insurance docs, all of which had our address on but they still wouldn't let us.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:03 PM   #62
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That's really strange! I opened my account at the big branch in Downtown Disney last May. All he needed was my Passport and possibly my drivers license, although neither of them contains my home adress. That I just wrote down on a piece of paper.

I opened a free checking account with a free Visa debit card. He said the minimum initial deposit is $100, but now minimum transactions after that.

I'm planning on trying the car banking next time I'm there to get rid of the last dollars before heading to the airport.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:26 PM   #63
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We didn't even get past the man at the front desk. Seems like we should have tried when he wasn't on duty
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:27 PM   #64
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Front Desk? I walked in, went to the counter and was told to take a seat, someone would get me. Then a guy led me to his desk and I told him that I wanted to open an account as a foreigner. From there, it took about half an hour until we were done.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:36 PM   #65
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Its been reported on other websites that suntrust will now be charging people if the do not have $1000 in the account. Not received anything offical yet. Hope fully they dont as i only wanted it to pay my dues on a monthly basis.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:43 PM   #66
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It probably depends on which type of account you have.

https://www.suntrust.com/portal/serv...e_checking/442

For the "Free Checking Account" it clearly says on the suntrust website:

"No minimum balance requirement or monthly maintenance fee"
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:46 PM   #67
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It probably depends on which type of account you have.

https://www.suntrust.com/portal/serv...e_checking/442

For the "Free Checking Account" it clearly says on the suntrust website:

"No minimum balance requirement or monthly maintenance fee"
Brandis that is the account I have so hopefully we may escape the charge.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:57 PM   #68
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I was just surfing around the SunTrust site for a bit and looked at the "Reorder Check" link when I found this:

https://www.deluxe-check-order.com/disney.jsp

Isn't that cool? I would choose "Mickey and Pals" but the "Villains" series would go very well together with Disney Dollars, don't you think?

Unfortunately, it seems that it's not possible to order them from outside the US :-( I'l have to check with Suntrust next time I'm there.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:14 PM   #69
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I was just surfing around the SunTrust site for a bit and looked at the "Reorder Check" link when I found this:

https://www.deluxe-check-order.com/disney.jsp

Isn't that cool? I would choose "Mickey and Pals" but the "Villains" series would go very well together with Disney Dollars, don't you think?

Unfortunately, it seems that it's not possible to order them from outside the US :-( I'l have to check with Suntrust next time I'm there.
It would be great to have one of these check books.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:08 PM   #70
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We returned to the UK on Friday and opened a Suntrust account on wednesday.
We had no trouble at all. went to the counter and the lady there said to take a seat. within a second of sitting down we were called over and all sorted within 30 mins!

Nothing was mentioned about fee's or minumum balances - as long as you have the free checking account you should be safe
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:28 PM   #71
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Something to be aware of.

We've had a Suntrust account for a few years and in the early days they would charge us $5 a month for sending a paper statement (we hadn't requested one). It took a few phone calls to get them to stop sending these statements and stop charging us for them.
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the lady who opened our account told us to disable the paper statements online as soon as we had access to avoid the possibility of charges.

It's an option on the right of the page which says 'turn off paper statements'.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:52 PM   #73
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the lady who opened our account told us to disable the paper statements online as soon as we had access to avoid the possibility of charges.

It's an option on the right of the page which says 'turn off paper statements'.
Yes - but we had to do that a couple of times before it seemed to become effective.

If you do incur any charges if you ring or email them they should refund the charge.
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Yes - but we had to do that a couple of times before it seemed to become effective.

If you do incur any charges if you ring or email them they should refund the charge.
good to know thanks

i'll make sure we are not charged.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:35 AM   #75
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Just a query but how do you put money into your sun trust accoutns from the uk? Are there any fees for doing this?
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