We have been harris bank customers for well over 15 years, we have checking accounts, 401k accounts, and savings accounts. 10 years ago we needed money for kids college funding, we took out ahome equity loan interset only paid for ten years. We had pretty good credit scores, our scores got better so we thought of using them for our cars, they wanted way higher interest rates than Ford Motor Credit, so we did not use them.
In 2009 I got let go from my job, the bad economy and our ability to pay some of our bills on time led our credit scores to get lower. We did not walk away from our house we struggled to make payments but we made them.
Now that our home equity is up and we need to refinance, our credit scores are lower Harris wants to make much larger payments than we can afford.
The fact of the matter they tell us that now that our house value is equal to amount left on the first mortgage the second loan through them is not secure, so they want their money.
I have half a mind to say fine, and walk away from the house and they would not get a red cent for all the aggrevation they have put me through, but I will only do that as a last resort.
I can never get a supervisor or anybody that has any authority on the phone, or even by going to one of the branches.
Well I am taking every red cent of money I have out Harris Bank, I know it doesn't mean much to them but it is the only weapon we have when you don't like the service or results.
I had a 10 year equity loan that matured and having a hell of a time trying to get a modification, I truly believe they are trying to foreclose on my home, still making my monthly payments on time and they gave me a past 30 days on my credit report even though we are still working on a modification, I believe they are trying to screw up my credit so no other Bank will give me a loan.
In Arizona BMO obtained M/I bank. Previously I had an equity loan at interest only payments. BMO decided they will no longer offer this type of loan and I must change to a different type loan offered by BMO. However I was never informed of this change untill I was two months delinquent as my auto payment was discontinued. BMO then notified me of this with a $19,500.00 late fee without any detail or explanation.
Admittedly they overlooked my notification but insisted on me paying the erroneous fees anyway. I was forced to pay off this $390,000.00 loan in order to avoid the fees. I cashed in my 401K to accomplish this and am now searching for a new loan at any bank other than these loan sharks.