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Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bank of America is one of the largest banks in the U.S. and offers a range of banking products, such as checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit (CDs). Customers can also use Bank of America for financing through various cash-back credit cards, personal loans and home and auto loans.
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We have been attempting to reach Stephanie ** at 1-800-943-2975 for 5 days now. She hasn't returned our phone calls or emails. Her voicemail said call back if she doesn't answer. We did and some very nice reps answered the phone, but weren't really helpful. On the 5th day we asked for her manager and she never answered or returned our calls. I'm the listing agent for the house for sale and will never accept an offer from a buyer who has this bank as their lender.
Due to Covid it took many hours of extra work to get all the documentation that was needed to close escrow. Loan Originator Sylvia ** was extremely helpful and diligent about all details. Closing took a little longer than expected but went through without a problem.
Bank of America is less than sub-par. I've had my 30-yr mortgage with them for 17 years now and it recently went from forbearance because of COVID to a modification (basically just moving the Apr-Oct 2020 pmts to the end of the period). However, their internal systems can't seem to show the payments applied correctly. I keep getting called incessantly by their reps to collect “unpaid” statements, except when I point out the letters they sent me where everything is perfect, they apologize lamely but fail to fix the error(s). They've even recently reported the supposed missed payments to the credit agencies which have caused my credit ratings to drop 100 points. They are an awful servicer and not competitive on initial rates. Avoid them unless you have some connection with an internal banker and they are your last resort.
It has been a painful past couple months in trying to reach out to BoA mortgage customer service department to retrieve the additional monthly payment that was deducted via auto-pay from my BoA checking account after I had refinanced with a new lender. It's been approx 3 months of trying to reach BoA customer service and getting various answers regarding where and how the funds are being returned and still no clear answer. I have refinanced with other lenders and had much better experience with them in such scenarios.
Lender - If the call is dropped and you have my call information then return the call. At least pretend to want to help an already existing bank customer. Note that folks always remember poor customer service. I may not have millions at your institute but what I do have can always be moved to a place that values their customers.
I have a mortgage with BoA and I recently took advantage of the postponement program they were offering to people who are having a hard time during this pandemic. 3 months of payments postponed which was great, but do not do this. They sent me a letter stating my three months were up and if I needed any more assistance. With some good luck, I was able to secure a new job and didn't need assistance anymore.
The letter said, "if you don't need any more assistance, please start making payments by August 15th to bring your account current." Made my payment on August 4th, they debited it from my BoA checking account without delay. Made another payment in September and they still haven't applied both payments to my account. I've called multiple times and I get the same answer. My customer relations manager at BoA, Robert ** told me there is a system issue and that's why the funds haven't applied. He admitted this on the phone to me with all the other representatives.
I was supposed to have a nice big wedding this year, but that got cancelled because of covid. Did a small ceremony at home. Trying to buy a home with my wife and the new mortgage company says the system says I'm late on my payments. I am not! I have the statements showing I paid. BoA wouldn't even issue a letter stating my account is current. The manager declined because they don't want to admit fault.
Now in order to get the house of our dreams, I have to be excluded from the loan and my father in law has to co sign for us to get this house. Absolutely ridiculous! This is the type of service a big corporation gives its loyal customers. They can't even fix this mess in a timely manner and they don't have the decency to admit it in writing because they know they will be sued. Do not use them. I am leaving them as soon as I can get out of this loan.
We were with B of A for some time and asked for refinance at the much lower rates many were refinancing on. They started the process. Week after week we checked back they said our lower rate was almost finished, come to find out, they sold our mortgage out of state, to a lender with high rate and didn't let you use your house equity to upgrade the home. Terrible experience.
CITI electronic payment not applied -BofA could't find $$$. I made an electronic bill payment to my Bank Of America account from CITI bill pay. CITI removed the dollars from my account when they had a clear receipt that BofA cleared the funds. I entered my checking on the BofA account code. The BofA never applied the payment to my account. I called Bank Of America and they said that they don't know where the dollars went. They claimed that they did not receive the funds. They couldn't find any payment. Neither bank could tell me what happened to the payment. Bank Of America was useless in resolving my issue. I had to wait for 1.5 hrs for the mortgage to answer the call. And all that they could is...that they don't know what happened to the funds. Very frustrating bank.
