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I've been paying this student loan for 3 years now and recently started getting behind on payments because I wasn't making as much money anymore. I called in to see what my options were and was told by a Representative to ask someone I know for the money and that there was nothing they could do. I was still making payments but I was behind on some. My loan was being serviced by AES and they misapplied a payment and my loan went into default. Then Key bank tells me I have to pay in full or set up a payment schedule. They asked for $300-400 more than I was currently paying then lowered it to $10 more than my current payment. They are aware that my loan was charged off in ERROR of AES . Key bank knows all that is required of them to send my loan back out of this status is to send a letter with the Key Bank logo and fax number over to AES. I sent this information to KEY bank in December and multiple times in the beginning of January. Each time I was assured the letter had been passed along only to then find out on each follow up call that nothing had been done. I'm not even asking for lowered payments or anything just something sent with their letterhead on it and a fax number and they keep giving me the run around. The worst part is, is that I've been paying these loans on time and when i started to get behind aka paying a lower amount but still paying they are treating me as if I've never submitted a payment. I work to pay my student loans that is where all of my income goes and they treat me like a criminal. They are very rude on the phone. I told them that I was recording the call just like they were recording me so that I would have proof that they keep lying and they said they would end the call because no one is allowed to record them and that yes there is a double standard. Is that legal? How is that fair. Meanwhile my loan is in default status and they know its in error. They need to be reported to the BBB.
Thinking of banking at FEEbank?.. think again.
Here is a list of fees, tricks and otherwise underhanded tactics to keep in mind.
true, Interest rates are cheap, But don't let that fool you, what they forgo in interest, they MORE than make up for in fees. YOU WILL BE SOAKED AND SMOTHERED IN FEES AND SLOW DEPOSIT POSTINGS, To escape the cycle, you Must pay off what you owe and close, close, close that account!
CHARGE-, to mobile bank.
CHARGE- for your paper bank statement.
CHARGE - if you make less than 5 transactions in a month.
OVERDRAFT PROTECTION ON YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT?
forget it, you must apply for a line of credit, then attach it to your checking account, you now have a loan on your credit report. But make sure it actually gets attached to your checking account.
Do you STILL want a Line of credit?.. here's the rules.
CHARGE- to send you your monthly bill
CHARGE- per transaction to actually use it
YOU CAN'T MAKE PAYMENTS THRU THE ATM.
So, you are still ok with all these and still want to bank with them..
ONLINE- bank statement:
Very difficult to read,
Loan due dates are very small and in italics. The very thing that most consumers want to be able to find easily.
Over the phone Customer service:
probably out of India judging by the accent, I never had my problems resolved over the phone as I can't understand the CSR, In frustration, I just hang up.
Banking in person at local branches:
WAY to FEW tellers.
Local CSR seriously lack experience, they don't know how to resolve simple problems such as tellers depositing money in the wrong account. Tellers are preoccupied with other tasks, even when I am the only one standing in line, I wait in line.
Today I pay off my credit line, and close my account. I am soo done with keybank.. Too many fees, lousy customer service, and uninformed,inept tellers, who don't bother posting deposits in a timely manner.
Besides a lot of other issues with Key Bank predatory practices, I have recently found that the "promised delivery" date of e-bill payments are not being met. When the issue is raised with a branch on or after the promised date the check mysteriously shows up the next day. Of course, the account is debited the supposed date of issue, not the day actually cashed. Key Bank response to my bringing this problem to their attention?? - "well, it must be a postal service problem". It does not take 7 days for the postal service to deliver a letter.