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Katy Ward
Katy Ward
Jul. 15, 20214 min read

Ally Bank summary

Online financial services company Ally Bank offers a range of mortgage and refinance products to those with a credit score of 620 or higher. Borrowers can take care of every aspect of their mortgage application and completion online, while those in the early stages of buying a home can receive a pre-approval in as little as 3 minutes.

Pros

  • $500 payment towards closing costs
  • Dedicated mortgage advisors with local knowledge
  • Down payments as low as 3%

Cons

  • No bricks and mortar branches
  • FHA and VA loans not available

Ally Bank at a Glance

Direct lender or marketplace?Direct
Loan typesFixed-rate, adjustable-rate, jumbo
Loan amount$75,000-$4m
Repayment terms15, 20, 30 years
Minimum down payment3%
Minimum credit score620 (700 on jumbo loans)
Suitable forSecuring a mortgage deal online

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Overview

Headquartered in Detroit, Ally Bank is an online financial services company that offers fixed-rate, adjustable-rate, and jumbo mortgage products. If you purchase a property or refinance through the company, you'll work with the same dedicated loan officer throughout the entire process. For customers who have been with Ally Bank for more than 30 days, it also pays $500 towards closing costs.

Suitable For?

Ally Bank offers mortgage deals for those with a minimum credit score of 620, or 700 in the case of jumbo products. This makes the lender particularly suitable for borrowers with a fairly robust financial history. With down payments as low as 3% for low-to-moderate-income borrowers under Fannie Mae’s HomeReady scheme, Ally Bank could be a good choice for buyers who would otherwise struggle to get on the property ladder.

Types of Loans/Products

Ally Bank offers purchase and refinance loans with a range of fixed-rate, adjustable-rate, and jumbo products. 

  • Terms: 15-30 years
  • Minimum credit score: 620 (700 on jumbo loans)
  • Minimum down payment: 3% under the Fannie Mae scheme or 5% with private mortgage insurance

The Application Process

Although every home loan is different, most applications follow the stages outlined below:

  1. Visit the customizable interest rate tool: enter details such as your ZIP code, home value, and property type to get an indication of the interest you’re likely to pay. 
  2. Secure a pre-approval: input your details to receive a pre-approval letter in as little as 3 minutes.
  3. Complete your application: you can manage the entire process online, which includes uploading and managing your documents.
  4. Close the deal: you’ll need to complete this stage in person, with the bank instructing you where to go and what to bring.

During the application process, you’ll usually need to provide copies of the following documents:

  • Most recent pay stubs
  • Employment records
  • Bank statements
  • Tax returns

Ally Bank claims its mortgage services close 10 days faster than the industry average.

Repayment Terms

Ally Bank offers fixed-rate mortgages with 15, 20, or 30-year terms. 

Help & Support

You can get in touch with Ally Bank by phone or email from 8 am-10 pm (ET) Monday to Friday and 10 am-4 pm (ET) Saturdays. Should you take out a loan with the company, Ally Bank guarantees you’ll have the same dedicated advisor throughout the process.


T: (855) 256-2559

E: help@allyloans.com

Summary

If you have a relatively strong credit history and are comfortable with managing your finances online, Ally Bank has a great deal in its favor. As well as offering pre-approvals in as little as 3 minutes, the company provides a $500 contribution towards closing costs for those who have been with the bank for more than 30 days.

The most significant downside we encountered is that Ally Bank doesn’t offer the full suite of products that some of its competitors do, such as products for veterans (VA loans) or federally backed FHA loans. If this isn’t an issue, however, it could well prove the right lender to help you buy or refinance a home.

FAQs

What types of homes does Ally Bank offer loans for?

The company covers the following property types: single-family homes, townhomes, condos, multi-family homes, second homes, and investment homes.

Does Ally Bank have bricks and mortar branches?

No, the lender offers an entirely online solution. You will, however, need to close your deal in person, as instructed.

Does Ally Bank require home appraisal?

Yes, Ally Bank will introduce you to a home appraisal company and also set up an appointment on your behalf.

Do agents work on commission?

No, agents have no financial incentive to encourage you to spend more.

Physical Address

Ally Detroit Center, 500 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

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Methodology

This review was compiled using information from Ally Bank’s website and emailing the customer service team.


Katy Ward
Written byKaty Ward

Oxford graduate Katy Ward is a seasoned journalist and editor covering personal finance and software topics for Eleven Writing and Top10. Over a 15-year career, Katy has worked with several finance titans, including Barclays, Tandem Bank, and Yahoo! Finance.

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    Christopher
    Sep 25, 2022
    Never a problem with Ally

    I have never had any problem working with Ally. Reading all the negative reviews made me wonder. I have dealt with customer service on the phone and they were great. So far, I feel confident with them having my money. Their interest rates for savings are always on the highest leading edge. 100% satisfied.

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    Cleave Elmore
    Jan 01, 1970
    I have been an Ally customer for two…

    I have been an Ally customer for two years. Experience very long hold time when making attempts to contact them. I want to transfer money from my savings acct. to a certificate of deposit, and need some info.....I will transfer my money to another bank. It is obvious that they have some very serious problems.

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    Joseph
    Jan 01, 1970
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    They aren't always knowledgeable about there apps and have LONG wait times

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    DCarlisle
    Sep 20, 2022
    Slow and don't do things like an Internet Bank...

    This company says they are an Internet Bank BUT they won't do much electronically. Five years after paying off my loan the lean is still on my car at the BMV, naming Ally as the lean holder. FIVE YEARS! BUT when I called Ally to get a lean release letter they won't email it! They will FAX it but not to me to the BMV! Who even uses faxes these days ? Even the BMV's faxes are delivered electronically to their computer! SO why not just email it! I messed with Ally trying to get them to fax it for 10 days with no luck so I just called to have them mail it. I was told 7 to 10 business days! WHY! Are we in the 21st Century? Are they? I'm telling you, this has been one of the most frustrating things I have gone through. And if I can't get what I was originally quoted for my car because I couldn't get the lean released, I am going to be even more unhappy than I am right now! If you're going to call yourself an Internet Bank ACT like an Internet Bank. Go paperless! Electronic! SO glad I didn't go through them with my new car!

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    WMZ
    Sep 17, 2022
    Execrable service

    Couldn't agree more with previous bad reviews. Tried to send 2 Zelle payments. The first went through with no problem. The second did not - for no explainable reason. And they froze my accounts - again for no explainable reason. After an hour on hold and transfers, all the customer bad service rep would tell me was that they had received a 'fraud alert' from Zelle - but had no idea why. Transferring my money tomorrow.. Don't use them.

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    T. Nguyen
    Sep 16, 2022
    Your deposit money in Ally via Zelle transaction is NOT SAFE. It may be reverted to senders without your approval..

    I got Zelle money from a client via Zelle to my Ally. After 5 weeks, Ally reverted the fund and deducted my bank account without my approval or any communication. After a day of contacting them, Ally said that because Zelle sender reported to his Wells Fargo that the money was sent by error, Wells Fargo reject the transaction. It means that the Zelle payment that you got from Ally is not safe at all if the senders just report to their banks that it was sent by error. Now I moved all my money from Ally to Sofi and other banks. Same interest rate but better customer service.

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    Chad Dorman
    Sep 16, 2022
    Awful Communication -Records

    I don't want to give a star, but that's the lowest option. This is literally the worst company, there was one other I always struggled with too. Most company's are ok or good. I have spoken to probably 20 people faxed documents given specific details. Burt they still say I owe them, truth is they owe me almost $700. Car was totaled, Auto insurance and GAP both paid

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    August
    Sep 15, 2022
    Don't even bother if you use Zelle

    They have blocked my Zelle three times now, all when I have been sending money to the same person the entire time (Usually in sums of 500-1k, for reference the limit for new accounts is 2k). Wait times are long and to get my Zelle unblocked I usually have to be transferred between 2-3 people, easily taking up 2+ hours of my day every time this happens.

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    Jamie Rhoads
    Sep 12, 2022
    If you want to send a Zelle from this…

    If you want to send a Zelle from this card, expect to wait 2 or 3 days for the money to hit. Also, about the same wait time for electronic checks. Complete trash!!!

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    Lawrence Wendt
    Sep 10, 2022
    Bill Pay Delays are excessive

    Have had Ally accounts for a long time. Unfortunately, service has declined steeply over the last few years. Most recently I used the bill pay service to generate checks and the bills that were supposed to be processed on September 1st and 2nd have still not been provided to the payees. It is now the end of the day on September 9th and no checks (there are 5) are received. 37 minute wait for a chat with a live person. A week ago I tried to call and it was 7 hour wait. When things work as expected and it can be done in the e-portal, Ally is fine. If anything goes wrong or you have a question that cannot be answered by the AI bot, it is not fun. I hope someone at Ally is listening!

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    Roger
    Sep 09, 2022
    They just don't care about customers.

    They just don't care about customers. My debit card stopped working - not sure why, and nothing online suggested any problems. So I called, and quickly talked to someone who said there was no problem. When I told her the card had been repetedly declined, she said I was lying (not in so many words). Over five hours on the phone later, no answers. Each Ally Bank rep I speak with gives different answers. They just tell you anything they feel like - there's no way to assume that, just because you're told something, it is in fact the truth. Also, for those of us who are Americans living abroad, please note that they are utterly unable to deal with non-US phone numbers or addresses and will routinely screw up both. They will promise to call back, and they won't do it. They will change your address so that it doesn't match what you put on an online form, blocking your card. You can try to change it back, but it takes hours and it'll revert to something wrong soon enough. This used to be a great solution for US expats. Now, it's just a constantly-deteriorating customer service hellscape. I'd strongly recommend avoiding until they fix their customer service.

