I called on a holiday to open my account and was on hold for less than 5 minutes. The representative was helpful, patient and easy to understand. I wanted a joint account and a single owner account. She helped me get both accounts opened in the most efficient manner possible. I did most of the process over the phone and the last part on my PC. When I hooked the new accounts up to accounts at other banks that was easy, too. I have made my first two transfers and just have to wait for them to clear. The interest rates are better than other accounts that I have looked at and there are no fees for normal transactions.
I tried opening a new account with Ally Bank and they refused to open the account because my wife of 46 years has no credit in her own name. This is the first and only bank in our 46 years of marriage that refused us.
I would not try to get an account with Ally.
Customer service is rude does not comprehend English and they do not understand how to do their jobs. They call 10 times a day even after you talk to them 3 times a day. If you decide to buy a car don't use Ally.