By the time anyone sees this, I'm sure you'll have heard the news. JP Morgan Chase Buys WaMu:
Well, baselle and Paulette Goddard's son (and anyone else who has an account with WaMu), I suppose this is about as good of an outcome as we could have hoped for.
I just checked my on-line account, and I can still log in. Nice. Not anything in particular I wanted to do with it, just wanted to see if it was still up and running.
I suppose this means I can go back to writing checks on my WaMu account, tho' I may wait a few days on that.
What I'm most curious about is how much the interest rate I am earning will change. When people started pulling money out of WaMu, they started offering pretty sweet APYs. I'm pretty sure I can kiss those good-bye, but again I'll just wait and see. I know we looked at Chase once, but weren't all that impressed with their rates.
My WaMu branch was going to have Customer Appreciation Day tomorrow with goodies ... I wonder if that's still on? If it looks like they are being mobbed (and no reason they should be), I'll stay away. But if it's on and the lobby is empty, I'll go in just to offer my moral support to the nice gals who work there ... If I were in their shoes, I'd be relieved, but of course when an employer changes it's stressful.