I had an auto loan through BMO when I bought my new car from the dealarship. The frist month I wanted to pay extra on the principal so I paid $100 more than the payment. When I looked later they didn't apply the extra to the principal but to the next payment (so they get more interest). I called and complained and they fixed it and said I would have to send in 2 checks, 1 for the regular payment and another for the extra with a letter asking for the additional to be applied directly to the principal. I did this and sure enough, they applied it to the next payment again. This went on for 4 months before I said enough is enough and refinanced through my local bank. Now BMO wont send my local bank the letter of termination for the loan I had through them and it has been almost 2 months. We are still waiting for the letter so I can get a refund on the GAP insurance I bought through the dealarship and so my local bank can finish paperwork and send the title to the Secratary of State Office.
Long story Short: This bank is absolutely horrible at doing the basic requirements and fulfilling their obligations. I would not go through this bank unless you have no other options.
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.