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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.
A friend of mine told me about a bank rep named Brooke Eidson and about how she could help me with me financial situation. Asked to speak with her, gave them my name, waited about 6 minutes on the phone and the lady who took the phone call picked up again and tells me that she is no longer with the bank. Either you know who you work with or you don't in this situation.
Like other reviews I had read it started out with a great deal on a car loan. But quickly found out that that 53 gets fee happy. They are the first bank that was pushy trying get me to refinance or open account. I finally open checking account because they won't give you the option to use an outside bank to pay by phone on loan and on their credit card as well
I ran into medical issues and got 3 or more calls a day when I got behided. Now thing that makes the most evil bank is that I a made agreement from loan dept in Cincy Ohio that I could make my payment by outside bank that I had account for over 10 years. 53 hit me w/ $260 in overdraf fees and turned my checking over to collections while at the same time taking payments from my other checking account. What F-ing JERKS. I'm paying off my car this month and I will never ever want to give 53 a penny ever again