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5/3 was my second-ever bank account, opened at age 18. Added one of their credit cards about 5 years ago. A few months ago, they detected some fraudulent activity on that card, which was great, or so I thought. It became a major, and ongoing problem, because that new card does not show up on my online portal, and they have never sent me a statement or bill for it, so the only way I can pay it is late after receiving a call from collection. You'd think that if they can define fraudulent activity, they could notice "hey, he's never had a late payment until we issued this new card, and oh, maybe we could send him a bill for this new card."
On a completely different note from the above clusterfuck, I personally find it annoying as all hell when you go in and they try to sell you 6 times over on shit you don't want or need. That is fucking annoying. Just let me bank. Yeah, 5/3 you lost my deposit accounts because your online portal sucked compared to the competitors, and still does. You'll lose my credit account as soon as it's paid off...if I can ever find out what that is!
I have been banking with 5th 3rd for at least 10 years. I have found that they look for methods to accrue fees on your accounts. Today was the latest attempt; I logged into the bank at 1 am and noticed that it showed a positive balance over $300.00, to be safe I moved $630.00 from savings to assure an adequate balance to cover any outstanding charges. I wake up to find they have charge me $148.00 in over draft fees. When I called and questioned this I was informed that it was not relevant that I showed a positive balance when I transferred money, they would take the fees anyway. When I pointed out that I was on disability and a fixed income and I had made the transfer in good faith to avoid possible conflicts, they offered to eliminate 1/2 of the fees. When I questioned further and pointed out the timing, I was informed that it didn't matter. I have determined that the bank cares only for profit and not for the customer, I and will be changing banks as soon as possible.