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MariSol Federal Credit Union

Phone: (602) 252-6831 Fax: (602) 252-6447 721 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 View Additional Web Addresses

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This business is a federal credit union. 

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that MariSol Federal Credit Union meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that affect the rating for MariSol Federal Credit Union include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 1
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on MariSol Federal Credit Union
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: June 23, 2006 Business started: 01/01/1954 in AZ Business started locally: 01/01/1954
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Arizona Department of Financial Institutions
2910 N. 44th Street, Ste. 310, Phoenix AZ 85018
Phone Number: (602) 771-2800
Fax Number: (602) 381-1225

Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Robin Romano, Chief Executive Officer Mr. Armando Barragan, Admin/Marketing Assistant Mr. Rusty Hampton, COO
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Robin Romano, Chief Executive Officer
Business Category

Credit Unions

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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

10/8/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: This complaint is in regards to lack of customer service issues, delivery issues, and service issues. My husband and I have a joint account with Marisol Federal Credit Union. We both also have an individual debit card in our own names. In April 2015, our debit cards expired. My husband received a replacement card, but I never got one. I contacted Marisol and was informed they would submit an application and that I would receive my card in 7-10 business days. In 2 weeks time, my husband received a new card - it was addressed to him with his name on it. My husband called Marisol to find out what happened and was informed that they would investigate and call us back. We never received a call back. Towards the end of July, we went into the Mesa branch to sign car loan paperwork. I took out my expired card from April 2015 and asked that ****** also submit an application for me to receive a replacement card. I recounted everything that had happened. She filled out the form in front of me and said that she would submit it. I asked that I not be charged the $10 replacement fee since I never received my updated card. I watched her cross out the $10 fee and she informed me that it would take 7-10 business days. I never received anything. In early August, my husband received a new debit card because Marisol switched from **** to **********. I still did not receive a new debit card. On 9/10/2015, I called and spoke with ***** who stated that she did not see that anything had ever been submitted for me. She transferred me to the Mesa branch where I spoke with ****** - the employee who supposedly submitted my application when my husband and I signed our car loan paperwork. She stated that she tried to reach us multiple times on my husband's phone, and that she "believes" she mailed out a new application (which I completely do not believe at this point since ***** had already stated that she could not find that anything was every submitted for me - this goes all the way back to April!). ****** further proceeded to state that per the Accounting department, she couldn't submit a Replacement Card application because I was never issued a card. I explained that my card expired April 2015. She asked to place me on hold so she could check with accounting. When she came back on the phone, she stated that she submitted my request, again. I stated that I did not want to be charged a $10 replacement card fee since I was never issued a new card when mine expired. She stated that I would not be charged and that it would take 7-10 business days to receive my replacement card.d On 9/11, my husband and I went out to dinner. Aftewards, he handed his Marisol card to the waitress to pay for our dinner. Imagine our surprise when she stated that it would not run and asked if we had activated the card. I became extremely upset as we could not even pay for dinner because somehow, our card was inactivated. There was no way for me to reach anyone at the bank since they do not open on Saturdays either. I called the bank Saturday morning and requested that a member of management reach out to me first thing Monday morning to discuss this incident. I had informed in my message that the bank had left us with no access to our funds for the weekend. On Monday morning, 9/14, ******* at extension 115, called me. I asked if she was management, and she stated that she was not. I explained everything that happened since my card expired April 2015. She stated that she saw my application for a replacement card was submitted on 9/11. I asked if my application for a new card caused his card to be terminated since every time I request I new one, he gets a new card. She researched and stated that my husband's card had been blocked. She did not know why it was blocked, and put me on hold to reach out to the Accounting department. She came back on the line and stated that the card had been unblocked, and the pin had been reset and that my husband's card should be working. She also stated that because it would take 7-10 business days for my new card, she would mail me a couple of checks so that I could access the account (after I told her that we had no access to our monies to grocery shop during the weekend or put gas in our cars to get to work). ******* stated it would be about 2 days to receive the checks. Today is 9/18, I have not received any checks. And we just attempted to use my husband's debit card again, and it is not working again. I am going to assume that the bank blocked his card again - why? I am not sure. All I know is this is the second weekend in a row where we once again cannot access our funds to complete our shopping errands because the bank is closed on the weekends. At this point, I believe that this business does not care about their own mission statement and will willingly leave their customers stranded because of their lack of service.

Desired Settlement: I am requesting for a Manager to contact me to correct this horrible experience that I have gone through the past 5 months. I will not speak with a regular employee, this must be a Manager. This is the worst service I have ever received from any business. The employees are completely lacking in customer service and are disorganized, I can tell that there is no communication throughout the departments. Also, it would be extremely beneficial for Marisol's customers to be able to contact a live-person on Saturdays for emergencies. This whole situation is completely unacceptable.

10/4/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: On the morning of 6/20/2014 My Wife gave me the debit card, I am also on the account... I went to my Dr. Appointment then went home at around 1200 I tried to get lunch and fill up but could not find the debit card. I tried to access our account and it had been canceled so I called the branch and was informed that 2 fraudulent transactions had occured... 1. FROM CHASE BANK in the amount of 202.50 AND 2ND FROM **** ***** in the amount of 302.50 for a total amount of 505.50. I filed a police report and filled out the necessary paperwork but immediately following filling the paperwork out I was told that it was a pin based transaction that they probably would not reimburse the deducted amounts. I was also told that a teller had given our confidential information that very morning to someone who had called in to get the balance and reset our online banking. I informed them that I had not called until 1100 am and that was not me. They informed me that It was probably coincidence that the unauthorized debits had occurred the same day as them giving out information without verifying the callers information. We were told that on Monday we would get a phone call from the branch manager ***** which we never received. It was not until Wed the 25th of June when we returned and I had to ask what the situation was that we finally heard from *****. He was extremely condescending in his conversation with me and told us that the reason that they would not be returning the stolen money was because I wasn;t using my own Bank card but my wife's. He said that she failed to have control of the bank card, even though I am on the account. Finally it wasn't until today the 26th that they also informed us that they would not be issuing another debit card because "That is our right."

Desired Settlement: I want them to return the stolen amount. We will be moving credit union because it is clear that they cannot and have not protected our finances and when they can't they treat us as customers with disrespect, especially ***** the Branch manager

Business Response: For the above referenced complaint we have provided a reply directly to the Mr. and Mrs. *******. MariSol Federal Credit Union takes the privacy of our members' information very seriously.  As such, we will not
be providing a copy of the letter to you since it concerns their financial account.


***** *******, COO


Business Response: This complaint was about two transactions made by on a debit card that was issued to Mrs. *******. These transactions were completed at ATM machines, therefore a PIN# was required, the pin used was the one used by Mrs. *******, the cardholder.  Mr. ******** is a joint owner on the account, but does not have a debit card. Mrs. ******* did admit that she allowed Mr. ******* to use the card and did give him her PIN#. Based on this information, these transactions could not be considered fraud. Therefore, no refund of money was completed.  It should be noted, that transactions had been done at one of the locations prior to the transaction in question.

MariSol Federal Credit Union was within its rights as the issuers of the debit card not to re-issue given the obvious security risk.

We have attached the letter to the *******.   Due to privacy concerns, we do not wish this letter to be posted on your website.

If there are any questions or issues, please contact me at ###-###-####



***** ** ******

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