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    Allie
    3 days ago
    The spam is out of control

    They send so much spam that I will never use their services again. There are days I get more than one message and sometimes they send two emails a day.

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    Eric Hecox
    Sep 07, 2022
    I get a text from Ally

    I get a text from Ally, it seems I'm behind a payment on the car. I closed my business to take care of my wife, who is now bedridden with MS, and closed the two business accounts. I searched diligently for any automatic payments coming out of those accounts before closing them and must have missed Ally. I get a text about this, and since I will NOT talk to Bots, I called to speak to a person. After an HOUR I hung up. Do you Scumbags want money? Have a HUMAN BEING call and ask for it!

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    Jim
    Sep 04, 2022
    Beware! Higher interest-lowest customer service

    Several years ago I moved a large part of my cash retirement savings to Ally to get better interest rates. The interest is better than my credit union and old bank, but beware. This is my third time to need to access my account to move money and am unable to access my account. After >30 min on-hold and speaking with customer service, they were unable to get me into my account, despite giving all security info and doing "troubleshooting". I was then told it would be at least another 15 minutes to get in touch with "technical support". My only option at this point was to move all my funds out to my other bank. The customer service person did this very efficiently. I will get my funds in "3-5 business days." If you want a fraction of a percent more return on your savings it might be worth it, but not for me. I Thank God this isn't an emergency.

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    Juana Hernandez
    Sep 02, 2022
    No hay trato con los clientes,mi esposo…

    No hay trato con los clientes,mi esposo y yo tuvimos COVID pero estábamos muy mal,pedimos una extensión y fue dada,pero los documentos fue en inglés y no entendimos q teníamos q pagar 189.00 dólares y hablé con una supervisora y en verdad no hubo ayuda, voy a tratar de pasarme a otro banco,nunca habíamos pedido una extensión y los pagos lo tengo automáticamente.

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    Joel Camacho
    Sep 21, 2022
    Ally used to be great, but has gone downhill fast. Terrible customer service, outdated and buggy tech.

    I used to love Ally. Was with them from 2013 until recently. However, I've noticed that their customer service has gotten worse and worse over the last few years. Wait times have been getting longer and longer. Last time I called, I waited almost 80 minutes to speak to a rep. Reps promise to get back to you and never do. After waiting a while to speak to someone, I was told their system was down and they couldn't help me. What a joke! I would not be surprised of the above, since their tech is very outdated and riddled with defects. The Ally app is incredibly buggy. They are one of the few banks that still issue old fashioned debit cards without NFC. I've also had quite a few very strange transactions get mislabeled with the wrong merchant's name, leading me to believe that the transaction was fraudulent. Ally admitted it was their system that was causing these issues. However, I suspect something else is also amiss that they are not revealing. Aside from the mislabeled transactions, I've had other fraud alerts pop up, and in the last few years, have had to have my card replaced at an alarming rate. Others have speculated Ally had some kind of breach, and I wouldn't be surprised. Their dispute department is horrendous and constantly fails to follow up on things and keep their promises. I opened a dispute about a refund I was entitled to get from a merchant to whom I returned a purchase back in March. I submitted everything I was asked to. I must have called about 8 times about the same dispute, because it just kept falling by the wayside. Claimed they would send me documents, but never did. Promised to call me back after a certain amount of days, and they never did. They eventually rejected the claim because apparently, all the merchant had to do was deny the refund, even though I already sent back the product. Ally, apparently, was powerless to do anything about it. At the end of the day, their "dispute department" did nothing different than what I had already done, which was reach out to the merchant. Many banks would process a chargeback in my situation, but not Ally. A Big Bank that fails to provide adequate purchase/return protection for its customers. In short, avoid at all costs. There are better alternatives that are offering much better rates, technology, and customer service.

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    Chris
    Aug 30, 2022
    Ally refused to honor a check

    Ally honored my personal check then reversed the transaction the following day without providing any reason. Funds were available, I wasn’t disputing the amount, etc. Now the car dealer is threatening me with significant return fees and I can’t even get a straight answer as to why the check wasn’t honored. It takes 6+ hours to get a response via IM and over an hour to get through to a live agent. I finally got through and the agent Melissa couldn’t/wouldn’t tell me the reason just stated I have to call back at a different time to talk to their ‘special check department.’

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    AMay
    Aug 29, 2022
    I hate to write this but the time has…

    I hate to write this but the time has come. I have been using Ally Bank for over 15 years, I'm guessing? Or longer. Up until about 2 years ago, I RAVED about Ally Bank. Loved it. Loved everything about them. Fast forward the last 2 years and I have watched its steep decline in customer service. I have never spent so much time interacting with them then in the past 2 years...the interactions became more frequent because of problems, long waits, then long-winded, not based in fact/reality, often leading me down the wrong path and leading to more phone calls. Today... 2-hour wait to talk to a rep because the feature that I could have utilized online - not working. Chat was a 2-hour wait as well. These poor customer service reps deserve battle pay - I am sure. At least the one's who have been talking to me. The idea that Ally was hacked on some level and has not said anything to their customers is unforgivable and the final straw that I will now be moving banks. It angers me that it is so bad that I need to up-end my life to feel like my bank is my partner. Ally Execs...if you do not understand how horrible your company has become - you better get a clue. My buck stopped with you....

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    Amanda Tooke
    Aug 27, 2022
    Pull your money out now while you still have it

    What in God's name is wrong with this place?? When I first signed up, it was at MOST a 2 minute wait to talk to customer service, they were pleasant and helpful. Instant CashApp deposit. It was their only saving grace, other than the free checking account, which I can find elsewhere (and am doing so as we speak. Don't keep your money here). No more instant CashApp deposits. Hour-long wait times on the phone, if you're lucky. In the two years I've been with them, I've had to replace my card TWICE due to fraud. Today was the absolute end. Two weeks ago, I had 4 or 5 fraudulent transactions. Bizarre scam call; the automated message knew my full name, last 4 of my social. I locked my card, and called to get a new one. After 50 MINUTES, I finally got through to someone. Halfway through the conversation, right around the part where the rep confirms my address to send me my replacement card, the call disconnects. That sealed the deal. I'm in the process of leaving this hellscape, and today I see a $1 deposit. Microtransaction scam, obviously. This was only possible if they accessed my LOCKED CARD or they have my checking account numbers. This place is ridiculous, and from the other reviews, there's obviously been a breach. Find your nearest credit union and steer ABSOLUTELY CLEAR.

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    Rebecca McHugh
    Aug 26, 2022
    The Watch Dog is Attacking the Residents

    I have been an Ally customer since 2018. I have multiple accounts with them and also opened a traditional and roth ira for my husband a few years ago. My husband is now retired and has a terminal illness. All we wanted to do is move his 401(K) money to his traditional IRA via a direct rollover, a form I downloaded from their own web site. We got a call to contact them for info verification. Fine. I understand. However, for over 15 years, my husband has delegated our personal finances to me, so he knows we have accounts there, but was not certain exactly what all we had. Furthermore, he has been on pain medications due to his illness. his thinking has been cloudy thanks to it, and the phone was skipping. He has rarely if ever had to jump through the hoops and so he was not able to complete the third degree excessive line of questioning. Even more, the IRA agent claimed to have sent some kind of code to his cell phone but we never got it. I thought perhaps it was a problem with his cell phone account but when I checked it by sending a text from my phone, it went through immediately. Their genius way of handling now is to wait a few days for someone to call us back, and to lock all of our accounts instead of just putting the rollover on hold. I have a disabled daughter who has a custodial account with these clowns too, and social security deposits our money into our checking account which we cannot access now to pay rent and other bills. Nothing like getting a watch dog only to have the dog attack the residents and the guests they invited. We are being treated like criminals, as though we are Russian oligarchs or something, when all we were trying to do is move his 401(K) retirement money into their institution. What good is a high interest rate at their bank when they pull stunts like this? We no longer feel safe keeping our money there. Hopefully this will be resolved soon but I am too disillusioned. It has not been the first monkey wrench their own incompetence has tossed into what should be mundane transactions but none of them got so bad as this. (Usually, it was very long processing times because of "problems in the mail room" and stuff like that, so I learned not to use their bill pay to send checks for anything too time sensitive). I am willing to suck it up if I made an error, but we did not do anything to warrant this level of overkill. We don't feel safe with our money there anymore and so will move everything out to either Fidelity and/or a local credit union.

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    Rudy Gomez
    Aug 23, 2022
    MY ALLY BANK EXPERIENCE

    I've been with Ally Bank going on 3yrs. At first it was a good bank and it still kinda is. I've had no problems with them until recently. My instant deposits for example from coinbase, cash app use to be instant. Now I have to wait at least 24 hours for deposits even to show up. I'm close to looking for another bank in near future.

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    Jose Gabriel Contreras
    Aug 20, 2022
    Horrible company

    Horrible company. They removed the chat feature now the only way to talk to them is waiting 2 hours on a phone call. They blocked my card and no one is there to answer. I'm stuck at a doctor's office without any way to get through to them.

