First off, I was with Chase before I had decided to test out CapitalOne. A family member recommended CapitalOne to me since he had no issues with them.
I made the mistake of applying for an account online. When I completed the online application, I received my confirmation e-mail letting me know they would decide in 3-5 business days. I never received a call, e-mail, or mail letter three weeks after. So, I decide to just go to the branch and figure out what's going on. Apparently, there was an account set up under my name before but was never used, so a "review" was required to verify my identity and make sure nobody had fraudulently opened the account. The bank employee even said that I should have never opened the account online as the online customer service really sucks. Anyway, the review process took another 3 business days before I was told that everything checked out okay (I knew it would) and that my account was ready. Took about two weeks to receive my debit card and checks, which both came separate.
This is where the drama began, mainly dealing with online customer service once again. The alerts on my account began not working, so I sent an e-mail to customer service. They escalated it to the web team, whom never replied. It took me four phone calls (one I was hung up on immediately after they asked how they could help) and a branch visit just to hear "it'll be fixed soon." Soon is NOT defined as two months, CapitalOne. I eventually just gave up and settled for the 15+ e-mails I receive every time my statement is out or duplicate e-mails for any other alert.
Besides all the drama, CapitalOne is a subpar bank. Fees are OK, their points program seems very cheap, ATMs are not conveniently located, their mobile app needs updating, but their bank employees are the best. I would not recommend CapitalOne, especially for those who want a lot to offer from online and mobile services.
Ugh, I am going back to Chase.
Their accounts and credit cards are not consolidated even for business banking. So you have logins for every different credit card holder and the main company. Ridiculous! Of course they don't tell you this when enrolling (this was last month, not years ago). They say upgrades are coming soon.......
Capital One Bank international wire transfer service is horrible since they merged with Chevy Chase Bank. Their international wire transfer service hour is 9 am to 2 pm. weekday.
(they do not international wire transfer on Saturday). I am working full time but I took the day off on Friday and went to Capital One Bank and do completed international wires transfer. However, the banker called later and said it is declined because banker did not put to wire purpose.
I do not understand why they need to know for transfer purpose, it is my money and will be withdrawal from my account (actually for my family support). They already checked my drive license and I got copy of transferred receipt, I asked them if they can fax to me I can put my signature and re-fax to them. But they denied my suggestion and told me that I have to stop by bank again. They should provide all information and make sure their job before customer finally stepped out of bank door.
This is second time, I got rejected. Last time, another Capital One branch banker made type error it also rejected. I never have seen like that before any of poor customer services. It is terrible and stupid banking system!!!