Is there a bank/broker that offers no credit cards? Are ally.com and vanguard.com good choices?
I'm considering debt settlement, and have been advised to open a bank/brokerage account not owned by one of my creditors. To play it safe, I'd like to find one that offers NO credit cards whatsoever.
Are ally.com and/or vanguard.com good choices? Notes:
In some cases, it's easy to identify bank affiliation. For example, I have a Compass credit card, so a Compass bank account wouldn't work.
In other cases, however, it's quite difficult. For example, I have a Capital One credit card, so ING Direct won't work, since ING Direct is now owned by Capital Group.
It's the second case I'm worried about. Do ally.com/vanguard.com issue credit cards through some other affiliated company? If so, what are some good non-credit-card-issuing banks?