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6985 Union Park Center Suite 435
Midvale, UT 84047

Ally Bank is a Utah-based Internet bank that focuses primarily on offering consumer savings products, including savings, checking, Money Market, Certificate of Deposit (CD), and IRA CD accounts. The bank also provides auto financing services and tools on its lending side and helps customers determine whether to lease or buy a vehicle.

Ally Bank’s online savings account regularly offers one of the highest interest rates in the country as far as savings accounts go. It comes with no monthly maintenance fees and no minimum deposit to open. Deposits and withdrawals can be performed through Ally’s fast online ACH transfer service, and up to six withdrawals per month are allowed without a fee. Customers can also write cashier’s checks out of the account for free.

Ally’s Interest checking account also offers a highly competitive compounding interest rate for balances of $15,000 or more. It comes with a free MasterCard debit card, free checks, unlimited check writing, and free ATM fee reimbursements from any ATM nationwide. This checking account has no minimum initial deposit and no monthly maintenance fees.

The Money Market account offered by Ally is very similar to its online savings account, but with the added flexibility of several checking account functions like a debit card, free checks, and ATM fee reimbursements. The Money Market’s interest rate is typically within a few basis points of the rate on the savings account, and no minimum deposit or monthly balance requirements makes it a very attractive hybrid account.

CDs and IRA CDs are also available and come in term lengths ranging from 3 months to 5 years. Ally features a Raise Your Rate 2-year CD that affords one bump-up allowance if there is a rate increase during the life of the CD. Its 11-month CD usually offers a rate similar to the savings account, and DepositAccounts.com has discussed the strategies behind opening one or the other.

Ally Bank online banking provides a sophisticated and secure platform on which its deposit accounts are managed. Ally eCheck Deposit offers an easy way to deposit checks via a smartphone camera, computer scanner, or free paid-postage envelopes. Ally also makes it easy to transfer funds between Ally accounts or between Ally and non-Ally accounts for free, and that includes transfers associated with paying bills as well. Mobile banking apps make it easy and convenient to accomplish all of the aforementioned tasks while on the go. Ally Bank has no physical branches, and therefore offers free ATM fee reimbursements for all of its accounts.

Ally Bank was originally established as GMAC Automotive Bank in 2004. In 2008, the bank suffered significant losses as a result of the bankruptcy of automakers GM and Chrysler. The bank has grown stronger in recent years, having repaid over $6 billion of its government debt as of May of 2013. Ally is headquartered in Midvale, Utah and services over 1 million opened deposit accounts through its online banking platform.

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Ally’s New Online Banking Helps with CD Management and Wire Transfers - 12/11/2015

Ally Bank announced yesterday new online banking features that help customers manage their CDs and request wire transfers.

Ally Bank Increases CD Rates on Its New Rate Tiers - 11/30/2015

Ally Bank is now making use of its new rate tiers for some of its CDs and IRA CDs. There were a few CD rate increases at Ally today. Most of the rate increases were associated with the new top tiers that require minimum deposits of $5,000 and $25,000.

Ally Rate Tiers - 11/8/2015

Ally Bank's site now shows three rate tiers for each deposit account.  The tiers are less than $5000, $5000 minimum balance, and $25,000 minimum balance.  The rates in all of the tiers for both savings and CDs are the same as of today.

