Inept, incompetent staff at the local branch; policies that inhibit being able to access MY money at MY convenience; and poor hiring practices that result in having to deal with employees with limited English proficiency and poor grasp of the language. Interaction with any service workers illustrates the rapid decline of intelligence in the U.S., but it is especially unacceptable in an institution charged with protecting my money. CHASE is already at the top of the list for banks set to fail; they need our money much more than we need them. It is inexcusable to for executives to perpetuate the banks' decline. No doubt, they are counting that campaign contributions will ensure yet another bailout and perpetuate the insidious practice of shifting blame from personal accountability.
I have been banking at this branch for over 6 years and they have never given me good customer service. I have had several situations where i needed help and each time they failed at making me feel comfortable. Today i left the branch and felt like they thought i was some kind of criminal. They were not friendly and i felt humiliated. I will not enter that branch again.
Yesterday I spent 4 hours online internationally from the Netherlands attempting to wire funds out of my checking account. What takes a number of seconds in the Netherlands with updated banking systems takes half a work day in the US. And still the wire failed. Why? Not because I did this incorrectly or did not have the funds - but because I couldn't answer arcane security questions such as when did you open up your bank account and at what address (some 25 years ago)?
If I didn't produce the exact date and exact address I failed this question. Other questions such as why are you transferring this money were also posed as security questions and since I refused to divulge personal information the transfer was rejected. Moreover, the online transfer website doesn't work for international customers who don't have a US telephone. And the online support had to provide activation codes. Further, I had to provide my log-in codes and passwords some 8 times as I was re-directed 8 times to different departments.And most of these conversations were completely incomprehensibly because of an incredibly bad connection. Now I am forced to wait 24 hours to attempt once again to transfer MY money for my personal use.
Finally, my Chase credit card charged some 180 dollars in fees to purchase international plane tickets with American dollars paid from my Chase checking account to an American company (Delta). They claimed that these fees were conversion fees and sent me a form letter when I protested. These are utterly usury and corrupt business practices. I will be ending my account with CHASE as soon as possible.