Discover Bank – CD Rates

November 9th, 2010

I’ve been targeting 3-posts a week and so far I’m a little behind. But last week was shortened by a Friday absence and this week we have the very important Veteran’s Day. Regardless I hope all of the bank rate postings have been helpful. By the way, I also tried to do my part to spur on the economy by freeing up some monthly expenses, but at this point was unable to re-finance. The sad thing is I could probably force one, but I don’t like the idea of just stopping my payments when I can in fact afford to make them. I believe I made an agreement, and I plan on fulfilling it even though it seems the “good guys” are getting the shaft. Oh well, enough of my rant. Today I bring you Discover Bank.

Discover Bank has for the most part remained in good standing. The bank backs their credit card business so they don't have a bunch of mortgage loans going bad. Looks like they are doing good. When we last updated them in 2010, the 2nd quarter profit number was $48MM. It jumped up to $308MM in the 3rd quarter. For all of 2011, the profit was $2.1BB. That is a considerable increase.

FDIC#5649
Stats Updated:12/11
Star Rating:5 (*****)
Assets:$67.0BB
Equity:$6.9BB
Capital Ratio:10.46%
Profits(loss):$2.1BB
 
Phone#:(800) 347-7000
Contact:Customer Service
Address:502 E. Market Street
Greenwood,DE 19950
Penalty: 6-month loss of interest (5-year CD)
Website:http://www.discoverbank.com/cd.html

Discover Bank has retail and institutional rates. I haven't dealt with the retail side of things, but the folks on the institutional side are wonderful. Individual investors can open a CD on-line or over the phone. Institutional investors have to complete a series of forms. Once all documentation has been completed, Discover Bank issues an account# to wire into. The 6-month penalty is a nice feature as well. Their CD rates are competitive.

Retail CD Rates
Updated: 4/17/12
1-Year:0.90%
18-Months:0.95%
2-Year:1.15%
3-Year:1.35%
4-Year:1.55%
5-Year:1.75%
10-Year:2.25%

So go forth and "discover" yourself some yield, Man.

cd :O)

-- By +Chris Duncan

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