Occupy Albany protesters leave big banks
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Occupy protesters say America's biggest banks are looking out for their own profit and not the interests of the customers, and it's time to take their business elsewhere.
Protesters marched down to Bank of America to close their accounts and credit cards. They say that Bank of America and other large banks support stockholders, big business and profits, forgetting about local communities.
One protester is following the current trend of moving over to a credit union, saying that SEFCU and others like it support their neighbors.
Protester Anthony Littlejohn said, "Because I feel they're a community bank, and they're not looking to make profits off of us and other Americans across the country."
Many big banks have also seen a mass exodus of customers who are not willing to pay new fees for debit card usage. Bank of America backed away from a $5 a month charge after seeing customer losses.