Had a pair of concurrent two-year raise-your-rate cd's at the same apy on which ally was calculating different daily interest earnings. In attempting to sort this out, was given the runaround, including by level 2 cs, told not to worry about the "robo-figures" shown on the summary pages, and assured that my total earned interest at maturity would be calculated correctly.
Now that these cd's have both matured, at my instruction i had the final balances with interest deposited into an existing money market account. At this point, neither the cd summary pages nor the one for the money market itemize how much interest i earned in total from the cd's over the two years. Nor do the paper statements i received at cd maturity show anything about total earned interest. I'm left to run the numbers myself, spotty as they are, try to sort out any errors, and in the meantime have requested that ally mail me another paper statement explicitly listing total earned interest.
Cs agreed to do this only after multiple phone calls and a fair bit of obvious disgust and annoyance in the voice of the most recent cd rep. Incredible. We're talking about several thousand dollars worth of earned interest on these two cd's, and ally apparently doesn't think it important to break out total earned interest on the accounts. What are they trying to hide? If we, the customer, didn't care about interest we'd just put our money under the mattress where we can keep an eye on it at all times. Buyer beware - ally makes a guessing game out of something that should be entirely cut and dry - nay, something they should be heralding in neon lights at every turn - our earnings.
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.