Discover Bank

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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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Discover Savings Falls To 0.55% - 11/11/2020

With no notice whatsoever. Money Market fell to 0.40%

More Rate Cuts At Discover Bank - 9/18/2020

All of Discover Bank’s deposit rates fell by 10 to 15 bps. It has only been about two weeks since their last round of rate cuts which took all rates below 1.00%. APY change summary on 4 popular products: Savings Account: 0.60% (was 0.70%, 2019 peak 2.10%, pre-2020 low 0.80% in 2013) Money Market: 0.50% $100k+ (was 0.60%, 2019 peak 2.00%, pre-2020 low 0.75% in 2012) 1-year CD: 0.60% (was 0.70%, 2019 peak 2.65%, pre-2020 low 0.80% in 2013) 5-year CD: 0.80% (was 0.95%, 2019 peak 3.00%, pre-2020 low 1.50% in 2013)

Discover Bank Cuts Savings Account, Money Market And CD Rates - 9/3/2020

All of Discover Bank’s deposit rates are now below 1.00%. Rates dropped 10 bps on just about all of its products. Before today, Discover’s 5-, 7- and 10-year CDs had a 1.05% APY. All three are now at 0.95% APY. APY change summary on 3 popular products: Savings Account: 0.70% (was 0.80%, 2019 peak 2.10%, pre-2020 low 0.80% in 2013) 1-year CD: 0.70% (was 0.80%, 2019 peak 2.65%, pre-2020 low 0.80% in 2013) 5-year CD: 0.95% (was 1.05%, 2019 peak 3.00%, pre-2020 low 1.50% in 2013)

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12/7/17 - Discover Bank Increases Savings Account and Money Market Rates
12/7/17 - Discover Bank Raises Online Savings & Money Market Account Rates
11/1/17 - Discover Bank Savings Account $150/$200 Bonus
10/13/17 - Rate Increases At Discover Bank
8/25/17 - Discover Bank Adds New $150 or $200 Savings Bonuses
8/2/17 - Online Savings Account Rate Increase
6/9/17 - Discover Bank Ups Savings and MM Rates: Second Increase in Two Months
6/9/17 - Discover Again Raises Online Savings Account Rate
6/1/17 - Discover Bank Increases CD Rates
4/26/17 - Discover Bank Increases Savings Account Rate To 5-Year High
4/20/17 - Discover Bank Has $100 Bonus On New Online Savings
3/30/17 - Discover Bank Raises Several CD Rates
3/13/17 - Discover Bank Removes Minimum Deposit On Savings Account
12/26/15 - Discover Bank Boosts Long-Term CD Rates
10/21/15 - Cashback Checking $300 Bonus - Ends November 15, 2015
6/25/15 - Rate Increase For Online Savings Accounts
1/16/15 - Discover Bank's Cashback Checking and Bonus Available to Existing Customers
11/25/14 - Discover Bank Raises Rate On Online Savings & Money Market Accounts.
4/22/14 - Discover Bank Cash Back Checking Getting Worse
4/9/14 - Discover Bank Raises Long-Term CD Rates But Beware of Larger Penalties
1/8/14 - Discover Bank - Savings - Deposit Slips/Envelopes No Longer Available?
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
1/22/13 - 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
7/26/12 - Discover Offering Some Credit Card Customers Its Premium Savings Account
3/28/12 - BJs Gift Card $75
3/25/12 - Discover Plans To Add Mortgages, Checking Accounts
2/28/12 - More Rate Drops At Discover Bank
1/11/12 - Discover Bank Rate Drop
9/23/11 - Discover Veers Away From M&A
9/20/11 - Disover Bank Rate Drop
8/2/11 - A Rate Drop At 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
2/1/11 - Discover Bank Savings Rate Drop (3672)
11/29/10 - Discover Bank Checking
10/26/10 - Discover Bank Savings Rate Drop
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
8/15/10 - 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
2/24/10 - 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
12/19/09 - Discover Bank's CD Rates Up To 5.02%
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
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 (226)

Good bank

I am very pleased with Discover Bank online. They have no fees and no deposit minimums as well. They don't charge silly fees for taking money out of the account. They also provide the added benefit of free checks. No other bank I've dealt with for a brick and mortar charges no fees for checks. When I need to call them for help they are always there 24/7 to answer my questions. They are reliable as well as they are well established. I also got an incentive to join the bank when I first opened up my account. They deposited money directly into my account just for opening up an account with them. I haven't had to deposit my check from work into the account just to not be charged fees. My brick and mortar bank does charge fees if you don't make so many deposits. This bank is hassle free and reliable. You can easily transfer money into and out of the account using the online system.