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    Laura
    Aug 17, 2022
    Inside job at the bank - I was a victim of fraud

    We have our Ally accounts set to notify every time a transaction greater than $1 posts. On 8/14, received notice that three charges were made at roughly the same time, using a debit card which had been LOCKED since the day it was activated, and had NEVER once been used for a transaction. We waited on hold for over an hour to talk to a rep who then kept us on the phone for over an hour: end result after 2 hours - they did nothing to block the charges (which were still in pending status) and said we would not be able to open a dispute until after they posted, which all three of them did the next day. Rep even had the nerve to suggest we call the merchants to make sure these were not purchases we made and forgot about! Ally CSR was so unhelpful that I immediately reached out to all three of the merchants to notify them the online orders were fraudulent. All 3 said they would cancel the orders (one admitted that the order came through flagged as high risk for fraud, another one wanted assurance that we hadn't already opened a chargeback before she would issue the refund). Those two merchants ended up canceling the orders and Guess What?! The refunds came from the SAME PERSON! even though the orders were placed on what appeared to be 2 unrelated websites. We are still wrangling with Ally over the third charge which was not refunded. Why do I say inside job at the bank? 1) How can a "locked" debit card be used to make purchases unless it was unlocked for a brief window by someone with the power to do so? 2) How does a card which has never been used for a single transaction or withdrawal become compromised? 3) How likely is it that a rando crook happens to use a stolen debit card at 2 unrelated websites that coincidentally just happen to be owned by the same person? I am not the only customer this has happened to. Look up the Ally Bank thread on ConsumerAffairs.com, same day August 14, 2022 - someone else with a very similar problem.

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    Steve
    Aug 16, 2022
    Ally Bank asks a bunch of questions…

    Ally Bank asks a bunch of questions involving your personal information to verify you when you call in. Good. But if Ally calls you, they also ask a bunch of questions involving your personal information to verify YOU when THEY call YOU. So how do you know it's really Ally Bank calling and not a scammer? I gave them a simple solution and they rejected it without any consideration. They want to protect themselves, and don't give a flying-flip about allowing you to protect yourself. Find another on-line back. Ally is despicable.

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    Katie Ambrose
    Aug 16, 2022
    Rapidly deteriorating customer experience

    I use Ally’s personal checking account service. I switched to Ally from Chase 6 years ago because I liked the perks at the time, but it has been harder and harder to remain a loyal customer and now I am switching to Chime. The technology is so outdated. I am the only person I know who cannot use touch to pay with my card regardless of how new the card is. I can’t add my card to Apple Pay despite several attempts and support calls. I can’t pay via Venmo without transferring the money first which takes 3-5 days. I can’t deposit cash. And I was recently surprised to learn that they no longer support instant transfers from Zelle, Venmo, etc. to your checking account. It now takes 1-2 days, even for an instant transfer. Second, my card has been compromised several times in recent months even though my spending habits have not changed and the last time I could not get in touch with anyone via chat, phone, or email for 24 hours, even on the dedicated fraud line. That is really unacceptable. Unlike Chase, they will not review and remove fraudulent charges in pending status and they have to post to your account and then you have to go through a dispute process for each individual charge. Because of the lack of a physical location, there is no way to quickly get a new card or access your money at all. You are effectively locked out until your new card arrives. I sometimes wonder if they are not actively trying to shut down the personal checking part of the business by driving all their existing customers away. I don’t really see any benefit to continuing my business with Ally at all and would not recommend it to anyone else

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    Kimberly
    Aug 13, 2022
    Locked out and long hold times

    I just created an account. Though their rate wasn't the highest, I was hoping I was going with a well established bank. It turns out the app doesn't work, and my attempts to log into the app have caused me to get locked out. Now I've been on hold for 30 minutes and am expected to be on hold for an hour just to reach someone to allow me to access my account....I'm already thinking of switching since I'm seeing so many negative reviews about their customer service.

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    John Dwan
    Aug 13, 2022
    Excessive wait times!

    What is going on with Ally. The wait times for calls have been an hour or longer for weeks? It was never this bad.

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    Micheline Lapointe
    Aug 11, 2022
    Worst bank to exist

    If I could give this company 0 stars I would. Stay far away from this scam company. They only care about money and abuse their customers. Ally is not a company, it's a hellfire. I paid on time, but they still gave me past due fees for absolutely no reason. I returned my car to them, and they charge me every month. This is the worst bank ever. Stay as far away as you can people. I returned my car in May voluntarily because I had an upcoming surgery. Ally came to car in JULY. 2 months later. In June, they took money from my bank account. When they finally took the car. They continued to charge me and put Past due fees on my even if I returned the car and it was picked up. Ally abuses their customers to get money out of them. Stay far away from this bank. Only scam companies work like that. I just want to protect other people so they don't get abuses from Ally and end up a victim.

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    Gina Rogers
    Aug 07, 2022
    I got an email from them offering a…

    I got an email from them offering a $250 bonus for opening an account, I thought, why not since my car loan was through them (or so I thought) I was supposed to have the bonus 30 days after my first direct deposit, well almost 90 days later and no bonus and now they have to open a case to look into it. Don't go to this bank. I plan on switching back to my old bank where the wait times for customer service aren't upwards of an hour, if this isn't resolved soon. update: well I got the bonus, awesome!! Then I saw an unauthorized charge on my account so I wanted to Zelle my money to my husband so the scammers couldn't get it, turns out my husband can't get Zelle on his new phone so my money is in limbo somewhere. I have sent 2 messages and have been in chat for 7 hours and still no reply to my request about the fraudulent charge or about cancelling my zelle to my husband. 7 hours????? come on, no one is that busy!!

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    customer
    Aug 04, 2022
    Have been with them before they were…

    Have been with them before they were Ally. Customer service is a joke. Long wait times (read hours) then 10 minutes of redundant verification. Doing a wire on-line is a joke cause they still have to call (verification call timing is unknown) and verify everything you entered and I mean everything. What's the point of on-line? How about a call to verify I requested wire is ALL that is needed. IF you miss the call, expect the long wait to give okay at which the cut-off time is probably passed thus send a wire is mute due to the delay. Won't even get into the Zelle fiasco they caused. In process of moving my accounts for better service, wait times are unacceptable and policies do not reflect reality and frustrate customers.

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    Jay Webb
    Jul 17, 2022
    Good Rates, VERY poor customer service

    I have been an Ally customer since first of this year. I am still trying to link my outside Ally checking account to my Ally account. I've called 4 times with hold times from 24 minutes to 60+ minutes. Average hold is 35 minutes. After talking to a live person, I'm put on hold 6-20 minutes to be transferred to another department. Two calls said the department I need is not available and to call back. I've sent messages and emails. Don't believe their "Money" ratings. I'm looking for another bank.

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    Mark Michelson
    Jul 17, 2022
    I had my phone

    I had my phone. Activation on My debt card. They claimed that my card was needed to be verified. It was horrible experience long waits on the phone and no way too get I in touch with them. My password was perfect for them for years. It was now that I tried to wire money too my new bank. They blocked my account for yelling at one of there many loser tellers. I have over 800 dollars in my account. They were good but sucked for the last year. They have now frozen my account. It really sucks temporary I have no phone. I need it to call them

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    Ken S
    Aug 29, 2022
    Long Term Customer, But Not A Happy One

    THE GOOD: I've been an Ally Customer for years - via acquisition first - and then became a "double customer" when they acquired my brokerage. For basically-free, interest-earning checking and savings accounts, they are the best I have found. THE BAD: Their website and (especially) their app have bugs and aren't nearly as easy to use as they should be. When I've reported the bugs, they've politely blown me off. Also, the brokerage's clearing firm, Apex, makes mistakes when reporting your taxable activity to to government. I mean, taxes are complicated, but not THAT complicated that their accounting bugs cannot be fixed over a period of years. I've never understood why they can't get it right. When your minor is no longer a minor, Ally literally doesn't know how to convert the custodial account to a stand-alone account. Two different reps gave me VERY different instructions. I've spent hours on it and gotten nowhere. Apparently, my 18-year-old can open a bank account at any bank on the planet EXCEPT Ally. THE UGLY: When I needed to withdraw funds to buy a house, Ally let me down badly. I started trying to wire the money to the title company on Monday morning. Ally Invest won't allow "third party transfers", so I had to wire it to my Ally Bank account. It took fully two days to achieve that step. And from when I requested the wire from Ally Bank to the title company, it took well over 24 hours, even though I had told them of my closing time and asked for anything they could do to help me meet it. They didn't even call to verify the wire until 24 hours after my request. I looked like an idiot at the Thursday closing, because the funds weren't there. I was really embarrassed and am now looking for a new bank. Another time, I was trying to pay off a loan. Set up a bill payment on the Wells Fargo loan for $50,000 (yes, fifty thousand). Didn't show up for weeks. I called Ally. That's when I learned that they MAILED the payment - seriously - Ally didn't do an electronic transfer TO ANOTHER U.S. BANK; they mailed a fifty thousand dollar check. So I asked them to stop payment on the lost check. They said they had. I sent a new payment. THEN THE "STOPPED" PAYMENT WENT THROUGH, and I had written a FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR HOT CHECK because of it. Talked to Ally again, and a "typo" had been made that allowed the supposedly-stopped check to go through. Inexcusable. Most recently, I bought an auto part - a transmission seal - for my daughter. I went to pay myself back from her savings account. Put in the notes for the transfer, "Advance Auto Parts - rear tranny seal". When I submitted it, Ally threw up an error message: "We've flagged one of the words you used in your response as abusive language. Try again without that word." OMG - I've been offensive toward transmissions without even knowing! Best case, Ally is incompetent. Worst, they're evil.

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    Chika Onyekwere
    Jun 22, 2022
    Ally Bank can't be the big bad wolf they are scam

    I bought crypto from paybis March 26 and this stupid company said I own them 5k later they credited my money only to debited with 5k bills damn America idots if u think u can can go around causing people emotion tumor and pain and sleepless night I got news I hate u ally and pnc birds of the same feather I hope u get engulfed by tornado so the birds and eat your stinking flesh ally dispute number 266423-438929 transaction 5045 merchant PBS Glasgow, GBR American is a mean and wicked country the bible says blessed are the affliction of the righteous but the Lord see the all I prayed Lord u destroy dose that have hurt me in Jesus Name Lord cause these land to be dark and slippery and may it never bear fruit CHIKA ONYEKWERE

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    Bill Bob
    Jun 13, 2022
    Beware! This bank is a crook and they are shameless!

