Bank of America, Westwood Branch

Name:Bank of America, Westwood Branch
Full Service Brick and Mortar Office
Review:283 client reviews
Location:1 Westwood Avenue
Westwood, NJ 07675

Bergen County
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Office Hours:Mon:09:00:16:00
FDIC Cert:#3510

The Bank

Name:Bank of America
Concentration:All Other Specialization > 1 Billion
FDIC Insurance:1934-01-01
Holden By:Bank Of America Corporation
Charter Class:Commercial bank, national (federal) charter and Fed member, supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
# of Branches:4369, view all, view on map
Total Assets:$1,782,639,000,000
Total Deposits:$1,456,846,000,000
Total Equity Capital:$207,718,000,000
Total Domestic Office Deposits:$1,374,069,000,000
Net Income:$29,223,000,000
Quarterly Net Income:$7,815,000,000
Return on Assets:2%
Quarterly Return on Assets:2%
Return on Equity:14%
Quarterly Return on Equity:15%

Client Review

283 client reviews of Bank of America scored 2 out of 5.

Discrimnated againsta individuals with Developmental Disabilities
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by Koromah, Feb. 23, 2017

I am a Licensed Associate Counselor for the State of New Jersey and I work part-time as a direct support professional for individuals with developmental disabilities at YAI-NIPD (National Institute for People with Disabilities). The individuals I serve at my part-time agency frequently bank with  this particular Bank of America in Westwood, NJ for personal banking or cashing checks. Today I had the most heartbreaking experience of discrimination with the supervisor and my disabled clients.
The supervisor continuously approached us while cashing checks with a bank teller. She asked me several questions about who the consumers bank with and attempted to make my individuals open bank accounts, which is not an appropriate decision I can make for my consumers. (I am not a rep payee).
Following this, my four consumers were done with cashing their checks and we were approached by the supervisor again while walking out of the bank. She stated, "it would be courteous for you to call before you people come here because you hold up my line and my real Bank of America clients left because of you. Next time call so I can open up another teller, since they are not Bank of America clients."
I responded and stated, " I did not know there was a protocol for non BOA clients that want to simply cash a check. And one of my client's actually used his BOA account. Are you saying we are not welcome here?"
Before I can finish my sentence, the supervisor cut me off and stated, "Well you are not real clients so call. I'm just trying to be polite."
I proceeded to tell her, We were only in the line for 10 minutes and there were no customers. (which I should not have to explain to her)
She even stated she recognized our consumers because we are frequent customers. My clients grew frustrated because they knew they were being discriminated for their developmental/intellectual disabilities. I just can not believe how this is a stigma-free area and this supervisor was discriminating on our clients. She did not even realize one of the consumers used their BOA accounts to cash his check. Why does it matter if a person that walks in AFTER us and leaves because he can not be patient for a simple transaction. After filing a complaint and other co-worker came back from the same bank and stated the same supervisor told him not to go to the bank teller. She instructed him to use an ATM machine. (There were no customers in the bank as well.) She recognized him from our agency too. I just hope this gets handled properly, as individuals with disabilities may not have the proper advocacy in the community. I can only imagine how many other individuals she refused to serve or harassed while banking. I am embarrassed for her because she lacks manners, empathy, and professionalism. I am sure Bank of America does not hold this behavior to their policies and standards. and FYI (I am a BOA customer too, which I did not have to reveal to her. You can bet I would never bank there again.)

Hawa Koroma, MA, LAC

* this reviewer has be with this bank for >10 years
* this reviewer had 1 - 2 banks before.
* this review was made on Bank of America, Westwood Branch at Westwood, NJ
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