check cashing places to cash, and incur fees for doing so right off the bat. Then you incur the risk of carrying that much cash around with you everywhere too.
So the bank is supposed to take this risk you don't want to take and guarantee the safety of your money at no cost?
The alternative is for you to hire a security company to escort the money to your safe.
Try to make a major purchase and the country flags you as a terrorist suspect the minute you make a large cash payment for it!
Wrong, they flag your transaction for review. Two very different things.
Try to take cash on an airline flight and again
If you are crossing borders that makes absolute sense. If you aren't crossing borders you can carry as much money as you want. You should notify TSA ahead of travels: http://www.airsafe.com/issues/...
since there's no record of you having your name on a savings or checking account or any other real credit history.
Would you loan your money to someone else without a way to check who they are and how reliable they are? Probably not. Borrowing money is not a given right, it's a privilege that's become a standard in our society but that still requires validation.
What did the banks actually do to you to make you hate them OR are you one of the sheeps that flames said entities because it's the popular thing to do?
In my life banks have allowed me to collect interest on savings, build large gains on mutual funds and borrow money at low interest rates. I'm not sure where they screwed me. Are we talking about the $2-$4 / month I get charged for transactions?