Synchrony Bank


Overview / Commentary
866-226-5638
170 Election Road, Suite 125
Draper, UT 84020

Synchrony Bank is an online bank offering FDIC-insured savings products, including high-yield savings accounts, money market accounts and CDs. Savings and money market accounts have no minimum deposit and no monthly fees. None of the accounts, including CDs, require a minimum balance.

The bank has a limited selection of products — for example, you won’t find checking accounts — though rates are competitive. Synchrony Bank promoted annual percentage yields (APYs) of 4.75% for high-yield savings accounts; 2.25% for money market accounts; and 4.80% for 12-month CDs as of May 19, 2024.

CD terms range from three months to 60 months and APYs from 0.25% to 5.00%. Options include a 24-month bump-up CD that allows you to request an increase if the rate on the product rises and an 11-month CD with no early withdrawal penalty.

An ATM card is optional for savings and money market accounts and can be used at any ATM displaying the Plus or Accel logos. Synchrony Bank will also refund up to $5 in domestic ATM fees charged by other financial institutions each statement cycle.

For customer service, you’ll have 24/7 access to an automated phone line at 866-226-5638. Live service is available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday. Note that IRA and Trust teams are unavailable on weekends. The bank also provides a virtual chat for answers to quick questions.

Synchrony Bank pros and cons

Pros:
• Competitive interest rates
• No monthly fees
• Optional ATM card for savings or money market accounts

Cons:
• No physical locations
• No checking accounts
• No ATM network of its own

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Synchrony Bank Rates as of 5-30-2024 - 5/30/2024

Synchrony Bank rates (APY) as of 5-30-2024 include: HYSA @ 4.75% (no change) 6-month @ 4.80% (no change) 9-month @ 5.10% (was 4.90%) 11-month NP @ 0.25% (no change) 12-month @ 4.80% (no change) 13-month @ 4.90% (no change) 14-month @ 5.00% (no change) 15-month @ 4.50% (no change) 16-month @ 4.00% (no change) 18-month @ 4.50% (no change) 19-month @ 4.00% (no change) 24-month @ 4.20% (no change) 36-month @ 4.15% (no change) 48-month @ 4.00% (no change) 60-month @ 4.00% (no change) For more information regarding all Synchrony Bank non-IRA product rates see: https://www.synchronybank.com/banking/ratesandterms/

Synchrony Bank CD Rates as of 5-1-2024 - 5/1/2024

Synchrony Bank Non-IRA CD rates (APY) as of 5-1-2024 include: 6-month @ 4.80% (no change) 9-month @ 4.90% (was 5.25%) 11-month NP @ 0.25% (no change) 12-month @ 4.80% (no change) 13-month @ 5.10% (was 4.90%) 14-month @ 5.00% (no change) 15-month @ 4.50% (no change) 16-month @ 4.00% (no change) 18-month @ 4.50% (no change) 19-month @ 4.00% (no change) 24-month @ 4.20% (no change) 36-month @ 4.15% (no change) 48-month @ 4.00% (no change) 60-month @ 4.00% (no change) For more information regarding all Synchrony Bank CDs see: https://www.synchronybank.com/banking/ratesandterms/ https://www.synchronybank.com/banking/iraratesandterms/

Synchrony Bank CD Rates as of 4-23-2024 - 4/23/2024

Synchrony Bank Non-IRA CD rates (APY) as of 4-23-2024 include: 6-month @ 4.80% (was 5.15%) 9-month @ 5.25% (was 4.90%) 11-month NP @ 0.25% (no change) 12-month @ 4.80% (no change) 13-month @ 4.90% (was 4.50%) 14-month @ 5.00% (no change) 15-month @ 4.50% (no change) 16-month @ 4.00% (no change) 18-month @ 4.50% (no change) 19-month @ 4.00% (no change) 24-month @ 4.20% (no change) 36-month @ 4.15% (no change) 48-month @ 4.00% (no change) 60-month @ 4.00% (no change) For more information regarding all Synchrony Bank CDs see: https://www.synchronybank.com/banking/ratesandterms/ https://www.synchronybank.com/banking/iraratesandterms/

