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My Banking Direct

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APYACCOUNT TYPEACCOUNT NAME
1.00%Money MarketEarn >More Money Market
1.05%1-year CD12 Month CD
1.25%2-year CD24 Month CD

Overview / Commentary
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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MyBankingDirect Increases Money Market APY To 1.00% - 9/24/2016

MyBankingDirect increased the top rate on its money market account from 0.80% to 1.00% apy. The new rate applies to balances of $25k+. The rate remains at 0.80% for balances of $5k to under $25k. Balances under $5k earn 0.10%. The same change applies to AmTrustDirect. Both MyBankingDirect and AmTrustDirect are under New York Community Bank. There are many better internet money market accounts and savings accounts, but it’s nice to see another internet bank in the 1% club.

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My Best Experience

Posted by: Beaker | Aug 15, 2014

My Banking Direct has been the best bank that I have ever had.I find it easier that many brick and mortar banks.I pick what I need and it always there.My employer deposits my weekly check into my account.My funds are instantly available.I pay my bills,shop anywhere and shop online all with peace of mind that I wont be charged any fee's.There is never a surprise charge on my account.This bank is normal and easy to use.I had a problem,which was totally my fault,I called customer service,they were polite and helped me find a way to fix my error.They are very professional and take care of their customers.

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.

PNC Run Around

Posted by: Tell_all | Jan 18, 2014

ONLINE CREDIT CARD PMT 01/17

THIS IS FALSE INFORMATION THAT WAS ADDED TO MY ACCOUNT

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Health
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Health Grade Components

Overall
FDIC Certificate #16022
Year Established1859
Employees2090
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.12%
Return on Equity - YTD8.99%
Annual Interest Income$781.1MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$45.42B$44.52B
LoansQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$36.31B$33.05B
DepositsQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$26.65B$26.08B
Equity CapitalQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$5.71B$5.46B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$160.6MM$172.8MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$162.7MM$188.2MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2016vs Q2 2015$12.8MM$26.1MM
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MyBankingDirect Increases Money Market APY To 1.00%

Ken Tumin   |  
MyBankingDirect increased the top rate on its money market account from 0.80% to 1.00% apy. The new rate applies to balances of $25k+. The rate remains at 0.80% for balances of $5k to under $25k. Balances under $5k earn 0.10%.

The same change applies to AmTrustDirect. Both MyBankingDirect and AmTrustDirect are under New York Community Bank.

There are many better internet money market accounts and savings accounts, but it’s nice to see another internet bank in the 1% club.

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My Banking Direct Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.00%*$25k*-Earn >More Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% Up to $5k | 0.80% $5k - $25k

My Banking Direct CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.25%$500-24 Month CD
1.05%$500-12 Month CD
Locations

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