Simple has 3 specific offerings that make it the best consumer banking solution in the US.
1. Simple's financial incentives are in line with their customers. Simple makes money on interest and interchange. No fee revenue. While not the "sexiest" detail, this makes them fundamentally different from every other retail banking experience.
2. Simple is a technology company. Their web and mobile offerings are in a different class then any other bank. Design and UX are huge priorities.
3. Customer service. Contact Simple. Seriously, do it. (888) 248-0632 or @simplify on Twitter. Real people who really care. I know it's hard to believe, but try it for yourself.
Understaffed, therefore all communication after outage MUST be done via web/msg. Cannot call and talk to a rep
Long response time once a rep has been assigned to you via web/msg
Spoke to rep about duplicate transactions on my account. Rep informed me that its possibly a fraud issue and locked down my card, hence I have no access to my money. Weird, since the company has been publicly stating this known issue for their customers.
Hold is placed on card EVERY time I purchase gas. I have to wait a couple of hours until hold is cleared in order to use my debit card.
Well, that was disappointing. After I signed up, gave them my social, bank info to deposit, and birthday, they emailed me a letter saying my application was denied. What a way to get all my information. What a scam!