I have an unusual situation, but that is no excuse for the lack of communication and updates.
I attempted to trade in a 14-year old vehicle in on December 26th. The F&I Manager found that there was still a lien against it with Amcore Bank. Amcore Bank no longer exists. It was acquired by another institution and then by BMO Harris. I went home and searched for the title, but I could not find it. I found l that I received a notice that the loan was paid in 2001, but I never received the title. I am unable to get a duplicate title with the lien against me, so I need BMO to verify a lien release to get one. I first called 888-340-2265 on that day. I first spoke with Ross C. who said the records were no longer retrievable, but that he would take what information I had, including the purchase and payoff dates, and have a letter faxed within 2 business days. As of today, 1/5, I have not received it.
On 12/31, Ross said that the holidays had probably slowed things down, and that I should get the letter on 1/2 or 1/3.Ross has failed to return my calls on 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4. Three other CSRs claimed they couldn't take any action. They also said I could not speak to a supervisor, either Ross's or someone in "that other department" that is responsible for sending the letter. One of them said that there was a question in the file about the amount of the loan.
The car deal is no longer valid, and I do not have reliable transportation to work. I also don't know where I stand in BMO's process. In the scale below, there is no choice for "not applicable"
I should also mention that BMO has refused to adjust my mortgage rate from its current 5.7%, because I pay on time and my payment with them (not counting a second mortgage) is less than 1/3 of gross income. With the second mortgage and association fees, it is above 1/3 of my income. I am not happy to be your customer.
After doing business with BMO/Harris I have experienced some of the most corrupt practices in banking and have pulled all my accounts and businesses to other banks. The lending department has called a reassessment of my home equity line of credit after only using for 2 years for home improvements and are calling for the loan to be paid in full in 2 months or face foreclosure proceedings. I have always made my payments on time and have excellent credit. They are claiming they are no longer offering lines of credit anymore and will not negotiate my mortgage forcing me to make a full payment after just learning of this 1 week ago. I immediately got in touch with the Fed reserve complaints division of consumer complaints and have filed a complaint against them. How the bank knowingly gave me a guaranteed credit line only to be able to withdraw and call it due is down rite criminal behavior and should be illegal! Not only are they not willing to work with me on any solution, they have given me 2 months to pay or face action. I hope this helps other consumers from ever thinking of doing business with this scam of an institution based out of Canada! I can only imagine how many other peoples lives and credit will be destroyed from this dirty practice of forcing payment, knowing the average person can't come up with the full amount and forcing a family into foreclosure with good credit , just to be destroyed. BUYER BEWARE!!!
For months I have been complaining to numerous people at the bank about bill pay limitations. Everybody is polite, agrees but nobody fixes it. I want to use online bill pay to pay a person who also has a BMO Harris account. Guess what .... the bank can only print and mail a check. I've even had the check sent to a Harris branch office for deposit and again they mail it to themselves! What century is this.
Furthermore, regardless if the check is mailed to the branch or to another address it NEVER has arrived on the due date (the date that I was given to me by bill pay). The funds should be shifted between accounts within 24 hours, not 6 days.