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12/24 - Ally Introduces Buyer's Choice Auto Financing Plan With Cadillac
12/22 - Ally Exits TARP - Effects on Ally Bank?
12/19 - Another Savings Account Rate Increase at Ally Bank
12/19 - Another 2-Year CD Rate Increase
12/12 - Ally Bank Increases Rates on Savings Account and Two CDs
12/12 - Ally Raises Savings Rate...
12/8 - Ally 3 Year CD Rate Hike.
11/4 - SEC Asks Ally For Subprime Loan Documents
9/18 - Ally Raises 5 Yr Cd Rate
9/15 - What Makes a Bank’s Web Site Easy to Use?
9/5 - Ally Bank Raises Savings Account and 5-Year CD Rates
9/5 - Ally Raises Savings Rate
8/14 - Higher CD Rates at Ally Bank
8/13 - Ally Minor CD Rate Changes
8/12 - Bonus For Maturing CD's
7/22 - Ally Bank Giving Customers Industry-Leading Anti-Malware Software For Free
6/16 - Ally Bank Tops Pew “Checks & Balances” Study
6/12 - How This CD Tracker Tool May Benefit The Bank More Than You
5/14 - Are “Raise Your Rate” Type of CDs a Good Deal?
4/15 - Review of the New Ally Mobile Banking App
4/15 - Information From Ally Bank On The Heartbleed Online Bug
4/15 - US Bank To Acquire Document Custodian Business From Ally Bank
4/10 - Is Your Bank Vulnerable to the Heartbleed Internet Security Bug?
4/9 - Ally Financial Prices IPO At $25
3/4 - Ally Bank Launches "Discovering Retirement" Campaign
2/12 - Ally Weather Related Notice
2/11 - Ally's Loyalty Rewards
2/5 - Have You Used Ally's Mobile Banking? App For Windows Phone 8 Just Released
2/1 - Ally Drops Checking Account Rates
1/13 - $250 IRA Bonus at Ally Bank
1/10 - Ally Raised 12 Month CD
1/7 - Update on Ally Bank’s New Straight Talk Product Guides
12/27 - Ally Ordered To Pay $80 Million In Damages
12/14 - Ally 1 year CD Rate Decrease
12/13 - Ally Bank's CD Loyalty Rewards Program Changes for 2014
12/12 - Ally Loyalty Rewards Decrease Jan 18, 2014
12/10 - Government Ownership Of Ally Bank After Government Sold All General Motors Shares
12/9 - Ally Bank Introduces Concise and Standard Account Disclosures
11/26 - Ally Bank Offering Free Security Software to Customers
11/21 - Ally Financial Repays Treasury $5.9 Billion
11/13 - Ally MM/OSA Rate Decrease
10/29 - Bauer Financial Savings Account Rate For Ally Bank In Error?
10/28 - Review of Today’s Bump-Up CDs - Is the Bump-Up Feature Useful?
10/26 - Ally 11Mo No Penalty CD Rate Increase
10/25 - Ally Bank Increasing Early Withdrawal Penalty on New Long-Term CDs
10/16 - Future of Banking - How Much Will We Benefit from More Technology?
9/25 - Ally Bank’s New Ad Campaign: Trying New Things And Nothing Hidden
9/23 - Mayweather's $123 Million Bank Account and Insuring Large Accounts
9/9 - Ally 2 Year CD Rate Decrease
8/21 - Ally To Repay U.S. Taxpayers $5.95 Billion, To Sell Shares
7/25 - Ally Bank Publicizes Large Deposit Growth - Good News For Savers?
6/27 - Comparing Treasury Yields with CD Rates - Will CDs Lag as Rates Rise?
6/19 - Ally Scheduled Outage Sat, Sun, 6/22-23
6/14 - Raffle For 2 Tickets To See Paul Mccartney Live @ Fenway Park!!!
6/12 - Ally Bank’s Resource Guide for Establishing Trust Accounts
4/29 - How Ally Bank Keeps Your Money Secure
4/12 - Ally CD Renewal Goof
4/11 - Changes Are Coming To The Ally Online Banking Login Over The Next Few Weeks
4/1 - Deciding Between Ally Bank’s Savings Account And No-Penalty CD
3/31 - Is It Better To Open Allybank No-Penalty CD Or Savings Account At This Time?
3/18 - Cyprus Deposit Tax - Could It Ever Happen Here?
3/12 - Do Internet Banks Offer Enough Advantages?
3/11 - Ally Bank Cuts Savings Account Rate To 0.84%
3/8 - Ally Financial Scores Poorly on Fed's Stress Test - Effect on Ally Bank?
3/8 - Ally Financial Inc. : Ally Financial Statement On Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test Results
3/7 - My Experience with Ally Bank's Loyalty Rewards Program for CD Renewals
