Do you think Commerce Bank is not playing fair? You have rights under the law and we can help you at no cost to you. UDAAP is an acronym representing laws that prohibit Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices in the context of trade or business.
THE BEST PART IS…
If Commerce Bank violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Commerce Bank will pay our fees and costs. You won’t owe us a dime for our services. Plus, some of our clients also receive debt relief and cleaned-up credit reports. You have nothing to lose! Call us today at 312-300-5996 for a free consultation.
What is a Commerce Bank?
Commerce Bank is a branch of Bank of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. The bank is the oldest and largest bank in Kansas City. It was founded in 1865 by Francis Reid Long and was acquired by Williams Long Woods in 1881.
Commerce Bank has been serving the city for 156 years. The bank is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau but has a rating of A+. Under the name Commerce Bank and Commerce Bank and Commerce Bank Card Center Visa.
Commerce Bank Address, Phone Number, and Contact Information
1000 Walnut St
Kansas City, MO 64106
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm CT
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
A foremost complaint against Commerce Bank is their deficient notification on accounts closing. According to one complaint, the bank closed the consumer’s account without warning or notice due to inactivity. Another customer complained that the bank closed her account for no reasoning despite being owed a $150 sign-up bonus.
Credit Limit Restrictions
Commerce Bank’s customers complained about sudden credit limitations. According to accounts, Commerce Bank halved the consumers’ credit limits without prior notification. Despite paying on time and in full, consumers were slapped with lowered limits over half of their original spending restrictions.
Commerce Bank has apparently been slapping consumers with unjustified late fees. In one account, the consumer has apparently been paying on time but was falsely charged for late payment. Upon reaching out to customer support to get the excess charges removed from their account, Commerce Bank refused and continued billing the amount to the consumer who refused to pay. It was not until the consumer reported with BBB that the bank finally addressed the issue.
Poor Customer Service
Commerce Bank‘s representatives have been harassing its clients for weeks through emails regarding their credit card payments. Others complained about Bank representatives asking for sensitive information like social security numbers. Complaints also recounted hotlines not answering or representatives hanging up on them.
Unfortunately, accounts closing, credit limits, and lousy customer service complaints are just the beginning for Commerce Bank. The bank’s customers are left wondering what options they have regarding their consumer rights.
We Fix Complaints When Customer Service Won’t
Has Commerce Bank used misleading sales tactics? Have you received poor service? Do you have complaints with billing? Do you want customer service at Commerce Bank to listen?
A lot of Commerce Bank Corporation customers aren’t happy with their service and the Better Business Bureau lists 62 customer complaints against the company in the past three years, including complaints for billing and collections practices, problems with a service/product, advertising and sales, among others.
If your complaints haven’t been heard, we can help. At Agruss Law Firm, LLC we help customers who have been mistreated by big companies--much like Commerce Bank--and we turn your complaints into resolutions!
We’ll not only file your legal demands with Commerce Bank, we’ll negotiate with the company. If your claim isn’t resolved through these negotiations, we’ll work through the legal process that is outlined in your Commerce Bank contract, which is typically arbitration.
Agruss Law Firm, LLC gets results--including zero balances, refunds, and other compensation.
Here’s How to Make Big Companies Listen
It can be frustrating when you rely on a service and don’t get the results you’ve paid for. Big companies make mistakes every day and not only is it their fault, but it can also cost you money, time, and leave you with big headaches.
Have you tried calling Commerce Bank to address an issue, only to be told that the representative has no authority to do so? Or maybe you’ve tried talking to someone higher up in the company, only to be ignored, dismissed, or they take too long, continuing to waste your precious time. Maybe you’ve sent an email to the company which only resulted in a prefabricated response or they never follow through with what they’ve promised.
When you’re limited in your choices for service providers or you’re locked into a contract, what can you do?
Fortunately, you do have options.
Use Arbitration to Settle Your Complaint
Most companies like Commerce Bank have an arbitration clause in their contracts to prevent being taken to court for traditional litigation. This is actually an advantage for the consumer. When you request an arbitration hearing, an independent third party (the arbitrator) with knowledge of the type of situation involved will listen to the facts from both sides and make an impartial, binding decision. Commerce Bank will have to do a lot of work and there is no guarantee that they will have a successful outcome.
Arbitration is Fast, Inexpensive, and Private
Arbitration with Commerce Bank is conducted through the American Arbitration Association (AAA). According to the AAA Consumer Due Process Protocol, arbitration through AAA will comply with their Statement of Principles, which includes:
- The process is fundamentally fair - All parties are entitled to qualified, competent, impartial arbitrators who will conduct a fair hearing.
