I recently moved out of state and have all my money in the bank where I used to live.
I've opened up an account at a credit union here, and want to transfer my money from my first bank to this one. Unfortunately, I can't simply write a personal check since my money is in my savings.
As far as wiring or having the bank send a check themselves, they are highly unhelpful as they want a written request + ID + change-of-address proof mailed or faxed to them before they will do anything.
My idea was to simply take out my money via ATM, as much as I can per day (which is $300 according to the ATM I just went to today). My concern is if this would be considered suspicious activity or something and if the bank would have a problem with this. It would be much faster and more convenient.
Does this method have any drawbacks or is it illegal or something? I don't know too much about banks and ATM usage.