We have never been able to qualify for a business loan despite having a credit score over 770. They have discriminated against us because our Real estate investments are in the inner city. The bank only approves us for high-interest credit cards in our personal names and not our business name.
My first mistake was refinancing with BOA. My original loan was with them in 2013, as well as a previous refinance in 2018. In 2018, they had issues with remembering basic requests that I had. This time around in August 2020, they failed miserably to pay attention to detail. With COVID, most of the communication during the process is either by phone, or via their chat thread in the BOA site itself. I had to resend the same information multiple times.
The biggest failure was with the title. During three separate phone calls and two threads, I especially mentioned that I was to be solely on the title and all docs. I had assumed they prepared the final docs correctly. I made the mistake of taking the final loan disclosure (6 pages) sent as doctrine. I should have asked to review the entire packet. The best advise I can give is to specially document your requests in the thread, and to insist that the final loan docs be reviewed prior to signing. I am so irritated that just in spite, after the refinance is finalized next week, I am going to refinance again just to get away from BOA.
I was told my mortgage could go on forbearance for 3 months during the pandemic... Not only NOT TRUE but I was put into credit for nonpayment. I spoke to Melinda **, Denise **, Calvin **, William **, Dominick, Shawna **. A Shanika ** Never answers her phone or call me back. Actually a Supervisor named Melinda ** told you, "Do NOT have to call anymore. We will take care of it," that was July 3 in June. Bank of America hot my credit again, Also as I was calling and getting nowhere, they hit me with a $17.50 charge twice sending someone to my home to make sure it was in good condition since I did not make my payments. I was on the phone with the managers & supervisors above since end of March.. Now I have been on hold for an hr and sent to the wrong dept. 3xs trying to get the $35.00 taken off...NIGHTMARE!
If I could give it negative stars I would. Most onerous, inefficient, confusing process imaginable. It took over 50+ emails & communications back and forth over a period of more than 85 days -- to refinance a mortgage that was ALREADY held at Bank of America. Underwriter would demand a piece of documentation at 4:30 pm and threaten that if it wasn't uploaded by the next morning, our loan would be cancelled. This happened at least 20 times. Even after closing (signed docs, transferred funds), Bank of America continued to demand additional documentation before finalizing the mortgage - with our funds in hand! Representative & manager were completely useless. They were just playing telephone with the underwriter.
None of the requests were collated or organized and many of the requests did not align with what was being requested via the web portal. So we ended up having to upload many things twice because it was requested via the web portal but then the underwriter would claim it wasn't uploaded because their interface didn't show them what was uploaded in the portal and the underwriter would request it again. I will NEVER use Bank of America mortgage again. I don't care if they offer a full % off the going rates.
Currently with Bank of America, some of the problems I have had with them are they wouldn't allow me to purchase my own home owners insurance, or well they would let me purchase it, they just wouldn't accept it as the policy and they refused to work with my insurance agent to figure it, so they could sell me their own double the cost insurance. Lots of fun they are.... Now trying to refi the loan and the loan officer offered one rate during the whole process and then when we accept the offer she says the rates suddenly went up, even though the fed has lowered rates daily during the virus and they aren't going up anywhere else but Bank of America.... I asked where I could review the rates for refi and they will not explain or allow the consumer to see the rates and they make them up based on what the cost of their new boat will be.... I would NOT choose bank of america, I chose a local bank and they sold the mortgage to bank of america....
My loan officer Mark *** was extremely unorganized. I spoke with him at one point and he said I was approved for a certain amount by myself, then the next day when I spoke with him he told me something different. I then at that moment have to put my fiance on the loan with me. He said he would call him right away because I had explained to him that the home we wanted was needing us to get the approval letter fixed with my fiance's name on it, then they would sign a contract with us. Mind you this was a 830AM. While I was on the phone, my real estate lady said that someone put in a cash offer for the house and that they liked us more, but we had to get the approval fixed THAT DAY. Otherwise they would have took the other offer. I needed things done fairly quickly and I emailed/ called and no answer and my fiance didn't hear anything from him either yet.
Time went on and we were running out of time. He would not call back, he would not email back. It got to the point where I had to call his supervisor and request that I get someone new. They first refused me someone new, then after it was 1PM now and I hadn't heard anything and neither my fiance. I called again and spoke to someone else, I asked for a new guy then they were going to give me a new guy but all of a sudden Mark was calling my fiance. After everything was said and done and fixed the approval letter. My real estate agent needed some paperwork from Mark. He did not send the correct paperwork at first. Then he send the correct paperwork but with the incorrect numbers on it. Not to also mention that he was quoting us at a crazy amount of money to pay him up front.
