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Salem Five Direct

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1.85%SavingseOne Savings - New Money Only
2.00%3-year CD36 Month eCD Special
2.00%18-month CD18 Month eCD Special

Overview / Commentary
71 Washington Street
Salem, MA 01970

Salem Five Direct is an online division of Salem Five Cents Savings Bank, an innovative bank located in Salem, Massachusetts with over 150 years of banking experience. On the Salem Five Direct website you will find unique bank product offerings developed exclusively for clients seeking to conduct business on the internet. These offers will not be available through the Salem Five branch network and will change from time to time. The Salem Five Direct mission is to offer unprecedented value to our direct banking customers through exclusive product features at highly competitive prices.

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Salem Five Direct Ups eOne Savings APY - 3/12/2018

Salem Five Direct (internet bank) has raised the rate on its eOne Savings account to 1.85% APY on balances up to $1 million. Available to new eOne Savings customers.

1.85% On New Eone Savings Accounts - 3/9/2018

Up to $1,000,000. Fine print says new accounts only opened after 3/9/18.

Salem Five Direct New eOne Savings Rate Raised - 10/25/2017

Salem Five Direct (internet bank) has raised the rate on its eOne Savings account to 1.50% APY on balances up to $1 million. Available to new eOne Savings customers.

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New Customer

Posted by: renatl | Nov 17, 2017

It takes time to join this bank. They say 24-48 hours but be patient it takes longer. I understand they have a small staff. I am pleased so far with this bank. The nice perk is having a chat window when you sign in with any problems. I had excellent customer service with Jennifer! The rate is nice and I chose the Savings. Some web browsers do not work like Internet Explorer 11. I suggest Firefox or Chrome.

Update 3/10/18: They raised the rate to 1.85% for new customers only. I called SalemFive and mentioned that I may have to move my balance to another savings that is paying 1.80% and he gave me the 1.85% as of the next business day. Great customer service! I will stay with SalemFive!


Posted by: tmdeee | Oct 20, 2014

It has been down to .65% for about a year now. When I opened this account about 4 years ago they guaranteed the advertised rate for a certain amount of time. Now all I find on their website is this quote: "The rate may change after the account is opened." I talked to a customer rep who said the rate is subject to change on Tuesday of each week, but rarely changes. Still couldn't get a straight answer as to when the 1.00% would change for newer accounts.

As far as transfer/ACH out: The $3 charge is only if the transfer is initiated at Salem Five as a transfer OUT. Three ways to get money out of eOne Savings with NO FEES: 1) Initiate a transfer at the account you want the money to go to. 2) Open an eOne checking account when you open an eOne Savings account -only $100 minimum to open, no minimum to maintain, no fees and some free checks plus .25% interest- transfer whatever amount you want to withdraw to checking and use bill pay which also has no fees and usually ends up being an ACH anyway depending on who you are paying, or 3) write yourself or whoever a paper check. I have had good customer service with them although they sometimes don't answer emails promptly.

Salem Is Not Ready Yet To Dip Into The Relm Of Internet Banking

Posted by: GRussell | Apr 1, 2018

I always like to make a quick phone call to a prospective bank's customer service staff before jumping tor the highest interest rate. Most times there is a reason, a necessity for offering those rates. Based on my conversation Salem I believe is going through growing pains and the CS rep, Allison is overwhelmed with the response. She left me with the impression that she really would rather I take my business elsewhere. She was honest in admitting that they have been modifying some of there procedures and especially ornery fees because of complaints, (ie.the $3 ACH external transfer fee for each transaction). But I've dealt with the lengthy and unnecessary application process with other banks where you must provide superfluous documents and information, and then wait.. Hopefully they will get it right some day, hire more people and streamline their system. i wish them the best. For now the extra point 15 percent is by far not worth the anxiety of dealing with banks like this. There are currently fair to good internet banks offering 1.7% on money markets.

They Assume You're Dumb Enough To Stay With Them

Posted by: CSample | Feb 10, 2018

There are generally two types of banks I avoid. First, because I don’t like to keep changing accounts, I avoid banks that don’t have a record of consistently competitive rates. Second, I put banks I consider deceptive on my “never again” list. Salem falls into this second category.

Avoid this bank unless you don’t mind logging in to your account frequently to see the real interest rate you’re earning. Even though their website or DA may show the rate they pay on an account with the exact name (e.g. eone Savings) as one you have, they eventually shift you to a special established customer rate that is lower than all of the advertised rates.

When I asked them to close my account, they sent a letter making it clear to me just how stupid they must think I am. They wrote, “In lieu of closing the account, perhaps you would be interested in our newest eOne Savings account product, with a 1.50 percent Annual Percentage Yield rate. This is a promotion being offered to attract new customers, much like your initial rate was when you opened your account… We are committed to keeping our rates competitive.” If they were committed to keeping their rates competitive, why would they lower the rates to established customers while only new customers in the identically identified savings account could earn the competitive rate? Simply deceptive. Avoid them.



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #23296
Year Established1855
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.71%
Return on Equity - YTD6.97%
Annual Interest Income$160.5MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$4.68B$4.12B
LoansQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$3.51B$2.98B
DepositsQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$3.40B$3.09B
Equity CapitalQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$470.6MM$435.6MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$28.7MM$24.6MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$13.7MM$14.7MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$1.6MM$2.0MM
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1.85% On New Eone Savings Accounts

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Up to $1,000,000. Fine print says new accounts only opened after 3/9/18.

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Salem Five Direct Savings Account Rates

1.85%*-$1meOne Savings - New Money Only
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $1mm+

Salem Five Direct Checking Account Rates

0.25%*-$1meOne Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $1mm+

Salem Five Direct CD Rates

2.50%$10k$500k48 Month eCD Special
2.00%$10k$500k18 Month eCD Special
2.00%$10k$500k36 Month eCD Special

Salem Five Direct is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 71 Washington Street - Salem, MA 01970

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