My sister has been dead for 5 years and I live in her home. She had an equity loan with Chase. The title is in escrow to finalize full title transferred to my parents.
After Chase sends 3 letters here to this address which they know she's deceased, I call Chase and tell them I am her brother, a businessman with 1000's of customers, and understand privacy however I only want THE Chase "business process" rules, not specific details of my sisters loan.
I tell the customer service person, in the spirit of me being an internet author writing an article on how Chase does business I want to 1) know why (as a business process) Chase would send letters to the address of a diseased person (any person regardless who), 2) why form letters would be sent to any person saying an account cannot be closed (the public rule in the spirit of an article being written, an instructive rule, not details of this particular account). That any generic answer would be instructive.
The rep refused to speak about anything. I told him the general public is pretty tired of big banks and their dealings and that I can only write about what I'm not being told then. That the fact they will not be instructive at all about their business practices fuels the outrage brewing the in the public eye. And it is an outrage banks do not want you to understand their business processes and do not provide better customer support.
I in the past closed a credit card acquired by Chase for charging a late fee when I never got a statement during their transition period, and unlike other cards that have discretionary power to wave fees Chase would not, so rather than keep me as a customer they cared not that I closed my account.
Because I feel Chase customer support is the WORST I've ever experienced aside from some cell phone and cable companies, I support BOYCOTTING CHASE BANK!
The State seized part of my land for a road expansion. Chase bank hired an attorney who has never handled this type of case before. Chase actually hired a collection attorney. From the $7,000 for the DOT Chase Bank ran up a $5,500 legal bill. I have never received an itemized bill from Chase to show what the legal fees were. All I got was very rude disrespectful Legal BS... Now all I got for my land was $1,500 due to Chase Bank poor choice in law firm. All the attorney would say is that Chase Bank will pay him whatever he sends them so I should be happy with $1,500...
Although the interest rate is really low, you can't beat free checking. Also, I can manage my Chase Freedom credit card from the same website, so that's a plus.
Since I've had the account for quite a while now, I can honestly say it's a great bank. They've caught fraud on my account twice and reversed all charges.
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