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APO friendly banks?

russbrussb subscriber Posts: 3
edited January 2017 in Veterans
Hey guys!
I am wondering if anyone with military experience had some tips for getting a business banking account while overseas at an APO address. I am finding that many banks do not offer business options for us entrepreneurs still tied to good `ol Uncle Sam.
I considered getting a PO box in the state I am registered in, but I`m not sure how feasible that would be. Any help would be great. Thanks!


  • rajinenterprisesrajinenterprises subscriber Posts: 3
    Have you checked out USAA? They provide insurance as well as bank accounts. They basically for the military and should be easy to get a business account. Also, most bases overseas have Credit Unions that you should be able to utilize for that. Good Luck!
  • russbrussb subscriber Posts: 3
    Yeah, we use them for our personal bank accounts, but they don`t offer business solutions. Bummer. Thanks though!
  • ePhaseNetworksePhaseNetworks subscriber Posts: 1
    I would have suggested USAA as well but as you stated they don`t do business accounts. I would look into the larger banks like BofA or Chase  
  • WebJunkyWebJunky subscriber Posts: 8 Member
    getting a PO box is not tough so consider that done. in terms of banking, i am not aware of any "special" provisions a business account needs compared to a personal.  what features are you particularly looking for? with the PNC takeover of midwest based national city (now the 5th largest bank) i use them for business banking. the only disadvantage i have is i cant electronically xfer funds to and from my business and personal accounts since my biz accts are under a business EIN. 
    before you approach the bank, go online and get yourself a EIN.  to get your EIN you will need your corporate incorporation documents. it has a number on it which is required to fill the EIN application.  once you have both tasks done, getting an account at any bank, no matter where you are shouldn`t be a problem?
  • ankit007ankit007 subscriber Posts: 238 Silver Level Member
    I am thinking about whether anybody with military experience had a few tips for getting a business managing an account while abroad at an APO.ank's dedication to the military is a piece of our identity. We're here to assistance from the day you enter military administration into retirement.
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