Long story short. We went with a different bank that was way more organized and helpful and emails/calls me within about 5 minutes if I have a concern. BUT WAIT. THE STORY DOESN'T END THERE. After I told him that we were not going to use BOA for our loan and not use him for the loan officer. Then, he was emailing me like crazy fast. I was honest with him about how I felt about him and the experience and told him that my fiance and I went with a different lender and different bank. He said ok thanks. 2 WEEKS later he sent an email and called me asking if we were still in the market for a lender. I messaged him back and said my point exactly, you have documentation that I went with a new lender 2 weeks ago and now you are asking me if we are in the market for a new lender. EXTREMELY UNORGANIZED! In which at that point, I decided to write this review.
Doing refi with Bank of America was the worst decisions I’ve ever made. This loan officer Eddie ** never following up with you throughout this process, doesn’t know what they’re doing, don’t waste your time with this guy. After more than three months this guy will blames on everyone else except himself, I’ve never experienced this bad of a customer services. I had left a message to his manager but also no response, you would think Bank of America would care to know how their employees treated their customers. At this point it’s too late. I’ve moved on. Go with a local lender around your town for faster process and better customer services.
Worse customer service ever. Do yourself a favor a do not get a mortgage or refinance your existing mortgage with Bank of America. I wanted to refinance my mortgage with them. I thought it was gonna be a simple and straightforward process since I have perfect credit, 6 figure W2 income, and there is over 20% in equity in my home. I am also a Preferred Platinum Honors customer with Bank of America. Well, everything was fine until the appraisal report came out which came in like 30k below market value. According to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia and Redfin my property is worth from 375k to 390k. I also had my realtor run comps and he suggested the same value. Average price per square foot in the area is like $205 and the appraiser decided to use a comp which value was $168 per sq ft destroying the whole value of my property.
I submitted sufficient evidence proving that the property that the appraiser selected was not relevant nor fair because my house is completely renovated and that comp was falling into pieces and the lending advisor (Andrew **) decided not only to not do anything about it but to also ignore my calls and emails. They also assigned a random lending advisor right after the appraisal who I had never spoken to and who won’t answer my calls or emails. Do yourself a favor and do not waste your time or money with these people. I immediately applied at a local credit union and I’m glad I did because they are giving me a 3.25% which is much lower than what Bank of America was offering me, much lower closing costs, appraisal came in 40k higher than Bank of America’s and a much better customer service and experience.
The BOA mortgage loan process is a long and tedious one. Including endless prying into your personal and financial life. But the worst part of my experience was being denied a loan right before closing due to being laid off. No matter how many times I explained I could afford the loan and offered to add on cosigners, the soulless nonpersonal behemoth that is BOA denied me. Just remember that large institutions like BOA do not care about you no matter your situation.
I asked for forbearance and they said that I would have to pay 3 months worth of payments at the end of three months, they are stupid if you lose your job then you don’t have 4000$ or more to make up payments. They are not doing their best to help customers out in these terrible times, and they are getting g relief from the government. Does the government ask them to pay back? They suck. I hate them.
If I could give BofA Mortgage 0 stars, I completely would. I was buying my first house and thought that going with BofA Mortgage would be very easy since I bank with BofA. I was absolutely wrong, especially because BofA Mortgage ISN'T EVEN PART OF BANK OF AMERICA (learned this later). Originally I had decided on another lender with lesser fees but I was told they could not give me a loan due to my limited credit history (I have a great score though). So I asked the lending officer at BofA if this was going to be an issue with them because I didn’t really have any time to waste since I’d already started the closing process. The woman told me it would be fine with the type of loan I was getting.
Then, 10 days go by and after submitting all of my information for the loan application (which was asked for MULTIPLE TIMES???? They kept losing stuff???), the lending officer gets back to tell me underwriting says that my credit was an issue and we could explore other loan options. She outright LIED TO ME days prior. I also forgot to mention that she also locked in my rate when I SPECIFICALLY asked her not to because I wanted to let it float for something better. Once she did that, I couldn’t unlock it and was stuck. Anyways, I decided to leave ASAP when they were on the fence and went to a local mortgage lender and my experience was 1000000% better. Find someone who actually cares about your loan and avoid Bank of America Mortgage at all costs.