    I made an ATM withdrawal at an Allpoint machine. The transaction was approved but no money came out from the slot. Called the customer service. That woman told me to wait for it to be posted and then do a dispute. I did a dispute the next day after the transaction was posted. It is almost 10 days now and they have yet to refund me my money. I really felt robbed by the ATM. I called the number on the ATM but no human being spoke to me. Instead it was a recorded message from the computer system telling me to call the bank instead. Their service is poor. I am going to close my account and send them a letter of demand for the amount of money that was owed to me. So beware. Do not trust this bank. They really sucked. They do not have their own ATMs and the ones that they recommend are not reliable. Can you imagine no money came out and they think that I lie to try to cheat them of a small mount of money? Obviously, the owner of the ATM could do an audit check to see if the amount of money dispensed is the actual amount of money transacted. Avoid this dirty bank. If you are an account holder, it was time to close your account before you suffer the same fate as me. Ally Bank sucked. They will not get any business from me any more. I will close my account soon and bank with somebody else. Worst customer service. Worst experience. They are a bunch of crooked dirty little riff raff.

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    Heater
    Jun 10, 2022
    DON"T TRUST THIS BANK!

    DON"T TRUST THIS BANK! This bank is full of liars..period. I made an online transaction on what turned out to be a fake Lowe's website. After doing so and before the money posted I notified Ally Bank and told them that I thought I had been scammed. I based my belief on the fact when I went to get my online receipt it was printed in Chinese. I was told the transaction "had to post" before I could make a dispute. I waited until it posted on Monday and made a dispute. I explained what happened and submitted an affidavit. I periodically checked on the dispute because Ally wrote me and stated they were "working with Mastercard" to resolve the dispute. I was told that takes up to 90 days. I waited and called back, spending HOURS of my time explaining and re-explaining. Finally, I was told that Ally sent me a questionnaire and needed further info. I never received that. I was told they will mail it to me, confirmed my address etc. After 8 days I received Ally's "questionnaire." Their questionnaire was a letter stating they had investigated the case and it is closed. I called Ally a tenth time and was placed on hold while the operator summoned somebody in the fraud unit. 3 minutes later the operator returned and advised me that they would not come to the phone and I should call PayPal. I NEVER RECEIVED WHAT I PURCHASED and I TOLD ALLY BEFORE THE MONEY EVEN POSTED. My purchase had nothing to do with PayPAl, because I do not use PayPal. To no avail! I am out $98.00 U.S Dollars and somebody in China is having a grand time...ON MY MONEY! I have invested HOURS of MY TIME trying to resolve this. I was repeatedly lied to and now the cowards will not even come to the phone. It is time to move on from this NIGHTMARE! If you use Ally do not make online purchases, because YOU are going to eat it if there is a problem. DESPICABLE!

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    Will
    Jun 02, 2022
    Customer Service has gone from great to completely unacceptable

    Had a fraudulent check written from my account to "GMAC Bank," which oddly enough is Ally Bank's old parent company from a few years ago. Sketchy, but whatever. I was told that Loss Prevention would investigate and resolve my case within 1-3 business days. Now it's a week later and I've spent 4-5 hours pointless hours on the phone with various parts of the company -- Loss Prevention told me to contact Customer Service who told me to contact the Tech Department who told me to contact Loss Prevention who said that I need to hear from the "Resolution Team," who gave me the number to Loss Prevention when I missed their phone call while having dinner. I called Loss Prevention and they said I can't contact the Resolution Team through that number. One representative in Customer Service did go above and beyond in contacting every department she could to resolve my issue of not being able to deposit any checks, but her efforts were in vain. In addition to unacceptably long wait times on the phone for a company who is entirely internet-based (you can expect a 30 minute wait minimum in most cases), Ally's internal bureaucracy, especially surrounding Loss Prevention, seems like something out of a satire of the late Soviet Union. I still don't have access to the money in my checking account and can't deposit my paycheck because the Loss Prevention department has dragged their feet and their anti-fraud procedures are unclear at best. I have credit card bills coming up within the next day or two and I had to open up a checking account through a different bank to at least attempt to get my latest paycheck deposited. Loss Prevention finally got in contact with me this morning, 8 days after the initial complaint, to tell me that I had to fill out some affidavit forms and get them notarized. They did not previously inform me this would be a necessary step, so I will have to take time out of my workday to go find a notary. The lack of clear communication from Ally has been extremely frustrating, and the fact that my money has been frozen for over a week after being quoted a turnaround time of 1-3 business days is beyond unacceptable. It's a sad thing to see as Ally's customer service used to be very strong. But after this experience, I'll be closing my accounts with Ally and moving my funds to a different bank as soon as I can get them free.

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    Alexa Herrera
    May 26, 2022
    Leased a vehicle through Ally bank

    Leased a vehicle through Ally bank. Worst experience especially when compared to Subaru and Mercedes-Benz, who manage their own lease financing. It's hard to get someone on the phone, they are always clueless and clearly work off a script / paste form letters, don't know how to actually do their job, and if anything out of the ordinary happens you're on your own. I moved 120 days before my lease was over and they mailed my lease packet to my old address and didn't inform me about it. Had to get in contact with them multiple times to get another copy of it sent out. When I got into an accident and my car was in the shop I tried asking what my options were. Got copy-paste responses about returning the vehicle and getting a pre-inspection or buying the vehicle. Even now that I've decided to purchase the vehicle (using a different lender, because I'm not dealing with these nincompoops for another 3-4 years), they've made the process entirely frustrating and I have to call them about every little step in the process or to get any useful information. And that's questionable.

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    Michael Myers
    May 13, 2022
    This is just a bad bank

    This is just a bad bank, period. All the "financial type" reviews rate them high because they look really good. Don't be taken in by these. They are horrible to deal with. I have done business with them for about 3 or 4 years. There were a few hiccups but overall I was okay with them. My only two complaints before were that 1) the website's design does not make any sense, and 2) their customer service people neither know enough nor are they empowered to actually help you. They answer the phone though, and that is something today - but it's just not enough. You need people who can help you. Recently I called to get some information (that should be on the website) and I get told that my accounts are being closed. This was news to me. There is no reason for it. I did not have a negative balance and if I ever did in one account (I had several) I moved money to that account within hours of it happening. This is how I set the accounts up. I asked what the problem was and I was told that I was using my account as a buisness account. Uh, no, I am not. I explained to the customer service rep what the difference was and then she said oh, I misread this. I don't know why (and they eventually told me they would not tell me the reason). I explained I was never given notice. I was told I was mailed a letter. No, I wasn't. They I'm told oh, no - we posted it in your email (meaning their online email/notice system). No you didn't. I am looking at it. There is nothing there. I eventually found their "letter" buried on a tab I had never even seen before, but no notice in the online email, no text, no email to may personal account, nothing, zilch. I get multiple deposits a month including a Social Security check. It is not possible to get it changed in time. I transferred money to another account with a different bank and they closed the account while the transfer was still processing. This is just a REALLY bad bank.

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    Emily Honeycutt
    May 11, 2022
    never got account

    never got account, got charged late fees, and had to call

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    John Roberts
    May 14, 2022
    Fraudulent charges deducted from my Ally account

    Got this notice from Ally on May 6, 2022: “You’ve made 6 limited transactions from your Money Market Savings Account this statement cycle.” I immediately called Ally and told rep that all the withdrawals totaling over. $20,000 were fraudulent and that I did not authorize any withdrawals. Ally rep set up new account and said all the remaining balance was being transferred to it. The old account was still open on May 12 and I called Ally again and told them a $10 deposit was made that day. Rep told me Ally was handling under their Dispute Number XXXXX. Rep also said it could 10 days before a decision was made and that he could not determine if my personal info been stolen. Requested all the fraudulent charges be immediately credited back to my account and advice whether or not my personal info was stolen. UPDATE $5,700 has been credited to my account with no notification from Ally.

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    Adesola
    Apr 30, 2022
    One of the shadiest company ever.This…

    One of the shadiest company ever.This Ally mtge/bank claimed i have a mortgage with them and had not at any time sent me a monthly statement and are not forthcoming on how they obtained this mortgage. I found out because i was in the middle of a refinance and till today,ally had refused to cooperate , nor answer any question about not bringing awareness, and not recieving any mtge statement from 2014. This bank has literally put a roadblock on my refinance. From 2014 ? Why was i not officially informed ? Why was i not getting a monthly statement ? Thanks to the title company and the refi team i would not have known about this loan. I mean what kind of people run this bank ? They are very shady and ruin lives.

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    Oliver
    Apr 29, 2022
    Ally bank has gone from OK to awful

    Ally bank has gone from OK to awful. Takes very long time to get a rep. They try to help, but the system people have made a mess. Recent changes are their site cannot remember my user ID to log in even though I check the box to do it every time. I send them messages and get back nothing of use. Most recent, when I am typing a reply to their message, their site dumps me back to the login page, and I have to start over. The front line people try to help, but they are not the problem. It's the people who keep screwing with the site and how it works. The hold times have become ridiculous

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    Purple Parrot
    Apr 28, 2022
    100% Flawless service: BEYOND AWESOME!!!

