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800-347-7000
502 East Market Street
Greenwood, DE 19950

Discover Bank functions as an Internet bank with no retail branches. In addition to its trademark credit card offerings, it features a range of depository banking and loan products. Discover’s deposit rates are usually competitive with other Internet banks on Savings, Checking, Money Market, CD, and IRA CD accounts because of the lack of infrastructure costs associated with physical locations and branches.

Discover Bank offers checking, savings, CD, and Money Market accounts on its depository banking side. It offers three different types of personal checking accounts and one business checking account. Its personal checking accounts feature an interest-bearing account, a standard checking account, and a 55+ account. It offers a competitive online savings account that usually offers one of the top interest rates in the depository banking market. It offers Certificates of Deposit for terms ranging from 3 months to 10 years, which can be funded online from any existing bank account. It also offers a Money Market account that pays interest at rates similar to its savings account offerings.

Discover offers multiple web-based platforms to its customers that facilitate easy account management. Through the Discover smartphone app, customers can transfer funds, pay bills, deposit checks, and monitor account balances. Discover online banking offers a sophisticated platform through which customers can manage their accounts and get help from online banking specialists.

Discover Bank’s headquarters are located in Greenwood, Delaware, just blocks away from where it originally began as the Greenwood Trust Company. Since acquiring the Greenwood Trust Company in 1985, Discover has grown to be one of the largest financial services firms in the country. It provides its customers access to cash at over 750,000 ATMs worldwide through its Discover and PULSE ATM networks, including over 415,000 ATMs across the United States. The firm receives awards yearly for different aspects of its business from customer loyalty to workplace environment.

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Online Savings Account Rate Increase - 8/2/2017

Discover Bank's Online Savings Rate Increase to 1.15%(Was 1.10%).

Discover Bank Ups Savings and MM Rates: Second Increase in Two Months - 6/9/2017

Discover Bank increased the APY of its Savings Account from 1.01% to 1.10%. This is just 43 days since Discover increased the APY from 0.95% to 1.01%.

