September 26 @ apprioximately 2:00p, I went for the first time to the Potomac Branch and realized I could use the walk up window. I hurriedly wrote my account number on the form and stood in front of the window. You could hardly see as it was almost blackened from my angle. The drawer opened--no "Hi can I help you, nothing." I put my transaction in the drawer.
Well in my haste I put an incorrect account number on the form. The teller came back to the window. Even though the window was somewhat dark, I focused hard and saw her lips moving and assumed she was saying something to me. I told her I cannot hear you. She then put the speaker on and said my account no was incorrect. I told her I wrote it hurriedly and gave her the correct account no. No" thank you," nothing. I said your welcome just to alert her that I was a human being at the window. When she completed the transaction, she put it in the drawer and pushed it through for me to take it,.
Again, no "thank you," nothing. I finally said You're welcome, again. What is going on with people. I have been banking with MandT for years, this behavior was blatantly rude. I gave it two stars because I like MandT, it appears to be a stable bank. Most of the time I get good service, but not today. MandT
perhaps you can counsel the teller with the long dark har and a dark jacket on to use some people skills when servicing people.
Perhaps emphazing the importance of making a customer feel apreciated in light of the massive competition with other more cordial banking institutions. Our money in their bank keeps the bank going and employs the staff. Just a little smile and thank you would be appreciated.
After receiving $300+ in fines over the course of a few days from this bank, I figured I'd have to step up and say something. I've used M&T my whole life, but that's only because I have everything hooked up to my M&T bank account and it's too much of a hassle to switch everything elsewhere.
Don't get me wrong; M&T has its upsides. The 24-hour ATM cash/check deposits is a huge time-saver. It's so convenient that it almost makes up for their awful hours, which are so short that I'm almost never actually able to make it in due to my own work schedule.
Where the bank really gets me is the customer service. Time and time again I've had to deal with people at the banks talking down to me, ignoring my issues, and blatantly treating me like they don't care. Frankly, it's disgusting.
I know banks are typically at least a little greedy, but don't ever go into even a dollar of debt with M&T. Once you're in debt, they will do everything in their power to keep you in debt with constant, ridiculous fees that they won't tell you about until it's far too late.
M&T doesn't treat me like a customer, or even really like a person. They treat me like a sack of money, and that's not what I need in a bank.
Don't even think of opening an account with M&T Bank. The customer service is horrible. In my opinion, this is the worst bank I have ever had to deal with. They freeze your account, close your account, charges annoyingly high fees and they don't even bother to inform you. This is my personal experience, learn from it and stay wise, rather than going through what I have gone through.
They're so bad i cant't even waste another minute telling you about it after i spend so much time calling branches and the 800 #. Bottom line is they suck! Also i put one start because the website made me. In my opinion they deserve no stars. Two thumbs down!
I received a call on 6/21/14 from a customer service rep requesting a payment. I was really busy and knew the payment was been made after the 15th but, i usually paid online so i told the agent that i will pay it online because i was driving and i didnt have my account information. She kept saying that to my convenience she could set it up for me using the previous account number used on my payment history i agreed and confirmed with the last four of it (the only thing i can memorize from it). Anyway my payment was misapplied and reported late on my credit. Fyi. I called less than 7 days after the "payment scheduled date" to inquired because the money was taken out and been calling every week it has been 45 days since that and i dont know what to do!!!
I have a mortgage with m&t bank for a while now. It seems i can't ever log on to pay my mortgage. I really think that m&t bank want's the customer to pay late so they can mount up on fee's. When i contact the customer service department and tell them i can't log on to pay my mortgage they tell me well you must be doing something wrong. Really now i only been paying my mortgage on your web site for over two years and i'm not doing something right. Get outta here i see right through your banking technique let's make our customer's late so we can rack up fee's just think if they did that to i'm just guessing 2000 customer's at $35. 00 a pop that is $70000 and i'm just guessing it is probably more than that. I can see how this would make a difference in their revenue. I might not be that savy when it comes to figuring out how banks are really operated i work in the medical field. But, i do know when somebody is trying to put the screws to me. Run and do not look back!!!
Owning a house tried to refinance mortgage bank are telling me they CAN'T HELP me .
