Protesters with "Occupy San Diego" marched to bank counters downtown on Wednesday to close their accounts after they say they are fed up with "big bank greed."
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"Occupy San Diego" protesters along with union members and activists chanted, "Corporate greed has got to go" as they marched to Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank on Fifth Avenue and B Street in downtown San Diego.
Lorena Gonzalez of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council walked into Wells Fargo to close the account she has had since she was 15 years old.
"The big banks along with Wall Street
they were bailed out by taxpayers and at the same time, they continue to foreclose on our homes, they continue to not issue loans to small businesses [and] they're not investing in our community," said Gonzalez.
However, people may be getting tired of paying. 10News checked with local credit unions, who reported they have recently seen a sharp increase in business.
"The most highest increase, of course, started back around September because we started seeing people starting to get tired of surprise fees on their bank accounts," said Teresa Halleck, the CEO of San Diego County Credit Union.
San Diego County Credit Union said they had more than 4,000 accounts open in October, which is more than double an average month.
Navy Federal Credit union said it broke records last month and has seen a 23 percent increase in the number of accounts this year.
Mission Federal Credit Union said they had the highest member growth since 1993 in October.
"Occupy San Diego" organizers hope other people will also transfer money from the big banks into credit unions on what they are calling "National Bank Transfer Day" this Saturday.
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