I'm the banking customer and contacted Jim ** for my new home mortgage needs who played irresponsibly on my closing. Jim had started not to respond my calls and message, so I drove to Limerick Financial Center then he conveyed message that he is busy with other client and call back. He asked me to work with the Bank underwriter on day closing. Underwriter missed few credits to applying to mortgage and then I’m ending up losing money in closing. My mortgage has to close on the day otherwise Builder warns me to lose incentives. Leading officer is also not able respond on-time, she called at the end of her business day when nothing can be done. She confirmed that She didn’t have all credit documentation to properly assign credit in closing doc. I’ve high frustration on closing when I didn’t get enough attention either from Mortgage officer or leading officer.
After closing, BOA Center Manager Kelly ** convinced me that She is trying do something at her level. I reached out to BOA Vice President Mortgage, but they declined to do anything after the closing. Bank of America Mortgage division has not able to deliver the Quality service and I ended up in lost credit and got sleepless nights during closing.
Please stay away from Bank Mortgage because I don't want you to suffer like me. Lending officer was available only after the bank's hours and nothing can be done other than accepting as is and complete the closing. BEWARE of pathetic customer service from Bank of America Associates and Limerick Banking Center. STAY AWAY!!!
This is my first time purchasing a home. My situation may be a little more unique than others because I purchased a new build, and BofA was the builder's preferred lender, so I do believe that with pressure from the builder, I was finally able to get the loan closed. I can't really know for sure, but I did hear from one of the sales agents that another unit couldn't close so they had to use their back up lender. So I do not believe having the builder breathing down BofA's necks increased my chances of the mortgage being approved, but it definitely hastened the process. I have to say, throughout the whole process, my Loan person, ANA from the Riverside branch was FANTASTIC.
I was originally told that escrow would be 25 days (by the sales agent). I was thrilled to hear this, and planned accordingly, but later learned how incredibly NOT realistic it was, especially given how large BofA is. I have trouble relenting control at times, and wanted to be involved in much of the process, and ensure we could close by the 25th day so I could avoid being homeless... but alas, that did not happen. Ana never gave me a clear closing date, but I think that was strategic in not wanting to set up unrealistic expectations (unlike the sales agent). Thankfully, I was able to extend my lease by another 30 days, giving myself and BofA plenty of cushion.
With more time and realizing I was driving not just myself but everyone crazy with my control-freak ways, I eventually had to relent and give the reins to Ana, and just trust in the process (very hard to do because I tend to have neurotic tendencies and think of worst possible scenarios - I mean, I read this website religiously and even resorted to believing that I would get denied). However, once I just went with the process rather than fighting against it, we eventually closed (not without some hiccups). Escrow ended up being closer to 45 days than 25 days. I now have the keys to a beautiful new home. I owe a lot of it to Ana who was an ardent advocate on my behalf, and especially when the underwriter pushed back on a couple of issues. She is wonderful, and I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase their new home/refi, etc. with BofA.
I feel sorry for anyone who loses a loved one or has someone in terminal care that has a mortgage with B of A. I kept sending in payments but never saw a bill. They refuse to honor court orders while continuing to charge late fees. I submitted the correct paperwork to FOUR different addresses and fax numbers they gave me. Yes, a different customer service person every time said, "Oh that's not the right" number or address.
I finally had to get an attorney to go head to head with their legal department just to get them to put me on as a conservator for my dad. They refused to return any late fees for the 8 months they were sending the bill to the wrong address. And then they told me they couldn't reverse them without speaking to my father! The point of the court for assigning a conservatory is to be able to speak for those who can not. They seem to think it is ok to charge my father fees simply because he can not ask them to reverse them. Wrong, immoral, and unethical! Beware of these vultures. When you do get someone on the phone, expect to waste an hour and get nowhere.
This has been the worst experience EVER with BOA. I closed with BOA on 11/15 & they have YET to pay my mortgage insurance. I have had to pay it even though it is paid through escrow. Can you believe that they mailed the check to the WRONG address. Supposedly, they “corrected” the issue and sent it via FedEx overnight on 02/06/2020. It’s 02/18/2020 and still NO payment has been received. A manager from BOA actually called ME and told me to call my insurance company and request a refund. I’m so glad that I didn’t because I probably would have been laughed at over the phone.
