I went into a Brooklyn Chase today to see if, in the wake of the concerns about them going bust, Washington Mutual customers were switching over. I went up to the manager and said, “I’m a WaMu customer —” “—God bless your soul,” he interjected.
I asked if he had seen an uptick in the number of WaMu customers switching over in the past week. “We’ve seen it in the past six months,” he said. “The rich people leave first, then everyone else does. Why don’t you open an account?”
When asked if WaMu customers were opening up Chase accounts as backups, he said, “Most people just switch.”
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