The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

15 June 2005

Not to mention your account number

The Bank One transition to Chase is more or less complete, and I haven't seen any outdated signage since the late-April switchover. This leaves Bank 2, in the Reno/Meridian area, as the lowest-numbered bank in town.

The highest-numbered bank? This would be Bank 7, which is taking over the old Guarantee State Bank near 63rd and Western.

There used to be a Bank IV in Wichita, successor to the Fourth National Bank, which was acquired by NationsBank, which is now Bank of America. If I remember correctly, Bank IV at some point bought the Fourth National Bank of Tulsa.

Still, in terms of numerical names, we're pikers next to Ohio, which has the wondrously-named Fifth Third Bank.

Posted at 6:19 AM to Common Cents


When we were in Salt Lake City we were seeing banks with their original signs covered by canvas banners bearing the name Chase. Sadly, I did not remember your posts about this merger or I would have immediately had the thought, "Ah ha! Those must have been Bank One branches!"

Posted by: McGehee at 9:17 AM on 15 June 2005

When I lived in Illinois I ran across the "Last National Bank of Podunk (or some such town name)" Evidently they wanted to put an end to such silliness.

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe Guy" at 10:05 AM on 15 June 2005

I left out ordinals in the original, largely because there are so many banks that claim to be First something-or-other.

Posted by: CGHill at 4:34 PM on 15 June 2005