I opened savings and cd accounts at Discover online in 2009 and it was neither quick nor simple; it took a while for my funds to be deposited, my online access to be established, etc. And last year, transferring funds between Discover and my other banks was a major pain. However, they have been slowly improving their online banking. It is now much easier to transfer funds, although Discover seems to take about a day longer than ING does. And it was trivial, when my cd matured, to deposit those funds into savings instead of having the cd renew automatically. The Discover cd rates are currently significantly higher than ING, so now that things seem to be working smoothly I am transferring the bulk of my savings from ING to Discover. I'm thinking of transferring my IRA over as well.
I've had a Discover Card for over 25 years. Any merchant dispute I had was resolved by Discover in a timely manner. I've since been using Discover Banking. Again, my experiences on the phone and on-line have all been extremely positive. Although there are other banks currently offering CD rates a bit higher than those of Discover Bank, I would not change banks for a minimal 20 basis points. Service is just as important as the rate of return.
I would and have recommended Discover Card and Discover Bank to anyone who is looking for quality service and returns!
In no way will I recommend Discover Card to anyone at all!!!! My family had the card years ago and because of some very hard medical issues was not able to pay the bill. No fault of our own. That was years ago and now they have their cruel lawyers constantly taking us to court for money we cannot pay and have told them over and over and over again. Frozen account to where now we cannot even have a bank account. It is wrong to prey on the people who have had bad luck and just cannot pay. We are living on $45 a week now and still being called into court to answer questions that were just answered a few month ago. Never would I encourage anyone to get Discover Card