Customers Bank

Overview / Commentary
99 Bridge St
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Customers Bank is a mid-sized, Pennsylvania-based bank that offers personal and business banking depository and loan products and services. The bank has been in recognized in the past by DepositAccounts for its money market specials.

Customers Bank’s checking account offerings feature a free option that has no minimum balance requirement or monthly fees, and another option that has a minimum account balance requirement but also refunds an ATM fee incurred in the United States. The bank’s savings account usually offers a competitive interest rate that, along with its money market account offering, targets consumers looking to maintain liquidity while experiencing some sort of return. Limited Certificate of Deposit (CD) options are available and the bank is currently offering a 12-month term length. Customers Bank’s Visa debit card gives consumers an opportunity to earn cash back on their every day spending. On the business banking side, checking accounts and commercial lending enable the bank to provide solutions for different businesses.

Customers Bank online banking provides a web-based platform for customers to utilize budgeting and financial management tools powered by Intuit. Account holders can also use the online banking system to pay bills, transfer funds, check balances, and deposit checks. The bank’s mobile apps also create a way for these tasks to be completed via a smartphone while on the run. These online platforms also come with an added layer of security provided by the bank.

Customers Bank was originally established in 1997 as New Century Bank. The bank changed its name in 2011 and is headquartered in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. It serves its customers through multiple branches across several states.

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Customers "Ascent" Money Market continues its Descent - 3/9/2021

From an email, in the past hour: . . . we are writing to tell you that effective March 16, 2021, we will be reducing the Ascent Money Market Savings rate from 0.75% to 0.60% APY*. *Annual Percentage Yield (APY) as of 3/16/2021. This is a variable rate account and the APY and interest rate may change at any time after account is opened. Minimum balance requirement to earn APY is $25,000. Balances below $25,000 earn no interest. Minimum opening deposit is $25,000. Limited to six (6) transfers per statement cycle to another account at Customers Bank or to third parties by means of a preauthorized transfer or telephonic (including data transmission) agreement. Applicable for consumers only. Fees could reduce earnings on the account. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Debit card and checks are not available on this account. Available online only. For FDIC insurance information, visit [URL="

New Fee For Same-Day ACH Transfers In The Works? - 2/22/2021

Up until recently, Customers Bank consistently posted ACH deposits to my Ascent MMkt account at close of business on the same day I submitted them. Their recently upgraded website now offers a choice for when you'd like your ACH transfers to post: "Process by . . . Current Business Day, or Next Business Day." Why anyone in their right mind would want to delay a transfer is beyond me (when you can simply schedule it in advance) so I smell a "fee trap" -- if not now, then soon. I've scoured Customers online schedules and turned up nada, so far. But, to be sure, I will call Customer's Customer Service tomorrow (Monday, when they're open) to confirm with them that same-day transfers are indeed, and will remain, fee free. But again, being offered an "express" choice (formerly their default modus operandum), raises a red flag for me. Anyone out there in Deposit Land know/think differently?

Customers Ascent Mmkt Descends .05% - 1/14/2021

" . . . effective January 19, 2021, we will be reducing the Ascent Money Market rate from 0.80% APY* to 0.75% APY."

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Confusing Bank To Deal With

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The only reason to be with them is their good rate right now (August 2018). Every time I call their customer service with a question, I get an overseas person who I can barely understand. Why does a Pennsylvania bank have an overseas customer service department??
Also, why is the ACH policy so darn ridiculous. Would anyone deal with a local bank that had crazy limits (5k per day) on your deposits and withdrawals? NO!!!!

Atrocious Customer Service

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I will make this simple: representatives cannot even accurately review account history. One was mixing up dates and payees, another could not even find the transaction which I was seeing online. So, one warning: if you have any issues come up you’ll need to get a supervisor or manager, some of whom aren’t much better. This money market only pays 0.6% now. You’ll be better off sacrificing some return if you can actually deal with intelligent people. Avoid.


