I put a hold, then stop payment on a check I issued to my contractor as final payment because I came home to find the job not complete to my standards and wanted to write a new check once the job was completed (i.e. the space between cabinets for my dishwasher was not sufficient and he needed to re-hang them). Two weeks later, after attempting to reach my contractor many times to return to fix his mistakes, I learned that BBVA messed up by allowing my contractor to cash the check (they copped to this, thank you audio recordings). Because it was their mistake and they verified that they would be unable to take the money out of the contractor's account, BBVA credited my account by check's amount. I exclaimed that I could hire a new contractor to finish my job before Thanksgiving with the newly credited amount. The rep verified that I should wait until I saw the money appear in my account. A weekend and a day later, I hired the new contractor as I verified the credit had appeared in my account. The same day my new contractor starts and finishes the job, my first contractor calls to tell me that my check has bounced and that he will take me to small claims court if he isn't paid. BBVA tells me that attempting to recover their money is "an internal process" and the rep probably didn't know it was still possible when he told me it wasn't possible, thus the credit. They told me that I hired the second contractor under my own free will and that they are adhering to my original wishes. I acted based on the information they gave me and now I'll be in small claims court defending myself instead of moving on from an overall horrible experience. Multiple reps told me that I should shop around for better contractors and should not have paid the first contractor if the job wasn't complete. That's what I was trying to do and would have done if BBVA employees weren't so incompetent. I'm taking my business elsewhere - if anyone has suggestions, I'd love to hear them. Thanks,
Set up an account a few months ago.
The representative provided me a business card.
I have tried to call the number provided several times with very unusual experiences, ranging from no pick up on the line to a message that this bank center is closed (not so).
The general number does not return my call and finally I have left a message for someone that has been identified as a branch manager, but is to busy to answer my call and have left another message.
Don't bank here. They do not have time to service you. Don't believe it, walk into the center and maybe 25% of the desks have bodies.
My parents have an account with this so called jack in the box bank. We have been trying for months to speak to someone at the branch and each time we call and even show up we are told I'm sorry so and so is not here but she will call you back. My parents invested in an IRA account and have lost a considerable amount of money and no one, and I do mean no one, has called them back to explain why. I don't understand why they ignore customers but I have come to the conclusion that they stole my parents money. My poor Mom is stressed out beyond belief I don't know what else to do. This place needs to shut down and go away! This bank sucks!