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Dime Community Bank

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APYACCOUNT TYPEACCOUNT NAME
1.10%Money MarketDimeDirect Money Market
1.60%5-year CD5 Year CD
1.60%6+ Year CD7 Year CD

Overview / Commentary
718-343-1801
209 Havemeyer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Dime Community Bank is a New York-based financial institution registered with the FDIC as a savings bank. It primarily provides personal and business deposit products and loans, in addition to its commercial lending services. Though its original identity was as a community banking institution, it is now a publicly traded company on NASDAQ (Symbol:DCOM).

Dime Community Bank offers checking, savings, Money Market, and CD accounts on its personal banking side. They have a free checking account and a rewards checking account that both offer attractive features. The free checking account comes with a free order of checks and a Visa check card and has no monthly fees or minimum balance requirements. The rewards checking account offers non-Dime ATM transaction fee refunds as well as access to higher interest rates when certain account balance thresholds are met. Several savings accounts offer consumers a way to save while accumulating daily compounded interest. One savings account has several features similar to that of a checking account, including a check card and free online banking. There is a student savings account option, as well, and it offers unlimited free deposits and withdrawals. Money market accounts offer higher rates of interest as account balances meet higher thresholds. Certificates of Deposit (CDs) are available in term lengths ranging from 3 to 60 months and require a minimum initial deposit to open. Dime’s CDs have been recognized in the past on DepositAccounts.com. Business banking accounts offer similar rates, and Dime features a unique lawyer account that is connected to a law-related public interest fund.

Dime Community Bank online banking provides a secure platform on which customers can perform account management activities like viewing transaction history, transferring funds, and paying bills. Telephone banking is also available and can be used to review recent activity and pay a mortgage or personal loan.

Dime Community Bank was originally established in 1864 under the name The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburg. In 2002, the bank moved its headquarters from New York City to Brooklyn, New York, and it serves its customers through branches located across four of the five boroughs of the city.

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Dime Continues To Offer Money Market Nationwide - 8/18/2016

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2/18/11 - 15-Month IRA CD Special at Dime Savings Bank in New York
12/30/10 - Special 10-Month CD at Dime Savings Bank in New York - Available Nationwide
10/26/10 - 3% 7-Year CD At Dime Bank In New York City BUT Big EWP
3/12/10 - 2.50% 15-Month IRA CD at Dime Savings Bank - Available Nationwide
1/13/10 - 2.50% 9-Month CD at Dime Savings Bank in New York
11/10/09 - 2.50% 12-Month IRA CD at Dime Savings Bank - Available Nationwide
9/18/09 - $300 Checking Account Bonus at Dime Bank in New York
6/27/09 - 3.75% 60-Month CD & 3.00% 36-Month CD at Dime Savings Bank in New York
3/29/09 - 3.25% 18-Month IRA CD at Dime Direct - Nationally Available
12/7/08 - 3.75% Money Market Promo Guaranteed for 3 Months at Dime Savings Bank
12/7/08 - 5.00% 12-Month CD with Checking at Dime Savings Bank - Nationally Available
11/28/08 - 5.00% 6-Month CD at Dime Bank for NY, NJ and CT
11/20/08 - 4.25% 9-Month CD at Dime Savings Bank - Nationally Available
3/18/07 - 6.00% 3-Month Money Market Account Promo Update at Dime
7/20/06 - 6% 3-Month Money Market Promo Available to All at Dime
4/3/06 - 6% 3-Month Intro Rate on a Money Market Account
2/26/06 - 5% 3-Month Intro Rate on a Money Market Account
2/18/06 - 5% 6-Month CD Available Online.

Pleasantly surprised

A few months a ago I was looking around for a decent APY that is not negative or zero after inflation for a 5 year CD for my son, lo and behold I have came across The Dime Community Bank. I decided to invest with them. Currently I have a decent APY, which is a bit low but since I'm thinking of the future and not spending, it was an okay deal. I was pleased with the service they provided and my hope is that the market price doesn't change too much within the next couple of years. I would recommend people to check them out if they are looking to save money that they have lying around. Great bank!

