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Penfed Ups Short-Term CD Rates - Long-Term CDs Remain Disappointing
Updated: Oct 4, 2016 by Bozo  |  4 comments  |  Bank Deals

The good news is that PenFed increased its CD rates at the start of October. The bad news is that their long-term CD rates remain very uncompetitive. read more

Big Rate Changes At Ally? (Update: False Alarm)
Updated: Sep 26, 2016 by RJM  |  8 comments  |  Bank Deals

Surprised nobody is talking about it.  . But the bottom line is a decline on savings & money market rates and a massive increase in the read more

30-Month CD Promotion
Updated: Sep 26, 2016 by RJM  |  5 comments  |  Bank Deals

Unless my eyes deceived me, I saw an ad on Ally's website for a limited-time promotion of a 1.50% APY "Select CD."  The promotion runs through read more

$350 Checking Bonus With Minimal Requirements: Simply & Quick
Updated: Sep 16, 2016 by NYCDoug  |  6 comments  |  Bank Deals

HSBC Checking BonusHSBC has just released a new checking account bonus that is both attractive and lucrative. Let’s take a look.The OfferBegin a new HSBC read more

Good For Simple Savings Needs
Updated: Aug 5, 2016 by RJM  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

I have been with Ally a few years now, ever since they got off the ground with their creative commercials. I was interested in seeking out a bank that had read more

Penfed Merging With Belvoir FCU On May 1
Updated: Aug 4, 2016 by RJM  |  5 comments  |  Bank Deals

PenFed to Merge Belvoir FCU May 1

Anyone Else Notice That LMCU Quietly Dropped Their HSA Rates ?
Updated: Aug 1, 2016 by Kryz Tal  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

I was getting 2%. Its now down to 1% apparently. And, if you want to take your HSA elsewhere, they hose you with a $35 fee. Disappointing because an read more

Ally Not The Bank It Use To Be
Updated: Jul 11, 2016 by meg122183  |  3 comments  |  Bank Reviews

Ally use to be good. But sadly this is no longer the case. They have raised fees. Put $10 cap on ATM fee reimbursement. They also are scandalous in there read more

Really Confused
Updated: Jul 10, 2016 by RedBurtley  |  2 comments  |  Bank Reviews

Glad to see a more than positive review of Ally. What confuses me is the extent of negative comments yielded against this bank. I've been using them for read more

Scary Place To Send Your Money- Don't Do It!
Updated: Jul 10, 2016 by RedBurtley  |  5 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I set up a account with them because I had a large check come in that I didn't know what I was going to do with yet. So I followed there instructions for read more

Not Sure Where All The Negative Reviews Come From
Posted: Jul 4, 2016 by RJM  |  0 comments  |  Bank Reviews

Ive had a discover checking for several years now and unlike others, I have never been hit with a fee. I got my sign up bonus although it was read more

Rate Increase For Online Savings Accounts
Updated: Jul 4, 2016 by RJM  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

Online Savings: Was 0.90% Now 0.95%

Ive Had Good Experiences With LMCU
Posted: Jun 12, 2016 by RJM  |  0 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I joined primarily for the 3% reward checking account and since then added an HSA which used to pay 2% but is now down to 1%. That bothers me. I have read more

Good customer service, but horrible website
Updated: Jun 6, 2016 by RJM  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

Ally Bank has excellent customer service. When you call to resolve issues or do personal banking, they are very quick to answer and extremely helpful. read more

No Longer Revolutionary
Updated: Apr 27, 2016 by RJM  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

When they first came on the scene, they were great. Low fees, good service, no issues. Fast forward 3 years later. Their fees are online with the rest of read more

Disappointing & Upsetting CD Purchase
Updated: Apr 8, 2016 by Richard Damian  |  3 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I sent a large check to Ally to open a CD. A week later I received a call stating my letter had been received but there was no check with it. We reported read more

Utility Bill Payment Processers
Updated: Feb 23, 2016 by RJM  |  23 comments  |  Ask The Community

Just now, I prepaid my power bill by paying a $2.25 fee for a $600 payment. And for my sewer & water bill, the fee was $1.95 for $500. Are these read more

Terrible Customer Service And Operations Experience
Updated: Feb 12, 2016 by RJM  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

Operations and Customer Service don't talk to each other. Huge ordeal to open a savings account, after 3 weeks of trying I got tired. I used to be a read more

Great If You Do Not Use Any Banking Services
Updated: Jan 15, 2016 by RJM  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

Customer service should be renamed as apology service because there isn't anything much else that they do than apologize. My other peeve is that they read more

Horrible Checking Accounts
Updated: Oct 3, 2015 by RJM  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

Pros: No Fees Cons: -No access to money in emergency -If card is cancelled due to fraud, there is no way to retrieve money efficiently. Bank wire is read more

The Overdraft Feature Is Cool
Posted: Sep 2, 2015 by RJM  |  0 comments  |  Bank Reviews

Ive been with them since it was ING Direct and while their rates went down and I hate Cap One with a passion over a fraudulent late charge on a credit read more

Forget Your Privacy
Updated: Aug 13, 2015 by JLewis2  |  2 comments  |  Bank Reviews

Ally told me it would close my account if I did not provide a physical street address. I value my privacy, and I have a post office box which receives all read more

Closed my account for no reason
Updated: Feb 19, 2015 by Barrel-rider  |  2 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I had been an Ally customer for over 10 years, never had a problem. It was a savings account, so I didn't use it much, just a few deposits a year. One read more

Terrible Bank!
Updated: Feb 4, 2015 by RJM  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

My boyfriend and I have had a checking and savings account through Ally for a few years, and we just can't take it anymore. We've gone back with Suntrust read more

Auto Lease
Updated: Dec 17, 2014 by RJM  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

Buyer Beware we recently returned our car to dealer after 39 mo. lease in which we purchased 2500 extra miles as a precaution of overage as it turns out read more

Dishonest Banking Practises
Updated: Dec 2, 2014 by RJM  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

When I invest my money no matter how big or little the investment is, I have to be able to trust the institution! Unfortunately I had hit a financial read more

The best interest rate
Updated: Oct 24, 2014 by RJM  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

I have a savings account with Ally bank. They were the only online bank that I could find that gave me a savings account that had a debit card to go with read more

Personal Story Of Identity Theft And Fraudulent Credit Card
Updated: Sep 30, 2014 by keithsanfran  |  28 comments  |  Miscellaneous

For the first time in my life, I was victimized by this heinous deed. Yesterday, I received an alert from my AAA Experian monitoring service that I got a read more

Bonus For Maturing CD's
Updated: Aug 13, 2014 by RJM  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

I don't know if this has been mentioned, but my CD about to mature is only offering a .05% bonus.

Discover Bank Cash Back Checking Getting Worse
Updated: Apr 28, 2014 by delekhaniv  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

Got is private message from Discover Bank today. It appears they are going away from adding our 10 cents per transaction every month and only read more