My wife closed the checking account we had for long time on April 20, 2012. She withdrawed all the money we had on the account and the person bank associate, who worked on this, stated that account is closed. Gone. In about one week we received the letter saying that the bank made a payment from that closed account on April 23, 2012 and we are responsible for that overdraft and fee. Total about $1100. How come? My wife called the customer service 5/3 and the person she spoke was very rude and, finally, told her that " I have nothing to talk to you". We opened the account with Greenpoint Bank. Than it became North Fork Bank and, finally, Capital One. I don't remember the Greenpoint Bank had the same rules and, even more, the person, who closed our account last month had to aware us to stop all automated payments manually. Nobody said a word. I never really liked how this bank works, but after this we strongly recommend to stay away from Capital One Bank.
I have a line of credit on checking account and now for the second time the bank returned items presented for payment and then charged me numerous NSF fees. When trying to clear up the line of credit issue with the bank, I was told that I did not have a line of credit for my checking account -- the bank's records did now show that I applied for nor did I have a line of credit on my account. Fortunately, I had a copy of a letter from CapitolOne stating that my line of credit had been processed for my account. I took me a week to resolve this issue with this bank. They have terrible customer service and will not admit to their errors, only keep charging you more and more banking fees. I am now going to close my account and warn anyone else to NOT OPEN AN ACCOUNT WITH CAPITAL ONE BANK.
I have two Capital credit cards for over seven years. I apply for an increase every two years and I am declined. I have no history of ANY late payments for 7 years straight. I talked with a supervisor about it. I was given a $100.00 increase on 1 (one card) and the other card was declined an increase.
Credit Cards that I have had for less than 3 years gave me an availability of $1000.00 after a year on some card I got to $2000.00- $6000.00. I pay on time and before the due date.
Check this out: When I had a fico score of 740 Capital denied my increase. I was given an increase of 100.00 with a fico score of 680. My availability remains under $700.00 with Capital. Seven years of credit card history is nothing to Capital.
MY Belief: To gain an increase with Capital requires a certain income. Typically above 60K, history of on time payments PLUS a fico score in the 700's.
I will be ending my relationship with Capital soon!.