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7/1/21 - Synchrony Raises 9 Month And 15 Month Cds To 0.55%
5/27/21 - Increased Savings Rate
4/6/21 - Synchrony Bank Again Cuts Savings Rates.
2/23/21 - Synchrony High Yield Savings Rate Drops To 0.50%
10/21/20 - Synchrony Financial Disclosed Radical Work-From-Home Plan, Layoffs, And “Office Footprint” Reduction
9/25/20 - Synchrony Bank waiving "certain fees and charges"
7/31/20 - Savings Cut To 0.75% From 1.05%
6/2/20 - Savings Rate Plunges At Synchrony Bank
5/5/20 - Synchrony Bank Lowers Deposit Rates
3/18/20 - Synchrony Bank Makes Another Round Of Rate Cuts
1/14/20 - Synchrony Bank Drops Hi-Yield Savings To 1.7%
11/26/19 - Synchrony Bank Cuts Rate On High Yield Savings
10/12/19 - Synchrony Bank Lowers Savings Rate To 1.90%
9/4/19 - Synchrony Bank Slashes High Yield Savings Rate.
8/13/19 - Synchrony Bank Reduces 3, 4, And 5 Year CD Rates
7/11/19 - Synchrony Bank Cuts Savings Rate
7/2/19 - Synchrony .05 To .10 Reduction In CD Rates
6/11/19 - Synchrony Bank Continues To Slash Their CD Rates
4/30/19 - Synchrony Banks Cuts CD Rates
2/17/19 - 2.85% 15-Month CD Is No More.
2/5/19 - Synchrony Bank Bumps Savings And 12-Month CD Rates
12/25/18 - Synchrony Bank Raises Rates On Savings And Select CD Terms.
11/26/18 - 14 Month CD, 2.80% APY, $2K Min
11/12/18 - 15-MONTH CD 2.75 % APY
11/6/18 - Synchrony Bank Bumps High Yield Savings To 2.05%
10/2/18 - Small Increase On Savings And Money Market And New CD Promo.
8/14/18 - 2.65% 13-Month CD Special At Synchrony Bank
7/24/18 - Synchrony Bank Ups High Yield Savings & Money Market
7/12/18 - Synchrony 12-Month CD To 2.40% APY From 2.25%
6/19/18 - Synchrony Bank Raises 14-Month Promotional CD Rate
6/5/18 - High Yield Savings Rate Increase
5/17/18 - 3% 3-Year Non-Callable Brokered Cds
5/1/18 - HYS Increased To 1.65% APY (Up .1 Basis Pts). CD Increases Also
2/21/18 - Small Rate Increase For Savings & 12 Month CD
2/21/18 - High Yield Savings At 1.55%
2/6/18 - Small Rate Increases At Synchrony Bank
2/1/18 - Synchrony Bank Lowers Rate On 12 Month CD
1/4/18 - Big Rate Increases At Synchrony Bank
11/27/17 - 1.75% 13 Month Certificate
7/24/17 - Synchrony Bank Savings Account Rate Increase
7/18/17 - Small Increase For High Yield Savings Account
6/5/17 - Synchrony 15-Month Special
6/1/17 - Synchrony Bank Raises Its Savings Rate
5/9/17 - CD Rate Increases
1/16/17 - Synchrony Bumps Some CD Rates--A Little
8/10/16 - Synchrony 5-Year CD Rates Drop
5/22/16 - Synchrony Raises EWP For New 4-And 5-Year Cds
2/22/16 - Synchrony Bank CD Rate Reduction
11/5/14 - IRA CD Partial Withdrawal
5/17/14 - Name Change
11/17/13 - 5-Year Jumbo CD Rate Change

Reviews (455)

Sychrony Bank

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I’ve had savings accounts with Sychrony for years and never had a problem ever. I received great interest on my money currently 4.75 High Yield No complaints from me.

Mind The Slow ACH Transfer Times

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1. If you need a savings account to generate a good interest rate, this bank might be an adequate choice.

2. However, they have one of the slowest ACH transfer times. Additionally, they limit transfers to $25,000 per ACH, which takes at least 3 business days after the request is submitted.

