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2 out of 5 marks

Reviewed by bturner123

Jul 13th 2012

Ally seemingly unable to calculate & itemize CD interest earnings correctly

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.

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Reviewed by FarfalleAlfredo

Aug 20th 2014

4 out of 5 marks

Great bank, but deposits take forever to post

I've used Ally for several years. I love that they do not charge a ton of fees, and they reimburse ATM fees charged by other banks. However, the only way to deposit is by either an eCheck or mailing in a check. Their website advertises next day availability, however I have never had an eCheck deposit post in that time frame. They always take a week. According to them, this is because my account has too many over drafts. I've had two in the past year, while waiting for a deposit to post. They're awesome if you direct deposit everything, but check deposits, try to avoid them if you can.

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Reviewed by bayouandy

Aug 17th 2014

1 out of 5 marks

Left hand does not know what the right hand is doing....

Tried to transfer $250K into Ally. They transferred it TWICE. Overdrew me at my bank. Took DAYS to get straight while my money did not earn interest. Excuses, excuses, excuses.....don't think they'll get any of my business again.

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