After contemplating opening an account with TD bank, I 'took the plunge' in or around July of 2010 since they were currently offering a promotion which included a Flip Camera and no minimum balance checking for one year. I completed the required tasks in order to 'qualify' for the Flip camera, however it never arrived. After visiting the branch repeatedly to inquire, I was given the run around and finally gave up! In July of 2011, my one year of no minimum balance had expired and I was then being assessed a $15/month 'below minimum balance fee'. I expressed my disappointment and the 'no minimum balance' was extended for another year and $50 of the money for the fees they had withdrawn from my balance.
Still No FLIP Cam though....!
Since the account was registered to my New Jersey address and our family (Pennsylvania residence) had not been there in several months, I had not received any statements I was again faced with a similar situation. They had again began hitting my account for $15/month fees. Keep in mind, I was not utilizing this account at all. Not their checking account, bill payer services, etc. They withdrew the remaining balance I had and charged me an additional $45 before I even knew what was happening. They then closed my account and I am now considered a 'Charge off' and in collections!
I could understand assessing fees if I was late on an auto loan or mortgage payment or if I had bounced checks, but what exactly was I being charged for? Charging me for nothing. No services were ever provided and not even the Flip cam ever showed. My husband and I will continue our banking at our Credit Union to avoid these fees and poor customer service from TD Bank. I plan to let everyone know the experiences we have had via SEO, Facebook, etc. I certainly hope the $45 is worth it them!!
Workers at this branch including Gilbert Vega, Officer, Assistant Store Manager, NMLS ID# 596679, TD Bank, 2400 Bway, NY, NY 10024, 212-579-2010, make errors and in an egregious act of disrespectful (to the client) temerity and possibly criminal behavior, attempt to cover up their lack of competence by falsifying documents, discarding documents signed by client (handwritten ancillary/concomitant/down stream documents the bank has on file could not have been generated without the above referenced computer generated document's composition) and altering of an evidence stream by replacing a signed document with one intended to cover up Bank Error . While attempting to get copies of the above mentioned signed documents (via walk in v. phone w/TD Bank officials) an alternate TD Bank employee attempted to seek out business for TD Bank, asking if the [high profile] company the client worked for 'has a board', implying that they [the high profile company's board] would meet with the [clearly naive at best, revealing a suspect intellect] low level TD Bank Employee [to work out a business deal with the bank]. A complaint relative to the above will be filed with TD Bank Security and / or appropriate government oversight agencies. Curiously, at the building adjacent to the bank (possibly the Merrion at 215 w. 88th street??) one morning client witnessed building staff (doorman/ super and / or maintenance person) being politely greeted by a woman and her daughter as they left the building and as soon as the woman and her daughter were apparently out of earshot, they (building staff) laughed at each other, asked if [paraphrased] 'that's the nurse in apartment [redacted]' and then began talking about what they'd do to her [sexual innuendo].
I had my auto loan transferred from a local bank to TD bank after TD bank acquired the local bank. Following this, being able to track my loan was down right impossible! TD bank stated I could not access the loan online since it was a loan transfer. I had to pay in person each time! Now that I am one payment away from paying off my vehicle, they tell me over the phone (after 30 min holds between three transfers to three separate people) that I owe over 150% of my balance due to "late" fees, etc. I am requesting an itemized payoff report to include principal, interest, and other fee balances. By the way, I was told that this request has to be done via fax only! Can't request via phone or online! Why doesn't TD bank do their employees a favor and close on weekends (especially on Sundays) since they really don' t offer any other benefits!