Monday, February 25, 2013 - 4:46 PM
This Credit Union StinksMontauk Credit Union
I drove into Manhattan today with the idea that I would join this Montauk credit union since they advertise such high rates on their website(ie 2.5 percent for 5 years or 2.75 for 7 years). They have only one tiny branch. They have 2 tellers behind glass. they told me they have not been accepting deposits for CDs in 2 years. One teller said they have too much money and not enough loans. I wish I had read these reviews ahead of time. I did join for 25 dollars with the thought they might be offering CDs in the near future. They said to check back once a month.
It's easy to offer 2.5 percent if you are not accepting deposits. I am offering 10 percent for 5 years but I am not accepting deposits now or in the future.
1 posts since
Feb 25, 2013
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1. Monday, February 25, 2013 - 5:41 PM
Well they advertise CD's on the net. I would push the issue with a lawyer for false advertising.
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Dec 8, 2012
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2. Monday, February 25, 2013 - 6:45 PM
Before going the lawyer route, you might try getting a screen print of the Web page where the CD rates are advertised. Next, contact the Manhattan Montauk Credit Union branch manager, tell him/her what you were told by the tellers and ask for confirmation that you were given correct info. Finally, write a complaint letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with the details of the conversation(s) with the teller and the branch manager and enclose a copy of the Web page print out. Be sure to record the names, dates, times, and contact information of everyone you spoke with and include that detail in your letter.
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