Call 4 Action: How to take action with a bank problem

Posted at 1:01 PM, Aug 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-25 14:03:50-04

If you are having trouble with your bank, listen up. 

There may be a few things that you can do to take action and get your problem resolved. 

One of the most common complaints that our office gets is from people having trouble with their bank. Sometimes it is a simple misunderstanding. 

But, when you cannot get the problem resolved on your own, here is what you can do to get action:

  • If you are unable to get a teller or customer service person to resolve your issue, ask for a manager or supervisor.
  • Document who you spoke with, when and what you were promised.
  • If you do not see a resolution within a few days or weeks and are unable to get help from your bank, contact state and federal agencies who regulate your financial institution.
  • If it is a state bank or credit union domiciled in Wisconsin, you can get help from the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.
  • If it is a federal bank, you may be able to get help from the Office of the Comptroller of Currency. You can also get help from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Below are links to agencies that can help: