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 received a check written on Fifth Third Bank from a physician who is closing his doors on December 31, 2014. I wanted to make sure the check cleared so I took it straight to Fifth Third in Wauseon, Ohio. They tried to charge me $4 to cash the check. They said I would have to open an account there to avoid the $4. I told them to forget it, so now I'm just going to deposit it at my own bank. But this is ridiculous. Not cashing checks from depositors at their own bank? Talk about a rip-off. I would never recommend anyone go to this bank.
The lack of timeliness and knowledge in assisting with a breach of account problem is unacceptable. Also, the 5/3 phone and call center is unresponsive in gaining access to a "live person."