Long story short! I read these horrible reviews... Then i opened an account (yes stupid me! ) i thought to myself, no bank can honestly be that bad... Can they? Yes... Oh yes they can.... I'm not one to air "dirty laundry... " but i will tell you this... In two weeks... Two weeks mind you.... They... Yes they managed to mess up my savings and checking.... Charged me two nsf fees.. (which in fairness to them they did refund... ) saying "this is very unusual... Blah blah blah.... " but then... They proceeded to put a "hold" on my account... (which i didn't even know about until i called them) when they put a hold on an account the account holder is welcome to make deposits.. But cant do anything else.. Cant use a debit card.. Cant make a withdrawal... Literally... Nothing.... They say this is done to protect your account... Lol.... Really?.... Seriously? Not to mention.. Messing up two check orders back to back.... Like i said in the beginning.. This is my fault for not trusting the reviews i read..... Take it from me... Do yourself a favor... Believe these reviews... People including me aren't wasting time signing up to post reviews just for the fun of it.... Oh... I almost forgot!!!! Regions charges $25 per account (savings and checking) if you close your account within six months!
If you think this tag line suggests a positive review, think again. I have had the worst experience of my life at the Coconut Grove branch of Regions Bank. My husband transfers money from one of our accounts to our Regions account monthly to cover home expenses. For personal reasons, he does this in cash, usually under $2,000/month. Although it is my account, it is perfectly legal for him to make a monthly deposit to the account in any manner he choses.
About 8 to 10 months ago, he mentioned that a certain teller was asking a lot of questions about who he was. He told her that he was my husband. She wanted his name and other unnecessary information. He became a little obstinate and decided not to play along. I have been out of the country this month. My husband mentioned that a certified letter came to me, he was unable to pick it up. The postal people showed it to him, it was from Regions. We thought nothing of it since we have never had any issues with the account.
Early this week we sent our quarterly tax check to the IRS, using this same account. Two days later, my husband tried using the Regions debit card and it did not work. He went on line and checked the account, if had been closed. I contacted Regions from Europe. Evidently, someone had reported our account to the Feds under the Patriot Act (guess who?). Regions closed the account. Of course this put us in a difficult position with the IRS and we quickly sent out a replacement check from a different bank. Bare in mind, our Regions account was only used to pay mundane things like the electric bill, cable, pool maintenance, property taxes, insurance and the like. The account was open for four years without incident, not even a bounced check.
The moral of the story, if you bank at Regions, you better kiss up to the tellers (flowers?). If they decide they don't like you, you may regret it. Of course, there is another solution, one I plan to use in the future, bank somewhere else!
I am a 70 yr. old Vietnam Veteran who is 90% service connected disabled. A year ago I rented a safe deposit box from regions bank. I never used the box or keys and one of my other banks offered me a box for free. So, i decided to close the box rental from Regions Bank. This was when the problems started. The customer service guy said that he would have to charge me $150 fee to change the lock because I had lost one of the keys. I then told him that if they charged me $150, then I was going to take all my money out of regions bank and close my account. At this time I was turned over to his Boss who asked me what I wanted to do? I said, no what do you want to do? (1). Wave the fee of $150 and keep a loyal customer with $12,000. deposited with monthly direct deposits. Or, Or deduct the $150 lost key fee and loose a $12,000 account and a good customers business.