Subscribe to our mailing list

X

SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL – CFPB Complaint

By on April 15, 2018

Date Received: 2018-03-09T00:00:00

Product: Auto debt

Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I purchased a boat almost a year ago. My due date is on the XXXX, and I have made my payments every month – no exception. My last payment was made on the XX/XX/XXXX and should have satisfied the XX/XX/XXXX payment. Unfortunately, and unbeknownst to me, the billing cycle closed on that day and it was counted in the previous cycle and therefore did not satisfy the XX/XX/XXXX payment. When an associate called to advise that my payment was ” late, I was taken by surprise. We had this situation in XX/XX/XXXX of last year because I made a payment on the XXXX. They advised to make payments after the XXXX. They stated that the closing date varies, but that I would be fine if I made the payment after the XXXX. This is what I have done!!! Now we have talked to three associates and they are refusing to correct the posting to the following day so that it will satisfy the XX/XX/XXXX payment. They have given no explanation as to why they wouldnt do it just that they have done it once and ABSOLUTELY will not do it again. Moving the posting date of that payment doesnt negatively impact anyone except for me Synchrony collects interest on the balance of the loan for one extra day at a higher balance. This unwillingness to repost this payment is unfair and deceptive. They know that the payment I made was intended to satisfy the XX/XX/XXXX payment, as they received the XX/XX/XXXX payment on XX/XX/XXXX.

When I asked to speak with a manager, they advised that it would take 3-5 business days to speak with a manager! I MAKE A PAYMENT EVERY MONTH – they should not be attempting to collect the XX/XX/XXXX payment when the payment they received onXX/XX/XXXX was to satisfy the XX/XX/XXXXpayment. They did not correctly inform me of the closing date, and this is their error and miscommunication. Their error could result in negative credit reporting … this is not fair!! I have made a payment every month!

READ  DataMax Corporation - CFPB Complaint

Company: SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL

State/Zip: GA 301XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2838806

The above data is from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Keep in mind that every company will get a complaint from time-to-time, even the great ones. But there are a few key data points that will give you an idea about how well the company values their customers and handles consumer issues.

Look at the item Company Response to Complaint: and Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: to get a better idea of how this was resolved. And the field Consumer Complaint: can give you some context of the issue.

In particular what you are looking for was that the company response was timely and that the consumer did not dispute it. The posting of complaints has proven to be a valuable resource for both companies and consumers.

About Research Department

Here is where you will find important stories located from around the web which can impact you and your financial life.
%d bloggers like this: