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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 Jeanniesrose9gmail

Oct 17th 2014

1 out of 5 marks

Changes Release Of Deposit Dates Daily

My husband and i are desperate for help! My husband has been a member of usaa for years (my two active military sons are, as well), but we have been denied our deposited funds. My husband deposited his paycheck 7 days ago from today, and was initially given access to $500 to aid us during the wait. My husband was told it would take 5 days to clear. Two days later the $500 access was removed. My husband has called numerous times and even emailed but nobody will help us. My husband called his employer's bookkeeper to ask if the check had cleared, and was told that it had.

My husband had received an email from the ceo of usaa assuring him that the matter would be investigated and we would hear from an usaa rep. We had not heard from anyone from the usaa's office. Finally today, my husband was able to contact the ussa's office that could remove the hold. The woman named "erica" refused. Even after my husband explained that i'm disabled and unable to see my doctor, buy my medication, fuel to get to work, and to buy food. We are not asking for a loan, we are asking for access to the money my husband works hard for. The latest date for release is next friday, the friday my husband gets paid again. The next course of action is contacting an attorney. We are desperate for help!

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Reviewed by jimmygaudetgmailco

Oct 13th 2014

1 out of 5 marks

One Of The Worst Banks Ever Stay Away!

They charge you $8 to overnight a new card but they wont tell you! They instead snail mail you a card, then when you cal land ask they will for a fee overnight you a card but only if you ask and that card will be an exact replica you know just in case someone stole your card enroute!!! Smart huh?

Then since its an online bank only. The FDIC will hold any check $1 over your normal everyday balance so for 2 weeks you dont get a penny from that car you sold! Smart? It gets better. Any notion you dont understand a charge automatic shutdown you dont know what something is for and call to ask automatic shutdown your in kuwait and ask a question. You guessed it you dont eat for 2 weeks. Then theyre auto and insurance is hundreds of dollars more than anyone else

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