I work for a small business with my father, and we have a car loan on one of our vehicles with u. S. Bank. For the past several years we have promptly paid our bill via monthly check. Lately i have been helping with technology upgrades and started paying more bills online, including our loan with u. S. Bank. I scheduled 3 online transactions in oct, nov, and dec, but in jan i received a notice with our statement stating that we were delinquent on our loan, and they assessed a fairly hefty fee.
I immediately logged in to check our payment status and discovered that without any kind of notice, u. S. Bank had decided to reverse our december 11th payment. I called and spoke to a guy who told me they reversed the payment because a digit was incorrect with the account number we used (of course he was unable to prove that to me, so i had to take his word for it). We are very careful with things like that, so it is unlikely we made a mistake. I asked why they didn't contact me when the payment didn't go through and he said their Auto-dialer Is in charge of handling those kinds of things. I asked for the times of the calls and the first try was christmas eve, then another two days before new years (a sunday).
It was obvious they were deliberately calling when it was unlikely that anyone would be there. Anyway, they refused to waive the fee and i was fed up, so i told him we would go back to writing checks and hung up. What i learned: u. S. Bank is too incompetent to process an online payment. If it was true that we made a mistake in our entry (highly unlikely), u. S. Bank is too unintelligent to refer to our previously submitted financial info. And when there is a customer discrepancy like this, u. S. Bank puts an Auto-dialer In charge of servicing its clients. After this experience, i would rank u. S. Bank no higher than the Sleazy mechanic Of the financial industry. They are a burden to my company, and an embarrassment to this country.
I have been banking with this bank for over 15 years and I have never been able to get a loan from them. I don't have perfect credit, but it isnt bad. I recently attempted obtain a loan from this institution for a car, and was of course declined. The interesting thing about it is, the amount of available money in my saving acct was almost double the amount of the loan I was applying for, and had been for over a year!! I will be changing bank when I return, will be happy to see the looks on their faces when I ask for my very large check as I am closing out my accts. They certainly do not value their customers.
I left Old National after banking there for years because my work was banking through US Bank, and I loved the customer service I would receive when making work transactions. My first bad experience didn't happen until about a year in, up until then, I thought US bank was the best bank I could imagine having. I had never over drafted any checking account of mine, but mistakes are too be made. One day after getting an overdraft notice, I go to the bank to investigate. The bank apologizes and says their fault, refunds the fee. The next day when checking my account, everything is fine, and I go to make a deposit. After depositing my money, three more fees have been added to my checking account that "must have happened when the other one sent my checking account into the negative." Considering that US Bank claimed fault for the first one and said it was their mistake, it seems silly that I was left with so many fees after their mistake. They told me, "since they already refunded the one, they couldn't do anything about it." I went through three different tellers and got three different answers about the fees. US Bank is out to make your dollar. I just got a letter in the mail about a Class Action Settlement against US Bank illegally obtaining over draft fees.
Long story short- do not bank with US Bank!