They put me on foreclose i lose my home
after that bank sold my home for 35% value what i was owning for them
SUCKS DON'T DEAL WITH THIS BANk
Yes, this really happened to me. August 4th, 2014 in Timonium Maryland. The bank line inside was packed so I went to the drive thru line. After waiting 10 more mintues there I sent in my request for money from my savings account. The girl disappeared and then came back with the word that their computers were down and they could not verifiy accounts so cash was unavailable. I asked if the atm might work? She said she didn't think that would work either or any other M & T banks in the area. I asked for a direct number to the branch to call and it took them several minutes to retrieve that. The number I had been given never answered, After an hour I called to the 800 number and went thru the usual frustrating maze of menu choices and finally got a human to answer 10 minutes later. She gave me a different number for the branch but called there for me and verified they had access to cash.
Also I needed to stop payment on a check that had been misplaced, the website has a very simple screen to do this but NO mention of any fees involved. I expected there would be a fee but I had also expected that they would notify you of it before you would submit the stop payment request. Nope! I was charged a $35 fee for that.
I have opened an account with Wilmington Trust but unfortunately M & T Bank took it over.
I have also opened a safe deposit Box at the Greenville Center Branch.
M & T Bank kept on charging me year to year even though I have sent them several notifications that I no longer have the use for the Box as I have moved away from DE (20 plus years ago).
I have than returned the keys (2) by certified letter which they have received on July 18, but looking at my account I was charged again on July 21. Tried several E-mail to no avail. Finally called the main line where my complaint was received less than cordially and eventually my call was transferred to the Greenville Branch. Spoke to a young lady named Gina she seemed to understand my scenario and took my telephone number and E-mail promising that Jennifer will be in touch with me later on the day, that was on the 21st and today is the 29th. And the charge is still exist.
While the charge is minimal only $30 but it is the principal and furthermore have been paying it for 20 plus years, since I have moved away from DE to MD, RI, NY and eventually FL. So it was finally time to cease these charges.
But it seems that the only way I won't be charged anymore if I close my account down and transfer all the funds to another Institution. ALAS!
I requested a Mortgage payoff letter via fax, as directed by M&T customer service 07/17. I included all information requested of me. Name, Acct number, Pay thru day for payoff, and Address. Contacted M&T 07/18 to confirm receipt of fax request and request was confirmed. I was looking at 5 business days from that date to receive payoff letter per M&T. Contacted M&T, 07/21 to make sure we we were on track. I was told that the letter would be mailed out 07/23. I asked that the letter be faxed to me instead of mailed, and provided a fax number. Contacted M&T 7/24 as I had not received the fax. Customer Service Agent explained that I needed to fax to them my fax number. Really? Per their request, I faxed my fax number 3X's to ensure they had it. Contacted M&T 7/25 and asked where my faxed letter was. Customer Service Agent told me that I did not request a pay thru date for the pay off in my original request. Funny. It's on the original request, yet they continued to deny it. I gave the pay off date again. Contacted M&T 7/28. Customer Service Supervisor said that it had not been 5 business days. He was looking at the wrong fax request, the one from 7/24 with my fax number and not 7/17. He said he would email the department to expedite request. It's 7/29 and still no fax. Supervisor told me to email them if still no fax. I asked for an email address and they explained they cannot accept inbound emails. Hilarious. They would not transfer me to anyone in the "payoff department". Why is this so hard? $750,000 M&T. Don't you want it? Filed BBB complaint and just getting started.
Several years back this bank allowed checks to be cashed by a con artist that was assuming my Power of Attorney (which nobody had). This bank, without proper documentation, allowed this thief to cash these monthly checks for three years. These were dividend check from an account in which the dividends were supposed to go back into the account to accrue. When I found out about this theft and illegal cashing of the checks I sent M and T Bank all the information and asked for my money back. After ignoring me and trying to brush me off, they gave me a fraction back and hoped I would be satisfied and go away.
They have never taken responsibility for their negligence, never went after the thief to prosecute, and continue to ignore my requests for a total refund. And I will not even go into how they take advantage of the disable and elderly.
