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I currently have a car loan with Fifth Third Bank. I have a 6 year loan and I only have 1 year and 4 months left to pay on it. I've always made my payments on time or within the grace period. I recently have been diagnosed with something that caused me to miss 4 weeks so far of work with no pay and I'm on short-term disability. It takes a while to receive a payment from short-term disability, depending on how quickly your doctor signs the papers. During holidays I wasn't able to get an appt. with the doctor any sooner than today.
Most banks have pass a payment they offer to customers who have been with them quite some time for those who are going through difficult times. I called Fifth Third Bank in hopes they would allow me to skip one payment this time since I have been a great customer and with my situation. I was told that since I have no income now, even though I am still employed and will get short-term disability payment in few weeks, and I'm receiving taxes soon, that they will not accept this until I receive payment, then they can work out something with me.
If I received payment then I wouldn't be calling them and I'd pay my bill, now wouldn't I? This makes no sense whatsoever. I'm upset on how they treat their customers and don't give them any perks or sympathy for them being a good customer. I will NEVER do business with them again!! PLEASE BE WARNED.
I am spreading the word about them on all sites and want everyone else to know how they don't care about customers, just money.
The local branches may be helpful and nice, but if you are not in the local area and have access to a branch, do not use. Their so called online banking is pathetic! If you do not have a bank account with them, you cannot pay online for your other accounts. I have had to call every month to make sure my account is good and I have been told something different every time: -you can pay over the phone, you can pay over the phone via your bank account, you cannot pay over the phone, your payment covered current month and next month, you excess payment does not cover future payments, etc...
Then they report your account overdue when you think you have paid in advance per the rep you spoke with. It is all too much to have to deal with.
What bank or company does not take payment online????
Again, the branch level may be great and helpful, but this is not a bank you want to deal with outside their local area!
I have an auto loan with them. I started making extra payments and was assured by customer service rep. that all extra payments are posted directly to the principle of the loan. After making three extra payments, i checked my account status on-line. They were taking interest out of the extra payments instead of posting it all to the principle. When I phoned them, I was told that's how they apply extra payments unless you call after each payment and tell them to post the whole amount to the principle. They agreed to go back and repost the extra payments w/o the interest charges stating this will have to be done manually; however, when I went back and looked, they did not go back and adjust the interest on the regular monthly payments which should be less after each extra payment. I'm re-financing this loan so I don't have to deal with incompetence any longer. Who wants to do business with a bank who can't accurately calculate interest? I'm sure I'll still be dealing w/this issue for months to come.