After having a Capital One credit card with the same credit limit for almost 20 years, and hovering near that limit for most of the last 5 years, I withdrew from an IRA to pay off the balance. (Why keep money in an account earning less than 1% when paying close to 20% on a credit card?)
One month after paying off the balance, they call and say they are lowering my credit limit from $5,000 to $500 (yes, 90%). They say because I have too many cards with balances. Doh, I paid off most of my other accounts at the same time, so I have a lower total balance than I have had in over ten years.
OK, I know the credit line is their call, whether fair or not. Still, I am bitter at their recent action.
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.
We have been w Cap One for about 5 years. Yesterday we stopped at our Cap One branch on Old Denton road in Carrollton for a notary. We were refused service because the notary told us Cap one only notarized Cap One documents. Previously I had docs notarized several times at this branch. About a year and a half ago we moved the bulk of our funds to Chase due to problems getting cashiers checks for RE transactions. Seemed like the person that could sign the check was always hard to find or out of the office. They to top it of the receiving banks HOLD Cap one cashiers checks for 3 days to clear. Something about the type of check Cap one issued at that time. Further they did not offer online wire transfers which make this whole process easier. We are giving up on Cap One they just don't understand
what customer service is.