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My 95 year old mother had a annuity with ING that matured on 5-1-09. I, as POA, set it up to be paid out monthly over 5 years with myself listed as beneficiary. I asked how this would be handled in the event of her death and was told that the beneficiary could either continue the payments or take a lump sum payout for the balance. She died in July of 2009 and I opted for a lump sum payout of this annuity. The check I was sent was almost 11% (more than $14, 000) less than what was owed. I was told that this was a "commuted" value that basically reflected a "surrender charge". This had in no way been mentioned or explained to me before. I filed a complaint with the "Compliance Department" at ING and requested a review of this decision. After 2 months this company sent me a check for the remaining 11%. I would strongly urge anyone dealing with ING or any other company with regard to an annuity payout to get all details straightened out and in writing before entering to any agreement. ING attempted to steal from me and would have stolen from me had I not complained and I'm sure is currently stealing from people as you read this. They are NOT to be trusted.
H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E!!! RUN from this bank. They will allow fraudulent transactions on your account and offer no remedy to return the stolen money! Most reputable banks investigate your claims and return funds promptly. ING has rude and LAZY customer service who are clearly trained to take the path of least resistance, which is to deny you of basic consumer protection against predatory thieves. Do NOT trust them with your money! You will lose SOME if not all of it.
I received the e-mail below and thought it was legitimate so I completed the contract with ALL of my personal...
when I was entered the ing bank yenigun branch in kemeralti in izmir in turkey. it was eleven o clock i had my numbers waiting just 3 person and thought its a short time for me to pay my bills.What has happened???? they kept us waiting one was talking on cellular phone with her boyfriend. the other one just gone off somewhere we dont know. now I have to pay extra money for some people work in the bank.And Im so sad it has happened in ing bank.Never had such problems in holland or in england.
I had $25000.00 in ING Savings account. When I changed my banking from Chase Bank to Wells Fargo Bank, ING DIRECT froze my account and asked me to verify if I am the person. Well this happened after the fact I deposited money from Wells Fargo to ING and transfered money from ING to Wells Fargo. Now I wanted to close ING Account. When ING DIRECT came to know I was going to close the account they froze it and refusing me my money. HAHAHA Strange World eh! I provided all the proof that I am the person who owns the account, I have the same name, same social security number, on line account access, id and password, I have deposited and linked the bank accounts, now what kind of proof they need from me. Same phone number, same address, now can someone out there be so smart to steal someones account with so much verifications. ING still thinks I am a different person and they have closed, stopped my access, and had taken my money.
I just informed the FBI and BBB. If I don't get my whole life's income back what do you think I should do?
This bank has the worst customer service department. The reason they give high interest is they hold your...
I tried to open a business savings account with this company, they said they couldn't verify me so, yeah, whatever, I've only been in business 8 years? They still withdrew the initial deposit out of my business checking account, won't give me access to it, and won't give it back. They basically stole $200 from me hoping I wouldn't do anything about, well I am. This is a very rude, irresponsible company and I'm glad I found out about this before I gave them more money.
I had a savings account with ING Direct. I used it to pay for my wedding in 2006. After the wedding I turned off the automatic deposits but left the account open. There was about $18 left in the account. In April 2009 they sent me an email saying I needed to log into my account or it would be closed. The email went to my spam folder. The next contact from them was a letter saying they closed my account and helped themselves to the remaining balance to help them recoup the costs they incurred in trying to contact me. I emailed them and asked them to review this decision, I didn't want the account closed nor did I want them to have my money. They said no, I called them and was also told no. I sent a letter and the emailed me back with a canned response.
This is a way for ING to generate revenue, they find inactive accounts and assess made up fees. There's no reason for them to close the account. They tried to tell me it was due to California Escheatment laws, which is a lie. I don't even care about my $18 now, it's the fact that they can't be bothered to talk to me and this practice is ridiculous.
DO NOT open an ING Direct Account!! You're better off using Bank of America or Chase, at least you know your money is safe.
Our debit card information (including our pin) was stolen and manufactured into a new card. Our real card never left our possession. The crooks withdrew $100 NINE separate times at a Las Vegas ATM. Including transaction charges, our loss is $927. The fraudulent withdrawals were disputed with the ING Direct. Our bank rejected our dispute because our pin was used. We submitted a second dispute so that they can look into it further. Our second dispute was rejected.
Based on the timeline of the fraudulent charges and real charges, we can prove that our card was in California and never left our possession. However the bank will not let us talk to anyone to clear this up. ING does not have normal brick and mortar branches so it is making it virtually impossible to talk to someone that can help us. The fraud department is the one that is rejecting our claims and the customer service representative and supervisor will not transfer our calls to the fraud department.
I have worked as a professional in the financial services industry for the past 25 years, and I consider myself to be a sophisticated consumer.