3. I decided to close my account with Synchrony since I only had a high-yield savings account (HYSA) and no other products. The multiple complaints I read online made me hesitant about needing to transfer money and wait a week, especially since many other banks are more efficient.

4. When I requested to close my account on a Thursday after the month's interest had been posted, the representative indicated it would take 2 to 3 business days to process the closing and an additional 3 to 4 business days after the closing to receive the funds via ACH transfer to my external account.

5. I confirmed the timing with her three times in different ways and she consistently gave the same answer. The funds were deposited on a Tuesday, meaning it took 3 business days. I'm very pleased to be out of a bank with such long ACH wait times.

BE CAREFUL

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Here is the deal with this bank.

Their interest rate calculation is not transparent.

Don't Trust Them With Your Valuable Savings

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I invested a total of $100K across various CD's and a high interest savings account. Be warned, what they say they'll do and what they actually do are NOT the same. They claim they'll notify you before your CD matures so that you can issue instructions on how to handle the account, or it will automatically roll into a new CD at whatever the prevailing interest is on that day. The reality is that you 'may' get a notification. For my 6 CD's....I was only notified in advance for 2 of them. When you do issue instructions, such as to terminate the account and withdraw the funds, they claim they will confirm in writing your instructions. For my 6 CD's....I received ZERO confirmations and had no way to verify my wishes. Twice I had to call to get secondary confirmation of my wishes - twice it would only be confirmed verbally. Never in writing. Instructions for the closure of your CD's can only be done by calling a customer service rep. There is no way to do this online. When all 6 CD's were closed, all took a week to transfer funds to my primary bank account - transfer times are impossibly slow. I get the impression this bank is not well run and a well presented website hides a multitude of dysfunctionality in the background. Please consider carefully if the benefit of the slightly higher interest rates compared to the competition is worth the limitations of access to your money. I hope that most people would agree, it's not.

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Health

Health Grade Components

Overall
FDIC Certificate #27314
Year Established1988
Employees10162
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.59%
Return on Equity - YTD14.34%
Annual Interest Income$4.58B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2024vs Q1 2023$113.6B$99.37B
LoansQ1 2024vs Q1 2023$86.74B$77.05B
DepositsQ1 2024vs Q1 2023$86.62B$77.64B
Equity CapitalQ1 2024vs Q1 2023$12.61B$11.66B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2024vs Q1 2023$10.46B$9.08B
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2024vs Q1 2023$2.4B$1.66B
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2024vs Q1 2023$0$0
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Synchrony Bank Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
4.75%$0-High Yield Savings

Synchrony Bank Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.25%$0-Money Market Account
2.25%$0-IRA Money Market Account

Synchrony Bank CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
5.15%$0-13 Month CD
5.00%$0-19 Month CD
5.00%$0-14 Month CD
4.90%$0-9 Month CD
4.80%$0-6 Month CD
4.80%$0-12 Month CD
4.50%$0-18 Month CD
4.50%$0-15 Month CD
4.20%$0-24 Month CD
4.15%$0-36 Month CD
4.00%$0-48 Month CD
4.00%$0-60 Month CD
4.00%$0-16 Month CD
3.60%$0-24 Month Bump Up CD
0.25%$0-3 Month CD
0.25%$0-11 Month No Penalty CD

Synchrony Bank IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
5.15%$0-13 Month IRA CD
5.00%$0-19 Month IRA CD
5.00%$0-14 Month IRA CD
4.90%$0-9 Month IRA CD
4.80%$0-6 Month IRA CD
4.80%$0-12 Month IRA CD
4.50%$0-18 Month IRA CD
4.50%$0-15 Month IRA CD
4.20%$0-24 Month IRA CD
4.15%$0-36 Month IRA CD
4.00%$0-48 Month IRA CD
4.00%$0-60 Month IRA CD
4.00%$0-16 Month IRA CD
3.60%$0-24 Month Bump Up IRA
0.25%$0-3 Month IRA CD
0.25%$0-11 Month No Penalty IRA
Locations

Synchrony Bank is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 170 Election Road, Suite 125 - Draper, UT 84020

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