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.
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!!!