11/19/2010 03:23 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hate Your Bank? Learn How to Switch the Right Way

Not happy with your bank but think it's too much hassle to switch?

You may think your bank's fees are too high or it doesn't pay high interest on savings accounts or maybe you're looking for higher-touch customer service. But if you've been avoiding finding a better bank because of the hassle, it's time to take charge. Switching banks takes some planning and good timing, but you may save money and be happier with your new bank.

Many banks offer "switch kits" online to make it easy for you to move your account to their bank. If the new bank you have your eye on doesn't offer have a switch kit online, you can do it yourself by following the steps in this slideshow.

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How to Switch Banks

How to Switch Banks