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Went to PNC because they handled Freddie MAC/Fannie Mae Mortgages -
OK - banking officer suggested I apply for a VISA card because new home - expenses - 12 mos. interest free - OK !! I set up - paid for some expenses - Busy - Set up Auto Pay for min. payment was going to pay off whole thing within 12 mos. - Found out even though I didn't receive any statements or notice - THAT THEY WERE CHARGING ME INTEREST ON A PURCHASE FROM THE 6TH MONTH - Upon Calling I got the Snotty Remark I should have read the very clear disclosure statement - I said I was sold the CARD - during the hectic moving process and was told it would be 12 mos. interest free - that I didn't feel I had to sit down and read a 20 page fine print contract if the Financial Rep at the bank said it would be 12 mos. interest free - (turns out 12 mos. interest free on a Transfer - 6 mos on purchase) - said having an MBA - from an Ivy League School - I could read the contract - but if I ask and am told it's 12 mos. interest free - and I'm approached during a busy time like moving - I would assume I could trust the Verbal Explanation - PNC CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. AND SUPERVISOR - said read the Disclosure - THIS BANK IS FOR THE BIRDS - I suggested the least they could do is offer some form of credit - and my intent to avoid paying 23 percent APR was clear that when I found out for the first time their interest I PAID THE WHOLE BALANCE OFF IMMEDIATELY -
No Dice - I JUST SAID FINE - I'M GOING TO WRITE MY ELECTED OFFICIALS AND POST ALL OVER ABOUT THEIR LITTLE SCAM - AND SNOTTY - BAD ATTITUDE - Probably - Just Told - This is the Line - You Give Customers if you want to Keep Your Job ! A pity but that's what seems to be common place business practice - you loose a couple of customers and you rope another 5 in!!! JUST DOING MY BIT TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM GETTING ROPED! CAVEAT EMPTOR!
I've had a lot of problems with the online banking. Many times, when I've tried to access my account and go to the activity page, I get the circle which spins for as long as you are online. Then I was locked out of my account because I used the wrong password too many times. Funny how the same thing happened with my business account, but without me doing anything, it resolved itself in two days. No such luck with my personal account. I called the customer service line and had to listen to lousy music for 55 minutes before someone would pick up my line. They had it fixed in very short order. So if you have a lot of patience, go ahead and use PNC online banking
I have been a customer with PNC for many years now and have seen the bank go through many changes. Currently, I have the Performance Select banking feature package, and this is the highest level of service offered. I have had a variety of service levels with PNC over the years, so I will be able to provide an overview of my banking experience.
In my opinion, PNC bank has some terrific features that make it a great bank to do business-- you will be able to find many local branches all over, PNC ATMs are also widely available (and exclusively available at WAWA markets), PNC ATMs in their branches offer many account features and the newer ones no longer require envelops for deposits, most branches that I have visited have staff that give a more personal and friendly portrayal to you as a customer.
While all of the above is nice, there are of course bad points too: PNC is a very very slow bank in terms of processing loan payments. PNC is the slowest bank that I know of (tied with Bank of America), where in my experience, Chase is the fastest. PNC is also slow in terms of reporting updates to the three credit bureaus (sometimes they are two+ months behind in reporting, and again, Chase is the fastest here too).
For my slowness comment, I actually did speak to a bank representative regarding this. I was given an explanation for the slowness with information that as a customer I really do not care about. "Payments have to go through two different systems, which causes delays in posting."
Their website is now up-to-date and fabulous (all expect for making loan payments as noted above). I just think it is time to bring the rest of their internal systems into the modern era.