I went to place a cash deposit on memorial day, 05/28/2012, having my deposit slip filled out and in the envelope for atm deposit's, since the branch was closed due to the holiday. Upon pulling up to the atm @ bradley park drive in columbus, ga. I noticed that they had installed a new atm that requires no deposit slips or envelopes,like bank of america has had for several years, so i thought cool, sun trust has finally decided to get up to date, so i removed my deposit from the envelope and proceeded to make my cash deposit. The atm rejected 3 $5 bills, after trying to re-insert them 2 times the deposit door closed and said on the screen thank you for banking with us. No receipt given, nothing, the atm just kept making noises like it was still processing, then after some time it went back to the start screen, so i tried to do a new deposit of the 3 $5 bills that were rejected, which the atm stated that deposits could not be processed at this time. So i left thinking that i will call the next morning and they will be able to check the atm and find my deposit. I called and talked to jason who said that the atm is not owned by sun trust, it is owned by brinks and is only serviced once per week and he does not know on what day, but he said that the atm was working fine when he checked it earlier that morning.. So, he stated that he would have to get with the branch manager and call me back. That was @ 9:20am, i had not heard back by 2pm, so i called jason again and he stated that i would have to come in and sign a dispute form and it would have to be faxed in and an investigation done and could take up to a week but it usually only took a couple of days. So i drove to the branch & signed the form & received a copy with a 1 800 # to call for further info. After 2 days i called and was told it was under investigation & it could take up to 10 days!!! So i guess my deposit is still sitting in the atm, waiting for brinks to come!!! Yeah, right, you can not tell me that they do not know what is in that atm
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.
Worst bank I've ever dealt with. Was told mutiple times in person and over the phone that I would be able to remove my father's name from my credit card account because I have 12 months of established excellent credit. Now they turn it around and say I have to have 18 month of credit. I spoke to Jessica at cooperate, reports directly to the owner, and she refused to do anything for me. I have been a long time Suntrust customer but no longer. Beware Suntrust is not where you should put your hard earned money they make you jump through hoops for their mistake. I will no longer use suntrust ever again.