Discover Again Raises Online Savings Account Rate - 6/9/2017

Another Bump today! Now 1.10% APY

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12/26/13 - Rate Hike On Savings
12/26/13 - Discover Bank Increases Online Savings Account Rate
10/8/13 - Discover Has Increased CD Rates
4/5/13 - Discover Bank’s Bonus for BJ’s Members and Other Affinity Group Perks
2/27/13 - $25 Bonus For Opening New Discover Bank Online Savings
2/25/13 - Discover Bank Adds Mobile Check Deposit
2/20/13 - Discover Bank Will Increase CD Early Withdrawal Penalties
2/19/13 - Change To Discover Bank Deposit Agreement Terms For CD Early Withdrawal
1/23/13 - Comparison of Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties - January 2013
1/22/13 - Discover Bank's Cashback Checking Account To Be Launched Soon
10/30/12 - Small New-Account Bonus for Discover Bank CDs & Savings Account
9/27/12 - Discover Bank's Competitive Long-Term CD Rates
9/18/12 - Comparison of Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties - September 2012
8/7/12 - Comparison of Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties - August 2012
7/26/12 - Discover Offering Some Credit Card Customers Its Premium Savings Account
6/5/12 - Comparison of Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties
5/8/12 - 5 Top Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties
3/28/12 - BJs Gift Card $75
3/25/12 - Discover Plans To Add Mortgages, Checking Accounts
3/22/12 - Updated Comparison of Top Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties
2/28/12 - More Rate Drops At Discover Bank
2/27/12 - Comparing Top Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties
1/16/12 - What to Do with Maturing CDs? Choosing the Best New Long-Term CD
1/11/12 - Discover Bank Rate Drop
12/21/11 - Long-Term CD Rates Continue to Decline
12/6/11 - Comparing the Best CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties
9/23/11 - Discover Veers Away From M&A
9/20/11 - Disover Bank Rate Drop
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
8/23/11 - Long-Term CD Strategy Review with an Updated Comparison of Ally & Discover Bank
8/2/11 - A Rate Drop At Discover Bank
6/27/11 - Comparing CDs from Ally and Discover Bank
5/31/11 - Tips and Warnings When Closing a Discover Bank CD
4/21/11 - Bjs Member Bonus
4/13/11 - 1.20% AAA Online Savings
4/12/11 - Another Rate Drop At Discover
3/21/11 - The Best CD Rates and the Smallest Early Withdrawal Penalties
3/2/11 - Higher Rates for AAA Members at Discover Bank
2/7/11 - How Rates Have Held up at the Largest Internet Banks
2/1/11 - Discover Bank Savings Rate Drop (3672)
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10/26/10 - Discover Bank Savings Rate Drop
10/15/10 - Update on My Short List of Top Online Savings Accounts
9/29/10 - Ally Bank to Offer IRA CDs - How It Might Compare to Discover Bank and PenFed
9/22/10 - Discover Bank Cuts CD Rates
9/6/10 - One Downside With Discover Bank - No CD Disclosure Available Online
8/29/10 - Comparing Long-Term CD Rates at Discover, Ally and PenFed
8/26/10 - Rate Leaders Cutting Long-Term CD Rates
8/15/10 - The Advantages of Discover Bank's Long-Term CDs
8/10/10 - Discover Bank's Premium Savings Account
7/30/10 - Discover Bank Savings Account and CD Review - Available Nationwide
3/14/10 - Discover More Card $75 Cashback Bonus
2/25/10 - The Best Savings Account with a History of Top Rates
2/24/10 - Update on ETrade Bank and the Transfer of Customers' Savings Accounts
2/12/10 - Discover Bank's New Account Center with Improved Transfers
2/9/10 - ETrade Complete Savings Accounts to Become Discover Bank Online Savings Accounts
2/1/10 - Discover Bank's Savings Account Rate Cut and Other News
12/29/09 - Discover Bank's New Limited-Penalty-Free CD and its New Online Savings Account
12/22/09 - Update on My Short List of Top Savings Accounts
12/19/09 - Discover Bank's CD Rates Up To 5.02%
11/5/09 - $25 Bonus On Discover Bank's CDs - Nationally Available
8/16/09 - $25 Bonus On Discover Bank's 2% 12-Month CD - Nationally Available
8/2/09 - Short List of the Top Online Savings Accounts
7/29/09 - Discover Bank's CD Promotion for Discover Credit Card Customers
6/27/09 - Competitive CD Rates and a $50 Bonus at Discover Bank - Nationally Available
8/14/08 - Discover Bank Increases CD Rates - 5.28% 60-Month / 5.02% 48-Month
7/2/08 - Discover Bank Raises CD Rates, 5.17% 60-Month / 4.02% 12-Month CD
5/29/08 - 4.86% 60-Month / 4.08% 24-Month CD at Discover Bank
3/1/08 - New Account Bonus ($20-$100) at Discover Bank
2/25/08 - Discover Bank's AAA Affiliated Money Market Account and CDs

Reviews (121)

Discover Online Banking is Awesome

I wasn't specifically looking for a new bank let alone a bank that is strictly an online bank. In fact, I didn't understand how a bank could be a bank and offer a checking account if there wasn't a bricks and mortar location near me that I could use. Honestly, I signed up only to get a cash bonus and assumed I'd never use the account because....who uses online banks? What I didn't understand or know at the time was that this bank has perks my bricks and mortar bank doesn't. They're easy to use. In fact, the process for depositing checks into my account is easier than it is with my bricks and mortar bank! They offer an interest bearing checking account without having a huge balance too. That's something else my bricks and mortar bank does do. So if you're thinking that an online only bank isn't for you, give it a chance. You might be surprised.

