I spoke with a woman purportedly with upper management named jill. She told me that while she agreed with my argument, and had the authority to allow my account to remain open, she chose not to. She unveiled to me that several reg e claims that were on my account were not actual factual and had never been made, but they had never been removed and because of those i was found to have made "too many " claims.
I asked what someone should do in each and every case where someone illegally hacks into an account, and she said i handled it just as the bank had instructed and now the bank was shutting my account as a result. She said the bank no longer found me to be a "valuable customer" and that i should go find another bank. Nice customer service.
This would have been so much easier for them if they had used a little, just a little common sense. My guess is, judging by comments here and elsewhere, they will all be out of a job there by the end of 2014. Anyway, i have $1000 in my account and they say they will send me a check. What do you want to bet i never see a penny of it?
I just started with Ally and they are epic. I cannot believe the amazing customer service. If you think banking online is scary and inconvenient than let all fears go. They provide pre-paid postage envelopes to send checks, reimbursements on ATM fees, and 24 hour customer service that has virtually no wait time. It is fast convenient and supports my needs. I will never have to add "stop at the bank" on my to do list because it is all online. My bank will go with me wherever I go. To top it all of they have the best rates! The interest is accumulative. It seems to be good to be true but it really is true. They are able to afford all of these extra commodities for their customers because they don't have physical locations. That can add enormous amounts of fees having to pay more employees and property fees. Choose ally for sure!
I authorized a $25,000 withdraw from my checking account to fund a new Ally CD. Ally did the withdraw...TWICE. There is $50,000 gone from my checking account without my authority. When I called them, they said "oops"; we will refund the money in 48 hours. 48 hours later, no money. When I spoke to customer service they said it would take 4-5 more business days to return the $25,000 to my account. This is CRIMINAL. Do NOT link your checking account to your ALLY account. In fact....STAY CLEAR of this bank. They are thieves. I just hope they return my money. I will update when I see the money in my account.
Update...more than a week later, still no money in my account. So I went to my local bank and had them do a transfer back into my local checking account from Ally Bank using a "Written Statement of Unauthorized Debit" form. This form also severed ties with Ally and my local checking account. They are thieves, I repeat, STAY CLEAR of this bank.