This is the WORST mortgage company that I have ever experienced. I’m actually on hold now and the customer service representative wants me to call my insurance company and give them a NEW tracking number and have them reroute the check. Gurl bye, no ma’am that is NOT my job. She said that she’s at a call center and they can’t call out. Are you freaking kidding me? So, there are NO phones in the building in which one can dial out? How ridiculous is that? Now, I’m being transferred to her supervisor by the name of “Brooklyn.” I’m sure this will go very well. Anyhoo, if possible DON’T deal with BOA. If negative 0s existed, they would have several. I hate them!
Many processes, not professional, too stubborn. BOA should close their service on mortgage, definitely. We and many of our friends got denied at BOA, and we got approved in any other banks. BOA staff do not know how to reply to clients' questions. Not professional at all. Avoid it!
Paid off our VA mortgage 15 years ago. Yet, we constantly receive refinance emails (guaranteed!) from B of A. ALL their sites come up as "unsecured". Can't imagine doing any business that allows spam in their name, sends unsolicited emails, and does not provide basic on-line consumer security.
The pre-approval process was fast and we got a good rate. We signed the home contract on 9/27 and I called my mortgage officer and he gave a closing date of 11/7!! The bank schedule the appraisal few days before the closing and of course, they didn't get the report on time. Interestingly, I called the loan processor a week before and she had no idea what is going on and when is the closing schedule or when the appraisal scheduled. She called me two days before and said that she didn't get the report but everything will be on time. Then the night before, she asked to extend to closing to 11/14! The night before she asked to extend to 11/15. Guess what? She never sent a clearness. She stopped answering phone or emails and I had to call a manager who finally sent clearness. Closing was rescheduled. So it was pushed to Monday 11/18.
On Friday their system broke and they never sent the closing package to closing company. Of course they never communicated until I called in the afternoon and asked them to send email to explain. So we have to reschedule again. (Please note that I didn't mention all the failures. I just gave the outlines.) To summarize: lack of experience. Lack of interest in what they do. Lack of respect to customers and their time.
Started off with a refinance in August, locked a great rate and gave them all the paperwork. Kept following up with documents here and there and everything seemed to be going good. Then come to find out they had trouble reviewing one of my documents. I sent them clear documents and as far as I know they could review them. Then days went by with no response, kept calling and emailing but nothing. Then logged into my account one day and the refinance link was gone. Called to talk to anyone I could and come to find out through them that my application was denied because they had trouble reading another doc. Everything sent to them was prompt and very clear. Absolutely horrible experience. Never got an email or a call stating it was denied, nor given an option to change the documents to their request. Was a banking customer for 14 years until this happened. Would not recommend wasting your time with their mortgage department.
Absolute worst experience of my life using this bank for a mortgage and severely regret it. Expect months of delays, lost paperwork, unending requests for ridiculous types of documentation that goes on for months, 20 different people handling your file, the list goes on. They also charge $1500 “application fee.” This bank has the worst customer ratings of all banks, and it is well documented. Please do not use a big national bank for a mortgage and choose a local one to do your business with.
One of the loan officers messed up an email, which led to all my personal info being sent to a random email address. Then, had to push back my originally scheduled closing date after numerous representations that it would close on time despite the fact that I provided everything they asked of me. After pushing it back 10 days, the bank yet again failed to get through reviewing my file and I had to push back closing again. As with the first time it got pushed, after numerous representations by the loan officer that they would be able to close on time. I'm still waiting for the review to finish up, and at this point have no expectations of them. They really seem to spend maybe around 5-10 minutes a day on your file, and remain unresponsive to any calls or emails. Pretty horrible. Use a different bank.
In my experience, I was the Realtor representing the Seller. BoA contacted me at almost 5 pm on the day of the 2nd scheduled closing to let me know "We're working to close" but of course for the 2nd time we weren't closing. The lack of communication and total disregard for other's time and money is totally unacceptable. In the future, I'm going to let my potential clients know of my experience with BoA and if they are using BoA, that they definitely shop around. People think that they should just go to their bank for a mortgage loan. Mortgage lenders are offering the same products but not the same follow through and customer service. Always shop around.
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