    100% Flawless service. Very nice and helpful customer service. They are available 100% of the time 24/7 by phone, internet or phone app. No fees for checks, Money orders, and services. They are way more convenient than a regular bank. I read reviews many of which were 1 star. I kept reading negative after negative after negative. Eventually it donned on me, It appears there is a concerted effort to malign Ally by the competition. I am an actual customer with a personal account. I don't have very much money in the account and they treat me like royalty anyway. Since they treat me this way, I am absolutely sure they do this for everyone. What I like most: Phone Service available 24/7. Easy deposit by phone or by mail for those that can't or don't use technology. SO MANY free services other banks charge lots of money for, ie Bank checks, Money orders, etc. Very high interest paid on account. Nice customer service people. Never have to wait in line. Usually very low hold times on the phone and often no hold time

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    Daniel Jones
    Apr 28, 2022
    Terrible bank avoid if you can

    Terrible bank avoid if you can. My very first payment for my car there autopay took out two payments. They said they could send me a refund check in 10 days. I was stuck in lake tahoe on vacation with an overdraft account cause they took out 1240 from my account on a 600 payment. What a joke thanks for stranding me with no money on vacation and not helping fix the problem. Will refinance even if I have a higher APR. Oh yeah rude and terrible customer service

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    Tom
    Apr 23, 2022
    Opened new account

    Opened new account. Within a week they froze my account on suspicious activity. I ask what activity was suspicious that they froze my account. They refuse to tell me. They had me send a copy of my id, Selfie with my id, social security card, and copy of utility bill. I wait three days…I call they say now they need a bank statement with my name and address on it. I don’t have a bank statement cause I just opened my account. Customer care is rude and are in no rush to allow you to access your OWN MONEY. Planned on switching to this bank, but once I can get access to my account I am closing it. Worse banking experience ever.

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    Chris Alvaro
    Apr 19, 2022
    Ally sucks! I have had the same issue as everyone…

    I have had the same issue as everyone else here with my account being frozen. On April 1st I depsoit a check for $10,000. Immediately my account was frozen for suspicious activity. I get the same run around as everyone else here that complained. I need those funds to pay medical bills. It's ridiculous! I have a wife and son who are disabled and now i have zero access to the funds i need. I'll be speaking to an attorney. Class action lawsuit I am thinking. BTW this rating should be negative 5 stars because Ally bank sucks and abuses their power over people.

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    Dylan Varner
    Apr 05, 2022
    worst bank experience that I have ever heard of

    14 Mar: I ACH transfer $50 to my new TDAmeritrade account from my Ally checking account. All good so far 27 Mar (Sun): I want to transfer $12,500 from my Ally checking account to my new TDAmeritrade quickly so I call Ally as well as TDAmeritrade regarding the best way to transfer the funds. The best way they recommend is a wire transfer requested online which takes 24 hours to post to my new bank. I request the wire transfer that night online as per what was gone over. 28 Mar: I call around 4pm to check on the status of my wire transfer. The person I speak to at Ally says my wire is under review and has no idea how long it will be under review. He recommends I call back the next day 29 Mar: I call Ally again. The lady I speak to says it is still under review and has no idea how long it will be under review. I ask her if cancelling the wire and doing the ACH might be better and she thinks it would be better. She cancels my wire transfer and I request the same transaction but an ACH transfer online as we went over. 30 Mar: My ACH transfer hasn't been started so I call Ally again. The person I speak to says it is under review but has no information on why or anything on why. Says to call back later. 31 Mar: My account is frozen by Ally 1 Apr: I call in the morning and request a Supervisor. I get a Supervisor, explain the situation and she gets someone from the back office named "Malik" on the phone to unlock my account as there is a suspicion of fraud on the account. During this whole time, I was not contacted by Ally to verify my identity or anything. Malik tells me that once the account is unlocked, my money will be back in my checking account as if the transfer never happened. As part of unlocking my account, I send 3 photos via an email link he sends to me, of my ID, both sides and a selfie of me holding my ID as well as a letter from TDAmeritrade proving that I own the account 5 Apr: I call to unlock my account as it has now been two business days since I sent my documents to Ally bank. I reach a Richard in the back office who unlocks my account. I verify with him there will be no problem if I send the funds as I was trying to earlier. When I log into my account shortly after the phone call, I noticed that my $12,500 is missing from my Ally account. I check my TDAmeritrade account to see if they accidentally sent the funds there but they didn't. I call back and the lady checks and tells me my money will be credited to my checking account by 1pm. Shortly after 1pm, I log in and I see my money has credited to my checking account. I request the same ACH transfer as earlier, $12,500 to my TDAmeritrade account. Shortly later I get an email from Ally saying my accounts have been frozen (again!). I call back to file a complaint and to unlock my account and the guy in the back office named "Timothy" says that they never received my documents from Malik. He sends another email to confirm my identity and I resend the requested items as before. He says they need another 1-3 business days to review my documents At this point I have contacted the regulators to address this situation and I will be contacting the police and a lawyer if this crap continues to see what options I have. My Capital One account has been great so far so I will be switching my accounts over to them.

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    Stephanie Reinheimer
    Apr 03, 2022
    Froze my account FOR NO REASON

    Froze my account FOR NO REASON. I’m standing here at the body shop waiting for pay for repairs, and this bank decided that I can’t spent over $500 of my own money. My repairs come to $800. This may surprise the people who run Ally Bank, but I actually need my car to go to work. I have called three times so far. Every time, I get put on hold for an eternity. I get hung up on. I get told that because I ATTEMPTED to pay for the entirety of the services on my car with my own money that they won’t let me spend, I can’t even divide the payment into $500 and $300 until MAYBE tomorrow. I get told that I can’t make a transfer to my old bank account to get put on my old card to pay for my car. I have confirmed my identity multiple times. Apparently I can’t pay for this for THREE MONTHS after opening an account. I also got told that my card was repeatedly declined because I entered the wrong PIN. The transaction at the body shop doesn’t ask for a PIN. What a terrible bank!!! They assume everyone they work with is a criminal. That’s why you can’t spend your own money, they assume that you must be doing something illegal or fraudulent, even if you prove that it’s you, there’s nothing bad happening. This bank thrives on restricting people’s access to their OWN MONEY. Now I’m stuck with no car and no way to access MY OWN MONEY. All because I tried to pay for something myself!!!!!!! Edit: I am now on call #5 for today!!!!!!! I’ve been here for TWO. HOURS!!!!!!!!! I keep getting told different stories as to why I can’t spend or access my own money. First it was the daily limit I was never told about. Then it was because the PIN I never entered was wrong. I’ve spent more time on hold than I ever have in my life. I’ve been hung up on, ignored, and now it’s the afternoon and I still have things to do at my home, WHICH I CANNOT REACH SINCE ALLY WON’T LET ME GET MY CAR OUT OF THIS SHOP. Now I’m being told that my ATM withdrawals count as POINT OF SALE PURCHASES!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW the explanation is that my partner, who is also on the account, can use HIS card.

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    James Keenan
    Mar 30, 2022
    Ally Bank not honoring wire transfers!

    When you specify on an Ally Bank's transfer form to wire funds to another bank Institute they will generally ignore your wire transfer request and mail a check to keep the money in their bank longer. The funds are debited from your account immediately and do not accrued any interest until they are deposited in the next bank Institute. The time frame involved is usually one to two weeks to arrive and be process at the next bank Institute versus a wire transfer of 1 to 2 days. In my case it was a substantial amount of money being transferred that had no interest for almost 2 weeks versus 2 days if it had been a wire transfer!

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    Sam
    Mar 28, 2022
    One of the worst decisions of my life…

    One of the worst decisions of my life accepting an Auto loan from ally bank. I have been a customer with ally for 2 years. I was in a horrible loan with Ally and was getting ready to refinance my vehicle. I had my vehicle set on auto payments with Ally for 2 years. HUGE MISTAKE. One day I received notification that I had an alert on my credit report. I check my report and it was 2 late payments from Ally. My score dropped over 120 points due to the late payments. I logged into my Ally account to view the account status, and my payments had been canceled. They weren’t charge back, or returned, just canceled. I couldn’t understand how my payments were canceled bc I didn’t cancel them. I immediately made the 2 payments and caught up on the payments, as I had the money available, Ally just canceled my auto payments. They did didn’t call me, email me, or anything. They just reported my account as 60 days behind. I had never had a late payment with Ally, or any other account on my report. Don’t trust Ally financial. They hurt my credit, and I’m currently having to repair my credit because of the inaccurate reporting by Ally.

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    Ray
    Mar 19, 2022
    Awful systems at this bank

    Awful systems at this bank. It has been a royal hassle renewing a CD with new money added during the grace period. Their system won't accept instructions for the new money, and I have spent at least two hours on the phone and chat trying to resolve the problem. Also, they do not issue month-end statements for CDs. You must specifically request a balace letter if you need any sort of official accounting at a month end. I would move to another bank, but Ally accommodates trust ownership, and their rates are good.

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    Robin
    Mar 10, 2022
    STAY FAR AWAY

    If I could give it less than zero I would. STAY FAR AWAY. They lie, customer service wouldn't own up to a mistake they made. I tried to correct something tied to one of my accounts, they said they never received the information from me - total lie. It was both recorded and in writing. They denied both. It was my first foray into online banking and was a bad experience

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    Carmen Jones
    Mar 10, 2022
    Awful was literally just hung up on by…

    Awful was literally just hung up on by a manager

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    Margaret
    Mar 07, 2022
    Horrible Bank and Stay Away!!

    Run away as fast as you can!! I don't know who the worst financial cesspool is Ally Bank or Citibank. It seems as though they could be sister banks. They have been stealing money by charging me late fees on my auto account when my account was never late. The late fees went from $32 to $71. Each time I get a statement, my account is already late, really. When I brought it to their attention, they then moved the late $71 dollars over to my payoff amount. They always have a scheme one way or the other to rip customers off. I guess they are trying to make some of their money back from being sued so much. Their current action is only leading them to more hot water. Customer service is horrible; they pretend they do not know what you are asking and then with some foreigner on the phone. You can't understand their accent. They are liars too. They are just a mess and haven't learned a previous lesson in the banking business.

