Emirates NDB Bank
Emirates NBD Bank PJSC
United Arab Emirates
The bank has a terrible service records. I requested copies of my Master Card statements for January to March 2017, but the bank just could not provide me with the statements even after I visited one of its branches in the UAE.
I wasted many hours trying to get those statements by calling the bank's Call Center.
Stay away from opening an account with terrible bank!
Jul 14, 2018
This is the most horrible bank to work…
This is the most horrible bank to work with. The employees of this bank are the most arrogant in the whole world.
I am closing all my relationships with this bank asap after working with them for five years as HNI customer.
1 star: Bad
Jun 30, 2018
As usual horrible banking enbd..
As usual horrible banking enbd... customer service kept me waiting for 30 mins... dealing with NO ONE. When I went to her all she was doing was WhatsApp. Unbelievable. That's why I have allready stopped working with them longback... hate them
They are good in rolling eyes... unprofessional answers etc... next five years they will go down. Will short their stocks.
I really feel the need to make public my horrible experience with Emirates NBD to warn customers to be very careful with this bank.
First off, the customer service is non-existent, this fact alone is highly disturbing considering they handle your money and the need to have a 100% reachable and reliable customer support with trustworthy commitment is of utmost importance.
There is basically no way to talk to any higher level management with some liability who can take responsibility from start to the end of a customer issue or escalate critical matters for a prompt resolution.
The bank keeps hiding behind a wall of silence through their inefficient call center operators, who can only repeat the same excuse to wait until a follow-up all over again but in fact nobody ever follows up on customer's calls.
The bank NEVER puts anything in writing, which is highly worrying from a compliance point of view.
When submitting a complaint over the app, asking to have a feedback, they hide behind this automated message through email:
"We are committed to maintaining the highest levels of security and confidentiality of our customer's banking information, we regret the inability of disclosing any financial or non-financial information pertaining to any of our customers through a non-secured channel of communication. We request you to write us back through Online Advice service available in your online banking or you can also reach us through our 24 hours phone banking [protected] for further assistance."
FYI, their online Advice service has been recently discontinued, so the only option left is to call their operators again.
A legitimate question to them at this point would be: how come you treat email as a "non-secured channel of communication" but then you use the same email address to forward all statements of my personal accounts every month?? Why should it be me customer calling you bank to follow-up on something you are responsible for? BTW, considering how long a customer is kept on the line before being able to talk to someone, this is highly time consuming and also expensive for people like me who spend a considerable amount of time travelling abroad.
When questioned about the lack of feedback, they reply that they have tried to call, but nobody answered. Excuse me, no answer on one single attempt does not mean you have done a good job and close the case as resolved!
Again, people are busy and not always reachable over the phone, so for me in the digital era we are living in, emails work much better. On top of that, having something in writing is always a best practice (let alone being legally official in case of serious disputes), to have the whole communication recorded and traceable. But obviously this is exactly the purpose of the bank, to keep the relationship with the customer non-transparent and provide no clear evidence of what they are doing.
Now, to the point: I have been having an issue with the Fitness Account since the beginning (almost one year now) whereby the step counts repeatedly fails to save the correct amount, and therefore the interest rate is wrong.
The advertised interest rate is reporting an interest rate of 4% when reaching 15, 000 steps a day. Now, every month I have a surprise, as the paid interest is much lower than the one they declare.
After several notifications to the bank, the call center operators admitted there is an issue, still they are refusing to pay back the due accrued interest. In civilized countries this is called banking fraudulent activity perpetrated on customers damage and would be subject to court case for immediate criminal prosecution.
After several exhausting months I went personally to different branches and finally to the HQ in Deira Dubai in order to meet some senior manager and escalate the issue, in vain. The best I could get was a personal email address of a customer service representative, who kept giving me contradictory information over email and phone every time we talked. Still to date she is not able to give me a final explanation about why the interest has been calculated wrongly and when the due interest will be paid back.
On many occasions previously I have been a happy customer of this bank thanks to the slick look and ease of use of their portal to move money. Now, I doubt they are even just a big scam.