Summary of checking and savings account

I enjoy using Dime because of their no monthly fee and excellent customer service. I set up with Dime after two years of using Bank of America and getting charged monthly fees and outrageous overdraft fees. The staff at the bank was also unpleasant to speak with. I really enjoyed setting up an account with Dime and got my debit card very fast after set-up. I travel out of the country often and there is no additional international fee. My banks used in the past charged high fees for international use and other monthly fees. I will continue to use Dime bank because of branch locations close to me and no monthly fees. I also appreciate the staff at my local bank, they are understanding when it comes to overdraft fees for students.

Clumsy Customer Service

Posted by: redfarm | Nov 5, 2015

In opening an online money market account with Dime Savings Bank there was a glitch in initially funding it. The savings account with the external bank was described as (yes) a savings account when according to that bank (SFGI Direct) it should've been labeled as a checking account. Because of this issue the transfer of funds fell through. However I only learned that there was a problem when my account access was blocked. I phoned customer service who routed me to the department responsible for account openings. They told me that my account had been flagged, my access denied, and any activity prohibited. I called the other bank to find out what happened and they explained the reason. I then shared this information with Dime Savings. The transfer went through a few days later and the flag lifted. The only notice though Dime Savings gave alerting me to this issue was a message in my account inbox - which I was blocked from accessing. An email or phone call would've been the most effective means to let me know. On the positive side phoning customer service hasn't meant a long wait to speak with someone.

Money Market Account Misleading

Posted by: Van King | 16 hours ago

I just opened a Dime Money Market account. The interest rate is terrific, I had no issues transferring money, and the security seemed good. My one and only, but huge issue is that there is a cap of $5,000 per transaction with transferring money in and out. Nowhere did I see that prior to opening the account. They definitely should be putting that prominently on their information sheet. Luckily I only started with $1,000 because if I wanted to withdraw a large sum of money, I wouldn't be able to as I would be capped at $5,000 per transaction. As it is, since I can make 6 exchanges per month, it only makes sense to leave in $30,000 in the account if I want to be able to move my money in an out in a timely manner.

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Health Grade Components

Overall
FDIC Certificate #16012
Year Established1864
Employees365
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.8%
Return on Equity - YTD18.6%
Annual Interest Income$143.7MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$5.81B$4.82B
LoansQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$5.47B$4.47B
DepositsQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$4.33B$3.22B
Equity CapitalQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$552.7MM$479.5MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$20.0MM$19.0MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$6.0MM$4.1MM
Real Estate OwnedQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$18.00K$148.00K
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Dime Community Bank Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.50%--DimeDirect Statement Savings
0.05%$250-Statement Savings
0.05%$250-Passbook Savings
0.05%--Club Account
0.05%--Student Savings
0.05%--Holiday Account

Dime Community Bank Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.10%*-$500kDimeDirect Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.20% $500k+
0.30%*$250k*-Business Prime Rewards MMA Rates
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% Up to $10k | 0.15% $10k - $100k | 0.25% $100k - $250k
0.25%*$100k*-Business Rewards MMA Rates
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% Up to $10k | 0.15% $10k - $100k
0.20%*$75k*-Rewards MMA Statement
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $1k | 0.10% $1k - $25k | 0.15% $25k - $75k
0.15%*$75k*-Rewards MMA Passbook
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $1k | 0.10% $1k - $75k

Dime Community Bank Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.10%*$10k*-Prime Dime Interest Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $1,500 | 0.08% $1,500 - $10k
0.05%--Fabulous 50 Interest Checking
0.05%--Direct Interest Checking
0.05%--Business Interest Checking

Dime Community Bank CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.60%$500-5 Year CD
1.60%$500-7 Year CD
1.15%$500-4 Year CD
1.01%$500-3 Year CD
0.80%$500-30 Month CD
0.70%$500-2 Year CD
0.50%$500-18 Month CD
0.45%$500-13 Month CD
0.45%$500-15 Month CD
0.45%$500-14 Month CD
0.45%$500-16 Month CD
0.40%$500-10 Month CD
0.40%$500-11 Month CD
0.40%$500-12 Month CD
0.30%$500-7 Month CD
0.30%$500-8 Month CD
0.30%$500-9 Month CD
0.20%$500-6 Month CD
0.15%$500-4 Month CD
0.15%$500-5 Month CD
0.10%$500-3 Month CD
Locations

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