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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 have banked with so many banks both online and via mobile. I've practically tried them all! Ally's mobile banking is not only easy, all the features are awesome! Their mobile banking features and the way it was put together beats Citibank, Chase, TD Bank, HSBC, Bank of America and so many others. Great Job, Ally!
I don't understand all the hate against Ally Bank in previous reviews. I have had a checking account with Ally since 2011, after my local bank screwed me on overdraft fees, and have been very satisfied since. Signing up is painless, much less than what I have experienced at other online-only banks, and their website is very easy to use. In 2012 all of my debit card transactions were suddenly being declined and upon calling Ally it turned out my card number had been stolen so they froze my debit card. I wish they had notified me, but getting a new card was easy and I was not responsible for the fraudulent charge. I have only incurred one overdraft fee of $9 since banking with Ally and it was due to my own negligence. If you're tired of old-fashioned banking and their fees I highly recommend Ally Bank.