I was a customer of bank of america for eight years, i had a checking, savings and mortgage with them. They are terrible to deal with. Not only did they close my checking account as a few items were returned, no fault of mine, they never even gave me the courtesy of notification. On top of that they froze my account and charged me $35. 00 for each transaction they did not pay. I wrote to the new york state banking dept. And they are looking into it. The bank is too big. They do not care about you as a customer. My friend lost her job and was trying to get a mortgage modification and they promised a trial modification and never came through with it. She had to go to an attorney for help to keep her home. Every time you speak to customer service you get someone who never knows what is going on and they put you on hold forever. My advice, stay away. I am with a hometown bank now and no issues.
I put a large amount of money in my account to pay for one of my school fees. I thought that everything was taken care of, because there was enough money in the account to cover all the money that the school wanted from me. The school took money out of my account, and I was okay with this, because I thought everything was taken care of. This was not the case.
Bank of America took over a week and a half to process that amount of money. They also put a hold on my account. Then when the school finally took the money that I owed them out of the account, Bank of America told me that my account was overdrawn! This frustrated me, because there was enough money in the account!
Then they started adding overdraft fees onto my account.The overdraft fees were completely unnecessary; it was not my fault that the bank took too long to process the money. The overdraft fees started to build up, and I owed the bank $75, even though there should not have been a problem
I called customer service and was told that I would be refunded for my fees and that they would have everything taken care of by the end of the day. Yeah, right. It took them another 5 days to figure everything out, and I had to call them multiple times to make sure they didn't screw me over. If I hadn't been carefully watching my account, I would be in trouble.
Oh, and here's the kicker: while they were processing my money they told me that I had to wait for them to process the money before I could make any purchases. This was not a problem for me, because I am a college student with supportive parents. But, what if I was a single parent that needed to buy necessities for my children? A week and a half is a long time. They were lucky I didn't need to buy anything important.
But, this entire fiasco screwed me over with my school. I now have overdraft fees for my school, because of the bank's screw up! I'm unable to register for my classes, because of the bank's error. So, now I have to figure that out too.
I am very unhappy and disappointed with the service that I received from the teller, Cecilia and her supervisor today 4/19/14 at 11:15 AM. I have been banking with BoA for many years and I should be entitled with a service that is pleasant, unbiased, non-racial, clear explanation, friendly and happy environment whenever I go to the nearest BOA banking location. Instead, Cecilia was a total opposite of my expectation. She gave me attitude instead of clear explanation to my question. She was not paying attention and she made me think about closing my accounts with BOA. I walked out of the bank disappointed and upset.