Hey M&T Bank, I am still waiting for you to step up and make this right.
In the 60's and 70's I used York Bank, moved away until 1986 and when I returned to York, I went back with York Bank. I've been a customer since, followed all their mergers.
My branch, the York Mall branch, has recently had a major employee change. I have multiple accounts and average $15,000 balance in my checking account. Recently I've been having issues that I didn't have when there was a stable employee base. I deposit my commission checks as cash, the tellers all know me and because I always have the checking balance to cover the checks, they would deposit them as cash. Lately I've been having problems with the tellers depositing them as cash.
Ok, they are all new, this will change once they get to recognize me. It hasn't changed and I just deposited a very small $13 check as cash and she wouldn't deposit it as cash. Therefore when I come in with one of my $1500 commission checks I guess they will float my checks. The checks are not from individuals but are checks from large insurance companies, companies that aren't in the business to write checks that don't have the money to cover the checks.
So I see the writing on the wall, M&T is no longer relationship oriented. I called to talk to the manager and at 10:15 am, I'm told he isn't in the office. I'm going to have to establish a new relationship but that is a good thing because my wife has been wanting to move to the bank that is 1/2 mile from our house. The M&T York Mall branch is several miles away plus a hassle to drive to it.
Bye bye M&T.
M&T bought my mortgage. In January, a pipe burst in my 2nd floor bathroom. $30,000 worth of damage resulted. My insurance company paid up pretty quickly, but they had to make the check out to both me and M&T. That's when I found out that M&T wouldn't release my insurance funds to me until after I'd repaired my home. I had to lay out $30,000 to repair my home, then have M&T's inspector verify that the repairs had been made. Then they released the money my insurance company paid me. Us. Most of it, anyway. When the inspector saw my home he said 10% of the repairs hadn't been completed. Four months later, M&T is still holding $3,000 of my money.Now everytime I call M&T to request a second inspection they give me the runaround, ask for new forms, ask me to fill out forms and submit paperwork I've faxed, mailed and emailed them time after time. And every time I call M&T, I get a different person and start the whole process all over again.
At first I thought they were just disorganized. Then I suspected they might be incredibly stupid. Now I know they are just awful. Awful. I have never had a worse experience with a bank, with a mortgage company, etc. They make the Federal government look like a well-oiled machine.
I can honestly say that the destruction of my home really sucked, but dealing with M&T Bank's Loss Draft Processing Department sucked a hundred times more, if for no other reason than the fact that it's the sucky that keeps on sucking.
I had no choice -- my mortgage was sold to M&T. If you have the choice, though, choose anyone other than M&T as your mortgage company.
Let me begin by saying, I am a broke college student. My first year I signed up for an M&T student account thinking that it would be the best thing for me and allow me to access what little funds I have at times with minimal issue. Boy, was I wrong.
The biggest issue with this bank is their absurd overdraft charges on a "student" account. Possible due to late postings of purchases to the account, I over drafted my account for two transactions. One purchase of $37 and the other $6. I was waiting for a transfer from another bank which, on the morning of the purchases, said was available. These purchases were on a sunday. On tuesday, the transfer of $100 was "officially" posted to the account, followed by two overdraft charges of $38.50. The two charges put my account into the negative, which means I could have been charged an additional overdraft charge if I i didn't deposit $2 to put my account back in the positive.
I spoke with the bank manager who informed me that upon opening my account, I had opted in to the overdraft charges by allowing overdraft purchases. A $40 charge seems absurd and the manager agreed that it was a little high. However, since I "allowed" the bank to charge me an overdraft fee, they did, twice. I questioned him more about if there was anything that could be done and all his response were "You authorized us to charge you, I can't do anything." He would not remove either charge and told me I should make a deposit so I wouldn't be charged a third overdraft fee.
Overall I am very dissatisfied with the whole experience at this bank. The banks online system seems to be consistently a day behind on updating purchases, their fees are obnoxious, and the manager I spoke to was not helpful.
I will be canceling my account with them at the end of this pay period and am moving to a different bank with a more friendly "student" account.
The online banking and ATM deposits were nice and I never had much issue with those aspects.
Not qualities you want in a bank.
