Popular Direct

Deposits held and insured by Popular Bank

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85 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
Deposits held and insured by Popular Bank

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Rate Drop To .65 On High Tier Ultimate Savings - 10/15/2020

Just checked account and they have dropped rate to .65 % 10-15-20

Popular Direct Lowers Savings To .75% APY - 8/1/2020

Used to be 1.05%, dropped to .75% APY. https://www.populardirect.com/products/savings/popular-direct-select-savings/

Popular Direct Slashes CD Rates; Savings Rate Steady For The Moment - 3/16/2020

Per Popular direct website, while the savings rate remains at 1.80% APY for the moment, CD rates have been severely cut -- 1, 3, and 4 yrs. at 1.05% APY and 5 year at 1.15% APY. Full rate table below (all rates APY): 3 Month 0.80% 6 Month 0.85% 1 Year 1.05% 18 Month 0.90% 2 Year 0.95% 3 Year 1.05% 4 Year 1.05% 5 Year 1.15%

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No Problems With Frozen Account Or Transferring Money

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Reading all these negative reviews about this bank ~ I panicked and tried to transfer $5,000 out a couple days ago. Just checked today and had no problems what so ever. I have had an account of some form with Popular Bank for a couple years now; I just keep opening up a new account when they offer better rates and transfer all but $500 until the old account has been opened 180 days to avoid the early withdraw fee... THAT is a pain, but I must say I have never encountered any issues and whenever I call customer service, I am satisfied with the service that I get. Their website isn't as sophisticated as others, but I keep getting the great interest rate which makes me stay.

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Take a look at the very fine print on the account agreement before you do business with this bank. When you close your account, they DO NOT accrue interest to the closing date. That can get expensive if you don't pay attention.

Never Trust Popular Direct

Popular Direct advertised 2.55% savings interest and we open a savings account and deposited close to $250K. Over the next 15 days, Popular Bank dropped the interest rate to 2.37%. We moved all our monie out since there are other banks which pays higher interest. Popular Bank wants to charge $4.00 a month per account and another $25 early termination fee. They are not gracious in waiving anything due to their shortcoming. NEVER BANK WITH POPULAR DIRECT!!

Just Read The Account Conditions Before Investing

I have investments in a CD and Ultimate Savings Account with Popular and all has gone well. But then again, I read the conditions of the Ultimate Savings Account and understood how it worked before I plunked my money down.

So many of the complaining customers act so outraged when the bank treats their account exactly like they said they would - - in writing.

Yesterday I did a transfer from Popular to my external account and it was there this morning.

Yes, rates in a savings account can go down. That's the nature of a savings account. If you don't want that to happen, buy a CD.

The representatives on the phone have always been responsive and polite to me, likely because I'm polite with them. Try it.



Data as of Q3 2020

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Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #34967
Year Established1999
Primary RegulatorFED
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD-0.22%
Return on Equity - YTD-1.27%
Annual Interest Income$290.5MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$10.22B$10.10B
LoansQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$7.56B$7.01B
DepositsQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$7.68B$7.64B
Equity CapitalQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$1.79B$1.81B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$171.3MM$61.6MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$43.5MM$82.7MM
Real Estate OwnedQ3 2020vs Q3 2019$1.6MM$2.4MM
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Popular Direct Savings Account Rates

0.65%--Popular Direct Select Savings

Popular Direct CD Rates

0.80%$10k-5 Year Popular Direct CD
0.60%$10k-4 Year Popular Direct CD
0.50%$10k-3 Year Popular Direct CD
0.40%$10k-2 Year Popular Direct CD
0.35%$10k-18 Month Popular Direct CD
0.30%$10k-1 Year Popular Direct CD
0.20%$10k-6 Month Popular Direct CD
0.15%$10k-3 Month Popular Direct CD

Popular Direct is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 85 Broad Street - New York, NY 10004

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