Just read an article over at The Consumerist about how Bank of America requires a THUMBPRINT from non-customers wanting to cash a check. Are you kidding me?
Bank of America is bullshit. I have heard so many stories of their ridiculous charges and fees that I cannot understand why anyone would bank with them. A lot of people say, "I have no problem giving my thumbprint. I have nothing to hide." And that's not that point. Is Bank of America going to do anything weird with your thumbprint? Probably not. Again, not the point.
I am sort of anal about that stuff. I don't go to stores that have membership cards or clubs that require your personal information to get sale prices. Just give everyone the discount! Why do you need to swipe a card that has MY name, address, and phone number on it?
My fingerprints are currently not on file anywhere. I got arrested a few years ago and I was not fingerprinted. Yay! I think I'll start a forest fire!
I hold my credit union very dearly. They do everything right as far as I'm concerned.