OceanFirst Bank is headquartered in Toms River and is the 4th largest bank in the state of New Jersey. It is also the 165th largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1902 and as of September of 2018, it had grown to 852 employees at 60 locations. OceanFirst Bank has an A+ health rating.
I have been using this bank for many years. I have numerous accounts there including my business account. Most recently, I have been receiving many automated messages from the bank stating they put a hold on my debit card due to unusual activity. Once you go thru the prompts to confirm the transactions were valid, the hold is released. However, the bank never releases the hold! I had over 10,000 in my account. I tried to order xmas gifts and the card repeatedly was declined due to "unusual activity". I tried to use my business card while away on businesz, again, same thing. I contacted the bank repeatedly only to be told they apologize and will correct it. Well now I just had several online transactions declined. Still the same issue. It isn't fun when you cannit access your own money. Also, every week I write a check to cash from one ocean first acct to deposit to another. No matter which branch I go to, they put a hold on the check when their are more than sufficient funds to cover it. The tellers don't bother looking to see that it is a check from that branch and it is not supposed to be held. So again, EVERY week, I have to call them up and I get the same apology. This has also caused them to assess insufficient funds fees to my account which warranted calls two weeks in a row. Again, they are sorry for my inconvenience. How about they train the tellers to do their job properly. And I had to stay on top of them to reverse the fees. They promised to do it, but took two days to. They rip you off at every turn. As someone else stated, watch your account closely. They try and impose charges that are incorrect and I have to take time out to call them constantly. So now, here it is xmas week and I am again waiting to call them over a hold placed on my account with every thing I ordered online not processed! They are horrible. Do yourself a favor and find another bank! I will be closing all
Of my accounts right after xmas!
This bank is not organized whatsoever, I have had so many problems with them taking out payments first then depositing my money and taking hundreds from me in fees. If you use this bank you need to watch your account very closely!!!
|FDIC Certificate #||28359|
|Return on Assets - YTD||0.9%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||6.64%|
|Annual Interest Income||$204.9MM|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q3 2018vs Q3 2017||$7.57B$5.39B|
|Loans||Q3 2018vs Q3 2017||$5.54B$3.87B|
|Deposits||Q3 2018vs Q3 2017||$5.88B$4.38B|
|Equity Capital||Q3 2018vs Q3 2017||$1.08B$615.0MM|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q3 2018vs Q3 2017||$16.8MM$16.6MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q3 2018vs Q3 2017||$28.9MM$20.0MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q3 2018vs Q3 2017||$6.2MM$9.3MM|
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