- You get access to all relevant information - This includes reasonable costs, confidentiality, reasonable time limits, and meeting times and/or locations that are agreeable to both parties.
- Transparency - AAA provides clear arbitration agreements and the ability for each side to hire their own representation.
- Just process - Arbitration allows the arbitrator to award the same relief as traditional litigation in a binding decision.
- Alternative to arbitration - Mediation and the ability to take the case to small claims court should be available in some cases.
Arbitration Gives you Control and Leverage
When Commerce Bank is alerted that you plan to pursue arbitration, they know it will cost them money out of pocket. Not only do they run the risk of losing the case, but they will also pay for their mistake(s) and the arbitration itself. This gives you more leverage with your demands.
If Commerce Bank doesn’t meet those demands and you have a real complaint, Agruss Law Firm, LLC can help by representing you in arbitration where you will get a fair, just, and transparent hearing.
Control and Leverage Triggers Faster Settlements
Large companies like Commerce Bank don’t like the uncertainty and loss of control that comes with arbitration. Not only do they lose the advantage in the situation, but you’re also on equal footing with them in the eyes of arbitration.
The first step in taking on Commerce Bank is to formally raise your complaint. The lawyers at Agruss Law Firm, LLC can help you to do so. We will send a letter of demands to the corporate offices of Commerce Bank, letting them know that you’re ready to begin arbitration if a satisfactory resolution is not achieved. Typically, this is 30 days, but it will depend on your specific contract with Commerce Bank.
Approximately 50% of cases will settle before proceeding to an arbitration hearing during this time. However, if Commerce Bank doesn’t offer a reasonable settlement within the appropriate time frame, the next step would be filing a case with AAA. Agruss Law Firm, LLC will not only put together the necessary paperwork for arbitration, but we will also help you take the next steps in the arbitration process.
UDAAP and Arbitration
UDAAP is an acronym representing laws that prohibit Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices in the context of trade or business. This includes misrepresentation, deception, false advertising, or false promises. These laws emerged following the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that was enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis. The ultimate goal with these laws is geared towards protecting consumers involved in financial transactions, educating consumers on their rights, and allowing them access to information and resources to best inform their decisions.
UDAAP laws are regulated by two organizations, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC expanded the initial UDAAP laws in 2004 to include unfair and deceptive acts and practices. Some standards for unfairness, in particular, include if it causes or is likely to cause substantial injury to consumers, the injury is not reasonably avoidable by consumers, and the injury is not outweighed by countervailing benefits to consumers or to competition.
Every state has UDAAP laws, which can vary widely. However, the lawyers at Agruss Law Firm, LLC understand these laws and can use them to get compensation for deceptive practices, representing consumers throughout the country in cases of arbitration at no cost to them. The company will not only pay the consumer, but they will also pay my fees as well. The consumer will never pay me a cent.
If you’re dealing with an issue with Commerce Bank, you might try filing a complaint with the BBB or the customer service team with Commerce Bank. Unfortunately, these avenues won’t always lead to a successful resolution for you, the customer. Instead, you may want to consider an experienced arbitration lawyer to take on your case.
Arbitration is a very useful tool for resolving disputes, and Agruss Law Firm, LLC can help. With our expert guidance, we bring the big companies to the table and provide the support needed to get your bills corrected, credit reports fixed, improper fees refunded, and more. Let us pick up the sword for you; you have nothing to lose.
How Do I File a Complaint Against Commerce Bank?
We will use your state’s UDAAP law to file a complaint in Arbitration on your behalf at no cost to you. UDAAP laws include misrepresentation, deception, false advertising, or false promises. Under your state’s UDAAP law, you are likely entitled to money damages for your actual damages. Plus, the other side will pay our fees and costs. You will not pay us a penny. These laws emerged following the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that was enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis. The ultimate goal with these laws is geared towards protecting consumers involved in financial transactions, educating consumers on their rights, and allowing them access to information and resources to best inform their decisions.
We are proud to serve consumers in arbitration cases. We see you as a person, not just a client – and that makes us better at the work we do. We listen. We learn your story. And, as we help you get the money you deserve, we go above and beyond in a way most law firms never could and never would. Because we’re not just lawyers. And you’re not just a client. We’re friends, neighbors, family. We’re all people and here at Agruss Law Firm, we put People, First.
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