2/20 - Ally Bank Issuing False Security Alerts!
2/20 - Ally Bank To Sell Business Lending Mortgage Operations
1/25 - Rate Down To .90%
1/23 - Comparison of Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties - January 2013
1/23 - Ally Bank Online Account Access
12/27/12 - Replacing Savings Accounts with an Interest Checking Account
12/21/12 - Ally Financial Repays $4.5 Billion In Government Debt
12/10/12 - Security Management
11/19/12 - Ally Bank Releases New Version of Mobile Banking with eCheck Deposit
11/17/12 - GM Close To Stake In Ally Foreign Operations
11/11/12 - Early Closure Of An Ally Bank CD
11/2/12 - 2nd Version Of Ally Mobile Banking Scheduled For Later This Month
11/1/12 - Ally Repays $2.9 Billion Of Government-Backed Debt
10/30/12 - Ally Bank's Loyalty Rewards Program FYI
10/26/12 - Allan Roth's Take On Ally Banks CD's Recent Policy Re-Wording
10/25/12 - Ally Bank Changes Deposit Agreement Covering CD Early Withdrawals
10/24/12 - Change To Ally Bank Deposit Agreement Terms For CD Early Withdrawal
10/23/12 - Ally Perks Deal - $5 Cash Back At Target.com
10/19/12 - Ally is Latest Bank to Be Hit by Mideast Cyberattack
10/16/12 - Ally Bank Commercial With Economist: Why They Have A Raise Your Rate CD
10/2/12 - Ally Perks Deal - $5 Back At Lowes
10/2/12 - Ally Bank's New Online CD Ladder Tool - CD Ladders Still Useful?
9/21/12 - Ally Bank Site Maintenance Scheduled For Saturday
9/18/12 - Comparison of Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties - September 2012
8/31/12 - Ally Bank Increases Its Savings & Money Market Account Rate
8/21/12 - Differences Between Ally Bank's Savings and Money Market Accounts
8/15/12 - U.S. Treasury Appoints Two Directors To Ally Financial Board
8/8/12 - Cash Back Debit Card Deals At Ally Bank
8/7/12 - Comparison of Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties - August 2012
7/9/12 - CDs Mailed At Maturity A Law?
7/5/12 - Fast Transfers Between Accounts at Different Credit Unions Using Sprig
6/25/12 - Are Your CDs/Investments Keeping Up With Inflation?
6/21/12 - Ally Yo-Yoing Their CD Rates?
6/15/12 - Updated Comparison of Internet Checking Accounts at Ally Bank and ING DIRECT
6/5/12 - Comparison of Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties
5/30/12 - Scathing Commentary On Ally Financial's ResCap Bankruptcy
5/29/12 - Best Bank Accounts for a Future of Uncertain Interest Rates
5/24/12 - Ally Quiz Part I: How Well Do You Know Your Deposit Options?
5/15/12 - Ally Financial Mortgage Unit's Bankruptcy and Its Impact to Ally Bank
5/14/12 - Ally Hopes To End Mortgage Woes With Rescap Bankruptcy
5/12/12 - Review Of Ally's Mobile Cash-Bank Finder & Call-Center-Hold-Time Meter
5/10/12 - Early Withdrawal Of An Ally Bank 5-Year CD
5/8/12 - 5 Top Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties
5/7/12 - Time Running Out For Ally Financial's Restructuring
5/3/12 - Deciding Between Short-Term and Long-Term CDs
5/1/12 - Ally Bank Launches Mobile Banking & Reports on Deposit Growth
4/25/12 - Ally Bank's Loyalty Rewards Program for CD Renewals
4/24/12 - Ally "Loyalty Rewards" CD Renewal Info
4/18/12 - Ally Bank's Electronic Consent Agreement
4/15/12 - Bankruptcy Ahead For Ally Financial Unit?
4/13/12 - ALLY Bank Scheduled Mantenance
3/28/12 - Feds Ready To Dump Ally Financial
3/22/12 - Updated Comparison of Top Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties
3/17/12 - Analysis: Bank Stress Tests Highlight Ally Financial's Challenges
3/15/12 - Impact of Ally's Stress Test Failure on Ally Bank?
3/13/12 - Flexible CDs and Savings Accounts with Rate Guarantees
3/1/12 - Rate Drop At Ally
2/27/12 - Comparing Top Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties
2/21/12 - Ally Bank Offers Free Anti-Malware Software
