For a large bank, PNC has made me feel like an important customer even though I don't have much money. I give them 5 stars because they exceed my expectations. If I had lots of money, though, I would be disappointed that they sometimes make mistakes.
I have the free consumer checking account.
* Friendly and prompt service, easily reached on the phone, online, and in person
* Excellent online banking app that is constantly in development
* Online bill payment: they will cut checks to arbitrary payees and mail them for you. The whole process takes 4 maybe 5 days. I save money on stamps and never have to order checks.
* They sometimes make mistakes: When they sent me a replacement check card, they said the PIN would remain the same. Well it wasn't the same and it wasn't until 2 days after it arrived that the new PIN arrived in a separate letter. Also, they incorrectly stated that a particular ATM of theirs accepted deposits.
I was amazed first and foremost for the wonderful treatment I got and get from the staff at this branch. The employees are wonderful, helpful and have great attitudes. What I like about my account is that I can have checking and savings all together and when I overdraw on the checking account I can transfer from my savings. I am sure a lot of banks can do that but I like the way this bank does things. Its very secure, no one is going to be able to take out of your account without the proper credentials. I am very satisfied with this institution.
I will definitely be closing my account with PNC after what has happened. Over the past 2 years, with 2 different accounts that involved no risky behavior, PNC has somehow let my account numbers get into the hands of scammers. Every couple weeks I get a call from a fake law firm claiming I owe money to companies I have never used before. These scams somehow have my entire account number and Social Security Number. The only people I have ever given my ssn to are PNC and employers. Then, recently, my free checking classic became standard checking, which resulted in a 7 dollar charge to my account I have been trying to close because of this. This 7 dollar charge put me in the negative, 7 dollars. I was not notified that this change would happen. I was not told of any new charges I would be receiving. Had I known this, I would have closed my accounts sooner. However, as I hadn't received a scam call in quite a while, I was giving them the benefit of the doubt and believing they had handled it. Then, within 5 hours, I got charged this 7 dollars AND got another scam call. PNC has officially received my vote for worst company in the USA for 2014.