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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

Dime's nationally available DimeDirect Money Market still earns 1.10% APY. Min opening deposit is $1k and max opening deposit is $500k (new money required).

Safe Place To Keep Your Money - 8/11/2016

Safe Saving Strategies for Today's Interest RatesThe options can seem daunting when it comes to deciding where — and when, and how — to invest your money and make the most out of your savings. As interest rates and the global financial markets shift, the safest places, and strategies, can easily seem like a moving target. Why interest rates matter Perhaps the most important financial tool at The Federal Reserve’s disposal is its ability to raise and lower interest rates. The prevailing wisdom behind this is that when the country’s economy is struggling, lower interest rates can motivate purchasing and borrowing behavior, helping generate a positive cycle of increased financial trust that supports it. The inverse of this is also true, so that when the economy is thriving, the Fed may choose to raise those rates, restricting access to loans and other forms of liquidity to help moderate growth. In today’s market, interest rates are low, so an eventual increase is likely on the ho

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Great Service, And A Greater Interest Rate

Posted by: TinaFin | Oct 15, 2015

Decided to post a review because of the rough comments below. No one ever posts good stuff when they're happy so I figured I'd write ... I've been a customer of the bank for almost three years - the customer service is great compared to the "big banks" ... and just recently they started promoting a great rate for a money market account. I rarely get to go to my local branch because I can deposit checks from the app, but when I do, the tellers remember my name. Love the personal touch ... :)

Good Rates. Not the Best Customer Service.

Posted by: MF_BigGuy | Sep 12, 2016

The money market account that Dime offers is among the most competitive on the market today. The 1.1% APY offered, with interest paid out monthly, crushes the competition. The bank offers these competitive rates and an easy account opening process online via their website. The only downfall I have discovered of using Dime is the customer service received via the phone. I have had to call them on two occasions and have found the customer service representatives to be less than helpful. As opposed to seeing each call from a customer as an opportunity to assist the customer, they interact as though it is an annoying aspect of their job to have to interact with their customers. While this isn't enough to make me stop utilizing the bank, it is a definitive black eye on an otherwise fine institution.

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.

Terrible Customer Service

Posted by: Robert St | Aug 9, 2016

Tried to open a money market account. They were unable to verity our identities because one ore more of their question/answer tasks did not match of what they claim was public record. Public record does not know who we know, nor does it even know the correct street names (they could not even name our legal address correctly). As brainwashed as the people in customer service are as well, they told us to call public records and tell them all kinds of personal information so that they have it. You think you have seen it all. No wonder that people here are taken advantage of all the time, they are everything but smart, no common sense at all.

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Health
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Health Grade Components

Overall
FDIC Certificate #16012
Year Established1864
Employees375
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD2.34%
Return on Equity - YTD24.01%
Annual Interest Income$94.8MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$5.54B$4.63B
LoansQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$5.19B$4.29B
DepositsQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$3.93B$3.08B
Equity CapitalQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$543.7MM$471.6MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$18.9MM$18.6MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$8.9MM$2.4MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$18.00K$148.00K
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Safe Place To Keep Your Money

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Safe Saving Strategies for Today's Interest RatesThe options can seem daunting when it comes to deciding where — and when, and how — to invest your money and make the most out of your savings. As interest rates and the global financial markets shift, the safest places, and strategies, can easily seem like a moving target.

Why interest rates matter

Perhaps the most important financial tool at The Federal Reserve’s disposal is its ability to raise and lower interest rates. The prevailing wisdom behind this is that when the country’s economy is struggling, lower interest rates can motivate purchasing and borrowing behavior, helping generate a positive cycle of increased financial trust that supports it. The inverse of this is also true, so that when the economy is thriving, the Fed may choose to raise those rates, restricting access to loans and other forms of liquidity to help moderate growth. In today’s market, interest rates are low, so an eventual increase is likely on the horizon. However, as of July 27, 2016, the Fed has declined to raise rates.

What low interest rates typically mean for savers

Any change in the interest rate (up or down) can have an unpredictable impact on the stock market, and for those with savings invested in the markets, like many traditional 401(k) plans or money market accounts, the results can be nerve-racking.While markets fluctuate in the short term, that doesn’t necessarily present cause for alarm. Retirement accounts are often structured to weather these changes, with targeted long-term savings goals still achievable. At the end of the day, retirement accounts and individual savings plans remain some of the best tools for your personal financial planning success.

What should I do while rates are low?

If you’re looking to refinance your mortgage or other loans, doing so while rates are low can be beneficial. When it comes to savings, comparing national and local rates on different savings plans will help you make an informed decision. It’s also smart to compare different kinds of savings plans, as it’s not uncommon, for example, to find higher-yield IRAs or money market accounts with more competitive rates that could help you save more quickly.It’s also worth shopping around to find the best rates offered by different institutions. Community banks, like Dime Community Bank, often feature better rates than the big banks, simply because they’re able to move more quickly when interest rates do change. For example, at Dime, we’re able to offer a competitive 1.10% APY on our money market accounts.

Tips for choosing savings plans

When the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, it’s no guarantee that banks will operate in kind, so it’s a good idea to compare rates from a variety of institutions before deciding where to save. “Good” rates vary with the federal funds rate, as well as with individual banks and accounts.
  • Make sure you understand the full terms and conditions of each bank’s rates — banks regularly run promotional rates for certain accounts that may expire or decrease after a set period. This may mean it still makes sense for you to consider saving this way, just to be prepared to adjust your plan, if necessary, when things change.
     
  • In a financial environment where we expect interest rates to change or fluctuate, it’s a good idea to keep your savings as liquid as possible to position yourself to take advantage of any changes that come. CDs with very long deposit terms may not be the best choice when there’s an interest rate change on the horizon, because your funds will be locked in for that preselected period of time, and/or you may be penalized for withdrawing from them before the deposit period is up.
     
  • Make sure you also pay attention to account rules - some banks require that a certain amount of average monthly funds be in the account. Learn all of these finer points before making the decision about where the best place to save your money is.
Selecting the right savings account is even more important as interest rates begin to rise, as most financial experts expect them to in the coming quarter. At Dime, we’re here to help answer any questions you may have about interest rates, money management tips and how you can best position your savings for success.

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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

Dime Community Bank has 25 locations. Click to view all Dime Community Bank locations.