2/17/12 - Ally Bank Fails To Pay Interest To Thousands Of Its CD Holders
2/17/12 - Ally Financial Weighs Sale As IPO Looks Bleak
2/9/12 - Double Check Your Ally Bank CD Interest
1/16/12 - What to Do with Maturing CDs? Choosing the Best New Long-Term CD
1/15/12 - Happy "Birthday"
12/21/11 - Long-Term CD Rates Continue to Decline
12/8/11 - My Experience with Ally Bank's No Penalty CD
12/8/11 - Unlimited ATM Fee Rebates Even In Casinos
12/6/11 - Comparing the Best CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties
11/21/11 - 4 Internet Banks That Offer Flexible CDs
11/10/11 - 10 Gotchas to Avoid for Bank CD Investors
11/4/11 - Ally Bank's Suitcase Of Money Commercial
11/4/11 - Oddity With Ally Bank's CD And Savings Account Rates
10/25/11 - Ally Bank's eCheck Deposit is Now Available to All Customers
10/24/11 - Echecks For Ally Bank
10/21/11 - Ally's eCheck Deposit Is Now Open To All
10/19/11 - Ally Bank Cut Rates Again
10/12/11 - Methods to Make Deposits to Your Internet Bank Accounts
10/11/11 - Leaving Your Big Bank and Choosing an Internet Checking Account
10/6/11 - Comparing the Best Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties
9/15/11 - Best Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties
9/8/11 - Comparing Rates of Long-Term CDs After Early Withdrawal Penalties
9/7/11 - Ally Announces Plans For Mobile Banking
9/4/11 - Make Long Term CD Yields Table A Permanent Feature?
9/4/11 - Ally Bank 5-Year CD Rate Continues To Fall
8/25/11 - Ally Rates Down
8/23/11 - Long-Term CD Strategy Review with an Updated Comparison of Ally & Discover Bank
8/18/11 - How Long Will The Ally Bank Site Be Down?
8/16/11 - Some Important Ally Bank CD Details
8/10/11 - New DepositAccounts.com Feature - Bank Alerts
8/10/11 - Updated Comparison of Ally and iGObanking Long-Term CDs
8/4/11 - Ally 5 Year CD Rate Decrease Tomorrow
7/27/11 - Rates and Early Withdrawal Penalties of the Best Long-Term CDs
7/22/11 - Update on Ally's Bank-to-Bank Transfers
7/21/11 - Ally Bank Wants To Poach ING Direct Customers
7/20/11 - New Bank or Just a Name Change? Aurora, Ally, OneWest & Alostar
7/11/11 - The Lure of the Long-Term CD Rates - iGObanking vs Ally Bank
6/27/11 - Comparing CDs from Ally and Discover Bank
6/24/11 - Ally Bank's New Debit Card Cash Back Program: Ally Perks
6/23/11 - Ally Bank's Popmoney - New Service for Person-to-Person Transfers
6/21/11 - Ally Bank's New Raise Your Rate CD - Better Than the 5-Year CD?
6/21/11 - Ally Bank Races Ahead With IRAs, Ally Perks, eCheck Deposit
6/20/11 - Ally Bank's New IRA CDs and IRA Savings Account
6/19/11 - Ally Bank Launches Several New Accounts and Services
6/17/11 - Ally Bank Launches Ally Perks Debit Card Rewards Program
6/10/11 - Review of Ally Bank's eCheck Deposit
6/10/11 - Rate Jump At Ally Bank On Online Savings And Money Market Accounts. 1.00% to 1.04% APY :)
6/9/11 - Ally 5 Year CD Rate Change Alert
6/7/11 - Comparing CDs Based on Rates and Early Withdrawal Penalties
5/18/11 - Maximizing Your FDIC Coverage with Beneficiaries
5/7/11 - Ally Drops Rate On "No Penalty" CD Once Again
4/14/11 - Ally Bank Starts Roll Out of eCheck Deposit for Scanning Checks at Home
3/31/11 - Ally Files With The SEC For An IPO Later This Year
3/30/11 - Ally Bank and ING Direct Working on Remote Deposit Capture
3/21/11 - Money Market/On-Line Savings Rate Down
3/21/11 - The Best CD Rates and the Smallest Early Withdrawal Penalties
3/12/11 - Ally Drops Rate On "No Penalty" CD
2/22/11 - Review of Some Useful Features of Ally Bank CDs
2/17/11 - Ally Updates Telephone CD Rates One Day Ahead Of Time
2/16/11 - Best Internet Checking Accounts That Offer Paper Checks
2/11/11 - What Makes You Love Your Bank?
2/9/11 - How Ally Bank Has the Best CD Rates For Most CD Maturities
