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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 Drops Most CD Rates - 4/15/2019

All Terms(Except the 60-Month) had a rate drop today. 12-month 2.70%(was 2.75%) 24-month 2.70%(was 3.00%) 36-month 2.85%(was 2.95%) All other terms longer then 12-months are 2.70% except the 36-month and the 60-month rate is unchanged(3.10%). Was expecting to see more Online Banks to follow Ally's lead.

Sallie Mae Bank Increases 24-Month CD Rate To 3.00% - 3/13/2019

24-Month back to 3.00% APY.

Sallie Mae Bank Money Market Rate Increases To 2.30% APY - 3/5/2019

Sallie Mae Bank (internet bank) has raised the rate of its Money Market account to 2.30% APY on all balances. No minimum opening deposit required.

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6/21/16 - SallieMae Bank Adds New Upromise GoalSaver Account
5/2/16 - Sallie Mae Bank Offers Money Market Promo Rate
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

Excellent Experiences.

Posted by: murr9506 | Oct 22, 2018

I've been with Sallie Mae for years. Their website has always been accurate and very easy to use. I like that their money market account not only offers a highly competitive rate (which they've been increasing) but also offers check writing privileges.

Terrible Website

Posted by: RandRose | Aug 5, 2018

Decent rates, terrible and outdated website.

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.

Do Not Trust Them With Your Money

Posted by: lindl8199 | Mar 21, 2019

Sallie Mae closed my account for (what they call) "suspicious activity" three weeks ago. They won't tell me what this "suspicious activity" was supposed to be, they won't tell me when I will get my money back... they won't even tell me what the closing balance of my account was (so I can figure out whether my account was hacked). I've been in a constant state of panic for three weeks because I don't know if I'll ever see my money again.

To be clear, I'm a college professor, excellent credit, above-average financial wealth, I haven't even had a traffic ticket in 15 years. I'm not some shady character. The only thing I ever did with my Sallie Mae account was put money in it, and they won't give me any answers about where my money is or when I'll get it back. So if you think "Oh, this couldn't happen to me," IT COULD EASILY HAPPEN TO YOU. Do not run the risk, it isn't worth it.



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #58177
Year Established2005
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD2.16%
Return on Equity - YTD19.87%
Annual Interest Income$1.94B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$26.59B$21.65B
LoansQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$22.27B$18.57B
DepositsQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$19.33B$16.00B
Equity CapitalQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$2.91B$2.35B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$341.1MM$251.5MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$73.9MM$52.8MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$0$0
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Sallie Mae Bank Drops Most CD Rates

buckeye61   |  
All Terms(Except the 60-Month) had a rate drop today.

12-month 2.70%(was 2.75%)
24-month 2.70%(was 3.00%)
36-month 2.85%(was 2.95%)

All other terms longer then 12-months are 2.70% except the 36-month and the 60-month rate is unchanged(3.10%).

Was expecting to see more Online Banks to follow Ally's lead.

Sallie Mae Bank Increases 24-Month CD Rate To 3.00%

buckeye61   |  
24-Month back to 3.00% APY.

Sallie Mae Bank Increases Rate On Money Market Account To 2.30%

buckeye61   |  
Money Market 2.30%(Was 2.20%)

No other rate changes on High-Yield Savings or CD Terms.

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Sallie Mae Bank Savings Account Rates

2.10%--High-Yield Savings

Sallie Mae Bank Money Market Rates

2.30%--Money Market

Sallie Mae Bank CD Rates

3.10%$2.5k-60 Month CD
2.85%$2.5k-36 Month CD
2.70%$2.5k-12 Month CD
2.70%$2.5k-13 Month CD
2.70%$2.5k-15 Month CD
2.70%$2.5k-18 Month CD
2.70%$2.5k-24 Month CD
2.70%$2.5k-30 Month CD
2.50%$2.5k-11 Month CD
2.25%$2.5k-9 Month CD
2.20%$2.5k-6 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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