Best Savings Account

Discover Savings is a great savings account for emergency expenses or short term savings. They have the one of the best APR's for savings accounts and can have next business day transfers to your main bank without any fees. It has been very easy to use and I enjoy seeing my money increase in actual dollars amounts instead of just cents like most banks' savings accounts.

Discover Bank

I opened an account with Discover Bank because they pay better interest than my current bank, Wells Fargo. Before I opened the account, I checked with a friend who had used Discover, and he said he liked it, so I felt confident opening my account. Opening the account was easy and I was able to use the online banking web site with no problems. A little while later, Discover advertised a better interest rate for a CD, so I transferred some money to a CD. Again, the whole process was easy. I would recommend Discover Bank Online to anyone looking for a better interest rate on their savings.

Beware Of Discover Bank

Posted by: Ljm | Aug 12, 2017

I had a very negative experience with Discover Bank. I opened a savings account, and the next day received an email message asking me to call the bank. When I did, I was told that my account had been closed "due to human error". I was offered the opportunity to start over and open another account, but I declined. The day after that, I tried to open an account with another bank, but near the end of the process I found out that the funds for my initial deposit for my Discover account were missing. When I called Discover to find out where my money was, they said it would take "up to 5 business days" for my funds to be restored.

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FDIC Certificate #5649
Year Established1911
Employees11812
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD2.35%
Return on Equity - YTD20.65%
Annual Interest Income$2.35B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$93.65B$86.81B
LoansQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$73.59B$68.40B
DepositsQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$56.24B$50.55B
Equity CapitalQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$10.56B$10.03B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$2.26B$1.90B
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$847.4MM$694.4MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$77.00K$137.00K
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Online Savings Account Rate Increase

buckeye61   |  
Discover Bank's Online Savings Rate Increase to 1.15%(Was 1.10%).

Discover Again Raises Online Savings Account Rate

buckeye61   |  
Another Bump today! Now 1.10% APY

Discover Bank Increases CD Rates

Ken Tumin   |  
Discover Bank CD rates are slowly improving. They are still far away from the rate leaders. The 5-year CD rate is probably the most competitive one, but the early withdrawal penalty is harsh (18 months of interest for the 5-year CD).

The new and old rates are shown below:

1.35% APY 12-month CD (was 1.25%)
1.40% APY 18-month CD (was 1.30% )
1.50% APY 24-month CD (was 1.35%)
1.55% APY 30-month CD (was 1.40%)
1.60% APY 36-month CD (was 1.50%)
1.70% APY 48-month CD (was 1.60%)
2.25% APY 60-month CD (was 2.00%)
2.30% APY 84-month CD (was 2.10%)
2.35% APY 120-mo CD (was 2.20%)

$2,500 minimum deposit. IRA CDs have the same rates.

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Discover Bank Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.15%--Online Savings

Discover Bank Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.01%*$100k*-Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.95% Up to $100k

Discover Bank CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.35%$2,500-10 Year CD
2.30%$2,500-7 Year CD
2.25%$2,500-5 Year CD
1.70%$2,500-4 Year CD
1.60%$2,500-3 Year CD
1.55%$2,500-30 Month CD
1.50%$2,500-24 Month CD
1.40%$2,500-18 Month CD
1.35%$2,500-12 Month CD
0.70%$2,500-9 Month CD
0.65%$2,500-6 Month CD
0.35%$2,500-3 Month CD

Discover Bank IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.35%$2,500-10 Year IRA
2.30%$2,500-7 Year IRA
2.25%$2,500-5 Year IRA
1.70%$2,500-4 Year IRA
1.60%$2,500-3 Year IRA
1.55%$2,500-30 Month IRA
1.50%$2,500-24 Month IRA
1.40%$2,500-18 Month IRA
1.35%$2,500-12 Month IRA
0.70%$2,500-9 Month IRA
0.65%$2,500-6 Month IRA
0.35%$2,500-3 Month IRA
Locations

Discover Bank is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 502 East Market Street - Greenwood, DE 19950