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    Jessica Heard
    Mar 02, 2022
    Stop messing with my money

    Started putting 5 day holds on my paychecks for absolutely no reason. Stated that "they had confidential information that there may not be enough funds to complete the transaction" when there has never been an overdraft and there is plenty of money in the account. Refused to help in any way. I am closing all of my accounts immediately. Have had multiple "glitches" and "errors" from them and do not trust them.

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    Nate Spence
    Feb 25, 2022
    STAY AWAY

    STAY AWAY! DO NOT USE ALLY BANK! Someone got into my account and took money out of my Debit Card. They closed my account because of fraudulent transactions I did not complete. They refunded the money and then took it to charge off the charges they had already taken out of my account. UNREAL. Now months later I am told they did not close all of my accounts and someone did more fraudulent transactions on that account for $600. WOW!

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    Martha Buffington
    Feb 15, 2022
    A wire transfer of $10,000 was made to…

    A wire transfer of $10,000 was made to my account the end of August 2021. They keep telling me they investigating, what I do not know. That has been ongoing for 6 months. I am beginning to think they just want to keep my money. I am fed up with their excuses am thinking about starting legal action. Which will cost them a lot more than $10,000.

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    Mae
    Feb 08, 2022
    Best hassle-free online banking.

    Best hassle-free online banking. The No Penalty CD is an excellent option. Efficient and friendly customer service when you need it, which is rarely. The app is very convenient. It's streamlined and easy to navigate. Thank you, Ally.

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    Amanda Rich
    Jan 24, 2022
    Over charge and plus charge very high…

    Over charge and plus charge very high interest rates

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    Michael
    Jan 27, 2022
    Great app, customer service, and banking services

    I have been an Ally banking customer for nearly ten years. I've found them extremely helpful and their website and app are a refreshing change from others I've used. I've always reached customer service rep within seconds to a couple of minutes when ever I called. They have been friendly, helpful, and professional. I am puzzled by the negative reviews I read here however they seem highly specific to individual problems. That said I have no experience of Ally Auto etc, just the banking aspect.

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    Nancy
    Dec 21, 2021
    I have a fairly new checking account

    I have a fairly new checking account. One of my payments to a credit card was not received. It was mailed. I used Ally Chat and they credited my account right away. The chat people were very helpful and polite.

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    Dylan
    Dec 17, 2021
    I wish i could give a zero review

    I wish i could give a zero review. Worst banking experience of my life. I created a new bank account and the same day I transferred $10K. Then I was locked out of my account immediately without any notice or reasoning. I call and I'm told that my account is under review for suspicious login activity. 4 days later and I still get no information so I call again, only to be told that I was previously told (not true) that my account was going to be closed after an investigation was completed. So naturally I wanted to know why my account was being investigated (the one opened for less than a day) and when it would be completed as I want my $10,000 returned ASAP. The agent says she doesn't have to tell me that because it's not required. Ok...just because it's not required doesn't mean you can't tell me what the hell is going on, and I assume I would be contacted as part of the investigation that's involving MY two bank accounts and MY money. And why is there an investigation and delay in returning the funds if you already know you're going to return to the funds and close my account? The agent wouldn't let me speak and said she wasn't customer service, although she didnt realize that when she's speaking to a customer on behalf of her employer, that's customer service. Have some skill and tact. Regardless, the whole experience was unreasonable and unnecessary. Now I have no idea what's happening and I've transferred all of my liquid funds to this stupid bank without any estimated date of return. At least keep people informed and treat them how you would want to be treated. I was understandably frustrated but this lady had no intention on trying to help me. It felt like she was glad to not help and to hang up on me.

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    Jennifer Bennett
    Dec 17, 2021
    Ally still owes me $600…

    Ally still owes me $600 from a GAP insurance overpayment. They confirmed receiving it on Oct 1 and can't manage to send it back. They closed out my CFPB complaint stating they didn't owe the $600. Yet, when I send them a payment, you can guarantee they take it out within 24 hrs. I'm on my 3rd complaint trying to get my money back. If you choose to do any business with them, please know you are at risk.

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    Kimber Lumpks
    Dec 16, 2021
    Traded truck after paying monthly…

    Traded truck after paying monthly payment. Ally now says even though payoff in full was a month ago it will TAKE 55 DAYS! Unbelievable!

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    Mediahound
    Dec 12, 2021
    What a horrible banking experience

    What a horrible banking experience. They deactivated my ATM card without even notifying me so now I have no access to my own cash.

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    Charles
    Dec 03, 2021
    Rates Aren't Worth It

    I had two accounts with Ally Bank for roughly ten years. Over the years, I had a few problems with them, and each time, I was very disappointed by the level of responsiveness and quality of customer service. However, what finally pushed me over the edge was their Executive Customer Relations, which consistently failed to deliver on written promises such as replying within a certain number of days or providing certain types of information. I also got tired of their belittling tone.

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    Jonathan
    Nov 17, 2021
    I like this bank a lot

    I like this bank a lot, keep it up!

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    Derrick Roberson
    Nov 17, 2021
    I had a house heater promotion by a…

    I had a house heater promotion by a company to pay it off in 18 months with no fees.i pay a month ahead as I bank by computer.well didnt they charge an interest fee and said my payments are late.i asked how many days until they consider it late.the idiot says 3 days .I said you held it over 30 days but its only 2 days by your reckoning as I have the bill in front of me where its credited.these people told me that it has to be paid monthly and not ahead of time.theseclownsre worse than loan sharks.screw them.

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    Jimmie Perez
    Nov 05, 2021
    Notification Nightmare

    to Preface, I had a couple incidents where I overdrafted (only a couple times). Ally Bank never notified me that they had a policy where if you overdraft "too many times" in 6 months they would hold any funds from checks cashed for 5 or more days. I go to cash a check, not knowing this. My funds get held up (for way more than the 5 days they supposedly say they hold it for). Customer Service basically couldn't explain anything about why this change was made, and WHY they couldn't notify me about this before I even cashed a check (I checked my emails for any notification about this stupid policy and there was none). I was told I could make a request to have the funds released, but there was no guarantee it would be approved. I waited 3 days for the request with no contact from Ally. I received an Email stating they tried to contact me (Checking my call logs and emails, no such attempt was made) so now I have to reach out to them. Once again Customer Service tells me the request was denied, can't give me a reason. Trying to get a manager is like pulling teeth. Management can't even help me, wants me to make ANOTHER request for the funds to be released, making me wait even longer for a response to something that should have been dealt with the first time. Honestly, I would NEVER advise anyone to open an account with Ally. I wouldn't trust a bank that messes with your account without any notifications or consent from you. The fact that they say they notified me, but never actually did is very telling. If I could I'd give 0 stars. They have a low BBB rating for a reason, listen to that and RUN.

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    Sarita
    Nov 02, 2021
    Ally Auto customer service is horrible

    I have been contacting customer service (once by phone and multiple emails) requesting a 10 day payoff letter and they refuse to add it to give it to me! First the woman on the phone told me it would take 1-2 business days to appear in my online account. After 3 business days, I sent a message via online account. After 2 messages of nonsense, whomever responded to my message responded about a vehicle that I already paid off just to tell me it's already paid off! So annoying!!! I specifically asked for the letter for the vehicle that still has a balance,, and common sense would tell you I'm not asking for a payoff letter for a vehicle that's already paid off! Then when I responded spelling out the year, make and model, I got a message stating "due to the nature of your request, we need you to call customer service". UNBELIEVABLE. I called the first time and didn't get the payoff letter! Now after 5 messages back and forth over the course of 5 days, I'm being told to call again. I swear I'll never buy another vehicle through this company!

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    Michelle Mitchell
    Oct 25, 2021
    Very Poor Service

    I responded to an offer from Ally to refinance my house through their Ally powered by Better program. Although all the customer service representatives have been more than pleasant, I cannot say that for the loan processors or underwriters. I was assigned someone named Sarah to my 'team', Sarah rarely responded to messages, email or phone. At one point I had left more than 5 messages to which she never responded. I was told that an appraisal on my house was waived (not needed) but they charged my credit card for it anyway. When I had finally had enough of not getting my questions answered and withdrew my application I was told that the amount charged would be returned within 3-4 days. After of a week of waiting for them to reverse the charge on my credit card I called and was told that the withdrawal of my application never happened and that it would now take 10-14 days for them to refund the appraisal fee back to my credit card. I have been very disappointed with the whole process and would not recommend using this company.

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    Paul Horner
    Oct 19, 2021
    Blocked Account

    I opened a deposit account and an investment account. I funded both accounts using Ally’s internal debit initiation system, moving funds from another bank to Ally. Once the transfers were completed, Ally blocked both accounts without explanation or initiating any contact with me: no courtesy call, no e-mail, no letter. I telephoned and was asked to provide scanned copies of identification and a selfie of me holding the identification. I did so within minutes. Ally continued to block the account. I telephoned to confirm that the documents were in hand with Ally and was promised resolution within three days. One week later, the accounts remained blocked. I telephoned to learn why and Ally was unable to verify my name, social security number, mother’s maiden name or security question. I was then asked five questions, all of which were completely unrelated to any logical information about me. I passed zero security checks. I was transferred to Victoria, the same haughty Ally employee, who asked for the identification and selfie. It was my third conversation with her and her haughty attitude was reconfirmed. Miraculously, the identification was reviewed more than a week after originally submitted and the accounts were unblocked. She explained that: “it is not her job to review the documents, only attach them.” Not a word of apology from Ally until I requested one, when I was told: “if it makes you happy, I will give you one.” When I logged into the app to transfer money away from Ally, the accounts remained blocked. In a subsequent call, all security information magically worked again and the funds could be moved. Shocking.

