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866-285-1856
615 Merrick Avenue
Westbury, NY 11590

My Banking Direct is a service of New York Community Bank, a consumer-facing institution that offers personal and business banking products and services. New York Community Bank is a subsidiary of New York Community Bancorp, a bank holding company.

My Banking Direct was created by NYCB in order to offer higher annual percentage yields on Money Market and Certificate of Deposit (CD) accounts. By avoiding overhead costs created by branches, the bank can offer higher yields through its online platform. Money markets accounts offer interest rates that are usually among the best in the country and have an initial minimum deposit requirement. DepsositAccounts.com has recognized these Money Market accounts several times in the past. CDs also offer some of the best rates in the country.

My Banking Direct online banking offers a secure platform on which customers can check their account balances, transfer funds, and pay merchants and bills. The online account can also be linked to brokerage accounts to provide an easy way to fund accounts.

New York Community Bank is headquartered in Westbury, New York, and apart from its online bank, serves its customers through multiple branches located throughout the region. It was originally established in 1859.

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12Mo (2.45% APY) And 24Mo (2.75% APY) Cds - 8/30/2018

My Banking Direct has new rates on its 12-month CD (2.45% APY) and 24-month CD (2.75% APY). Minimum deposit of $500.

Money Market, 1.75% APY, $25,000+ - 6/7/2018

My Banking Direct has raised the rate on its Money Market account. 1.75% APY - $25,00,+ 1.50% APY - $5,000+ 0.25% APY - below $5,000 Minimum opening deposit is $2,500

My Banking Direct CD Rates Go Up - 3/19/2018

My Banking Direct raised the rates on its three CDs. 1.75% APY - 6 months, $2,500 minimum 2.00% APY - 12 months, $500 minimum 2.25% APY - 24 months, $500 minimum

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Good Rates, Poor Service

Posted by: Adindsen | Jan 27, 2018

We previously used mybabkingdirect when we lived in New York City for the first few months we were there. The rates on the CDs were very good at the time and so we thought it would be a good thing to try. We used a 12 month CD and upon completion of that time, we had an incredibly difficult time getting our money back and the rates they had quoted us (and were on our contract) were not the ones that had compounded. It took multiple conversations with customer service agents to get it squared away and it was definitely not worth our time and effort. Eventually they made it right, but it took quite a long time and was not worth it to us when the rates were not drastically different than competitors.

Almost Joined, But $200K Monthly Withdrawal Limit Was A Deal-Killer For Me

At 1.05%, MyBankingDirect offers the highest national savings yield at 1.05%.  But ultimately I didn't join because of one restriction that was a deal-killer for me. You are allowed to withdraw no more than $200,000 in a calendar month.  Because I want to be able to immediately withdraw more than $200,000 if I decide to buy a house, it was a deal-killer.

An annoying thing about MyBankingDirect is that it is impossible to know any of the fees they charge until you actually get to the middle of the application process and you get to read the disclosure agreements.  I'm writing this review simply to share the relevant details.

Details:

• 1.05% as long as your balance is over $5,000, otherwise it's 0.25%

• $10 monthly fee if you go under $1,000

• $4.95/month for Money HQ, which is an annoying service you need to transfer money in and out of your account.  But I believe it's only necessary if you initiate the transfer from your MyBankingDirect account.  I would have been able to get around this simply by initiating all money transfers, incoming and outgoing, from other bank accounts

• $30 if you close your account within 180 days of opening it

• $200,000 maximum withdrawal limit per calendar month

Ultimately I would have signed up were it not for the $200,000 limit.  I know that Discover Bank is even worse with a $100,000 limit per rolling 30-day period.  And don't get me started on Discover's policy of not paying out accrued interest when you close an account.

Unhelpful Website, Hidden Fees, Unprofessional Approach

Posted by: KiwiLass | Mar 12, 2012

My experiences from opening a Money Market Account with MyBankingDirect.com so far:

Positives;

- High interest rate on MMA's

- Easy to open an account

Negatives;

- Login information for their website isn't sent until you request it, and not sent immediately on request

- Emails from customer service are written in Papyrus font and look unprofessional

- There's a $25 monthly fee to link to outside bank accounts which is not mentioned anywhere before you sign up

- There's a $30 closing fee

- Your account number and the bank's routing number aren't available on their website anywhere, and cannot be requested via email

- The website is difficult to navigate

 

I'd be very interested to hear other people's experiences, there doesn't seem to be much information around from other customers and I'm trying to decide if I should just weather the storm and stay with these guys.

My Online Experience.

Posted by: MajorGree | Jan 28, 2018

I have banked with mybankingdirect for a few years now. The website is very user friendly and the interest return of above one percent is awesome. I haven't had a problem in the past and no problems. I like how there are no monthly fees and no minimum balance. I have set up a recurring deposit from each of my paychecks so I forgot what I have in my savings account. I can go in and check what I am making per month and yearly and see that my money is safe and making more money. A little, but I am making money. I would recommend this bank for anyone that would like a nice easy online bank to store money.

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Health
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Health Grade Components

Overall
FDIC Certificate #16022
Year Established1859
Employees1617
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.99%
Return on Equity - YTD7.13%
Annual Interest Income$765.1MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$47.10B$44.76B
LoansQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$36.64B$36.41B
DepositsQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$26.91B$26.33B
Equity CapitalQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$6.43B$6.34B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$135.2MM$127.0MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$9.5MM$153.9MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$5.2MM$9.6MM
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12Mo (2.45% APY) And 24Mo (2.75% APY) Cds

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My Banking Direct has new rates on its 12-month CD (2.45% APY) and 24-month CD (2.75% APY). Minimum deposit of $500.

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My Banking Direct Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.75%*$25k*-My Banking Direct Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% Up to $5k | 1.50% $5k - $25k

My Banking Direct Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.02%$2.5k-My Banking Direct Checking Account

My Banking Direct CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.75%$500-24 Month CD
2.45%$500-12 Month CD
2.15%$2.5k-6 Month CD
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My Banking Direct is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 615 Merrick Avenue - Westbury, NY 11590

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