I have had a credit card account with capital one for over 3 years now. First-off, they started my account with one-fifth (that's right, literally one-fifth) the credit limit that other reputable banks were offering. None the less, i thought it would be nice to try and support a lean e-commerce organization (i'm an it nerd and yes these things weigh in my decision-making) and that i could build my history with them and they would then be willing to provide me with a more normal credit line. Anyways, i literally curse the day i thought it would be a good idea to get a capital one card. Over the past 3 years i have faced the following issues -
1) they would not increase my credit limit despite repeated phone and online requests and despite holding my account in immaculate condition
2) my account gets hacked on a quarterly basis and i have to sit undoing the charges by filing disputes and doing the needful paperwork
here's the last straw that broke the camel's back - in jan 2012 my account again got hacked. I got tired of dealing with them and requested that my account be closed. I was assured by their dispute officer that not only has the dispute been settled but they will close my account completely. In the following month all my regular vendors were able to ding that very same credit card despite it being "closed". Since it was closed, i did not bother checking until i got a late payment email from capital one. After over 22 hours of phone follow-up trying to make them understand that i was not liable for making payments that occured wholly due to miscommunication on their part i finally had to anyways pay the entire amount. My lesson learnt - never again deal with a non brick & mortar company. I wanted to share this experience with everybody out there. Even if it deters one person from giving these scumbags business i will think i made a difference in making the world a better place..
I have been with them for a long time. I just received a letter that they will close all my accounts with no reason given.
I've been with Capital One Bank for over two years now and a credit card customer for more than 10 years. I have never had a problem with this bank. It is super easy to avoid fees with this bank as I have never been charged a fee with them in my 2 year history. A few years back I had to move from one state to the other for work and ran low on funds.
The customer service representative with the credit card customer service refunded all of my late fees/overdraft fees and gave me a credit to give me a little extra money to spend on my big trip. The reason he gave me was simply because of my continued business Capital One wanted to reward my loyalty. I love the cash back on my credit card and I love the no hassle rewards points I earn simply for using my debit card.
I even earn no hassle rewards for using bill pay and writing checks or using the ATM. I am always rewarded for my continued support and business with Capital One. This bank is easy to do business with.