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1 out of 5 marks

Reviewed by SantiChandra

Jan 18th 2013

The worst banking experience

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.

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Reviewed by dsflynn2000

Jun 6th 2014

1 out of 5 marks

Harrassment, sending american jobs overseas?

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!

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Reviewed by tester123

Jun 23rd 2014

2 out of 5 marks

Good product but bad execution

Ally has a good, scratch that, great product! No fee ATMs -- any ATM -- including the sketchy ones in bars (not sure you wanna use them anyways, but thats another story - when in desperate times). You don't have to check an app to find whether this ATM is free, like with Capital One 360 or other online banks. Sure those ATMs are abundant and free too, but you still have to consult an app.

But, and a big but, the customer service is horrible for anything out of the ordinary (which by the way is normally the reason why you would contact customer service in the first place - since something that should be working through self service is not working the way you expected). Short service times -- great; actual service quality -- not so great! For example, another reviewer wrote about their issue with the CD being processed erroneously twice -- 5 business days for resolution; or the reviewer with the minor account turning into an independent account -- multiple follow ups. That is horrendous. That's why people like going to branches since you can see someone there and hold that individual accountable.

My own personal experience -- I am new to this country (I think this will answer the question for the british expat who moved to the States as well) with new credit. They won't open an account for me since I don't have a credit score yet -- say what? Like, you need my SSN to verify my identify -- ok, I'll bite. No credit score yet. Hello! I am new here, let's contact customer service and lo and behold, after 30 mins "sorry we cant do anything!"

Anyways, policies are policies, but the customer service is horrendous to say the least.

The way I see it - capital one 360 may not give back all my ATM fees, but i get $50 right up for signing up for it, and that will last me for a while (in lieu of ATM fee paybacks from Ally, which, by the way, have a limit of their own).

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