Marcus by Goldman Sachs
Marcus by Goldman Sachs offers excellent rates on its savings account and certificates of deposit, but lacks checking accounts, ATMs and an extensive branch network.
If you want to grow your savings, this bank is worth a closer look.
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The bottom line
- Marcus by Goldman Sachs has excellent rates on its savings account and CDs
- There’s no checking account, ATM network or mobile app
- You need an external account for transferring money, so expect delays when making any transaction
Here are more details about the bank’s savings account, CDs and bank experience.
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Marcus by Goldman Sachs savings
5.0 / 5.0
The bank gets top marks as a spot to park your money at a high savings rate. Plus, there are no fees. The downside? Having an external bank account, such as a checking, savings or money market account elsewhere, is the main way to move money into and out of a Marcus account. You can, however, also set up direct deposits.
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Marcus by Goldman Sachs CDs
5.0 / 5.0
Marcus CD rates are among the best on the market. Using one of the bank’s CDs is a better option than its savings account for longer-term goals. You can choose a term from six months to six years and get a solid return. A few other banks may have better CD rates, but Goldman Sachs’ rates are highly competitive.
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2.5 / 5.0
Since there’s no mobile app or extensive branch network, you’ll probably access your accounts online or over the phone. For questions, there’s a comprehensive FAQs section on the bank’s website, and you can call customer support on weekdays.
Boosts savings but lacks convenience
You don’t have to be on Wall Street to get good returns on your savings at Marcus by Goldman Sachs, but there are no checking accounts and other features that most other online banks have, including a mobile app and a free ATM network.
If you’re simply looking to increase your savings, this bank is a good choice.
NerdWallet’s overall ratings for banks and credit unions are weighted averages of several categories: checking, savings, certificates of deposit or credit union share certificates, customer experience and overdraft fees.
Factors we consider, depending on the category, include rates and fees, ATM and branch access, account features and limits, user-facing technology, customer service and innovation.
The stars represent ratings from poor (one star) to excellent (five stars). Ratings are rounded to the nearest half-star.