I will keep it brief BUT PLEASE PEOPLE DO NOT BANK WITH THIS BANK IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER OPTIONS!!!! Stay away from WOODFOREST!!!!!!! Rudest bunch of people I've ever encountered. I was told that my account was being closed because my mom had her payroll check direct deposited into my account. I was accused of stealing by their corporate manager Lisa Purtell. Then when I complained and confronted her about her rudeness and offensive accusations she flat out LIED and stated she didn't say it. OMG YOU LYING WITCH!!!! I threatened to call corporate and speak to a manager and she claimed she was the manager and there was no one over her....Again MORE LIES!!!! I guess I will be calling the OCC and the BBB to lodge a formal complaint. Woodforest is the worst with their ridiculous fees and terrible customer service. STAY AWAY FROM THIS BANK AND THEIR LIES AND DECEIT!!!!!
I love WF's physical banks and people. I have always had trouble when I call their 877 number. I received an e-mail alerting me my account PW had been changed. Since I had not changed it I was concerned, waited for 10-12 minutes patiently to be told that was not from them. Five minutes later, OOPS! That is from us but it wasn't you on the account who changed their PW.
What? Someone else has a profile on my account? YUP. Help me, who is it?? We cannot tell you that. Ugh. So, you care enough to send me an e-mail but not to help me out when I call you?
The worst part? The part that really hurts? I've banked with WF since 1999, both personal and business but that didn't seem to matter.
I banked with wells Fargo before it was wells Fargo, it was Wachovia back then. From 2008-2013 NONE of the tellers took the time to remember regulars. The moment I made the switch to Woodforest I felt like family. The tellers may not know me by name but they know my face. They ask about my day and I know at least one on a personal level. ( I know about her family, she knows about mine; we swapped funny stories during my account setup).
At any other bank, most tellers hate to see you coming. At woodforest they welcome you. I feel comfortable with woodforest. When I have questions about my account I dont have to go to a branch and ask those questions, I dont even have to call customer service and wait for hours for a quick quick answer, I call the branch directly and talk to a person who pulls up my account, looks at my name, and remembers who I am. I'm not a business transaction, I have a friend on the other side of the counter, is how I feel everytime I set foot on that little kiosk. :)
The Assistant Manager helped me refinance my home. It was a great experience.
Simone at Porter TX location opened my new senior citizens account -- it was free. My debit card and checks were free with no annual fee. She was thorough and knew the details of the account from the bank's perspective. My cards and checks came within 5 days to my house. I was able to go online and make everything paperless. I am able to direct deposit into the account. She followed up with a phone call. It was very positive.