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Opening an online savings account with discover bank is a mistake. I found out the hard way. They are a day or two slow in transferring money out. That hurt a little but one can live with that. There are several other minor things that are troublesome, including horrible customer service. One can live with some of these things, as long as my money is fine. The big issue came when i transferred everything out of the account on the 24th of the month. I was stunned when i didn’t get any interest for the month, 24 days in.
They told me that i forfeited that when i transferred everything out. Awful. I never thought i'd say this but american express (http://personalsavings. Americanexpress. Com/) is much better. Money transfers on time, better rates, plus, they do not steal your interest money. I have learned from experience, i hope no one else suffers my fate.
I have been with Discover for a little over a year now. They were the first Company to give me a chance with their credit cards. Even when I had no history. I give them a 5 of 5 just for customer satisfaction. If I ever have an issue with my account I can get ahold of a live person who is friendly and actually wants to help you. This bank is by far one of my most favorite banks.
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