Case in point: pulled up to the local branch where my husband and I opened an account. Before withdrawing money, wanted to check the recent transaction history (as I have done with other banks with no issues). The option given was "mini statement". After proceeding with the mini statement, was given a receipt sized sheet with a handful of transactions. Since I wanted to see more, chose the next page (another receipt sized slip) and one more page. When I checked the bank account online, I saw I was charged $3 total for these 3 tiny sheets. What? At my own branch? Without warning? At least with other banks when you go to withdraw money, there is a courtesy warning that you will be charged some fee. So I inquired about this to a service rep. This is what came in reply:
"Although, a balance inquiry is free at an M&T ATM, a $1.00 fee is assessed for a printed mini statement."
"I wish to note this fee is noted in the Electronic Banking Card and Telephone Transaction Disclosure and Agreement you received with your M&T VISA Check card."
Yes folks, you should have known because it was given to you in the enclosure when you received your card in the mail. Therefore, M&T has full license to charge you for trying to find out about your recent transactions at one of their branches. Ridiculous. Who knows what other sneaky tactics they use to take your money.
Yes, $3 is certainly a small amount of money, but this underhanded practice gives me no reason to trust this bank. Suffice it to say, my husband and I will be taking our business elsewhere.
They offered $100 promo if you get a direct deposit for checking. They didn't handle my paperwork correctly, never gave me the packet to get started with checks to get direct deposit told me that it will come in the mail (never did) or followed up, had the wrong phone number in the system to contact me(an old number from years ago when i had an account that i closed with them), and only sent me a check card. A couple months later i get a m & t statement saying i have a negative balance in an account, that i have never been able to set-up the way it was advertised or have been able to use. Seriously!!!!!??? No 100$ deposit because they in error didn't meet the promo time, because they didn't obtain all the correct information. Per the bank when i went to check the status a month or so ago, they said they didn't have my signature. Weird because you opened up an account for me and sent me a check card, just no direct deposit account supplies (a check to give for direct deposit, my account number, nothing). When there i gave them the phone number i had already given and all the information again on a tear off they have you fill-out. Once again i receive the check card but nothing to set-up my direct deposit.... To this day i've been trying to handle since dec, 2013 with no resolve. I just called to speak with a branch manager, she listens to the story and tells me she has another client, she will have to call me back... Bank is not professional, i wish i never gave them this second chance. I banked with m&t before years ago and it still seems they can't get there banks together and on the same page.
Services that are in print a providing, they do not. If you question something, they just hang up or threaten to call the police. Staff has no problem solving skills as to what they can do for the customer. They do not go above or beyond for the customer AT ALL!
This bank bought my car loan. I would never ever even consider banking here if i was,nt made to.Calling the disrtict manager to figure out why they were even allowed to dial my number,dont they have work to do.
My mortgage was sold to M&T Bank by Bank of America and since this occurred have had nothing but problems.
Refinanced to lower interest rate; actual closing had to occur 4 times due to bank not getting papers correct.
After closing on refinance discovered the still messed up escrow account and did not pay property taxes that year. In 2014 escrow went into shortage; after they issued me back a check of over 6K for having too much ~ and trying to get it all settled correctly has involved numerous calls and still not resolved.
Have issued formal complaint at consumerfinance.gov as I feel some sort of fraud and/or kickbacks are occurring internally within the bank.
Have theory that bank has major financial issues also. While mortgage has a 10 day grace period in which to make the payment ~ if payment is not received on the very 1st day of the 10 day period bank starts aggressive series of calls until payment is made ~ for some reason they are in critical need of getting whatever funds they can on any given day.
Staff was friendly and responsive at all times, many knowing me by name. Business transactions were prompt and professional.