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1, took this bank 4 business days to transfer your fund and sometime it failed and stuck forever.
2, took this bank more than 4 month to resolve a dispute for goods not delivered.
3, hold for hours to talk to an agent

This company is qualified as a bank

Amazing Customer Service...

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I created an account just to say the customer service at this bank has been top notch. Yes, you have to get past the call center to talk to actual bank employees, but then the service is outstanding.

I appreciate the reviews that mentioned the withdrawal limits, so I plan to initiating all transactions from an external account to get around the limits.

I'll update if I run into any issues, but so far... smooth sailing (and a great rate).



Data as of Q4 2020

Capitalization grade does not factor in PPP loans and the use of the PPP Liquidity Facility.
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Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #34444
Year Established1997
Primary RegulatorFED
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.89%
Return on Equity - YTD12.23%
Annual Interest Income$543.3MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$18.43B$11.51B
LoansQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$15.69B$9.99B
DepositsQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$11.42B$8.71B
Equity CapitalQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$1.20B$1.18B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$144.2MM$56.4MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$71.3MM$23.5MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$57.00K$173.00K
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Customers Bank Savings Account Rates

0.25%$25k-High-Yield Savings Account
0.25%$5k-Digital Savings
0.05%--Reserve Savings Account
0.05%$50-Retirement Savings
0.05%--Business Escrow Savings

Customers Bank Money Market Rates

0.60%$25k-Ascent Money Market - Online Only
0.25%*$250k*-Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $50k | 0.10% $50k - $100k | 0.15% $100k - $250k
0.25%--6 Month Introductory Promo Money Market - New Money
0.15%*$25k*-Business Money Market Accounts
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $1k - $10k | 0.10% $10k - $25k
0.05%--Government Deposit Money Market

Customers Bank Checking Account Rates

1.00%-$100kBonus Checking - New Money
1.00%$100k-Commercial Interest Checking Plus
0.05%--Non-Profit Interest Checking
0.05%--Commercial Interest Checking
0.05%--Business Escrow Checking
0.05%--Government Deposit Interest Checking

Customers Bank CD Rates

0.40%$500-15 Month Promotional CD
0.40%$500-Business 15 Month Promotional CD
0.40%$500-Business 2 Year Promotional CD
0.40%$500-2 Year Promo CD - In Branch Only (New Money)
0.25%$500-48 Month CD
0.25%$500-60 Month CD
0.25%$500-Business 48 Month CD
0.25%$500-Business 60 Month CD
0.24%$25k-15 Month Ascent CD
0.15%$500-13 Month CD
0.15%$500-36 Month CD
0.15%$500-12 Month CD
0.15%$500-18 Month CD
0.15%$500-24 Month CD
0.15%$500-30 Month CD
0.15%$500-Business 12 Month CD
0.15%$500-Business 13 Month CD
0.15%$500-Business 18 Month CD
0.15%$500-Business 24 Month CD
0.15%$500-Business 30 Month CD
0.15%$500-Business 36 Month CD
0.10%$500-6 Month CD
0.10%$500-9 Month CD
0.10%$500-Business 6 Month CD
0.10%$500-Business 9 Month CD
0.05%$500-3 Month CD
0.05%$500-Business 3 Month CD

Customers Bank IRA Rates

0.25%$500-48 Month IRA
0.25%$500-60 Month IRA
0.25%$500-Business 48 Month IRA
0.25%$500-Business 60 Month IRA
0.15%$500-13 Month IRA
0.15%$500-36 Month IRA
0.15%$500-12 Month IRA
0.15%$500-24 Month IRA
0.15%$500-30 Month IRA
0.15%$500-Business 13 Month IRA
0.15%$500-Business 24 Month IRA
0.15%$500-Business 30 Month IRA
0.15%$500-Business 36 Month IRA
0.10%$500-9 Month IRA
0.10%$500-6 Month IRA
0.05%$500-3 Month IRA


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