There are several banks located on State Road 45, St. Stephens Road, in Eight Mile, Alabama. As you drive through the center of Eight Mile looking for a bank, you need to ask yourself, “What do I want from my bank?” Most people want location and operational hours for their convenience. I wanted a bank that I could deposit cash money into and access the cash immediately with a debit card. No one likes to carry cash anymore, not even me.
One of my stops was Compass Bank on State Road 45, St. Stephens Road in Eight Mile, Alabama. Compass Bank is open on Saturday until noon. If you are looking for a bank with weekend hours for your convenience you may want to stop at Compass Bank.
The location isn’t the best due to the crime rate, but it certainly isn’t the worst. This is not a location that you would want to go to the bank after dark but for daytime use it is convenient.
Compass Bank is located in the center of Eight Mile in the center of the Eight Mile Shopping Center. It’s extremely convenient with a Post Office located directly behind the bank to the left in the same parking lot. If you are business banking, this is a great one stop location. You can go to the bank and get the mail all at one time in one location.
If you go inside to set up your account there are three offices to the right of the doorway. This is where the manager of the bank along with the “money/investment specialist” and another lady that opens up accounts. If she’s not there or busy then you go to one of the other offices.
One of the qualities I like in a bank is for the employees to know their bank. Management and people that open accounts should know their products especially when it is general questions.
I asked the same question to three people. Each person gave me the same wrong answer at Compass Bank. Either the people do not know their products or their banking policies have changed. My specific question was if I deposited cash money, not checks but cash, could I immediately have access to the cash. Could I walk out of the bank, drive down a block and get gas on my debit card? The answer to me from the management and people that set up the accounts, all three times was yes. The correct answer now that I have an account set up is “No”.
Everyone is friendly at Compass Bank except for the guy that works drive thru on Saturdays. He must just get out of bed on the wrong side. Don’t expect him to talk to you as he does your banking business unless you send him something confusing. I didn’t even get a “Hi” to know he was working on my deposit. Compass Bank is not the bank for me, but maybe someone else will want to use it. The bank is conveniently located and open on Saturdays for your banking convenience.