Don't do business with Ally! I tried to make a car payment on Friday at 4:15 Mountain Time online but the confirmation said it wouldn't be posted until Monday. This is the last day I can pay without being late so I called to see if I could make payment by phone and have it posted today. Operator said no, it had to be paid by 3:00 pm Eastern time. You have to read the text behind the link: "When will my payment be posted?" But I didn't notice that little tab. I would have had to make the payment before 1:00 pm my time. Who in the world holds a payment until the following Monday if it's not made by 1:00 pm Mountain Time?
That's just archaic. My mortgage company takes payments and posts them until 9:00 pm at my time zone, not there's. I asked to speak to a supervisor. He had the same nasty attitude. No reasonable assistance at all. Now my payment will be reported to credit bureaus as a 30-day late. I printed out the confirmation, which is dated today and will send it to credit bureaus if ALLY reports my payment as late. And I'm transferring my car loan to a local credit union where I'm treated with more respect. I hate Ally's policy and the rude people int heir customer service department.
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.