I joined when they were my local credit union. As a CU, they were tops. As NY Community Bank, they were the worst.
The worst of the worst-- they failed to pay my mortgage to Wells Fargo. They claimed I wasn't authorized to pay my mortgage electronically, though I had done so for a decade. Had a 3-way conference call with NY Comm Bank, Wells, and me so Wells would hear the BS for themselves. After the phone call, Wells said they'd waive all late fees, charges and so on (due to NY Comm Bank's failure to transfer money), mail Wells a check and change banks.
There's more, but I won't bore you.
I started with this bank many many years ago when it was originally Ohio Savings Bank in the Cleveland area. Eventually it became AmTrust and then New York Community Bank changed it back to Ohio Savings when it acquired AmTrust.
NYCB has been very poor. The phone service is ok, but not good. They have been incredibly slow to modernize their Web site, add Web services, and barely offer mobile access. At some point they even changed the URL, but the old one was still active. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't login to my account for awhile because they never posted a note or redirected to the new location. I had to call to find out about this and the rep said something along the lines of, "Well, we can only do so much." Way to set the bar at the bottom rung.
When I wanted to setup an investment account at a branch, the account administrator was late both times. The second time I waited about an hour and no one bothered to let me know what was going on.
I've stayed because I'm a sucker and I feel bad giving up on accounts I've had for so long, but I'm finally cutting ties. I'd advise you to stay away.
They never pay my taxes out of my escrow on time or for the right amount. This is the THIRD year in a row they did this to me. DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS BANK. You will spend hours with their incompetent "customer service" and get nothing accomplished except for high blood pressure. They NEVER answer their phones and NEVER get back to you. I can't wait to refinance and move my loan to a different bank. The next time I buy or refinance, I will specify the loan cannot be sold to NYCB!