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 they held my money for 8 days when I went to a restaurant with a tip. The restaurant ran my card pending then I added a tip. The full amount went through my account then They held that initial pending amount for 8 days before they released my funds. Who has the money to afford to have twice the funds held for 8 days anytime you go to a restaurant?
Then I transferred money from my bank account to them and it took 5 business days to go and this bounced 2 checks for me. As soon as I can stop my direct deposit and get out of this nightmare I am. Horrible customer service. I called very upset and the guy just put it all on me & never even apologized or tried to keep my business.