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    Ronald
    Oct 15, 2021
    Poor Security

    Ally Bank does not support Google Authenticator or similar security feature. Instead, they recommend users to use SMS authentication, which has historically proven to be insecure.

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    Ashton Shein
    Oct 10, 2021
    It's good to use and it doesn't have…

    It's good to use and it doesn't have minimum balance to keep. But When I send money to other accounts, it has annoying steps not to send it away.

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    Ryan
    Oct 03, 2021
    Crappy company and service

    Crappy company and service, go with a legitimate company and not this Mickey Mouse bank. They waste your time and make things more difficult than any other bank. They make you notarize documents since they don’t have any offices and the low end employees are not professional working from home. Also you can wait up to 6 weeks to withdraw and close out your account. The people there can go to hell and lose their jobs.

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    Joey Garcia
    Sep 27, 2021
    This bank is great

    This bank is great. Their customer service is hot and miss, but for the most part “some” of the agents have great personable skills. They have high rates on all their accounts. I’d recommend this bank. Anyone on here that has Abad review usually made the mistake themselves. The bank doesn’t link anything to anyones account unless they do it themselves. Their fees are low and the turnaround times can be a little slow but secure.

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    Matthew W Byrne
    Sep 22, 2021
    Ally Helped Coinbase Rob Me

    On September 14th, 2021, I suddenly found my Coinbase account had an extra $17,000 in it. Previously it had only had $500. I checked my activity and found that there were thousands in unauthorized deposits. These deposits, even though they weren't authorized by anyone, and hadn't yet come out of my bank account, had been used to buy Cryptocurrency. My bank, Ally, allowed this to take place. They paid hundreds over and above what was in the account assigned to Coinbase. This led to my bank account being overdrawn and then frozen. I have contacted Ally bank to dispute the deposits. Nothing has been done. I have contacted Coinbase about this matter multiple times. Nothing has been done, except for complete sale of all the Cryptocurrency, while Coinbase keeps 100% of the profits. It is now September 22nd. My bank account is still frozen. No action has been taken by Ally to correct their malfeasance and corruption. My money is still gone. This is a corrupt organization that cannot be trusted. Ally will make unauthorized payments to the point they overdraw your account, then do nothing to correct it. They do not care about customers, they do not care about integrity, they do not care about legal banking practices.

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    Amanda
    Sep 15, 2021
    Ally Bank is a joke

    Ally Bank is a joke. I switched bank for my car loan and my bank for 10 plus years requested a 10 day pay off, Ally FAXED them a 10 day pay off and my bank as normal sent a check to pay the balance off and a pay off letter. April 30th 2021, a lien release was never sent out so I called Sept 14th 2010 5 months later and they said there is an outstanding balance of 500 dollars, that the check that was sent in was not enough to cover the payoff!!!Ally did not reach out to the bank letting them know it was not enough, they simply cashed the check, Alley did not reach out to me as the customer neither letting me know I haven't made a payment in 5 months, When I asked why the lady told me they are not allowed to reach out to the customer!! What kind of bank is this, so they let it rack up finance charges, especially during a pandemic! My bank of 10 years said this happened to another one of their customers with the same bank, go figure. Horrible bank, the worst I ever dealt with, complete scammers! Be careful if you decide to use them.

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    Matt Sutton
    Sep 14, 2021
    Huge red flag

    Huge red flag. Had a car loan with Ally in 2012 - Paid in Full no issues. Suddenly 2021 my credit report starts getting negative hits for "missing payment" Ally keeps reporting every month bringing down my score. Call them, they dont keep records of old car loans, so have no record of me, so they can't fix it. They say they will talk to management and send me a letter in 40 days with a resolution. It's been 80 days. Talked to their support team on social media, told me I would get a phone call right away, no one ever called. Now the social media channel just ignores my messages. Yet here I am every month getting updates from Credit Karma telling me how Ally is updating my 2012 Closed Paid in Full Auto Loan record with "missing payment". Called again, talked to a manager, couldn't help me had no explanation for any of it. Disconnected my call. I guess I have no recourse but to complain to FTC / state attorneys office. Too bad they are an online only bank, I can't go into a branch and hope for a human, and I'm only getting sub human phone people who could care less.

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    Kevin
    Sep 12, 2021
    Ally Bank and Ally Investments Don't Communicate!

    A few years ago my wife and I opened three (3) accounts under the ALLY "umbrella". Two (2) CD accounts and one Managed Portfolio or Investment Account.......under the name ALLY Bank. Prior to the mature date for those 2 CD accounts, we contacted ALLY Investments and they helped us fill out two separate "Asset Transfer Forms"....one for each CD account. The money in both of those CD accounts was simply going to be transferred into the ALREADY established Investment account. Sounds pretty simple, huh?? For the past 7 weeks we have been lied to, our money was sent to the wrong location and was basically "missing", so they actually had to put a cancel check on that check and re-issue a check to be sent to the correct address! The 2nd CD account was never closed because the Investment folks admitted they "dropped the ball" on those forms and never forwarded them to Ally Bank, so the account could be transferred as requested. My wife and I have talked to probably a dozen Ally Bank or Ally IRA Dept or Ally Investment folks over the past 7-8 weeks and although that 2nd CD account now shows being "closed", the money......once again, is NOT in our Investment account. And, Ally Bank charged us an "early termination fee" on both CD accounts because by the time they got their $#%$ together and actually closed the account to transfer the money, the re-newal of that CD account was done by Ally Bank. We were promised by the IRA Supervisor (Deborah), and two (2) Mikes from the Investment side , the last Mike was Michael Matzner....and by other Ally Bank and Ally Investment customer service folks that we would NOT be charged any fees, or penalties, or charges of any kind because it sure the hell wasn't our fault that ALLY Bank and ALLY Investments don't communicate and paperwork that WAS received was never forwarded and checks were mailed to the wrong address, etc....etc...etc. But it appears we have been charged fees. One thing ALLY Bank and Ally Investments does do REALLY WELL is apologize and send their heartfelt thoughts to my wife and I for the nightmare we have been put thru for the past several weeks!!

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    Michael
    Sep 05, 2021
    What to say about a bank?

    What to say about a bank? My other bank (won't mention due to the fact it'd expose my location down to a T) gave me very bad support, so it was off to Google to find banks that wouldn't do credit checks (since at the time, I had no credit score). After failing with Chime bank, it was Ally Bank's turn to shine. Creating the account was easy enough: just select the accounts you want opened, give them your information, and you're done. All you need to do at that point is fund the account. I did a few transfers (after going through the verification of a few small transactions), but most were checks. One check did get stuck, and their customer support informed me that due to the size of the check, it was going to be held until the funds could be verified. I'm not sure why everyone comes here to complain about their customer support, since every time I've had to chat with them, it's been very helpful. Yes, they take some time to respond to your emails (if you go that route), but every time, it's been very helpful. They even helped out in a pinch, where my internet service was cut off, and I couldn't get the payment to go through. This was due to the fact they set transaction limits on new accounts (I think it's ~90 days), and using routing number and account numbers doesn't have said limits. Another thing I like about Ally is their savings account "boosters". They let you do the following: - Auto transfer from checking to savings. If you're following Dave Ramsay's Financial Peace course, something like this could be useful in helping build an emergency fund. - Round-up transactions. This is where every transaction is rounded up to the nearest $, and every $5 gets transferred over) - "Surprise savings". I haven't used this one, so i can't comment on it. This may sound like a paid review, but let me assure you it's not. I've been with Ally Bank for a little less than a year now, and I don't see myself leaving anytime soon.

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    Alex
    Sep 01, 2021
    Unbelievable - no banking skills, should be investigated for fraud.

    This company has no banking skills - it should be investigated for fraud. At first, their online-only service sounds like a great convenience, and sometimes it is. However, wiring money to Ally account took 1 week, because Ally does not distinguish between Wire- and ACH- transfer types. (Wire transfers are done in MINUTES(!), ACH-transfers take days). Secondly, Ally bank, for no reason locks client's accounts (no log in is possible, no account access of any kind is possible over internet or phone), and lifting those restrictions takes over a week (meanwhile, customer CANNOT access any funds from their account). If you need someone at Ally to act on an urgent matter, that is not possible because their phone service is done by incompetent staff. I recommended to ALL of my clients and family members to close accounts immediately.

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    Camaro
    Aug 29, 2021
    This is the old GMAC loan company

    This is the old GMAC loan company. It has been repurposed but as usual the woman that took it over is running it into the ground. Pandemic help was so sad! I had to use a third party payment company to pay off my loan because they still wanted an interest payment. Will never use them again! Completely clueless customer support, I am sure it is on purpose! Hope they go out of business

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    Cassandra Fletcher
    Aug 13, 2021
    Paid bills out of the wrong account

    Paid bills out of the wrong account, inaccurate account data, both app and computer were inaccurate. When contacting customer service, transferred multiple times. and then the person actually addressing the issue could not help, only apologize... stay clear

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    Chris Karickhoff
    Aug 03, 2021
    Don't Give Ally Your Money If You Ever Want It Back.