My wife and I wanted to combine the balance of our first mortgage and existing home equity line into one single mortgage, and I received information about the “Orange Mortgage” from ING Direct.
We applied on-line, and received an immediate approval under the terms we requested, subject to verification of income, satisfactory appraisal, etc.
Everything was fine until the appraisal came in significantly lower than we expected.
The folks we talked and corresponded with at ING Direct were all very polite, but not able or willing to listen to or act on any of the extensive information we provided to help inform the appraised value.
Note that we purchased the property about 3 years ago, and have completely renovated it, including a 450 square foot addition which includes a master bedroom suite.
We believe the appraiser was using records from our purchase together with outdated city records on the size and condition of the house,
In retrospect, we think that because our house is located in a small city adjacent to the Bronx, and which has a significant minority population, this may be a major factor behind the refusal of the ING Direct people – located in Saint Cloud, Minnesota – to negotiate in good faith.
Saint Cloud, MN is a city very similar in population size to the City of Mount Vernon, NY, where we live. Most recent census data reveals a key difference between Saint Cloud and Mount Vernon: Saint Cloud is 92% white; Mount Vernon is 30% white.
To add insult to injury, ING Direct has charged my credit card $350.00 to “cover some of the costs associated with processing my file.” When I called to dispute the charges, and inquired about their process to cover some of the costs I’ve incurred in relation to the application, they were again very polite, not helpful, but very, very polite.
Redlining is redlining the way I see it. And I don’t approve of redlining, nor am I willing to compensate a lender for redlining. Enough is enough.
Someone was able to access my Electric Orange account and withdraw $800 from it. INGDIRECT says it was my card used and will not investigate the unauthorized use of my card and will NOT honor there service guarantee. They promise the money would be safe, but it is not.
Over the weekend, 1/10&11/09, the market figures ING used were incorrect. I made several trades that with the figures were $3, 000 buying and $1000 profit in sales of stocks. When they opened Monday and changed the figures, the stock that I sold were at a loss and the stock bought was $12, 000. I called customer service, they told me they were sorry and they gave me 2 free trades for my $12, 000 loss. Unless you like loosing money, don't trust any information on their quotes and they won't back anything up. They sent emails to confirm the problem and they knew about it at opening. They took no action to correct this or stop any transactions.
You may not be able to access your money for a long time after you deposit in your Ing Direct Bank account.
On 11-10-08, I requested Ing Direct Bank to electronically transfer a decent amount of money from my checking account at Wachovia Bank to my Savings account at Ing Direct Bank.
According to Ing Direct Managers, I will not be able to access my money until 11-20-2208.
In this day a age, you would assume that electronic transfers would not take more than one day and you would be able to access your money immediately.
If I knew about this huge delay in accessing my own money, I would have never made this transfer!
If you are having trouble with ING Direct, file a complaint with the BBB. I accidentally received notes on an email that I received from them. Turns out they do not like BBB complaints and that will help you get your problems resolved!
I have requested my account be closed with ING Direct and my remaining balance be refunded to my linked checking account on November 14th. I was told my funds would be sent over Monday November 17th, but as of today November 26th I have not received them and my ING account is still open. I have called almost every day, but I am always told that they are in the process of closing the account and the funds will be returned within 2-3 business days. All of my information is correct, but they are refusing to send my money back to me. How long can they hold my money hostage? Why do they keep lying to me? When I asked for something to be put in writing about the correct date, the manager refused. They also have not responded to my emails. My balance is over 2700.00 and there is nothing pending on the account. I have been banking with ING for 2.5 years years and never had any trouble when my account balances were going up. Now that we have gone through about 20, 000 in savings recovering from a job layoff and cross county move, I am seeing their true colors.
I have had this savings account with ING without much incident for years. Yesterday (11/17/08) I called to...
No standard, No service, Big Fraud Bank. Its a [censored]ing rascel bank!!! Netbanking website is a hell. Netbanking login never works, even if it work all changes. Overcharges for non ING Vysya Bank ATM usages...
I will [censored] all the employees of this bank!
I had unauthorized charges on my account dated 03/23/08. I disputed them on 03/24/08 and sent in the...
I joined ING VYSYA LIFE INSURANCE freedom plan paying $10, 000(Rs 4, 44, 000). But I was awarded only Units numbering 23, 632. The unit price was Rs 11.00 and I should get more for the amount of Rs.4, 44, 000. I enquired with ING and found they have taken and paid commission fee of more than Rs 1.5 lakhs to the agent who got me into this program. ING VYSYA LIFE done this to me without my permission or knowledge. When I asked to return the amount, ING declined my request. ING have not mentioned the commission amount clearly in the The terms and conditions.
So please do not go/purchase any products or services of ING LIFE VYSYA as you will also be cheated.
I am writing this on everyone's benefit and guidance.
On Wednesday, February 20th I attempted to use my debit card and was unable to do so. I called ING customer...