Deposits held and insured by Emigrant Bank

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5 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Deposits held and insured by Emigrant Bank

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No Problems Here. Just Got Rate Increase Also!

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UPDATE 1/5/2018 : It has been 1 year since I opened up this account and they are awesome. I even had another rate increase again to 1.6. I have no idea why people are trashing them for only having 1 way to move money back and forth. I can move the money with no problems. But why would I move my money from here when they have the best rates and continue to have the best rates each quarter.

Moved over to this bank after old bank CITBank would not give me there new rate with out opening up a new account. I have good credit so setting up the account was painless. As for this waiting 60 days to take out your money? It looks like you do need to keep the money in for 60 days but then you can use your connected account to transfer money out. So that is ok with me. If anything changes when I move to another back with a better rate, I will update this review then. But this bank is fine. The rate is 1.4 now so its even better.

Warning - This Is Not A Liquid Account

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Dollar Savings Direct reserves the right to hold your money for 60 days after you notify them of your intention to withdraw your money.

"Refusal to Permit Withdrawal
The Bank may refuse to permit withdrawals in cases such as, but not limited to, the following:

The Bank chooses to exercise its legal rights to require up to 60 days advance written notice of any intended withdrawal from this Account and the 60 days have not passed since we received the required notice from you;"


So while the interest rate might be nice you are potentially locking up your money for 2 months. So if you want to invest in the stock market during a financial crisis you may not be able to do it with money on deposit at Dollar Savings Direct.

For comparison purposes most other internet banks only reserve the requirement of 7 days advanced notice for withdrawals.

Can't Withdrawal From External Source

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Evidently, the only way you can withdrawal your money through ACH is by initiating it from their website. You can't have another externally linked bank debit the funds. Interesting however that you can have an external bank deposit the funds, but the same bank cannot withdrawal them. Totally unacceptable in my opinion. A stupid policy like this is an excellent way to lose customers.

Account Holder

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Been with dollar savings for about 6 months, in fact I invested in a cd recently. The one thing that blew my mind, is I've had a savings account with, I guess it's called there parent company, it' part of dollar savings direct, is Emigrant Bank, and I clicked on a link that said "earn interest three times what banks pay" Now mind you, I was getting 0.5% with no minimum balance. well when I saw this link, they were not kidding, now these are all internet banks, just like my Emigrant acc. they had rates that were from about 1.25% to around 1.80% all FDIC insured, with no minimum deposit. Called Emigrant, asked why didn't anybody tell me about Dollar savings direct, he mumbled something, if there ever was a no brainer incident, this has got to be it. Pulled my money out of Emigrant, and put a total of $440,000, folks thats when the good times started. Was getting $600plus interst, compared to $48 from my reg. bank. Not kidding folks. 1.8% vs .05 makes a really big difference. Ever hear the old saying, knowledge is power?



Data as of Q4 2021

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Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #12054
Year Established1850
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD2.87%
Return on Equity - YTD13.28%
Annual Interest Income$241.2MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$5.80B$6.26B
LoansQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$4.09B$4.19B
DepositsQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$4.21B$4.70B
Equity CapitalQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$1.39B$1.27B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$80.3MM$79.7MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$185.8MM$220.1MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$19.0MM$8.9MM
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DollarSavingsDirect Savings Account Rates

0.75%--Dollar Savings Account

DollarSavingsDirect CD Rates

2.00%$1k-60 Month CD
1.25%$1k-12 Month CD
1.25%$1k-16 Month CD
1.25%$1k-24 Month CD
0.75%$1k-6 Month CD

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