First they took advantage of us by charging us $74 in overdraft fees. When we asked that it be waived as we were not interested in their overdraft protection, they told us that there is nothing they can do because we are asking in more than 14 days after the charges were billed. This is nothing but an excuse. One of our transactions was $15. The overdraft charge that it cased was $37.
Then I locked out my account. The first rep I spoke to just unlocked it. Then I ended up locking it again 2 weeks later. I ended up with a different rep who had a completely different standard of what he will be needing to unlock the account. This one wanted the card or account number in addition to the usual social security, etc. verification info. I did not have it with me so he refused to unlock my account. So now great I have to call again later.
I need one more month to transfer all electronic payments out of it and then I can't wait to close the account. Hopefully I'll have an opportunity to tell the rep when I'm closing the account that they are truly "!@#$ bank."
This bank is fast and has great customer service
A lot of the times that I do go into a TCF I have to wait on individuals who seem like they never had a bank account before and the line growwssss, not always but around but 35% percent of the time. Although the staff are very friendly, when the line does grow there are staff members just standing around, which is very annoying. However, I guess I'm lucky enough to have 2 branches just a few miles away, complete with ATM machines. Their online banking is excellent to say the least, and there is a way to ensure you don't get stuck with overdrafts. If you have a pending item on a Monday for example, make sure you make a deposit before 2:00 PM on that day and you should be safe. Another good thing about TCF Bank is that they are open 7 days a week. On the other hand in a city the size of joliet there are only 3 branches that I can think of. But, they are located within a couple of miles from me as indicated earlier. When it come to overdrafts, all banks are in it together. I remember back in the 90's, a bankster was on TV saying the reason they are so high was to "discipline" the consumer so us not to bright consumers would be more careful in the future, and balance our check books properly. Now I see why Elvis shot his TVs, that was before ole Bill killed the Glass-Steagall act. I also have direct deposit, never had a problem, and in the 2 and a half years I've been with TCF I never had an overdraft, I've been lucky a few times. And like all banks, let's say you have purchased by 5 items, 1 big, 4 small, they'll take the big one 1st so as to guarantee that all 5 bounce. That's the oldest trick in the book.