Knowing the bank charges $35 for an overdraft fee, I attempted to avoid being over withdrawn ( I also signed up for their protection against this happening and still did not get any help there!) After transferring money to leave $1 in my account, I was charged with a $15 maintenance fee. I called customer service inquiring about this charge, I was told because I had under $100 in my account. I have never been charged $15 to my account before and have had under $100 in this account on numerous occasions. The representative then told me (in broken english) that I can change my convenience checking account to a simple checking account. I can have a minimum balance of $0, BUT they will charge me $3.99 a month for a maintenance fee!! When I asked if I had $1 in my account, will this fee still apply. She said, "Yes, even if you have $100 in your account the fee will still apply." So essentially, I'm paying to be at their bank. The last 5 years of loyalty to your bank clearly means nothing when customers hold so much trust in their bank. I hope someone is enjoying their $15-$35 martini on their yacht in the Pacific somewhere while I argue to hold on to the last few dollars I have.
I have banked across the world - and THIS BANK is terrible - even the ATMS don't work - it debited my account and credited it back sure - but it used up my daily cash withdrawal limit- so even if I went to a good bank I couldn't get any more money out - I spent 15 minutes on hold waiting for assistance at 56 cents a minute and they told me there was nothing anyone could do- they have no records of what was going on - I had to talk to my bank and try and get it sorted - DO NOT be fooled - do not bank here If I could I would give them negative stars- but you have to give them one star to post a review
The way I see it, TD bank is a predatory institution in the guise of a friendly neighboring bank. I have maintained a checking and a savings account with this bank for quite some time. I have never taken a loan or even a credit card from them and have always had a positive balance in my accounts until .....
Initially I used to have my paycheck deposited to TD but then switched over to a bank on my companies premises just because it was more convenient. So I closed down the TD savings account but still maintained a checking account with them mainly because I sometimes visit family in Canada and thought that having an account with a Canadian bank would make it easier to withdraw and exchange currency when I am there.
However, one Saturday evening, I make a withdrawal from a TD ATM machine using my TD debit card which brings my checking account below 100. Unknown to me and without any warning, they hit me with a fine of $15 and repeatedly keep doing so every 10 days. Their repeated fines push the account into the red zone and then they hit me with an insane overdraft fee !! So now I owe them $80 !!!
Wow ... if converted to an interest rate, even the worst credit cards have a lower interest rate than that and that for loans that they actually give out to you ... and I didn't take a single dime on loan from TD but actually gave them my business !!!
I understand that most banks have a predatory instinct but some banks are worse than others ... so I am done with TD which in my opinion is the worst bank that I have dealt with ! They certainly do get you in through the front door with smiling faces, free pens, biscuits for your pet dog etc etc etc, but its through the fine print that these smiling Shylocks really get you where they want you to be.... If TD really were a trustworthy financial institution, they could very easily modify their ATM user interface to flash a warning ... but then that would not be in their best interests would it ?
So folks if you decide to go with