I've been a long-time customer of this bank before they became Chase. And for the most part I have been happy with them.
Recently, we sent a wire transfer out of country for thousands of dollars. It was the bank's manager that helped with the paperwork. We were going to send out two transfers. We made it abundantly clear that we wanted to send the funds in dollars to the foreign bank. The bank manager assured us that it would go out just as we discussed. We didn't find out until the transfer was completed that we got screwed over by Chase mishandling the paperwork. Somehow, the first transfer was made in dollars and the second made in dinars. Because of the exchange rate from dollars to dinars, we lost thousands of dollars.
We contacted the bank manager to find out what happened. It looks like the paperwork got mixed up and we signed the wrong ones on the second transfer. Chase's bank manager was the one that prepared the paperwork while we were there. She knew what we wanted to do. She prepared the correct the paperwork the first time and somehow flubbed the second. We tried to talk to management about the mistake. We got ignored. We tried the BBB and complained. No response.
When we decided to close down our Savings account with them, they asked why we were leaving. We told them our story and we received no apologies. We got the cold shoulder. So we went down the street to open another account with another bank.
I always thought big banks like chase or US bank had this funky practice where they treat everyone like prisoners or something. The reason I developed this concept was because of interesting people on the internet..
The people who work at chase are extremely nice and seem genuine. These ice is excellent and I like how they utilize their ATM machines. I never really had a issue with them mainly because I don't have any major thing going on like mortgages or auto loans but my overall experience is pretty positive. I also like how honest my local banker was. He told me cool stories too.