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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.
First: complaining here doesn't help. File a complaint with the FDIC at: https://www2.fdic.gov/starsmail/index.asp
Second: to the person that keeps posting about Discover Card, this site is in relation to Discover Bank, not Discover Card; two separate entities.
Began the account in November with their Cashback Checking. Was induced due to BoA now charging me $25 mth in fees. Figured the $50 Discover Bank gave me to open the account then the cashback each transaction was worth it. Boy I was wrong.
I've had nothing but trouble with them. I've spent well over three hours, yes, three hours on the phone with customer service about their Funds Availability. Filed a complaint with the FDIC, as one of my deposits was incorrectly deposited on a different day. Discover Bank hides behind their "mobile deposits are not subject to the Funds Availability Act"; however, did admit the deposit was incorrectly deposited on a different day.
When I began the account, the rep said that there were hold times, however after 6 months those hold times would not apply. Now, however, Discover Bank is saying that not to be the case and is further saying that mobile deposits can be made available "at their discretion earlier". At their discretion. Wow, way to hose your customers.
There is a reason Bank of America charges a fee. In the near seven years I've had them as a bank I've spent maybe 20 minutes on the phone - IN SEVEN YEARS. In four months I've spent well over three HOURS on the phone with Discover Bank. They are the most awful customer service. Never call you back - unless you file a complaint with the FDIC then they call you back all the time.
I'm so disappointed in them. Now Discover CARD is completely different. Awesome cust service and never any complaints. Maybe their Bank should take a cue from the Card side.
Also, when making a transaction, the Bank side of the account only updates 3 or 4 times a day; unlike the Card side.
You'll do well to avoid
I have been very happy with my Discover IT for Students! Great credit card that offered a $50 bonus when I applied here
Discover card gave me a very high credit limit and even overnighted the card to me for free!! Their cashback is AMAZING!! I would highly recommend this company and card