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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11/15/18 - Discover Bank Online Savings Account Has New APY
11/14/18 - Discover Raises Money Market Rates And Online Savongs Rate
10/14/18 - Discover Now At 1.90%
10/3/18 - Discover Bank Bumps Up Online Savings And Money Market Accounts.
8/31/18 - Small Increase At Discover Bank On Savings Rates.
7/6/18 - Discover Bank Ups Online Savings, Money Market and CD Rates
7/6/18 - Rate Hike At Discover
6/14/18 - Savings Rate Hike At Discover
5/31/18 - Discover Bank Ups Online Savings And Money Market Rates
5/25/18 - Savings Rate Hike At Discover
5/17/18 - Small Rate Increases At Discover Bank
2/23/18 - More Discover Bank Rate Hikes - Savings Account, Money Market and CDs
2/23/18 - Rate Increases On Deposit Accounts At Discover Bank
2/22/18 - Discover Changes and Expands Availability of Cashback Checking
1/17/18 - Discover Bank Increases Rates - Savings Account, Money Market and CDs
1/17/18 - Discover Banks Raises Online Savings And Money Market Account Rates
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 (229)

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.

Good Experience With Discover Bank

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I had good experiences with discoverbank for many years. I find other online banks with slightly higher interest rate, but they make it difficult to transfer money OUT from their account. You can transfer money in, but somehow transfer out doesn't work or is extremely slow. Also other banks limit ACH transfer s out by the month or day. It's worth having a lower interest rate of 0.1% to be able to access your money.

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.


This bank won't exchange money unless you have an account with them or a Discover Card with their bank. Since when don't banks trade a $20 for twenty $1? Is that too much to ask of a bank anymore?
Good grief what is this coming to anyhow! That this kind of action is even necessary?

See, I took the time to write this review and let them know that it is not a necessary nor correct action for a bank to take. That's what banks do; that's what banks are for!



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #5649
Year Established1911
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD4.98%
Return on Equity - YTD49.78%
Annual Interest Income$5.40B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$108.9B$112.2B
LoansQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$80.65B$80.74B
DepositsQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$77.32B$80.18B
Equity CapitalQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$11.71B$8.80B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$7.03B$8.18B
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$719.8MM$1.10B
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$0$21.00K
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Discover Bank Savings Account Rates

0.40%--Online Savings
0.40%--IRA Savings

Discover Bank Money Market Rates

0.35%*$100k*-Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.30% Up to $100k

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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