Man, just when things are going great in my life, I get an email with horrible news. I’m seriously depressed right now. Here’s the email I got from a PDITF reader…
I have some bad news for you, as I know you are a fellow ING Direct customer.
You should say something on your blog about it.
Let’s all share in a moment of silence as I must mourn the loss of one of my best friends ING Direct.
You were always there for me good friend. You maintained my savings account like no one else could. And your marketing campaigns were hilarious. But now, you have sold your soul to the devil and I’m afraid our love affair will soon end. It was nice knowing you.
Was that a bit dramatic? It was? Good! I freakin’ love ING. I freakin’ hate Capital One. While I’d like to think the merge will have little effect on us customers, I can’t be that optimistic. I’m reminded of the time I opened up my online savings account with Countrywide Bank. I know Countrywide had their issues, but their savings account was everything I needed; simple and competitive. Unfortunately, they were bought out by Bank Of America. It didn’t take long for the terms of my account to be drastically changed. The last straw was drawn when BOA decided to start charging me $3 per withdrawal from my savings account. That’s right, THEY WERE GOING TO CHARGE ME FOR ACCESSING MY OWN MONEY!!!!! I quickly pulled out my $19,000 life savings, closed my account, and became an ING fanboy.
It’s time I start shopping for a new savings account. I’ve heard good things about Smarty Pig, HSBC, and Ally bank. Any of you have experience with them? Who do you keep your savings with? For my fellow ING customers, did you shed a tear when you read of their pending acquisition? Do you think you’ll stick around or jump ship? Can anyone out there email me positive news, so I get out of this deep, deep depression?!