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Yesterday, may 8, 2012, my husband and i each received a letter from capital one advising that they had acquired HSBC's credit card accounts, including an active credit card in my name and my husband's name. The thing is, neither of us have an account with hsbc. If this financial institution can make this type of mistake, what kind of banking business would anyone expect to receive from them?
I have heard that this particular bank has a very unfavorable reputation and have therefore never considered banking with them. From the reviews i've read, it seems unlikely that i will ever be a customer. By the way, their commercials were terrible, but since alec baldwin has started being in them, they are getting better. But they should really get rid of the guys with the bad teeth and bad hair.
I had an issue with a transaction after ordering an item online. Carissa was very helpful with solving my issue. She stayed on the line with me for over an hour and went above and beyond with a three-way call with the company I ordered an item from. She assisted me with a conflict I had while on the three-way call. Carissa was very polite and helpful. I cannot thank her enough for helping me.
I have two accounts at Capital One because of the ease of sending bank to bank transfers. They were years ahead of their competitors on this. However they now have fallen far behind in terms of online service. Today was only the last in a chain of events that will lead me to move my accounts. When i did not receive my 1099, i assumed i would be able to access one online. When i couldn't find it, i tried to use the chat function on customer service, but it was "not available.
I wrote an email, for which i received no response within 24 hours, not even an automated response that my email had been received. I then tried online again and after several minutes of q&a was told there was no way to receive my 1099 except via regular mail. (not online, fax or email) she then told me to go back and write another email requesting a replacement 1099. When i balked she said she could request it for me (not sure why she didn't do this initially).
After waiting five minutes, i asked her if she was still there. She then responded that i should receive my replacement 1099 in two weeks. Two weeks? This would be such an easy thing to put online. All the information is available there, just not the tax form. I use several banks and this is the only one that does not make these tax forms available online.