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85 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004

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Popular Direct Credits Accounts to Correct Effective Date Mistake - 8/16/2018

Popular Direct is providing a credit adjustment on customer accounts that will effectively move the start date of the 2% APY from July 23 to May 17.

Popular Direct Ups Plus Savings Rate - 7/24/2018

Popular Direct has brought back its Plus Savings Account, earning 2.00% APY on balances of $5k and above. CD Rates were also raised, including 2-year CD (2.95% APY).

Popular Direct Implements 60-Day Account Freeze On New Accounts - 7/23/2018

Popular Direct has a new policy that prevents new customers from accessing money in their accounts for 60 days. This is an account freeze.

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Slick And Fast

I worked for a couple of weeks trying to buy a CD from an institution that was paying .05% higher than Popular Direct and finally gave up. I went to the Popular Direct website and within 24 hours, I had filled out the application, confirmed the two micro deposits with my linked bank and the CD was purchased. Really well done website. These folks have their act together. Yes, it's a minuscule 0.05% less in the two year CD rate but the absence of brain damage is worth it!

No Problems With Frozen Account Or Transferring Money

Posted by: susancar | Jun 21, 2018

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.

No Issues On Interest Rate Or Transfers

Posted by: BillA | Aug 17, 2018

I was concerned with all the reviews citing issues with rate drops and inability to transfer funds.
My rate has remained stable.
I sent the bank a query and received a prompt response.
I transferred a sizable amount via ACH and it occurred in a few days as expected.
From my end, I see no unusual activity other than the 60 day hold on funds in new accounts.

Popular Direct Or Popular Evil? Your Account Is Frozen

Posted by: frankcle | Jun 7, 2018

I opened a savings account with Popular Direct on April 4. The bank started to deny all forms of withdrawals from this account since May 26. I called their customer service and was told that they put a retroactive 60 day account hold on all new accounts. There was no email notification of this new policy. They told me to email frauddept@popularevil.com a copy of statement or voided check to prove ownership of the recipient account for the transfer. I sent the "fraud email" as requested on June 2, but was told it would take 3 business days to release the hold. As of today (June 7), I am still unable to make any withdrawal in any form. Good job on preventing fraud, Popular Evil!



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #34967
Year Established1999
Primary RegulatorFED
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.57%
Return on Equity - YTD3.18%
Annual Interest Income$189.0MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$9.47B$8.97B
LoansQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$6.49B$5.79B
DepositsQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$7.06B$6.40B
Equity CapitalQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$1.66B$1.85B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$75.9MM$54.8MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$131.9MM$112.4MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$3.3MM$2.1MM
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5 Year CD Rate Increase To 3.25% APY

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Popular Direct is offering a 5 year CD rate of 3.25% APY (up from 3.05%)

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Popular Direct Savings Account Rates

2.00%$5k-Popular Direct Plus Savings Account

Popular Direct CD Rates

3.25%$10k-5 Year Popular Direct CD
3.05%$10k-4 Year Popular Direct CD
3.00%$10k-3 Year Popular Direct CD
2.95%$10k-2 Year Popular Direct CD
2.80%$10k-18 Month Popular Direct CD
2.50%$10k-1 Year Popular Direct CD
2.05%$10k-6 Month Popular Direct CD
0.75%$10k-3 Month Popular Direct CD

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