I opened ALLY Savings and Checking Accounts in early Jan 2013. A week after I opened the bank account, my online account was blocked and when I called the rep was not able to explain the reason why my account was blocked.
Two weeks have passed and with endless call to Ally Bank,they finally explained to me that the account was closed because it was linked to a fraud alert.
I had a stressful incident of being robbed and filed for a police report. Rather than asking me more documentation to prove that the person opening the account was indeed me. Ally Bank took the high road and assumed I was the Fraud. Is this really how you showed sympathy to a person who was just had a unfortunate incident?
I have all the documentation to prove that I am me and yet ALLY Bank chose to accuse me for something that I am not. My advice to anyone who is thinking of opening an account with Ally just because it has high interest rate is DON'T. Save yourself headache and humiliation.
This bank does not care about your well being.
I really can't understand the complaints about Ally Bank; other then when I added my wife to my accounts (it took them awhile) I've had nothing but praise for this bank. Customer Service is excellent - I've never waited longer then maybe a couple minutes and I can get help 24 / 7 (once I called at 3AM New Year's Eve -- yea, a little drunk-- but still got the help and job accomplished).
I'm drawing a higher interest rate with both my Saving Account and Money Market Account then I did with a 19 month CD at US Bank. I had and have a few CDs with Ally and one time needed to cash one in before the maturity date -- only lost the interest; other banks you lose the interest plus penalty. I use any ATM machine and they reimburse the charges, Bill Pay and all the extras - all free. Love this bank!
First of all, Ally out sources jobs to the Philippines. These are American jobs that they are paying third world people a fraction of the pay to perform. Ally could be employing Americans. To top it off these people that are receiving money that could be going into Americans pockets are the most infuriating souls to ever pick up a phone. They harass account holders and they are mostly Americans. Boycott Ally!