MBNA Complaint - MBNA ruined my excellent credit rating
Several years ago, MBNA was a credit card company I would have recommended to anyone. They lived up to their promises, looked out after my activity and even took care of a fraudulent charge that slipped through.
But 2 years ago, I received an offer from them to do a balance transfer for 3.99% until the balance was paid off. I transferred approximately $7,000.00 as was paying close to triple what they wanted as a minimum payment so I could pay the balances off. Several months into my payments, I noticed that my balance didn't seem to be going down, when I checked the interest rate, I was being assessed a rate of 24.99% and immediately went to pull the past statements and found that I was never given the offer I was promised. I had never been late and paid way more than their minimum payments and had been with them since 1995. When I phoned to inquire about this problem, I was met with rudeness, an explanation from one representative of they didn't know why and then was transfered to another hateful person who in so many words told me that there was no reason in particular other than that they could change my interest rates at any time for any reason. I told the representative that I wanted to place my account into dispute and even wrote correspondences to MBNA regarding same and went to making minimum payments only till my credit limit of $12K+ was set to $0, late fees, over limit fees were assessed, and I stopped!! Next thing I knew, I was being served with an Arbitration lawsuit that was stated to be apart of my credit application agreement, but never was.
My attorney figured the interest on the $7,000.00 along with my payments and I had my balance down under $4,000.00 when this blew up. MBNA now has the balance exceeding $15,000.00. I have since had my credit rating ruined, other accounts canceled because of them and am not facing a Bankruptcy Filing to just get out from under their upcoming Judgments.
Stay away from these people. They are dangerous to your health and your credit rating! Believe me, I know, my rating was at 700.