It can be difficult choosing a bank. If you already have a bank that you use, then you might be reluctant to change to a different one because you might feel that it will not be as good as the one that you are with. However, if you are not that happy with them or feel that there must be others that are better, then you may wonder where you can go for help with recommendations for them. There are quite a few places that you can go, but some will be more useful than others, so it is good to think about which might be the best for you to try.
Ask Friends and Family
It can be great to speak to people that you know about this sort of thing. They will be unlikely to have any reason to be biased in their recommendations and they will also want to make sure that you do bank with the best possible place. It can be good to ask them what they like and dislike about the bank that they are with and whether they have been with others as well and what they thought of those. As with everything you look at, make sure that you think carefully about what you are looking for in a bank and then see which seems to match up the best with what you are looking for. So, if someone has a problem with a bank but it is not something you would be concerned by then there is no reason for you to reject it as a choice. However, if you have a specific thing you want from a bank and the one you are considering does not offer it, then it is a good idea to reject them and look elsewhere as it is very likely that there will be one that does have it.
There are a lot of websites that will review specific financial products and these can be a handy source of information. However, they may be biased so you need to be careful to think about whether you feel that the information on the site can be trusted. It is a good idea to think about who has made the site and whether they will have a reason to be biased. You may find that there are some sites like this that will earn money through commission they make on recommendations they make. While, there is nothing wring with doing this, it can mean that they will only be recommending banks that make them lots of money or they may recommend those more highly. They may end up ignoring some banks altogether as they may not provide any commission at all. Sites that do this should state that their links are affiliate ones and that they may earn commission from them and therefore you will be able to tell. Just be cautious but bear in mind that they could still be useful.
General Personal Finance Sites
There are some websites that just have general personal finance information and these might have information that could be handy. They could have the same problem as the above site, but they may also have some really useful information that you can use to help you while you are making your decision.
Banks will have their own websites and looking at these can be a really useful way to find out more about the bank and what they offer as well as to get a feel for what they are like. You may even find a bit of information about the bank and their history which could be interesting.
A financial advisor should be able to let you know which products will be best suited to your needs. However. You will have to pay them. This could be worth it if you feel that you will make that much money from their recommendations or if you feel that it will take you too much time to do it yourself.