2/8/11 - Ally Bank's After-Penalty 5-Year CD Rates By Month
2/7/11 - How Rates Have Held up at the Largest Internet Banks
1/26/11 - Ally Financial Meets With Banks On IPO
1/26/11 - Less-Than-Ideal Features of Ally Bank's Transfer Service
1/21/11 - Comparing the Best Long-Term Certificates of Deposit
1/13/11 - Best Checking Accounts with Focus on Features Rather Than Rates
12/15/10 - Applying For Ally Bank Account With A Credit Freeze
12/5/10 - The Best CD Rates Available Nationwide: Comparing PenFed with Ally Bank
11/18/10 - Ally Drops Savings Rate Again
11/17/10 - Ally Rate Drop
11/4/10 - Ally Bank Cuts Savings And Money Market Account Rate To 1.20%
11/1/10 - Long-Term CD Rates and Early Withdrawal Penalties - Updates and Concerns
10/21/10 - Important Note about Adding Beneficiaries to Your Ally Bank Accounts
10/18/10 - Ally Bank's New Account Center with New System for Transferring Funds
10/12/10 - Comparing Internet Checking Accounts at Ally Bank and ING Direct
10/11/10 - Comparing the Best Long-Term CD Rates and Early Withdrawal Penalties
10/4/10 - Ally Bank's Raise Your Rate CD vs. the 5-Year CD
10/3/10 - New Ally Bank Commercials: The Interview, The Dog And The Rock Band
10/1/10 - Best Place for Your Savings? Reward Checking, Savings Accounts or CDs?
9/29/10 - Rate Decrease
9/29/10 - Ally Bank to Offer IRA CDs - How It Might Compare to Discover Bank and PenFed
9/24/10 - Internet Checking Accounts and Paper Checks
9/22/10 - Internet Checking Accounts with the Best Interest Rates
9/20/10 - Ally Bank's 5-Year CD as an Alternative to Reward Checking?
9/13/10 - Comparing Sallie Mae Bank CDs with Ally Bank's 5-Year CD
9/9/10 - Comparing Alliant Credit Union's CDs with Ally Bank's 5-Year CD
9/6/10 - What Can Happen If You Use Your Ally Checking Account As A Business Account
8/31/10 - Ally Bank Cuts Rate On Savings And Money Market Accounts
8/29/10 - Comparing Long-Term CD Rates at Discover, Ally and PenFed
8/26/10 - Rate Leaders Cutting Long-Term CD Rates
8/23/10 - Ally Bank's CD Renewal Bonus Update
8/23/10 - Ally's 5 Yr CD With Its 60 Day Early Withdrawal Penalty Advantage
8/17/10 - Excessive Withdrawal Fees from Bank of America, Citi, Wells Fargo and Ally
8/12/10 - Ally Bank Is Slowly Cutting Rates
8/5/10 - Sign Of Future Rate Cuts? Ally Bank's 5-Year Brokered Cds At 2.35%
7/28/10 - CDs or Savings Accounts in Today's Interest Rate Environment?
7/22/10 - Five Best Regular Interest Checking Accounts Available Nationwide
7/13/10 - Ally Brand Name Will Completely Replace GMAC
7/2/10 - Update on Ally Bank's CD Deal and ACH Links
6/23/10 - "Exceptionally Low Rates for Extended Period" Continues - Best Options for Savers?
6/17/10 - Ally Bank Is Now Limiting the Number of ACH Links
6/14/10 - Calculating Your Yield On An Early Withdrawal From An Ally Bank 5-Year CD
6/11/10 - Ally Bank's 5-Year CD Yield Falls To 2.95%
6/3/10 - New Publicity of Ally Bank's Hot CD Deal
6/3/10 - The Best CD Rate is Not Always the Best Deal
6/2/10 - Potential Issues of Step-Up Certificates of Deposit
5/30/10 - Ally Bank's Ice Cream Commercial
5/27/10 - Best Strategy for Your Savings - Alternatives to CD Ladders
5/24/10 - Ally Continues to Offer CD Renewal Bonuses
4/26/10 - Review and Survey of Flexible CDs
4/13/10 - I'm Looking For Some Feedback
4/3/10 - Tips on Opening an Ally Bank Certificate of Deposit
4/2/10 - Opening an Ally Bank CD
3/31/10 - CD Rate Cuts at Ally Bank
3/26/10 - No-Penalty CD Change at Ally Bank and an Update on the Early Withdrawal Penalty for Regular CDs
3/19/10 - Update on Ally Bank's CD Early Withdrawal Penalty
3/17/10 - Future of Ally Bank as GMAC Tries to Repay Its TARP Debt?
3/15/10 - Ally Bank Is Not JUST A Completely Incompetent Organisation
3/12/10 - I Funded My Ally 60
3/9/10 - Make Sure To Get Your Information In Writing
