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175 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Sallie Mae Bank is a financial institution affiliated with Sallie Mae, the company widely known for its student loan business. The SLM Corporation (the formal name for Sallie Mae) is a publicly traded (NASDAQ: SLM) education finance corporation with a plethora of divisions and subsidiaries that offer an array of debt management services and business products. Sallie Mae Bank is a recent venture by the company into the retail banking space.

The bank offers three different types of savings products on its personal banking side, including Money Market and savings accounts, and Certificates of Deposit (CDs). DepositAccounts.com has featured Sallie Mae’s Money Market account in the past for its competitive rate offering, and it is still usually one of the top offerings in the country. The MMA comes with check writing capabilities and has no minimum balance requirement, no monthly fees, and no tiered interest rates. The savings account offering is very similar, having no monthly fees or minimum balance requirements, as well as a comparable interest rate. The main difference between Sallie Mae’s Money Market and savings account is that the savings account offers a 10% annual match on Upromise rewards, whereas the Money Market account comes with check writing but no rewards. The bank’s CDs are available in 12-, 36-, and 60-month term lengths and come with fixed rates and minimum initial deposit requirements. Sallie Mae Bank also makes undergraduate and graduate student loans available, as well as family loans for kids in K-12 grades.

Sallie Mae Bank online banking provides the only way for customers to access their deposit accounts, as the bank has no physical branches. The web-based platform gives account holders the ability to perform functions like direct deposit, bill pay, and funds transfers, but because the bank doesn’t offer a checking account to the public, customers should be careful to avoid going over the six transactions per month limit.

Sallie Mae Bank is a subsidiary of the SLM Corporation, which was created in 1972 as a government-partnered mutual loan entity. In 2004, the company permanent severed ties with the U.S. government and became a private sector company. A year later, in 2005, the bank was started in order to complement its loan business. In the summer of 2013, Sallie Mae announced that it was going to divide its education loan management business from its banking business in order to offer more consumer lending products on its banking side. Sallie Mae Bank is currently headquartered in Murray, Utah, and maintains it customers’ deposit accounts through its online banking system.

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Sallie Mae Bank New Issue Brokered CD: 5Yrs., 3.05% - 4/18/2018

Listed at Vanguard. Maturity date is April 25, 2023. $10,000 minimum.

Sallie Mae Bank Money Market Now Earns 1.65% APY - 4/7/2018

Sallie Mae Bank raised the rates on its Money Market Account (1.65% APY, no min), High-Yield Savings (1.55% APY, no min), and several of its CDs ($2.5k min deposit).

Sallie Mae Bank Rate Increases - 4/6/2018

Money Market Acct now 1.65%(Was 1.55%) High Yield Savings now 1.55%(Was 1.45%) CD Rate Increases: 12 Month now 2.10%(Was 2.05%) 36 Month now 2.30%(Was 2.20%) 60 Month now 2.65%(Was 2.50%) More pressure on other large online banks to raise their rates!

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10/14/15 - Sallie Mae Bank Has Money Market Promotional Rate
10/11/15 - 1.24% Interest Rate For The First 6 Months
7/4/15 - Sallie Mae Bank Raises Rates On 12-month and 36-month CDs
11/3/14 - Sallie Mae Bank's 12-month CD Rate Raised To Attractive Level - National
5/13/14 - FDIC Announces Settlement With Sallie Mae For Unfair And Deceptive Practices And Violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
5/9/14 - New Longer Term CD Rates At Sallie Mae Bank
3/22/13 - Sallie Mae CD Requirement Change
8/31/12 - Another Money Market Rate Increase at Sallie Mae Bank
7/20/12 - Sallie Mae Bank Raises Yield On Money Market And Savings Accounts.
9/30/11 - Sallie Mae Rate Drop On Online Savings And Money Market Accounts
9/7/11 - Sallie Mae Bank Adds Mobile Banking With Remote Deposit Capture
3/26/11 - Sallie Mae To Launch Student Checking Accounts
3/8/11 - Sallie Mae Bank Cuts Savings Account Rate To 1.10%
2/1/11 - Sallie Mae Bank Cuts Savings Account Yield To 1.25%
11/5/10 - CD Rates Fall At Sallie Mae Bank
11/5/10 - Sallie Mae Bank Cuts Savings Account Yield To 1.30%
9/15/10 - Sallie Mae Bank Lowers CD Rates
9/3/10 - Update on Sallie Mae Bank's Internet Savings Account and CDs
7/5/10 - Sallie Mae Bank's Internet CD Rates - Available Nationwide
5/11/10 - Update on Sallie Mae Bank
5/1/10 - Sallie Mae Bank Raises Its Online Savings Account Rate
3/9/10 - Sallie Mae Online Savings Account Yield Falls to 1.25% APY
3/2/10 - Review of the New Sallie Mae Internet Bank and Its Link to Upromise Rewards
2/15/10 - Anyone Know Anything About Sallie Mae's Online High Yield Savings Account With An Interest Rate Of 1

Great rate, and easy to work with

I signed up with Sallie Mae's high interest savings account when rates started to drop. They have always offered a competitive savings rate, and are super easy to work with. I was easily able to link my bank account to transfer funds back and forth and was able to set up an automatic deposit each month to make my savings thought free. I've never had any issues with using SallieMae.

