Ally will steal your money. They are sugary sweet on the phone 24/7. CD matured? Want your money? They can't find your username. They're so sorry that's not the password they have on file. Sugary sweet 24/7 asking personal question after personal question, they'll keep asking and no amount of information is enough to satisfy them that you really are you. And no branch to go to in person (he he he). Hey, this isn't like some Ally trick ("computer glitch", "just a little more documentation for you to notarize and mail, again", "just a few more personal questions", "someone will call you back", "soon", "really", ha ha ha, you putz - but they are so so sugary sweet as they tell you that they are keeping your money, they're not giving your money back to you, they are keeping your money for themselves and they have hundreds and hundreds of lines to tell you about "bank security" and they "really want to protect your identity and your account" and that's why they won't give you your money back, not until you snail mail more notarized documents, not until you answer even more nosey personal questions (and if this goes on for 1/2 an hour or so, then "someone's going to call you back"). But no one calls you back. Then you get (24/7!!!) sugary sweet customer service rep's repeating the same lines, same questions, same demands, same lies same lies same lies. With CD's they delay long enough that the CD automatically re-news, then there are penalties to pay, plus more notarized snail mail to notarize and snail mail (and if its not certified mail then they're "so sorry" but they never got that, and if it is certified, then you just lost that fraction of a percent in interest higher than your local bank, then they still need more ...)
Don't open an Ally account. It's not worth it for an extra few interest rate percentage points "promised". It's absolutely not worth it for a few fractions of a percent m
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.
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.