I really hope this message will reach sensible ears and proceed driving positive changes in this or other banks in a similar situation, as I believe people rights must be defended and not be covered by the lazyness or indifference of such customer "care" and make their voice loud when these rights are not recognized.
15th December 2019
I never requested to cancel the credit card .Even though bank cancelled my credit card and charged me pre-closure charges for loan closure as there was loan against the credit...
Dear Sir/Ma'am, I'm no longer a Dubai resident and found out a month back, that I now owe AED1, 817.80 from an original purchase of AED111.46. My online account has already been...
The Grievance Cell,
Dear Sir / Madam,
This is to bring your attention to the issues faced by me related to my Credit Card
(i) Liability Letter and
(ii) Clearance Letter
Firstly, I had put a request for the Liability Letter for my Credit Card bearing No. [protected] on 4/9/2019 at the ENBD Branch Near Karama Post Office. I was informed by a Lady Branch personnel that the same will be issued by working 10 days from the date of request. I went to the branch on 22/09/2019 to enquire about my Liability Letter as I did not receive any communication about it. I was mislead by Mr. Dipin Yashodharan in Karama Branch that they do not find my request in the system in this Branch, instead the request had been raised at Galleria Mall. I had never visited Galleria Mall so I did not have any clue howcome it was appearing in the system. There could be a possibility that the lady who accepted my request, her Employee Code could have been tagged to the Branch at Galleria Mall. But as a customer I do not find a reason why I should be assuming these things, it was the Branch staff's concern and not mine. However, he gave me the liability letter dated 12/09/2019 on 22/09/2019, which is valid for only 13 days in total. Again I need to understand if the letter is valid for only 13 days why is it given a validity for 15 days. Make it clear by mentioning only 13 days or whatever working days. Even though I submitted the Liability Letter, but, by time the cheque could had been issued, the validity of the letter expired and I had to reapply for it, again costing another fee for it and it's been 2 months this process is happening. I failed to understand why I was not informed or communicated about the Letter since it carries a very short term validity. Mr. Dipin kept on arguing that my number was not updated in the system so I was not intimated.
For clarification, I have been receiving messages each time I swipe my card, isnt that enough for the system updation. Again, if the system is not updated with my number for any reason, how can that be considered as my fault? I was literally feeling harassed by him for no reason. Just because I was in the dire need of this Letter, I was totally lost and could not understand why the unnecessary hassles were created for such a normal request. Mr. Dipin was very rude and arrogant. I felt if he was treating a learned youth like me this way, I could imagine what kind of treatment a senior citizen or an ignorant person will receive on such enquiry. With such experience, I refrain myself from having any kind of dealings with ENBD if this is the treatment the staff gives to its customers.
(ii) Clearance Letter
Atlast, after all the chaos, I deposited a cheque at ENBD's Jebel Ali Branch on 19/10/2019 for AED 6660, issued by Emirates Islamic Bank against my outstanding dues.
Till date, the cheque has not been cleared and neither the Customer Care is able to help me trace it nor the Branch is aware of any such deposit. Its been 5 working days and the cheque has not been cleared yet. I want a justified reason as why it will not be credited to my credit card account with effective value date and if not, why should I be charged interest on the outstanding amount till the date of the cheque clearance? As a genuine customer, why am I suppose to bear the interest for a liability for which I have already made the payment? I really do not understand why there has been so much of delay in clearing a cheque. Other Banks have been keen on clearance of the liability of their customers, but ENBD has altogether a different approach. The process is instigating the borrowers to flee with the money instead of clearing their debt. I have been dealing with other banks such as ADCB, Noor Bank etc in the UAE, but my experience has never been this bad with them as much as it is with ENBD. The service is so poor that I have started to spread a word among my circle that do not avail any facility from ENBD, it will just give you nightmares for no justified reason. This is the worst bank of the UAE with my experience and please train your staff and improve your processes. Even the developing countries Banks have better processes and pleasant staff to deal with as compared to ENBD based in UAE.