    Let me pull $500 of a $1000 emergency fund using Zell and then locked out the Zell part of the account. Spent three hours on the phone, repeatedly being hung up on and finally being accused of not being me and my entire account was froze. I answered all the personal info and security questions, then answered all the extra questions from their digging into my private life, and finally was told I had to take a selfie, a pic of my license and a pic of my ss card (like I know where that is). Then they wanted to see utility bills and on and on. The tech, Jared, then accused me of being a woman impersonating a man. Bottom line is they are fraudulently holding my money and hurt me during an emergency. The best I got from a supervisor was that they will let me know in a few days if they are going to unlock my account. I have contacted my lawyer to start small claims proceedings. I am also suing Jared and anyone associated with him for liable. Anyone want to start a class action, I am ready.

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    jarontech Apps
    Jul 27, 2021
    Better than most

    Want to provide an honest review of Ally, i have been baking with Ally for over 5 years & had nothing but great & responsive customer service responsive, far better than almost all of the other banks that I've used in the past. The 1 complaint I have is with thier mobile & web app, it is lacking any budgeting features or a simple breakdown of transactions into categories. The Ally app provides great basic bill pay, messaging, investing and transaction summaries + download features however the app and even the website does not provide any budgeting functions. Besides that I have had nothing but a great experience with Ally. Compared to PNC, BOA, Chase ect ...they are 1000X times better in my opinion.

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    Robert Taylor
    Jun 27, 2021
    I have been with Ally since 2016 and…

    I have been with Ally since 2016 and recently close my account. My experience was a bit of a nightmare. I had my card hacked about two-three times a year. which was hard because each time this happened I had to get a new card and replace all my auto-payments each month. The worst was when a vendor shipped me two of the same items along with a $50.00 charge for expedited shipping on each. I returned the second one but the vendor would not return the shipping fee and I decided to dispute the $50 shipping charge with the bank. I had tons of documentation to prove I had only ordered one yet Ally not once gave me the opportunity to provide them with the documentation. A month or so later I received a rejection notice from Ally saying they researched the transaction and the vendor proved it was ligit. Turns out that Ally submitted the dispute for the full amount and not just the shipping, Yet I still was never given the opportunity to present my case. this went on serval times until i recvied notice that it was outside the time of dispute and I could no longer get a refund. When I called them they said "sorry but we dont even half to help" ! there Tone deaf reply caused me to close this account. Please avoid this Bank at all costs!

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    Andy Sobo
    Jun 14, 2021
    My son recently purchased a vehicle and…

    My son recently purchased a vehicle and made one on-time payment and was killed. I reached out to Ally Bank and was appalled at their treatment. Even though the payment was current, a repossession tow truck showed up but car was not available. I made the next payment early and on the due date, Ally Bank reversed the payment on the due date. I then made a credit card payment on due date and Ally Bank put it through as a cash advance with extra charges. I asked for a pay-off and Ally Bank stated I had two options. Assume the 15% interest rate loan or give it back. We are devastated at the loss of our son and Ally Bank is making it worse. Ally Bank is a heartless company!

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    Dale Ryan
    Jun 14, 2021
    This bank is broken on so many levels…

    This bank is broken on so many levels it is truly a wonder how they are still in business. I guess when you have a Billion dollars in the bank you can just go on making American people miserable like they do.They rely on Algorithms and Low end AI and it mucks up the whole system. I won’t bore you with my mind blowing AWFUL experience. However I will be spending a generous amount of time bad mouthing them and steering as many potential customers away from them. They can thank me later!

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    JClara Perez
    Jun 06, 2021
    Esta es la peor financiadora que he…

    Esta es la peor financiadora que he conocido en 55 años. Les cuento: Estaba financiando la compra de un auto con ellos desde Febrero 2020 hasta Marzo 2021. En Marzo 2021 entregue dicho auto anterior e hice financiamiento de otro auto con mi banco ¨Credit Union (Banco este ultimo supe especial, se los recomiendo 100%)¨. Por atraso en el proceso del papeleo de cambio de carro anterior me vi obligada a pagar la letra del mes de Marzo para no afectar ni dañar mi crédito. Ahora estoy reclamando dicho pago en exceso y Ally Financial me envía un cheque a nombre de dos personas. Dicho cheque que mandan a nombre de dos personas es imposible de depositar en ningún banco porque esa persona no es titular de mi cuenta y yo no puedo lograr que me haga el favor de ir conmigo al banco para yo poder cobrar dicho cheque y ningún banco paga un cheque a dos personas que no tienen cuenta en conjunto. No es menos cierto que en ese carro éramos dos dueños pero los términos del contrato nos describen como ese señor ¨O¨ yo, y tengo suficientes pruebas y evidencias que quien pagaba y se hizo cargo del carro siempre y de que mi banco lo pagara completico a Ally Financial fui yo. Además en el contrato repito esta el seño ¨O¨ yo, dicho cheque puede ser enviado a mi nombre solamente por ley. No obstante he llamado 100 veces y me han dado información falsa pues todo lo que me dicen es: ok señora será mandado, ok señora ya lo indique en el sistema será como dice, etc. etc. etc... y no hacen nada, he pedido hablar con un supervisor no lo consigo, he pedido hablar con un manager y tampoco lo logro. Realmente para mi y mucho mas en tiempos de pandemias como los actuales es una gran falta de respeto con los clientes que sucedan este tipo de cosas, además de que quisiera saber donde va a ir a parar mi dinero porque mi banco pago la totalidad de la deuda y mi dinero esta en exceso de pago, quien se cogerá mi dinero, quisiera saber, lo he preguntado por teléfono y no saben, ellos no saben nada, solamente saben mentir y no resolver.

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    Dope Reviews
    May 09, 2021
    ALLY BANK IS THE BEST!

    I'm pretty sure I've already given a review or several reviews for Ally Bank oh, but I feel compelled to leave another one because I feel as though that the rating they have on here it's completely wrong and completely fabricated by their competitors and people or Bots that are simply paid or programmed to leave bad reviews for certain companies. Bottom line... You're not going to find a better Bank than Ally Bank. I've been banking with them for over 2 years now and I haven't had a single problem or issue whatsoever and not only that you can't beat their fees and their customer service is second to none. I actually just spoke with a customer service representative named Hillary and she did an excellent job and took care of my problem immediately. I'm going to continue to periodically leave accurate five-star reviews for this Bank until they are given their Fair Shake. And I challenge anyone that has given Ally Bank a bad review to produce evidence on their claims. God bless everyone and stay safe!

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    David Lathrop
    Apr 22, 2021
    HORRIBLE BANK!!!!

    They don’t care at all !!! Pandemic! Who cares, NOT THEM!! As long as they get there money, who cares about the average person. Stay away from these people, any other bank in the country is better. BEWARE!!!

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    LAPhilMcK
    Mar 11, 2021
    Good bank for basic banking functions

    I've maintained accounts at Ally for many years, and made it my primary bank in 2014. I only use the checking and savings accounts, and find using their website very easy and intuitive. Rates on deposits are at the high end of rates. Transfers to other banks initiated via Ally are always faster than using transfer functions at other banks, which I really like. Since I've had few troubles there, I almost never use customer service, so that may limit my overall experience (the last time I had to call in Feb 2020 from Burma/Myanmar to find out why my ATM card wasn't working, only to find out that they don't allow withdrawals in that country, which was annoying, but not earth-shattering -- fortunately I keep a small account at one of the major banks that I could use).

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    Sam B
    Mar 09, 2021
    Ally savings ok, rest not so much

    Ally savings account is pretty good. Ally Home Loans was okay at first but then the process got mismanaged and created confusion. lacked information, and even cost excess fees due to lack of timely communication. Your mortgage is NOT processed by Ally after the close, so you will be transferred several times to different banks. Ally Invest self-directed account is too basic and they don't seem to care about updating the features or making it more user friendly or effective.

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    Alisha fanyo
    Mar 03, 2021
    Disappointing to say the least

    Used to think they were great until this pandemic hit and they were unwilling to work with me and closed my account of -49.00 which were all fees anyway. I overdraft on 1.99 something automated that I didn't know was going to take place and 5.00 which was my fault as I knew it would be taken out monthly but forgot. In the meantime I explained I have had no income for 2 months and still made small payments as I could and they still shut me down. Pretty cold hearted. And computer controlled. Customer service was alright I thought until I went to northone there is no comparison. Northone cares they actually do. Huge difference bye bye Ally hello Northone.

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    Myles
    Mar 01, 2021
    Restricts Payments, Your Rent Will Be Late

    Puts a $500 limit on Zelle & debit transactions for 90 days after opening account regardless of the amount in your account. I opened my account with $50,000 and there was nothing I could do in order transfer more than 1% of my account out in order to make rent.

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    Normal Dude
    Mar 01, 2021
    Please don’t join this bank pleaaaase!!!

    This bank doesn’t even deserve 1 star. I was customer there for about 1 year. Costumer support is extremely poor, they don’t know how to talk with clients at all! They even stole me money from my account, not once, not twice, but it was multiple times. They even didn’t feel guilty.Everyone who has put good reviews about this bank is a pure liar or he-she working for them. PLEASE do not join allybank, because you will end up in very big stress. There is also poor English and it’s very difficult to understand them. They don’t behave like bank employees, but they behave like scammers. Please don’t join them!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t do it!!!!!!!

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    Elizabeth and gyula Molnar and
    Feb 23, 2021
    Ally is the worst bank they cheat and…

    Ally is the worst bank they cheat and lie. I requested wire transfer and after a week is not done they have all kind of excuses not to give your money out

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    V.
    Feb 11, 2021
    Good experience with savings account

    I've had a savings account with Ally for several years now. It's been very easy to transfer money in and out. The one or two times I've needed to contact them, it was relatively painless. I'm a bit disappointed that the high-yield savings account isn't so high-yield any more, though I also understand that rates fluctuate with the market. They have been at least up-front about it whenever it changes.

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