I set up external transfers in order to pay a line of credit account at M&T. I closed checking and savings accounts years ago because of the terrible service and outrageous fees. didn't realize that they held transferred funds in order to apply insufficient funds fees until I came upon this site. This is exactly what happened to me! When I set up the account for external transfers, the test deposit showed up the next day. When I scheduled the monthly transfer, I gave it three days (because the test deposit showed up in one day) and guess what, it showed up the day AFTER the payment was due. This bank should be shut down or at the very least penalized for their illegal practices.
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.