I request you to clear the cheque against my dues asap and issue me a Clearance Letter so that I could get rid of your Bank.
My Name is SHERIF MOHAMED REFAAT KAMAL ELDIN AHMED
I have current account with ENBD and I'm interested to apply for credit card.
I want to complain about ENBD's Direct Sales Agent as below :
His Name : VIPIN
His Kiosk : MALL OF THE EMIRATES METRO STATION
His Mobile No. : +[protected]
Initially He provided me wrong commitment and information about Easy Installment Cash Facility in the Card saying my eligibility in the card upon the issuance will be upto 90% of the card limit.
After getting the pre-approval by the bank but still I didn't receive the card physically because they didn't receive my security cheque yet, he informed me that my availability to apply for cash transfer is 50% of the card limit.
Then on 29 September at 17:42 PM, i requested from him to cancel my application totally due to wrong commitment. He replied to me by SMS saying Ok.
After that I resubmitted my documents with another direct sales agent with the same bank since the agent provided me the full and proper information which really i need.
Today I received a call from the direct sales agent saying that my application declined because of the DUPLICATION for my application on the system.
Today I called VIPIN to double check with him for that duplication issue . He is FORCING me to reapply with him and when i request him today to cancel my application which is pre-approved on the system, He told me that the credit card cancellation process is going to take very long time to reflect on the system.
Sum it up ... VIPIN ( MALL OF THE EMIRATES KIOSK - METRO STATION )
- Doesn't understand CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CONCEPT.
- Doesn't have knowledge about his banking products.
- Doesn't have loyalty to his customers
- Doesn't deserve to be one of ENBD's DSA
Awaiting for your immediate action please
I purchased a ticket on British Airways with my ENBD Visa card and a week later was informed that British Airways pilots were going on strike so they offered a full refund. British Airways processed a transaction of Canadian $1675.77 on August 17th, 2019 and refunded Canadian $1675.77 on August 28th, 2019. ENBD debited my credit card with AED 4, 786.37 on August 17th, 2019 and credited my card with AED 4, 475.72 on August 28th, 2019. The difference being AED310.65. I called the priority banking center on September 13th and spoke to an agent explaining the situation to her. She was extremely rude and asked me to contact Visa for the refund of AED310.65. I insisted to speak to a Manager but she did not transfer me. I asked her to check for the refund and get back to me in 24 hours. The next day she called me and said too bad the refund cannot be made. I'm at a loss here and do not know who to contact for the refund. I now Banks put a surcharge on the exchange rate for every transaction. British Airways have refunded the entire value of the transaction. What do I do next??? Visa Card ending in 3425.
So it seems that Emirates NBD collection department is used to ignore customers all the time, they always reject my calls or never return them back. Last time I went to Collection department I needed to talk to my previous account manager which made me wait for 45 minutes and when I asked if I was going to wait longer they told me every one at office already left . It was frustrating because I'm trying to close my credit card which is already paid as per the settlement plan but they want me to pay all over again. Not fair at all!!! I wish there was someone who can actually take their job seriously to help me out. ( worst bank ever)
The worst service ever I have an issue since I opened my account from 2 months untill now not solved and the issue is they are holding 10k without any reson plus you go to the...
I made two International transfers to an University in India for Hostel and Academic fees on the 15th and 18th of June. I visited India on 23rd June expecting my ward to be...
I moved to Dubai 2 years ago, and was looking for a long term investment. Emirates NBD pushed me to Met Life Wealth Builder suggesting that I could get my money out at any time. Looking at a plan in which I have invested 44, 000 USD to date, Only 8, 200 is currently available and to get that I need to pay a 2, 000 USD processing fee. Emirates NBD never gave me an official document to keep and you can find nothing clear on line.
Emirates NBD credit card seller, where he lied to me and told me there are no renewal fees on the Master card Platinum Credit Card belong to Emirates NBD, however, the statement issued showing renewal fees including VAT in totals 742.64 AED
even nobody asks from Bank whether I want to renew or not
Now, Cancelation of this credit card is required and no money will be paid from my side for renewal
I reserve all my legalistic rights
The worst people work for this department. They take more than the payment they required. They loot money from people.if the payment 1000 they take 2000 and after taking the...