3/9/10 - Ally Bank's 5-Year CD and 2-Year Raise Your Rate CD - Which is Better?
3/7/10 - Ally Bank's 10-Day Rate Guarantee for CDs
3/3/10 - Ally Bank Cuts Rates on Savings, Money Market and CDs
3/1/10 - Update on Ally Bank: CD Policies and New Commercials
2/17/10 - Ally Bank Cuts Savings and Money Market Yield to 1.39% (was 1.44%)
2/9/10 - Ally Bank Cuts Savings and Money Market Rate
2/4/10 - Ally Bank's Parent, GMAC Financial, Posts Quarterly Loss
2/3/10 - Ally Bank Cuts 1-year CD Yield
1/28/10 - Ally Bank's New 2-Year Bump-Up CD - How It Compares to Other Flex CDs?
1/25/10 - Huge Change to Ally Bank CDs Will Benefit Savers
1/18/10 - Ally Bank's CD Loyalty Bonus Is Back
1/15/10 - Ally Bank Launches an Interest Checking Account
1/13/10 - Ally Bank Plans to Launch a Checking Account by End of This Week
1/10/10 - Update on Ally Bank's CD Renewal Bonus
1/5/10 - GMAC headed for $5 billion loss [CNN]
12/10/09 - Ally Bank News - Fee Changes and CD Renewal Bonus
11/17/09 - Link Verification When Opening a New Account at Ally Bank
11/13/09 - Ally Bank Increases Rates - FDIC Restrictions Having an Effect?
11/2/09 - History of the Government's Intervention into GMAC and Ally Bank
10/30/09 - Ally Bank Cuts Rates - Linked to the GMAC Bailout?
10/27/09 - GMAC Reported To Have Agreed to Deposit Rate Limitations
10/2/09 - Ally Bank Raises Rates of Its Online Savings Account and 12-month CD - Available Nationwide
7/10/09 - Another Rate-Cut Friday at Ally Bank
6/19/09 - Third Week in a Row of Rate Cuts at Ally Bank
6/12/09 - More Rate Cuts at Ally Bank
6/11/09 - FDIC Starts to Crack Down on Ally Bank's Deposit Rates
6/5/09 - Rate Cuts at Ally Bank
6/1/09 - Update on Ally Bank's 9-Month No-Penalty CD
5/29/09 - American Bankers Association Urges FDIC To Force GMAC/Ally Bank to Cut Deposit Rates
5/15/09 - GMAC Bank Changes Name to Ally Bank - New 2.50% 9-Month No-Penalty CD
5/1/09 - GMAC Bank Raises the 12-Month CD Rate
3/30/09 - Review of GMAC Bank and its 2-Year CD - Nationally Available
3/3/09 - Review of GMAC Bank and its 12-Month CD - Nationally Available
1/11/09 - 3.75% 12-Month CD at GMAC Bank - Nationally Available
12/24/08 - 4.00% 12-Month CD at GMAC Bank - Nationally Available
11/20/08 - GMAC Applies to Become Bank Holding Company and Seeks Bailout Funds
11/6/08 - GMAC Bank's Parent Posted Record Losses
10/24/08 - GMAC Bank's Online Savings Account Yield Back Up to 3.75%
10/10/08 - GMAC Bank Raises Online Savings Account Yield to 3.75%
9/12/08 - GMAC Bank Raises CD Rates, 6-Month CD Yield is Now 4.00%
9/8/08 - GMAC Bank's New Online Savings Account
7/18/08 - Higher CD Rates at GMAC Bank Plus News on the FDIC Waiver
6/27/08 - Another Bank Offers a 5% 5-Year CD, GMAC Bank
5/2/08 - GMAC Bank Increases CD Rates - New 4.10% 12-Month CD
4/25/08 - GMAC Bank's Long Term CD Rates Up - Interest Rate Increase Expectations?
3/28/08 - 3.90% 12-Month Online CD at GMAC Bank
6/8/07 - Big Jump in GMAC Bank's Long Term CD Rates - New Trend?
4/20/07 - GMAC Bank Raises Money Market Savings to 5.30%
3/16/07 - GMAC Bank Raises Money Market Savings to 5.10%
11/10/06 - GMAC Bank Money Market Savings Rate Now 5.30%
8/11/06 - CD Rates Drop Again at GMAC Bank
8/4/06 - Rates Drop at GMAC Bank - Have Rates Peaked?
7/28/06 - GMAC's Money Market Account Now 5.10%, But CD Rates Drop
7/14/06 - GMAC Bank's Money Market Now 5.05% and New Higher CD Rates
7/7/06 - GMAC Money Market Now 4.90%, Higher CD Rates
6/30/06 - Slight Rise in GMAC Bank CD Rates
6/9/06 - GMAC Bank Money Market 4.80%, 12-Month CD 5.45%
4/28/06 - HSBC's Online Savings Account Rate to 4.50%
4/7/06 - GMAC's Money Market Account Now 4.70%
4/3/06 - 5.35% 48-Month CD at a Texas CU
2/7/06 - 5.80% 60-Month CD at a Virginia CU
1/18/06 - 4.65% 9-Month CD at a AZ/TX CU.
1/13/06 - 4.75% 9-Month CD at a New Jersey Bank