I heard about a promotion online that M&T bank was providing, $100 cash incentive to open a checking account with $300 worth of direct deposits. Just to make sure the promotion was still correct I called and asked the man in sales if it was valid. He asked me numerous questions to make sure I was eligible, and he finally came back with the answer of yes. I opened an account soon after and called when my direct deposit came through the next month (it took a while to get the direct deposit set up in M&T) to make sure I was still getting it... The woman on the other end "checked on a few things" and said my direct deposit would be arriving in the next couple of days. The next day I checked again just to be sure. This woman checked again and told me I was not eligible for the cash incentive as it was not offered in my area! I went up the chain to a male supervisor who said there was nothing he could do. I asked for my account to be closed and he said there would be a penalty for closing the account prior to 6 months. I then asked for his supervisor because I have been lied to and tricked into opening and keeping a bad account. The female supervisor said she could start a complaint for me or close the account without the charge but it would have to be at a zero balance. I asked for a complaint to be launched, which she did. I called back to check on the complaint and got a woman who asked me to hold for a total of close to 7 minutes as she checked the notes and (I would say immediately but it took another 2 minutes) got a supervisor to tell me the complaint was denied due to the fact I had opened the account after the allotted time for the incentive! This company is unbelievable! The will lie to get your business, steal, and cheat to keep your money! DO NOT "BANK" WITH M&T BANK!
had three different problems
( 1 ) applied to be pre-improved for a small loan to buy a piece of real estate from a bank forclosure - big hassle to get an approval ( eventhough I had was willing to put up a CD for the loan amount as collateral ) - only to be told that they didn't preaprove me - just pre-qualified me - lost out on purchasing this property $40,000 under market value
( 2 ) I was supposed to have a bundle acoount but was later told one business account didn't qualify and I had to pay a monthly charge - I closed that account and moved it to another bank with no fees
( 3 ) daughter's money market was part of bundle - only to find out a year later that when it set up -- they put her in a minium balance account so fees would still apply - this account was closed
now going to close out my main business accounts checking & money market , my personal money market and my wife checking account
Manager has a laid back attitude and thinks by saying nothing can be done without addressing the problem should make me feel good - possible he should be the manager and I could go on
I was just try to get information on a company named Assoc for financial Professionals and a check #14304
I have been with M&T Bank in Rhinebeck for decades and the people who work there have been nothing but gracious, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. When my wife died last March, the principals at my local M&T were there for me as I navigated the difficulties in transferring accounts, etc.
We paid down our balance to get out from under PMI. They gave me every reason under the sun not to give back the overages paid. Took 4 mouths, and they still refused to give back overages. When our mortgage was first transfered to them, they sent a check for escrow overage, next month they demanded it back plus more. Their bookkeeping stinks.
This is not our main bank so I hadn't needed assistance for awhile. Went inside and had to wait for their "visiting" Customer Service Rep to come out to her office to wait on us. Asked her a question and she had to call someone to get answer. Her reasoning was she wasn't from this branch. I thought they all worked on same values. We were making a payment and she wanted to see it, then said we don't take them here. They go across the bridge somewhere. But she insisted she would retape and send it. 12 days later and they are calling us about the payment. I went there and a teller said the CS had left for the day (1:30pm). She then wanted to know the person's name who waited on us before. I told her the date and they should be able to look it up but the woman insisted they couldn't tell who was on that day. What type of security do they have there that they don't know who is in their building on a certain date? So this is why it is not our main bank. And after reading other comments believe they will not be around long either.
This is unacceptable. I tried to get current transactions by phone and all transactions were old. The recorded voice said that phone banking would be down for MLK holiday on Monday but that we could always go online to check current status and make transactions. Uh, no we can't. It's down for maintenance.
Very unhappy customer.
I have about had it with M&T with your constant poor website performance. Really? down for 3 days. That is totally unacceptable in the IT world and as a customer.
40 + years working for them, then Retirement. ONLY benefit is a catalogue for buying things "cheaper" which many businesses have. They even cut off the retiree's Verizon cell discount. You get absolutely NOTHING else when you retire.
Shame On Them.
M and T business strategy is to increase stock value by stealing money from its customer through fees and very inflated escrow accounts.
They have no respect for their customers, particularly if you have a mortgage with them. They will also do anything they can to hurt your credit, so it will become hard for you to find another bank to buy your mortgage, so you are stuck with them. And they will make you suffer. Guarantee.
I've never had problems with a bank in 20 years. Never. Until I was forced to do business with this bank when my mortgage was transferred. I did not know banks could be so unethical, borderline fraudulent and rude to customers as M and T bank.