I have been using their services for over 6 years. I have my salary account with them & also use their Credit Card services. I am not a person who uses CC for all my purchase...
I would like to ask the following You cannot have a debit atm card if you have a joint account (according to the bank) A) if one has a joint account with no debit card issued...
I have had a terrible experience with emirates nbd from the start. I was met by modar faizal in barsha branch (Now transfered to police acadamy branch) and was sold a lot of cheap talk; we are the greatest bank and I will give you a priority account based on your salary (Have since been receiving emails that my salary is not sufficient).. We are the greatest bank and can offer you an spg credit card and I will waive the joining fee (Have since been slapped with a 1500 joining fee on which I raises 2 cases however nothing was done, just call center talk).. We are the greatest bank and I will get you a loan within 3 working days (Handed all required documents to nbd on 6th june and am still waiting for the funds with a different excuse every day).. Seriously I so so regret changing over from hsbc.. Biggest mistake.
Even if one person decides against opting for Emirates NBD credit card, I will find this effort of complaint registration worthwhile.
I was using the ENBD credit card 4439-XXXX-XXXX-7616 for 8 months and had to cancel it because of the worst experience of using a credit card in the last 12 years:
1. Charged some unknown premiums on each of my statements totaling about AED 1000/-
2. Charged Late fees and Finance charges for a one day delay totaling about AED 750/- (payment was made on last due day, amount reflected on their statement as next day)
3. On request for cancellation, no attempt made to retain a so called platinum customer having transactions of ~ AED 3000/- to AED 4000/- per month on an average
4. Cancelled the credit card without providing any communication - had to confirm myself whether card has been cancelled.
5. Reply to email service requests is standard - contact customer care number
6. No cashback or discount on any purchase
7. Found a far better credit card with more points, cashbacks, free tickets, heavy dining discounts, better customer service, free offers.
So stay away from Emirates NBD credit card.
Avoid at all costs. Unfortunately I've been with them for the past 4 years as they were the same bank my previous employer was using and it made the logistics easier. Now a...
I been client with BNP Paribas Egypt was the greatest services and since is been sold to Emirates NBD and the worst services start to be delivering, first I get my expire card...
I am a customer of ENBD bank since 2010 until recently to my full satisfaction. A week ago when I made a payment I received the regular SMS, and noticed there were 19k AED missing...
pls be informed that all the parsian personal loans booked with the sales officer ismail sanad abd el dayem was fraud cases with fraud bank statments and it had been frauded with mohamed mostafa helwa who you find all his details here at the sender details then had been dealed to scan fruad bank statments in order to get approvals for parsian customer through your employee who is working now at legal department !! and then collect bibes from those customers if u revise all these cases specially in the period of 2009 you will be assure from that and you can notice that too from the ratio of delequency
pls try to implement your goodwell
thx & regards
pls complains department of emirates bank dubai u have damn employer called ismail sanad abd el dayem he is obvousily ###ed he used to send offensive mails which is so mean ones to me and all my family which extremly not matching with his job in respectfull organization like urs pls treat my complain as so urgent or i will take all my law rights
I issued new account and for emergency i traveled to Egypt.i ask the assistant account manager called Yvonnee to delivered the debt card to Egypt and she's informed me that's not applicable.i asked her to send it to some one in UAE, she's approved and asked for contact to send him authorized letter.
After 14 days of phone and mails communication and many one reply me on her mobile number.she let someone reply my calls and informed me that's not applicable.
i got unprofessional communication from NBD emirates assistant and also didn't get the expected service from your side
i need solution for this problem as i will be in egypt for more than 3 weeks and i need to access my account .
