I prefer minimal interaction with PNC, as I have one checking account and an ATM card. Recently I have been forced to read ads when I use their ATMs, and cannot get my funds without replying to these ads (Y or N for info.) I feel ATMs should provide rapid means to do my banking, and very much resent being forced to read ads some Marketing moron thought was a good idea. I have called PNC 5 times complaining about this, the most recent yesterday (19 Sept.)
For almost 20 minutes I explained that if I need such ad info, I can walk into a branch or go online for the info - the priority for ATMs should be rapid use. The 'customer service' rep (who had some pompous other title) told me 1. I was the only one complaining, 2. it would be 'difficult' to change 12,000 ATMs, and that since the ATMs were their property, they had the 'right' to waste my time. I then explained they were already wasting my time by forcing me to select a language to use the ATMs (here in a country where the language of business is ENGLISH,) and that wasting even 3 seconds of my time was not their right.
He adamantly refused to do anything, and stated that there was 'no one else' I could talk to about this. If enough customers stop being sheep about how PNC does business, they would change their ATM procedures and remove forced ads, and make the default language ENGLISH. I am actively looking for another local bank, or a credit union, as they do not deserve my business; I will investigate filing a complaint with the BBB. My time is valuable to me, isn't yours?
Worst bank ever' they are too big and inefficient to provide good service. It took 9 days to process a bank to bank payment. I was forced to place a stop payment on the bak to bak draft payment. I had to go to a branch to make my home equity line payment. They receive my payment 3 days before the due date. However, they arbitrarily freeze my account. I received a piece of pauper statin that freeze my account due to default despite that they received my payment ahead of time and $19,970 more than the minimum payment. The piece of paper has initials JG, no information about my rights, nor a disclosure where to summit a grievance or complaint. I had to submit a complaint at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to fight for this abusive behavior of PNC Bank