36
Leave a Reply

avatar
 

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Tom
Tom

Declined my account for Chex reasons.

Pablo
Pablo

It looks like this bonus came back! Fine print says it will expire on October 31st, 2016.

https://www.bluehillsbank.com/personal/checking-accounts/checking-account-offer/#

May need to create a new post if terms are very different or maybe just reuse this one?

Mark
Mark

Bonus posted December 7th

Jay
Jay

DON’T! Bonuses will be paid out some time in December.

Prasanna
Prasanna

The link you provided seems to be not available because they updated their website recently. I try to find the same offer and it seems like it is not there on the site anymore.

VRHunter
VRHunter

CC funding now appears to be limited to $1,000.
Too bad. They take AmEx too, which would have been nice.

Duan
Duan

Application declined as well. Got a latest copy of my ChexSystem report which turned out to be clear. Tried two other banking bonuses listed here and also got declined. One said they couldn’t verify my identity. 4 out of 5 id verification questions have nothing to do with me.

Mark
Mark

You may wish to submit a new application to Blue Hills with a new login. It took me two tries.

Their phone customer service is pretty friendly, too.

Duan
Duan

My experience was exactly the opposite. I tried twice and both times failed. The system couldn’t verify my identity for some reason. The problem is their system charges your funding card up front, before verifying any information. So I ended up with two large pending auths on my cards that ate all my available CL.

Usually the auths should fall off very soon as there was no transaction, but Blue Hills doesn’t have any capability to remove them. (Remember they are a bank! What a surprise.) The holds would stay on my cards for 30 days before being automatically dropped. I had to contact my card issuing bank, who told me only merchants can remove holds, either electronically or by calling in to the bank.

Blue Hills was not very cooperating or responsible for the mess they had caused. In fact, a representative I spoke to was extremely rude and hung up on me, shouting “you are not a customer, you don’t have money with us”. Took me 5 calls to reach a manager at the call centre, who still wasn’t professional or capable enough to complete the simple task.

Finally my bank took care of it as a one-time exception, after I called a backdoor number.

Nate Arminio
Nate Arminio

For those using Chase/Barclay cars, are you setting the CA limit to $0? I have a Chase freedom with a $10k limit but wanted to avoid any chance of CA

GM
GM

As long as you fund more than your cash advance limit, the transaction will be declined if it is processed as a cash advance.

For example, my Chase Hyatt has a $2000 cash advance limit, but I funded my account with $10,000 and the transaction went through because it was coded as a purchase.

LL
LL

Since I don’t have a credit limit of $10,000, is it possible to do two separate credit card funding transactions, one from arrival, one from miles and more?

GM
GM

Thanks for the great information regarding the bonus and credit card funding for this bank.

I funded my Blue Hills Bank checking account with $10,000 charged to my Chase Hyatt credit card which coded as a purchase.