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It holds the payment upto 5 days. then money is out of my bank acount but not showing in the on line account.
Also they keep the merchant credit for a very long time.
Since they are the bank I am sure they have good reasons for it. and
not a good game for customers.
The experience for opening accounts is very subpar. First you can't even access your account until you have confirmed the initial transfer, wait several days for that to complete, then finish activating your account.
If you're like me and prefer to set things up with Mint.com, get your account numbers in order, setup transfers from additional sources (you need an account number to do so), etc. you have to wait for your welcome letter to arrive via snail mail to receive your account number. So, again, I'm waiting another several days to get moving with setting up additional source banks because, even though you've confirmed and created your account, they will not show you your account number from within the OURSOURCED ONLINE INTERFACE. Other banks I've used hide the number but give you the option to manually show it in it's entirety.
I'm only using the Amex account because they currently connect to Mint.com whereas TIAA Direct does not. I wouldn't be banking with anyone but Ally but unfortunately I need to separate my savings from my main accounts with Ally. Apparently I've become spoiled, expecting things to be streamlined and effortless.
I tried to make an online transfer to my brokerage account. The transaction was blocked for no good reason. Then customer service said they could not help me or remove the block until tuesday when the corporate office is open again from 9am to 5pm. That's not customer service.