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4 out of 5 marks

Reviewed by Philip H

May 11th 2012

Streamlined signup. No major issues except that they don't allow Mint connections yet.

I signed up for the 1.25% rate, but I know this too shall pass eventually. My only problem with them is that they do not allow Mint.com connections. Bummer! For the amount I've deposited so far the yield is only going to be a matter of single-digit dollars so I opened an American Express personal savings account until they decide to cooperate with Mint. Sorry, but the convenience of seeing all my accounts in one place overrides my intention to save a few cents/dollars.

Since rates vary I'm not going to make a huge effort to rate chace a savings account. Once TIAA decides to cooperate I'll probalby move my funds back.

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Reviewed by dehayes

Jun 27th 2014

2 out of 5 marks

Not a good experience!

I have been banking with TIAA DIRECT (checking and savings) for barely a year and have already had three extremely unsatisfactory experiences.

Most recently, I went to use my debit card at a market one morning, and it was declined. I was busy at work and waiting until the following evening to call. I was told that my debit card that I had been using nearly daily for months "looks like it's never been activated". Um? The phone representative was useless and gave me some bs about a banking analyst addressing my issue in 24-48 hours.

But it wasn't just the card. I had no access to my checking. Not even my payroll deposit went through. But the phone rep had assured me that the account had not been frozen. I had an auto mortgage payment due in a few days and was getting really angry.

This is not the first time I have been left without access to my own money. Disgusting. These are the big issues that I've had with TIAA DIRECT but I've had smaller issues too, that probably aren't worth going into detail about. It's such a pain, but it's to the point that I will have to switch banks.

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Response by TIAA Direct

Responded by TC_Talks

Jun 27th 2014

Providing excellent customer service matters to us. Email your full name and best way to contact you so we can resolve the issue to bankingservices@tiaadirect.com.

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Reviewed by bankuser12

Aug 14th 2013

1 out of 5 marks

Don't be fooled by the rates, they'll get you back with fees and bad service

My account was assessed a fee. The customer service agent did not even know where any documentation of the fee was buried, but still refused to waive the fee as a one-time courtesy. They clearly do not value their customers and are more interested in assessing fees. They also bait and switch with their interest rates.

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Response by TIAA Direct

Responded by TC_Talks

Aug 14th 2013

Providing excellent customer service matters to us. Email your full name and best way to contact you so we can resolve the issue to bankingservices@tiaadirect.com.

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