Would love some feedback here. I took a personal loan from EmiratesNBD in 2007 and about a year later they decided to transfer the loan to Emirates Islamic Bank and the amount changed. Now first of all; I never authorized this transfer. (I checked with the banks to provide me a copy of my application form but they have no such record; I wanted to get those forms to make sure that there is no clause of such. Secondly, once the loan got transferred about 1 year of payments went missing and they bounced the cheque ... I resolved that issue later after writing a lot of complaints etc but until now they have not recovered my payments. I lodged this complaint with Central Bank over a year ago and that is when the bank superiors started to ring me and talk to me. I sent them all the required documents and after being active for sometime they have now dissappeared. When I call Central Bank they say the complain is under process (over 1 year now).
Can anyone advise on options here?
I approached a couple of lawyers and their advice was to sue after reviewing my documents but I have still not because I expected such a big name to resolve this on an administrative level ...
It has been over 2 years now since I am suffering from this now ... thank you EmiratesNBD and worse Emirates Islamic Bank who have not made this easier and hold a security cheque of mine...
Dissapointed, Annoyed, Shocked, Absurd ...
How can such a big name mess up like that and not do anything about it ...
I am regular in making payments (by force) and I really feel like I am paying for something that I do not need to for.
I applied for a No liability letter from the bank, they told me that it will take 10 days to process, But 15 days ago still I am waiting for a simple letter. So At least if you open an account with this bank, always ask them the policies in written, Its too much frustrating if you need it urgent even I have no liabilities/Credit cards with the bank.
To whom it may concern, Last year I change my job and it so happen that I have a personal loan from emirates nbd bank.. The bank told me to transfer my salary because that wa...
During the month of October 2010 I tranferred AED5, 000 from my EmiratesNBD account to my AMEX card in Australia using the web tool offered by the same Bank to process the transaction on-line. Having used the on-line service successfully in the past, I thought that this should be a routine/easy/no problem transaction. Unfortunately I was wrong, the AED5, 000 'dissapeared': AMEX says that they haven't received the money and EmiratesNBD Customer Service after three months and at least 15 e-mails insist that the transation was susscessful but they don't show me evidence from AMEX that they receive the money and they refuse to contact AMEX to clarify the issue.
I had a personal loan from emirates bank before the merging of emirates bank and NBD bank. Then almost 3 years back I transferred my current account to ADCB bank, resulting, ADCB bought out all my dues/loan from emirates bank . Now after this big time gap, I am getting threatening messages from emiratesNBD to pay my loan amount which is overdue as per the SMSs recieved. I have got the photocopy of origenal documents from ADCB bank, these are copy of manager's cheque, a letter from ADCB for settlement of loan and NOC from emirates bank to ADCB, after receiving the loan amount bia cheque. I have circulated all these documents to various departments and offices of emiratesNBD, including their collection department office in deira as well as in sharjah, but till date I am getting all these threatening messages. I am quite helpless and in distress.
There is someone who has used my personal details and has applied for a credit card and he is using it for purchases under my name. I am in India and I have no clue of what's happening and the bank is calling me asking me to pay up. Doesn't Emirates Bank verify who they are issuing cards to. If Emirates Bank is reading this then know this - I am not going to pay any bills simply because I am in India for the past 3 years and there is someone out there currently using a card under my name which translates into = someone is using your banks money. Please contact me for further details [protected]@yahoo.com
THE WORST BANK EVER
Emirates NDB service is so far the worst service I have faced in the banking industry. I have a vehicle loan with the bank. As a part of loan opening I have submitted my friends detail as reference.
The unprofessional staff has updated the reference details as the main customer’s details and the main customers details and calling up my friend for all bank related details. The worst part is that my friend knows everything about my accounts. This is a legal issue where my personal details being shared with a third party.
I have spoken many time to the customer service regarding this and they have verified all my details and still have not done the require changes in their systems and my friend is still getting calls. Due to the frequency of calls my friend is no longer a friend of mine as he suspects me to have purposely done this.
This has been going on since January 2010. How hard is it to verify details and update customer’s details?
