On discovering that the account we'd held for over five years now has a $25/month fee, I called customer service and arranged for the account to be changed to one that does not incur a fee. While the customer service rep was not overly professional, everything seemed to have been properly taken care of. I received my new debit card a few days later, although my partner did not receive his.
Today, I received a check for the contents of my account, with a check-sized slip of paper stating that it is the "letter to close account". I called customer service, who had to research the issue. I began speaking with the customer service rep at 4:15. At 4:35 she came back on the line to tell me the department that had all the information about what happened and who could take any action had left for the day -- at 4:30. My mortgage payment and several other bills were scheduled to be paid today.
I was told that someone would call me before close of business on Monday and determine if the bank was at fault.
I deposited a check and the bank let it go they issued the funds I did not realize I had been part. Of a scam so they put money in account then took it back and at same time froze my account thinking I purposely done this they are closing my account even though my wife has her social security and I have my payroll check its going to mess us up financially
I am not a SunTrust Bank customer -- and now it is guaranteed I will never be one. It may seem silly, but on a fundamental level, I think my story is important. My young son had a roll of quarters he had saved and wanted to exchange for a ten dollar bill ("real money" according to him). There was no line, the counter staff were not busy. From what I could tell they were just sitting there talking to each other. So I walked up with our humble roll of quarters and asked for a ten dollar bill. The lady behind the counter asked if I had an account with them. This took me a little off guard. I wasn't trying to take out an auto loan. I just wanted to exchange some very small currency. I don't have an account and she very brusquely told me I needed an account registered with SunTrust in case the amount wasn't correct so they had a way to contact me.
I know this sounds like I'm making this up. I wish I was. At this point I am beyond bewildered. I had to pause to make sure she wasn't joking. I was also insulted. First, I have worked in multiple jobs where I've had to count up and maintain a safe. With this you have to count rolls of change. I know technology exists that allows you to place the roll in the counter and based on weight it knows whether or not the amount is right. Secondly, if you don't trust the contents of the roll, I know it took me all of about 30 seconds to count up the roll in the first place by hand. She tells me sorry there is nothing she can do.
Big bad SunTrust can't count a $10 quarter roll.
I realize the loss of me ever being a customer will have zero impact on this bank and that they will likely never read this. I'm not an expert but what a waste of easy business. I'm new to the area and in need of a car loan. I am completely open to a new bank and a good offer. My new auto loan will go elsewhere. I'd like them to be able to count. Sometimes, it really is the little things that make a difference.