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.
it was like i am applying for a secret service agent positions with ally reps contacting me for the 4th time in 1 month trying to get me to continue furnish them with additional info bcos they could not verify my wife's address for a MM account. this was after we've given them more than enough info such as DL, SSN utilities, Voter Registration card, etc to validate her current address. they got hung up on an old address appearing on her DL. Terrible customer experience in the front end that made us jump to another competitor today. they made me feel like they are doing me a favor.
I have been with Ally for 2 1/2 years. Yes they offer good interest rates with both checking and savings accounts. Yes getting customer service is somewhat easy. If you want to order checks, or check a posting, it is so simple, make the call and it's fixed, right? So Ally seem to do the simple things right. But what about when things go seriously wrong? I have a healthy account with high balances in checking and savings. I pay almost all of my bills through the Ally bill pay service. On two occasions Ally have paid my home mortgage payment twice in the same month even though it is set up as an automated single payment. On other occasions they have done the same with other automated payments. Attempts at getting this systemic problem fixed have been futile. If that is not bad enough how about this. Each month I have a retirement pension wired from England into my Ally account. On 6 occasions in the last year or so the payments have failed to show up. A detailed investigation has shown that Ally uses J P Morgan Chase to process incoming international wire transfers. Yes that would be the same J P Morgan Chase that has been penalized and heavily fined for international currency exchange rate fraud and other serious financial banking fraud. Two months of pressing hard has resulted in no solution to this problem. This is now in the hands of the FBI. The moral to this story is this. If you have an account with Ally, and you do not fall foul of their incompetence, you will win. If you do have any kind of serious problem you will lose. Ally seems to do business with some shady characters and they are both unable and unwilling to fix any problems that they will create for you. Good luck.