So anyway, it's a few years later. My new bank has issued me new account and routing numbers, but they said the old ones would be good for a year until the "buyout was finalized." I fear that day. They also started charging me monthly fees for my accounts, which will be waived if I maintain an average balance of $5000 a month or more... but if I had that much money just lying around, I wouldn't give a crap about an $8/mo fee.
So at the beginning of November, I went to my new bank to find out why the hell I couldn't transfer money from my son's savings to checking anymore. Long story short (or read the link), all my stuff was messed up. They did say they fixed it, and for the most part, they seem to have fixed it... I still have the money, and no checks have bounced, and they let me have access to my account online. Transfers made easy, right?
I did a "test transfer" of $1, and it said it would take 48 hours to go through the system. Well, it never did. And now I find my son's savings account is no longer authorized to withdraw from! Ha ha! That will show ME! I could transfer all the money I wanted TO it, but not FROM it. %$@!$^%#*&!!! And because I had some heavy bills to pay, I erroneously trusted the bank to do as they promised, and I'd be able to deposit the money with no problem. God, I am gullible. Plus they have been closed since Thursday due to the Thanksgiving long weekend, so I wasn't able to do this when I was off from work. No, that would have been convenient!
So... looks like I will have to sort this all out on Monday, face to face with someone, again, to sort this stupid crap out. Plus to explain why I haven't gotten any statements since the buyout. Then I am going to try my best to get the "eediots" at my company to get the correct account and routing info to deposit my paycheck into the CORRECT account, so I won't have to deal with hand-transferring money anymore. Maybe, in some way, HugeMegaCorp Bank can work with my company where Small Local Bank failed.
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