I went to Emirates Bank in Sharjah today to receive a clearance letter for my credit care to show my credit card has been cancelled. I was asked to pay dhs 200 to get a clearance letter. When I asked the lady (Bindu Joseph) to show any statement from the bank indicating that this amount is entitled to be paid by the customer she refused to speak to me. She, at one point alleged me of an Emirates Bank employee as she felt I had more knowledge about their internal process. She was VERY rude and had no customer service skills. She asked me to leave her desk and that I needed to speak with an operations manager. I requested her to speak with an operation manager as I have waited three hours in queue before I could speak to her.
She then had a word with to her branch manager who in fact tried to prove that it was Emirates Banks policy by showing personal banking policies and procedure. I said to the lady I was referring to credit card and not personal bank and was told that they are both linked together. I was given two option; one was to keep quiet and pay and second was to leave the bank immediately. I decided to pay the money regardless of the fact that the service was pathetic and I was not convinced. However, Emirates bank could only provide a no liability letter stating that I had no liability with the bank. I stated that I could have proven this myself by showing a credit card statement with zero balance. However, I did not receive any help and the branch manager starting to make a mockery out of me with laughter through his colleagues and friends. He then walked away with pride, ignorance, and a guilt which he will never surpass.
I agree with a lot of the post here about the complete incompetence and arrogance of Emirates bank employees. They somehow in their utter stupidity charged another client's check for 1500 AED to my credit card. How a check gets taken from someone's credit card account alone is a mystery, but the most ridiculous part is that I don't even have checks with them!! I spoke to one Mr. Yakoob Mohamed who found the check, knew it was from another account and only refunded the 100 AED processing charge and refused to help anymore after that, saying he was "only doing this as a favor and to stop calling him about it." Now I am starting the complaint process over again. I know it doesn't sound like much money, but these people have no education on customer service and accountability. WAKE UP EMIRATES BANK!!!
Has anyone been called up by debt collectors from their UAE banks and been told, perhaps in a not-so-nice tone, to pay outstanding balances on their credit card bills?
Do you want to tell your story to a journalist in UAE? If so, please email me at [protected]@thenational.ae
*****Please see the below string of emails sent June 16, 2009 to Emirates Bank, Mankhool branch to understand their complete incompetence. These emails were sent to both, Chaminda W: Branch Operations Officer, and Abdul Rahimi: Branch Manager*****
My name is Michelle, I work for #####. I have been instructed by my employers finance department to talk to you.
Here is what happened with my international money transfer:
3rd of June I filled out the form to transfer my entire months salary from my Emirates bank account, to my Wells Fargo bank account in the USA. 6th of June the money left my Emirates bank account. I have not seen my money since (It is June 16th). I have been speaking with Abdullah at the Mankhool branch (Head of Tellers) and he has not been able to help me.
This is a very urgent matter. All of my bills are late and I now owe over $200 USD in late fees because of this. This is also affecting my credit rating in the United States. I would hope that you would compensate me for your errors. I am in no position to be paying late fees like this because of an error on your part.
Attached is a form that Abdullah gave to me last week, for your reference.
*****I called the bank after having received no response. I talked to 2 people who promised to call me back. (Keep in mind I've been doing this now for 3 days... after actually getting in touch with someone in the bank, being promised a call-back, receiving no call-back, and then calling the bank --- with no response. I even visited the bank twice in the last week, only to be told I would be called back.)*****
This is a gross neglect of your customer base and highlights your incompetence as a financial institution. I was told I would receive a call from Chaminda before 1pm... I made Chaminda promise to call me back, twice. It is now 1:30, with no call. I have called the bank, your phone number, and Abdullah's phone number repeatedly to no avail for over 30 minutes. I have been told over 10 times by Abdulla, that he would call me back since Thursday of last week. He has not EVER CALLED ME BACK ONCE.
It has now been 13 days since I filed my money transfer --- it is a disgrace that you do not even know where the money is.
You have lost my money, my entire month's salary, and I want it back immediately. As of now I consider it stolen. You can be sure there will be severe repercussions for your neglect. I expect you to immediately divert your attention to this situation as you are meddling in my finances to a degree that is unacceptable. I am accruing late fees everyday that you neglect me, and my credit score in the US is being impacted. I expect full repayment for these fees that I have suffered on your behalf. You will no longer have my business, you can be sure.
