Having lived in the area now for 14 years or so and having had experience of several banks, either through payroll needs or mortgages or such, i'd have to say td bank is the best of the bunch. I've tried wilmington trust - ok, b of a - really terrible, wachovia - horrible, citizens - pretty bad, first federal - ok, but td has been really great.
First, most of the complaints i read here are about debit charges for being overdrawn, that's the same at every bank. My son went over $800 overdrawn while banking at citizens while at college - for buying a starbucks on his debit card. They then started charging him $37 day for the o/d, even when it was paid off, they came up with retrospective charges that put him overdrawn again and started the whole process over.
You can fix your debit card so it can't go o/d now (thanks to the government) and at least td only charge $15... My branch is very cheery and friendly. The dog loves to visit and there are always little gifts for the kids as well as the free money counter for customers. No bank reminds me of the old, personal face-to-face service you used to get and decisions are now made in a central office many miles away, but at least the staff are friendly, the bank is open and bring and everyone seems very helpful.
Simply awful. I was lied to and manipulated and paid through the nose for the experience. I was interested in buying a condo/first home, so i talked to a banking specialist. I was told that i could open a line of credit, take funds, set them aside for 60 days, then use it for a down payment. I did exactly that, paid to start the loc, paid the interest, waited 60 days, and... Nope, can't use that, sorry! Well, damn. I came up with the downpayment anyways, and was subjected to 2 months with the most incompetent mortgage "specialist" of all time, jessica laws. If you go to td and she's assigned, tell the seller it's not happening.
She'll see to it. Mishandled documents, didn't do anything, sat on them until the closing date and then "oh, it's not done. That's a problem. Get an extension. And pay us a ratelock fee. " why? Because if she'd verified these documents she'd had for 8 weeks, and done nothing with. She would have found the issue, and the 4 week fix, no problem. Instead of trying to fix my problem, she just kept repeating "ok, you're gonna be charged a ratelock fee" she then advised me, yeah, you should cancel this, and just restart it in 4 weeks, and then it'll be 45 days from that point, that maybe we can help.
What? She just wanted to be done with me. So, i got her to issue a denial letter (which she also screwed up) which said that of the almost thousand dollars they cost me, i'd be refunded 125. Well, it's something, right? Well, though i was told it was refunded. Over a month ago. It is not. I've contacted her 3 times since. Got two responses of "what's it for? I'll look into it" all 3 were in response to/attached to the letter she sent me saying it! I don't think you can be this incompetent by accident, i believe it is maliciously intentional on her part and i'd advise everyone to never bank with these thieves, get a loan shark. They'll lie/steal from you less. Ps-got mortgage with dcu, 30 days, ready to close. Thanks!