Reviews (272)

Ally Bank

Posted by: Rico55 | Apr 27, 2016

I switched over to Ally bank around 6 months ago and could not be happier with the accounts and customer service. It took around 20 minutes to open a interest checking and interest savings account and around 4 days for my debit card to arrive. The interest checking is exceptional in that it does not charge any fees and I actually get .1% back a year. To compare that to my previous bank, I was making .01% with my savings and am now receiving ten times the interest in my checking account. The debit card is a master card and has wide usability making this account amazing to say the least. The savings account was the main reason I switched over. As I said previously, my old bank was giving me .01% for savings. I receive 1% in interest a year from Ally. This rate ranks among the highest of all the banks. Overall I would highly recommend Ally Bank due to the rates and amazing customer service.

A True Ally in Banking

Posted by: Jsan | Oct 8, 2015

I wanted to open up a separate bank account for my freelance work account, but I didn't want to leave the house and I didn't want a bank who'd try to sneak charges by me like my current bank does. I chose Ally because they were well known and I was assured the process was painless. I was blown away at how quickly it took to open my new account. It was instantaneous compared to my other bank. There was no minimum balance to open, i wasn't being charged a monthly maintenance fee, and the APY was pretty good. One issue I feel I might run into though is not finding an ATM that I can withdraw money from, though it's not that big of a setback since I usually pay with a debit card anyway. I've only had my Ally banking account for about two months now, but I'm actually thinking of ditching my brick and mortar bank entirely now.

Disappointing & Upsetting CD Purchase

Posted by: Spaddy | Mar 24, 2016

I sent a large check to Ally to open a CD. A week later I received a call stating my letter had been received but there was no check with it. We reported a possible theft to the USPS, and contacted the issuing bank who informed us the check had been cashed. I received one follow up call from Ally, and were told the check was still missing. I informed the rep if/when the check was found I no longer wanted the CD I wanted my money back. Two days later I learned the check had been cashed by Ally, but no-one from the bank bothered to inform me. AND they had gone ahead and applied the check toward the CD. My wife and I were literally sick of what appeared to be a big loss to us. I know Ally has good rates. Otherwise I would have given them one star. But after our two CD's mature, we won't be dealing with them again.

Avoid The Aweful Experience - Not Worth It

Posted by: ncarolina | May 18, 2015

Just had the misfortune of opening a Ally account as somewhere I couple keep 15-20K in short term savings and still earn some interest. Had my account frozen a week or so without explanation after opening. It's been a week and I've been calling every day trying to find out why it's been frozen. Directed to phone numbers by customer service and leave messages that are never returned. Try during business hours and no one answers. Absolutely aweful experience. What if I were to need access to this short term savings? There are plenty of other decent rates out there, and getting just a LITTLE bit higher is not worth it to deal with this level of incompetence.



