M&T Bank Complaint - NSF Ripoff - Checking acct
MARYLAND -- So I had NSF fees in the past and I had not until recently been paying attention as to why. I always paid them thinking it was my fault. So this last week I paid attention and watched my account like a hawk. There was a charge in my account that was larger than I expected, but I made several small payments before that large one showed up on my account the next day the large payment was placed on my account late at night. So I figured I was gonna have one non sufficient funds fee. I had 8. What M&T bank does (unlike other banks that actually treat the customer right) is they placed the largest payment 1st, so all the other ones show up as if they were made in the negative when they were done the other way around. When I called about this, the manager told me that it did not matter what time the orders were placed, that it was the policy of the bank to place the large transactions first. Of course that benefits them because since they are paying all the other transactions that went through first anyway they charge you 37 bucks for each one of them. The manager on the phone refused to credit any of those fees.
So I have put a complaint with the BBB. See where that goes.
The fact is that they target fees so they can make most of the money from the low income folk, and that's why the new law that regulates fees was passed. Once that kicks in this August, the large item would have been denied so that I would have to arrange with that company what happened with the payment. So the timing does matter, of course the manager did not care.