This is completely unacceptable. Everyone I know, and many whom they know will hear about this.
Dear Ms. Michelle,
Our payments department has just now confirmed once again that the payment has gone through successfully. Kindly arrange to fax the swift copy to your bank in US to investigate if there is any issues from their end. Our payments department will send another tracer to the bank today in US stating your claim of Non receipt of Funds.
As advised to you on the phone, kindly fax the swift copy to the US bank and investigate if there is any issue at their side. In the mean time we will get back to you with the tracer message sent today.
This is the answer you should have given me last Thursday. I asked Abdullah to make a transfer trace on THURSDAY... And you're just now sending it out?
Actually today's tracer will be the second sent from our banks side. The first tracer was sent on 14-06-2009 by our payments department which " Wachovia Bank" has failed to respond so far. The first tracer message is attached below for your reference.
Are you being serious?! “Wachovia Bank” is not my bank. My bank is Wells Fargo, I even gave you the bank routing number on the transfer sheet, to ensure you’re sending to the right bank. You are sending the trace to the wrong bank... That is why they are not responding. Look at the attached sheet I sent to you earlier today. It says “Wells Fargo”right on there.
*****It is now 3pm and the bank is closed, and you can bet that Chaminda went home with no concern for the fact that her bank has lost my entire months' salary. I do not look forward to having another round of this same run0around game tomorrow. This is complete and total incompetence, like I have never seen.*****
I have some loan from Emirates bank and i am paying it regularly, i changed my job and got new visa when the new company transfered my salary into account so bank freez my account...
My credit card was closed by the bank. i had paid the crdit card in full and infact paid an additional aed 10 just to make sure i had no problems. i also called the bank to confirm the recipt of the payment and the closure of the card. this happend about 6 months ago. now i receive a sms stating that my card is overdue by AED 19.41 and to make a payment to avoid legal action. i was asked to call +[protected]. but the number is never reachable.
Last July 2008, I received a sms from a certain Ali of Emirate bank Collection Dept, Dubai threatening me that they will file police charges against me due to my irregular payment of carloan. I am very surprised to see this message because as far as I am concern I have given them PDCs and I have enough money in my checking account to pay my dues. Just imagine the stress it gave me and Im on my 7th month pregnancy! Only to find out that they are not posting my cheques against my account hence the overdues! To cut the story short, I just paid in cash the overdues and just waited for the return of my cancelled cheques and call their attention to not commit the same negligence again because its very inconvenient for me.
5 months had passed.. I already gave birth and now planning to go back to my home country for good...Upon checking my account, I have now again 5 month overdues!!! meaning they did the same thing again and now they are telling me they cannot find my cheques!! They asked me to go back and forth again to their collection dept on to the branches only to tell me i have to pay again in cash for the 5 month overdue and it will take time for them to locate the cheque!!! Are they mad??? I have done my part of issuing the pDCs and making sure there's enough funds to pay my loan..All they will do is post the PDCs and get their payment - and they cannot do it??? Now the next question is where did my cheques have gone to...I will not pay my dues in cash unless they give me back all the supposed to be cancelled cheques...
If I am just somebody who would want to hide from his loans, maybe I should be treated badly..But I want to pay my loan and arranged for it to be paid...And this is how they will treat me...I have set this up because I want to avoid the inconvenience of going back and forth to bank..now that's what they're asking me to!!!
Worst bank ever in my entire life!
I deposited $59k in the Emirates Bank in Dubai. The money was stolen out of my account using a forged signature. The bank has 1. Refused to honour its obligation and refund me the money. 2. Refused to provide copies of the documents used to steal my money and 3. No senior member of the bank staff has ever bothered to contact me.
Dubai has no banking ombudsman. I wrote to the central bank and they have not even bothered to answer my letter. I have attempted to engage four different lawyers, none of whom want to represent me against a potential or actual client.
I advise anyone thinking of depositing money in Dubai not to - your money is not safe.