Regarding: Notary Services.
Today, I visited with my son, one of your PNC bank located on Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati.
I have my company provided business debit card and its great and today I wanted a notary signature on a document. (called in advance saying the same)
I would have been happy if the counter clerk said, that they could not honor because I am not customer. I need to wait before he completed looking into his computer system for 15min after getting my PNC business card and driver license. He could do better and be more decision making with your software.
I like to see PNC prosper. With that purpose in mind, if you could provide notary services free of cost or for a charge that would provide your bank credibility in the local community rather than refusing the customer. My message to you is mesmerize the visitor with whatever you can do with something behind the service.
For example, there were two student who visited exactly like me but before me in line and they could not get notary service because they are not customers (I think its the easy way to lose future customers). They offered to ask if the bank likes to charge them a fee and help them. The clerk politely replied "NO".
People are sensitive and I am one of them. I doubt I recommend PNC to anybody or would be reserved before I could.
If your core competency is not servicing (the small stuff and connecting to the local community), I think online banks like Ing Orange and Charles Schwab would be ideal choice and do far better work for every customer.
Wish you get well.
Hari M A
It is possible, I am missing something that PNC has already considered (except taking too long until I said it before the clerk decides that they can not notarize my document)
I took out a very small loan ($5,000) with PNC bank....after many phone calls, getting the run around (they couldn't find my loan request at first), and call backs as they promised with a status (that should have been the key) finally got a call the loan had been approved after over a week. Went in to the bank to sign paperwork , then got a call a week later they had processed the paperwork wrong (wrong payment date) and needed me to resign new paperwork. I found this a little fishy as I had already received my check. Ok...signed new paperwork....Week later get a call the head office had let the paperwork fall in to a black hole and they needed me to resign paperwork for a third time. I have good credit and a good salary so there is nothing on my side causing this insane business. Come on.....three times to sign the same paperwork.....What is wrong with these people. Will never, ever, ever do business with this bank again.. Just hope when I pay off my loan they show it paid and don't want me to repay it 3 times.
PNC bought out my previous bank and I have been very happy with my overall experience. I am a fairly technical person so the online access and all of the things I can do with my online banking and depositing with my iPhone has helped a lot. My particular branch is not busy so it is more like going in to your local barber shop than it is your local bank. Everyone knows me and is always friendly and willing to chat if not busy so the overall experience for me from a service and access perspective has been fantastic. I do not have any loans or investment products with them so I cannot attest to those items.