I became a customer through acquisition. Immediately BMO Harris held my deposit for twleve (yes, 12) days! The check I deposited came from another family member. I was able to product the cleared and cancelled check to BMO Harris, but they still would not release the funds. In adidition to holding that deposit, they gave me a "0" available funds balance...even though I had a little over $400.00 in account before the transition. I am checking with the Attorney General about the legality of this move. They charged me a 35.00 fee, as during the "hold" time I did have one check presented for payment and it did not clear due to the fact they were holding my deposit. I was given the name and number of someone in Chicago who personally puts "holds" on deposits. Needless to say, I was not able to reach this person.
Save yourself the headache of dealing with these people. Go to a bank that wants your business.
I applied for a line of credit a month ago. For all intents and purposes the loan was approved two weeks ago, because the bank filed and received a loss payee on my homeowners insurance policy. I have contacted my banker and she cannot explain why the approval to close the loan has not been given. This in spite of several calls to the people in charge of giving the O. K. No one seems to know what the problem can be at the lending facility. I have dealt with banks for over 50 years, borrowed several hundred thousand dollars and have never encountered such disregard for customers.
CARL D. HUGHES
We recently obtained an auto loan - the dealer hooked us up with bmo harris who had a good rate. We got a coupon book (haven't seen those in awhile) but there is no way to make payments online unless you have a checking account with them. You can make same day payments over the phone for a fee. When i called them they suggested i make payments through one of their branches. Their drive through lanes are really archaic. The third payment i made was "lost". I called and couldn't use the phone information service unless they mailed me a pin. Waited on hold forever and got a person - they called the branch who couldn't find the payment. I'm hoping to get a loan elsewhere and pay bmo off but now i have a "used" car (bought 5 months ago) so i probably won't get as good a rate. I'm so frustrated. I'm going to start mailing the payments and hope for better results