Competitive interest rate, easy to setup and use.

I've been with Sallie Mae for a few years while looking for a high interest savings account due to interest rates being so low. It was pretty easy to set up the account, and you have the ability to move into CDs and money market pretty easily if you are looking for those types of products. The only complaint I do have is that sometimes the site that you are taken to to view statements can glitch out and it's unviewable. I eventually get them to work and they're viewable. Not sure if maybe it's an issue with my browser or not. I thought it was pretty easy to link my bank for savings transfers and automatic deposits. All in all, I'm pleased and haven't found any reason to leave.

Get Up To Speed

Terribly unsophisticated Web presence. Pedestrian design and functionality. Counterintuitive rather than user-friendly. I bookmarked the banking page, when I clicked on the bookmark, it went to the student loans page. I deleted the banking bookmark, then reinstated it. Same thing. When clicked, it went to the student loans page. It's hard to even find the banking page by Googling Sallie Mae.

Becoming Primitive

I first signed up for this account about 10 years a go, when it had around the highest interest rates of its competitors. Coming into the 2018, the website has not changed at all. Its a very primitive website. Some may like that, others may not. I guess they figure "if its not broke, why change it"?
I'm okay with its primitiveness, but since I first opened the account, the interest rate has gone down significantly, and I actually switched to another online savings account that offers a higher interest rate.
The last thing that really bothers me and ultimately made me switch to another savings account, is the wait times on funds availability. It takes roughly 5-10 days for your funds in your account to become available. In this day in age of instant transfers and quick processing, I find the hold times to be WAY too long.
Overall, they need to revamp their site and their rules on availability and come into the year 2018.



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #58177
Year Established2005
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.6%
Return on Equity - YTD14.5%
Annual Interest Income$1.44B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$21.65B$18.31B
LoansQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$18.57B$15.14B
DepositsQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$16.00B$13.97B
Equity CapitalQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$2.35B$2.00B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$251.5MM$184.7MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$52.8MM$34.5MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$0$0
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Sallie Mae Bank New Issue Brokered CD: 5Yrs., 3.05%

alan1   |  
Listed at Vanguard. Maturity date is April 25, 2023. $10,000 minimum.

Sallie Mae Bank Rate Increases

buckeye61   |  
Money Market Acct now 1.65%(Was 1.55%)
High Yield Savings now 1.55%(Was 1.45%)

CD Rate Increases:

12 Month now 2.10%(Was 2.05%)
36 Month now 2.30%(Was 2.20%)
60 Month now 2.65%(Was 2.50%)

More pressure on other large online banks to raise their rates!

Sallie Mae Bank Ups Money Market Acct Rate

buckeye61   |  
Now 1.55% APY(Was 1.50%)

Also, the High Yield Savings recently increased to 1.45%

Sallie Mae Gives Money Market Account A Rate Bump

buckeye61   |  
Small increase to 1.50%(Was 1.45%). No other rate changes.

Big CD Rate Increases At Sallie Mae Bank

buckeye61   |  
All Terms are up, but the best deals:

6 Month: 1.30%
12 Month: 2.00%
24 Month: 2.30%
36 Month: 2.20%
60 Month: 2.50%

Two year looks very attractive!!

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Sallie Mae Bank Savings Account Rates

1.55%--High-Yield Savings
0.85%--Upromise GoalSaver Account

Sallie Mae Bank Money Market Rates

1.65%--Money Market

Sallie Mae Bank CD Rates

2.65%$2,500-60 Month CD
2.30%$2,500-36 Month CD
2.30%$2,500-24 Month CD
2.10%$2,500-12 Month CD
2.05%$2,500-18 Month CD
1.68%$2,500-30 Month CD
1.36%$2,500-15 Month CD
1.32%$2,500-13 Month CD
1.30%$2,500-6 Month CD
1.18%$2,500-11 Month CD
0.95%$2,500-9 Month CD

Sallie Mae Bank is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 175 S West Temple - Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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