I am part of the customers that got moved from HSBC to First Niagara. It was supposed to be smooth without glitches. It is not. First of all I am a mac user and quicken user. None works; I have to use a windows computer and internet explorer to use their online service !!! No download of activities and reconciliation of account with Quicken Essentials for Mac. Their credit card service does not provide also any online link to Quicken. Basically all what I was doing with HSBC online, I can't anymore. I went to HSBC because it was an international bank; not anymore. You have to go through Mellon Bank to handle any type of international transfer you may have; very inconvenient when you have family members overseas. By the way, I am still waiting for an answer to my emails from their customer support; actually to be fair I got one reply 48 hours later to one of my complaint: credit card: we do not support quicken download.
Eileen has been there so long that I frown if she is not visible when I go in. With a smile on her face and an unstoppable way of helping, she has, on many occasions, got me thru what I felt were insurmountable tasks. When my young son was faced with heart surgery, I had many banking and fund transferring things to tackle as he was out of the country and needed to get home. With that smile of hers, and a a helping hand she helped me get thru what was one of the toughest times in my life. I love her, and she is the reason I would never consider leaving First Niagara.
I financed my car through them 10 months ago. Come to find out that they accepted paperwork from the dealership and never verified. They told me that they accept everything that they receive as being true. Someone obviously didn't do their job and they do not want to own up to it. I will never use this bank again.