I am like most individuals in the 21st Century; I use online banking daily. With another bank, it is very accurate. So, I decided to open an account with a new bank-TCF only because it was a promo within a grocery store and I saw the commercials "open 7 days a/week"....great (I thought)!
I was shopping and a bank rep approached me & told me we have a $35 promo-if you open the account today. So, I decided to go ahead and open the acct. Well, the promo for a FREE $25 was never given to me. An in-store teller told me they knew anything about the promo. After a couple of weeks, I noticed the money never was credited to my account.
However, the worst part was being assessed $74 in NSF fees ($37 each) for 2 transactions that showed to be in a positive balance on the day the transactions were completed & even today (10 days). The representative at the branch told me to contact customer service because he could not explain why I was assess those fees. The teller at the 800# said that even though on the website, online banking states "current balance including pending transactions" is stated with a date and time stamp, it really isn't the most accurate information. She stated the most accurate information is the paper ledger. She stated even though I used the pin for a POS transaction which is suppose to deduct that amount immediately and post to my balance, that and a credit transaction would only be paid after a "PENDING" transaction. I clarified this statement, a pending transaction would supercede a post transaction? She stated yes. I never heard of a posted transaction, which is usually a settled/closed transaction, being paid after a "pending".
However, at the time those transactions were done and today with a print out, I was in the POSITIVE and yet, I was assessed $74. She said she would credit me $15 of the $74 and send me a ledger with the terms and conditions. I am now going back to my former back as my primary bank !!
Beware- shady stuff with TC
I opened an account several years ago in order to have the convenience of a local bank, as my primary bank is based in Texas (USAA). I was told at the time that due to the status of my account, I would not be charged fees regardless of how much was in my account or how often I made transactions. This held true until two months ago when TCF began taking $10 out for my inactivity. I attempted to call TCF to figure out what the heck is going on, and it turns out that the local number rings and rings and is never answered, while the 800 number is purely automated no matter what button you press. As a result, I will be going in person to express my angst, and I will be discontinuing business with this bank. When you only have $80 in your account, $10 a month in fees is absolutely ludicrous.
I never received any letter or email indicating that there would be a change to my status, so I really don't know what the deal is. My husband left TCF a couple years ago when they pulled a similar stunt with his account due to his not making the allotted amount of transactions per month. At that time his account was far more active than mine had ever been, and yet I was not penalized until just this past February.
The Tellers are always friendly! Ive never day issues! The new daily overdraft fee a lot of people don't know is actually to benefit most! If u think about it most people have multiple ways of accessing their account. If you overdraft it you normally now within the day that you did. So instead of charging people for $35.00 an item times 5 transactions they charge u 1 $28.00 dollar fee. Now even if u only overdraft by one item that is still over then the $35.00 dollar fee. So all the bank is asking u to do is checks your account on a regular basis. Doesn't seem that hard right? On top of that there are many ways to avoid getting those fees in the first place! More basic knowledge don't spend more then u have and your fine, common sense right. So for all those people that complain about overdraft fees use your brain and ive found out that as long as your not screaming at people they are willing to help u if their is a mistake on your account! So if everyone just uses their brain once in a while u should have no issue right. Again common sense!