1) Ties in poorly with the Discover Credit Card online site. I guess there could be technical/legal reasons for this, but I sure would've appreciated a single name/password a single view into my holdings with the company.
2) When my CD matured I ran into issues.
2a) They claimed they'd send me a maturity notice 3 weeks in advance. I got no such notice.
2b) They have a 9 day "grace period" to change the maturity action before they roll it over for another year. 9 days is far too short a time, especially with no notice given. Thankfully I had it on my calendar to check.
2c) There is no way to set the maturity action online, you have to call, which is annoying in this day and age.
2d) Finally, a $30 wire transfer fee for putting the funds back into a normal bank account is completely ridiculous (they sure didn't charge me to move the money in!). I've wired money in and out of accounts all over the place and never heard of a charge before this.
I won't be using them again.
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