ACH Transfer No Longer Working To Schwab

I have been transferring $'s via ACH several times a month from my Discover Bank account to a Schwab bank account, without issue, for at least 18 months. At the beginning of September 2020 I initiated a transfer, as usual, at Discover. The transfer failed. I called Discover and was told they saw no issues on their side and to contact Schwab. I did and Schwab said they saw no issues on their end. I tried again the following day. The transfer failed again. I called Discover and was told that they now showed there had been an error on their side for the first failed transaction and that it looked like I had cancelled the second one, which I most certainly did not. I was told to try again and actually told "third time is the charm". I tried the third time and it failed again. I called Discover and after a considerable amount of time on hold and a transfer to someone else (?) I was told that according to what they (Discover) had been able to find out, Schwab were no longer accepting ACH transfers from them and I would have to initiate my transfer at Schwab. How peculiar. So, I initiated the transfer at Schwab, who hold the tranferred funds for 4 days. Pushing the $'s from Discover, the funds had been available the following business day. I find the entire situation very strange and am somewhat annoyed that Discover took three days after three failed transactions to tell me that no matter how many times I might try it, it would not go through and that they blame Schwab. I called Schwab and they had no knowledge whatsover of Discover's claim that they, Schwab, were not allowing the transfers. I subsequently initiated an ACH push transfer to Schwab from Barclays and that transfer went through with no issues but was not available until the 2nd business day, so it took a day longer than the method I had been using.

Be Very Careful When Opening Cds With Discover Bank

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I have had savings and CD accounts with Discover Bank for more 12 years. I usually didn't check the APY when opening a CD online with Discover Bank. I completely trust the APY shown to me when I selected number of month for CD.

On 3/11/2020, I opened a 24-month CD with Discover Bank. The 2.00% APR was shown to me when I selected 24-month CD from online CD application. 35K was withdrawn from my checking account on 3/12/2020. When I logged in Discover Bank website to verify the money was deposited into the CD, I noticed the APY was reduced to 1.75%. I would not open a 24-month CD with Discover Bank if I saw 1.75% APY at the time I opened the CD since American Express Bank still offered 24-month CD at 2.00% APR. I emailed Discover Bank to tell them about 2.00% APY at the time I submitted my CD application online. I got reply from K, and she told me the APY was changed on 3/10/2020. She also told me I was responsible for checking the APY before opening the CD. I told her it was not a big deal since the account was already opened and funded. I told her that Discover Bank should update APY on online CD application right away every time APY is changed. Otherwise, Discover Bank misleads the customers. It's too bad I have to keep this CD for 2 years, but on 3/15/2020 I opened a 24-month CD at 2.00% APY with American Express Bank. This happened before the Fed lowered the interest rate to 0.00% due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Therefore, if you plan to open a CD with Discover Bank, just double check the APY on Discover website instead of completely relying on APY shown to you on the online CD application. It's also good idea to do a scene capture of APY so you can show Discover Bank. Otherwise, Discover Bank employees will think you just want to make things up in order to get a better rate.

Updated 03/20/2020:
Discover Bank always sent me a letter after the CD was opened. On 03/20/2020 I just received a letter from Discover Bank. I opened the CD on 03/11/2020, but the letter indicated the CD was opened on 03/13/2020. They withdrawn money from my checking account on 03/12/2020, but they didn't open the CD until 03/13/2020. Discover Bank actually lowered the rates on 03/12/2020 according "User-submitted Promotions & Notices" below.

Privacy And Security Is At Risk With Discover Bank

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I have been banking with discover bank saving account for 10 years.I moved and changed my address today.Discover sent me an email indicating they will send confirmation to both old and new address.Why would they send a letter to my old address after i moved with someone else living there? Arent they supposed to protect my privacy and security?By sending a letter to my old address they are putting my privacy and security at risk.Other banks dont do that so why does discover bank have this outdated protocol.Called their customer service and they said its system generated and they have no control over it.Horrible/worst decision to bank with these outdated online banks.Run aways from these banks who put person’s identity and security at risk by sending postal mails to their old address.Going to remove my funds from this bank shortly and take my business elsewhere where my privacy and security are the highest priority and well safe guarded.



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #5649
Year Established1911
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.36%
Return on Equity - YTD4.3%
Annual Interest Income$8.58B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$122.8B$109.2B
LoansQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$80.44B$89.18B
DepositsQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$80.74B$73.43B
Equity CapitalQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$9.54B$11.28B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$8.23B$3.30B
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$883.8MM$1.18B
Real Estate OwnedQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$21.00K$181.00K
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* The APY shown varies based on the deposit amount. Expand the listing to see APYs for other deposit amounts.

Discover Bank Savings Account Rates

0.50%--Online Savings

Discover Bank Money Market Rates

0.40%*$100k*-Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.35% Up to $100k

Discover Bank Checking Account Rates

0.00%--Discover Cashback Debit

Discover Bank CD Rates

0.60%$2.5k-5 Year CD
0.60%$2.5k-7 Year CD
0.60%$2.5k-10 Year CD
0.55%$2.5k-30 Month CD
0.55%$2.5k-3 Year CD
0.55%$2.5k-4 Year CD
0.50%$2.5k-12 Month CD
0.50%$2.5k-18 Month CD
0.50%$2.5k-24 Month CD
0.30%$2.5k-9 Month CD
0.25%$2.5k-6 Month CD
0.20%$2.5k-3 Month CD

Discover Bank IRA Rates

0.60%$2.5k-5 Year IRA
0.60%$2.5k-7 Year IRA
0.60%$2.5k-10 Year IRA
0.55%$2.5k-30 Month IRA
0.55%$2.5k-3 Year IRA
0.55%$2.5k-4 Year IRA
0.50%$2.5k-12 Month IRA
0.50%$2.5k-18 Month IRA
0.50%$2.5k-24 Month IRA
0.30%$2.5k-9 Month IRA
0.25%$2.5k-6 Month IRA
0.20%$2.5k-3 Month IRA

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

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