DO NOT BANK WITH ALLY.
After four years of automated draft and getting their money on time, when we traded our Buick and Ally got their pay off, they continue to draft our account and a month later still trying to get them to refund our money. Although they are aware of the overdraft, we had to provide a certified bank statement and letter which they are telling me that it will be reviewed in a few days and after ten business days they will issue a check and if we are lucky we may get our money ten days after that, if they feel like it.
Customer service guys are like a robot, and each time there is a different answer.
Do not Bank or finance with ALLY. This bank simply SUCKS.
I don't understand all the hate against Ally Bank in previous reviews. I have had a checking account with Ally since 2011, after my local bank screwed me on overdraft fees, and have been very satisfied since. Signing up is painless, much less than what I have experienced at other online-only banks, and their website is very easy to use. In 2012 all of my debit card transactions were suddenly being declined and upon calling Ally it turned out my card number had been stolen so they froze my debit card. I wish they had notified me, but getting a new card was easy and I was not responsible for the fraudulent charge. I have only incurred one overdraft fee of $9 since banking with Ally and it was due to my own negligence. If you're tired of old-fashioned banking and their fees I highly recommend Ally Bank.
Ally bank account creating was very simple. Talked to Customer service via chat and they answered all my question quickly and professionally.
Mobile app is very well laid out and easy to read as well as understand.
I believe some of the negative reviews are self inflicted and would have happened with any bank (in my opinion). I haven't been inside a bank in over 4 years, now I can deposit any checks from my desk at home, this is a no brainier.