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #57803
Year Established2004
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.04%
Return on Equity - YTD6.84%
Annual Interest Income$3.05B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$111.3B$104.5B
LoansQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$81.74B$73.29B
DepositsQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$66.35B$58.21B
Equity CapitalQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$16.50B$15.97B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$448.3MM$444.0MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$244.4MM$205.5MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$10.5MM$9.7MM
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Ally Bank Savings Account Rates

Ally Bank's online savings account has no minimum balance requirement and no monthly service charges. Withdrawals are limited to six per month which is based on federal regulations. Deposits and withdrawals can be made via Ally's online funds transfer service which provides for fast ACH transfers to and from your other banks. The online funds transfer service allows you to link to an unlimited number of external bank accounts.

1.00%--IRA Online Savings Account
1.00%--Online Savings Account

Ally Bank Money Market Rates

Ally Bank's Money Market account has no minimum balance requirement and no monthly service charges. Notable features include checking writing (first 50 checks are free) and check card. Withdrawals are limited to six per month which is based on federal regulations. Deposits and withdrawals can be made via Ally's online funds transfer service which provides for fast ACH transfers to and from your other banks. The online funds transfer service allows you to link to an unlimited number of external bank accounts.

0.85%--Money Market Account

Ally Bank Checking Account Rates

Ally Bank's Interest Checking account has no minimum balance requirement and no monthly service charges. It's a tiered rate account with the highest interest paid on balances of at least $15,000. Notable features include free checks with unlimited check writing and no ATM fees at any ATM. Ally will automatically refund ATM fees charged by other banks. Other features include free online bill pay and free debit card. Deposits and withdrawals can be made via Ally's online funds transfer service which provides for fast ACH transfers to and from your other banks. The online funds transfer service allows you to link to an unlimited number of external bank accounts.

0.60%*$15k*-Interest Checking Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% Up to $15k

Ally Bank CD Rates

Ally Bank's certificates of deposit have three variations. The first is the traditional type of CD with a fixed interest rate until maturity. Terms from 3 months to 5 years are available. The second type is a no-penalty 9-month CD. You are allowed a penalty-free early withdrawal any time during the term after 6 days from when the CD is funded. The third type is a bump-up CD called Raise Your Rate CD. It's a 2-year fixed rate CD that gives you the option to raise the rate one time during the term to the current 2-year CD rate. All CDs have no minimum balance requirement. Early withdrawal penalty for all CDs (except the no-penalty CD) is 60 days of interest. The grace period at maturity when you can close the CD without penalty is 10 days after the maturity date. With Ally's Ten Day Best Rate Guarantee, when you fund your CD within ten days of opening or when your Ally CD renews, you automatically get the best rate Ally offers during those ten days.

2.00%--High Yield 5 Year CD
1.55%*$25k*-High Yield 3 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.50% Up to $5k | 1.52% $5k - $25k
1.40%--Raise Your Rate 4-Year CD
1.30%*$25k*-High Yield 18-Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.20% Up to $5k | 1.25% $5k - $25k
1.30%--Raise Your Rate 2-Year CD
1.05%--High Yield 12-Month CD
0.87%--No Penalty 11-Month CD
0.69%*$25k*-High Yield 9-Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.64% Up to $5k | 0.66% $5k - $25k
0.67%*$25k*-High Yield 6-Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.60% Up to $5k | 0.63% $5k - $25k
0.39%*$25k*-High Yield 3-Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.30% Up to $5k | 0.34% $5k - $25k

Ally Bank IRA Rates

2.00%--IRA High Yield 5-Year CD
1.55%*$25k*-IRA High Yield 3-Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.50% Up to $5k | 1.52% $5k - $25k
1.40%--IRA Raise Your Rate 4-Year CD
1.30%*$25k*-IRA High Yield 18-Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.20% Up to $5k | 1.25% $5k - $25k
1.30%--IRA Raise Your Rate 2-Year CD
1.05%--IRA High Yield 12-Month CD
0.69%*$25k*-IRA High Yield 9-Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.64% Up to $5k | 0.66% $5k - $25k
0.67%*$25k*-IRA High Yield 6-Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.60% Up to $5k | 0.63% $5k - $25k
0.39%*$25k*-IRA High Yield 3-Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.30% Up to $5k | 0.34% $5k - $25k

Ally Bank is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 6985 Union Park Center Suite 435 - Midvale, UT 84047