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Corruption

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Since my last review Meridian Credit Union, has closed my account without any explanation in April 2023, has refused to respond to any of my emails. refused to provide me monthly statement. refused to provide me the terms and conditions of the card since i never recevied it from day 1. I haven't the amount since the card was closed, I have also submitted my final email along with the assistance of my lawyer, if they submit it to collection a lawsuit will be filed. still wating for their responds or actions
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Cons:
  • Do not bank with this

Preferred solution: Damadges as i have i have a brian injuy, and PTSD,

User's recommendation: Avoid Meridian Credit Union at all cost

Gus T Nqh

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| map-marker Toronto, Ontario

Non-disclosure

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Customer was communicating with Meridian Credit Union Chris Alcober (employee) at 45 Wicksteed Ave Unit 25, Toronto, ON M4G 4H9 on December 15, 2016, 9:33 Am what are the criteria to apply for Meridian Visa, he didn`t disclose the information to the customer, instead pull another credit check that wasnt approved by the customer, after the fact of the text MSG. Chris Alcober, applied online for the Meridian Visa on his end on behalf of the customer

The customer doesnt recall of signing any documents for the visa card, nor was a copy of the application was ever provided to the customer.

When the credit card was approved on March 2, 2017, the card was shipped out shortly after upon receiving it the agreement nor the terms and condition was in the envelop. The customer did reach out to Chris Alcober, and Meridian Visa relating to the application, agreement, terms and condition of the card, the customer wasnt getting any cooperation from anyone instead was mislead.

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User's recommendation: Avoid Meridian Credit Union

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WhatsApp problem

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map-marker Toronto, Ontario

I was just at the Roncesvalles branch.

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I just spoke to Ricardo Smith. His customer service was outstanding!! He is professional, knowledgeable and very friendly. Six stars out of five. I want him as my banker. > Best regards >A Carrigan
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User's recommendation: Join Meridian Credit Union,

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| map-marker Aurora, Ontario

Impacts of of Meridians undisclosed back office technical mistakes.

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Meridian Credit Union - Impacts of of Meridians undisclosed back office technical mistakes.
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It is my opinion that Meridian Credit, Ontario largest Credit Union had and still has a responsibility to inform their Members and the Marketplace of an undisclosed back-office system challenge.

The system issue went undetected for 9 years and upon recognizing the system issue mistakes, Meridian chose not to inform their Membership.

It is my opinion that Meridian Credit Union had and still has a corporate responsibility to inform their Membership of the following;

The facts behind a 9-year back-office system challenge.

What they found and what they tried to fix.

And the potential impacts of those mistakes on their Member's financial well-being and Account Information and Tax information.

It is also my opinion that Meridian Credit Union has an obligation to inform their Members that Meridian was investigated by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), the newly formed Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and is currently under investigation by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. (OPC)

As per the case file information obtain from the Freedom of Information Office, when FSCO approached Meridian regarding incorrect Account Holder Statement information, Meridians Executive response was;

In addition, we advise that we have sought external legal counsel in this matter.

Our solicitor advises that it is a well-established principle in banking law that statements of account are not conclusive evidence of the facts set out in them.

After further investigation, FSCO discovered that not only did Meridian not disclose that the mistakes created incorrect Account Holder statement information, the mistakes also produced incorrect Revenue Canada T5 tax return information for a 9-year period.

After an exhaustive three-year investigation, the Meridian Board and Executive Leadership team finally reluctantly admitted to the Executive Vice President of Legal and Enforcement of the FSRA that they did not inform their members of the 9-year system challenge and disclosed the following details of the mistakes.

technical limitations in our computer banking system at that time meant that products held under joint accounts had to be manually updated with a joint benefit code at the time of opening. Because this step was manual, there was an obvious risk of human error. If the banking system was not updated to joint at the product level in any given case, the system code would be inconsistent with the legal reality that the member had specifically expressed an intention that the new product be held jointly with another person or other persons. At year end, when the T5s were issued, the automated process drew the necessary database information from the product code rather than the Member account.

Therefore, if in a given case the manual product code update was not done at the opening stage, our banking system would have issued the T5 in the primary account holders name only.

This explains why, in some cases, the Box 23 would include a 1 rather than a 2 for Recipient Type.

The above Meridian Executive statement came three years later and was a significantly different acknowledgement than their original statement to the Regulator.

Currently, the OPC is investigating Meridian under the PPEDA Principle 4.9.5, which states, when an individual successfully demonstrates the inaccuracy or incompleteness of personal information, the organization shall amend the information as required. Depending upon the nature of the information challenged, amendment involves the correction, deletion, or addition of information.

What is even more disturbing is that the Meridian Executive has hired Fasken Martineau and DuMoulin to representative them in the OPC case investigation.

I find it difficult to accept and understand that the Meridian Membership is not only unaware of the system mistake errors and the possible consequences of those mistakes, they are also unaware that their money is being spent on a law firm to represent Meridian in the case filed against them by the OPC.

It is my opinion that this issue needs to become an important Consumer Alert story to give the Meridian Members and their families the benefit of the doubt on whether they were affected or not affected by these errors.

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Cons:
  • Living up to their corporate values

Preferred solution: Meridian Credit Union to disclose these mistakes to their Membership and the Marketplace and provide me with the support I need to correct the mistakes identified.

User's recommendation: Check the accuracy of your Banking Statements and T5 tax return slips.

2 comments
Guest

Yes they are very rude customers service agents

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Total farce most recently with the issuance of new credit cards. Many transactions were declined for no apparent reason and there is no way to chance your pin number for a further consumer protection mechanism.

Recently the COO sent out an apology and basically said there is not end in site to this joke. I can't imagine someone on vacation and having their cc rejected through no fault of their own.

Fix it. Heads should roll.

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Worst customer Service Very Rude and Unprofessional Services

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Original review Jan 27, 2021
EXTREMELY RUDE AND UNPROFESSIONAL SERVICE This is the absolute worst online banking services. the staff arfe very unprofessional and extremely rude. They ask for yur personal information and compromise your identity and do not respond to any inquiries. The put you on hold for 30 to 40 minutes and more and then don't even address your inquiry. Most staff at call center have absolutely no knowledge about the services that they actually provide. Meridiancu.ca
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Loss:
$100

Preferred solution: Apology

User's recommendation: Meridian Credit Union Worst Online Banking Services. Compromises Customer Identity

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They claim to send wire transfers but lose them and blame the member. Then wont help you by investigating. I actually have no idea if I will see my money again!

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