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2 out of 5 marks

Reviewed by rkaplan

Jan 3rd 2013

USAA makes up their rules as they go along. Be careful in your dealings with them

I have been an USAA wealth management customer for around 10 years. Yesterday I tried to deposit a $49,000 check. I have deposited many checks made out to the same payee without issue, but today I was told that USAA will not be able to deposit my check. Further, they said they sent back to me. At this point my USAA online account shows that the $49,000 check has been deposited, so I am unable to submit the check to another bank. Without an USAA status letter the check will remain un-deposited. USAA has refused to cooperate. USAA's lack of follow through in removing the funds from USAA could prove disastrous if I redeposit the check. This leaves me in the unenviable position of not being able to do anything with my check.

This is just my most recent problem. In the summer of 2012 while traveling overseas I required USAA's assistance with a credit card identity theft issue to no avail. I was unable to protects myself by canceling the card, I was unable to get a usable replacement card, and USAA kept me on the phone for several hours in the middle of the night in Israel. Additionally, I have also had to escalate the handing of several insurance claim matters due to incompetent customer service agents.

I have referred many customers to USAA over the years, but no longer. Both their banking and insurance customer service representatives have not performed consistently and have been unable to provide me with rational explanations for their actions relative to my accounts. With significant assets in investment and bank accounts one would expect I would be treated with their elite level of service, but today I was informed their customers are all treated the same, contrary to what they have been leading me to believe over the past 10 years.

Anyone who wants to be able to reliably depend on the treatment they receive from their bank (and insurance company) should seriously consider going somewhere other than USAA.

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Reviewed by jjrican

Sep 30th 2014

1 out of 5 marks

They Will Not Look Out For No Service Member

I have been a USAA member since 2001. My wife recently had a vehicle collision with a deer while on her way to my slc graduation. Our 2013 honda pilot had some damage and required for the truck to be repaired out of state due to the trip. We got a rental vehicle for the 6 weeks that took to repair our vehicle. After our vehicle was repaired we come to find out that usaa only paid $900. 00 out of $1,400. 00 of the car rental bill. I call them a number of times to see if they would cover the remaining portion given the fact that for the past 13 years i had been accident free, well i guess that was to much to ask.

They denied the request. Well i went shopping around for a new car insurance in which geico surprised me with their military rates, way better than usaa, so i canceled my policy and went with geico. My hole point is that USAA would rather see me go than to help their long time customers over $400. 00. Well i come from a family with several military members that have usaa, that's going to change soon. I will never go back to usaa, not until they realize they are not about military families anymore but to getting our pockets and see dollar signs in our foreheads.

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Reviewed by flyingb9

Sep 10th 2014

1 out of 5 marks

Don't trust this company

After being a member in good standing for over 20 years I have now lost all faith in this company. My ex-wife defaulted on a debt that we jointly opened while we were married while I was stationed overseas. Rather than contacting me about this USAA chose to lock my online and account access. After 10 phone calls where I have to wake up in the middle of the night and spend over an hr each time on the call they still are doing nothing to help me. All their services and contacts are based on you being able to login to your account, which is locked in my case.

They are a great company if you live in San Antonio. But as I have learned the hard way they no longer value military members or work to help those that are overseas. Avoid them at all costs. I am moving everything to another bank that at least will talk to me like a person and not put me on hold every time I call.

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