Sallie Mae Bank

175 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Phone: 800 472 5543


2019 Overview

General Bank Information

FDIC Insured Yes
FDIC Certificate # 58177
Date Established 2005
Assets $27.60 billion
Loans $23.50 billion
Deposits $20.01 billion
Capital $2.99 billion

Sallie Mae Bank is an FDIC insured institution located in Salt Lake City, UT. It was founded in 2005 and has approximately $27.6 billion in assets.

For a more detailed analysis of Sallie Mae Bank's financial condition and a description of what these numbers mean, please visit the Financial Details section.

Deposit Rates - September 22, 2019

Your Current Location: Virginia, VA 20146

Savings and Money Market Rates APY MIN MAX
Money Market
2.15% $0 - Learn MoreShow Less
6 Month CD
2.20% $2,500 - Learn MoreShow Less
12 Month CD
2.45% $2,500 - Learn MoreShow Less
18 Month CD
2.45% $2,500 - Learn MoreShow Less
24 Month CD
2.45% $2,500 - Learn MoreShow Less
36-Month CD
2.50% $2,500 - Learn MoreShow Less
60 Month CD
2.50% $2,500 - Learn MoreShow Less

Bank Offers

Sallie Mae Raises its Online 1-Year CD Rate to 2.85%
Dec 26, 2018

Sallie Mae Bank has raised its 1-year online CD rate to 2.85%.   Their CDs have a $2,500 minimum and have a 3-month early withdrawal penalty should you need to withdraw your money before maturity.

Sallie Mae raises Online Money Market Rate from 2.20% to 2.30%
Mar 4, 2019

Sallie Mae has raised its online money market rate from 2.20% to 2.30%.   

Sallie Mae Bank Drops Money Market and CD Rates
Jul 9, 2019

Sallie Mae has dropped its money market rate from 2.30% to 2.20%.   Its 1-Year CD had been attractive at 2.75%, but is now 2.65%.    

Bank Online Offers

Sallie Mae Bank raises online money market rates again
Jul 5, 2018

Sallie has raised it online money market rate to 1.90% from 1.75%.   For the complete list of Sallie's online rates, please visit this page.   The most comprehensive list of the best online savings and money market rates is here.

Loan Rates - September 22, 2019

Your Current Location: Virginia, VA 20146

There are currently no loan rates available for Sallie Mae Bank

Please contact the bank for questions about their loan products. In the meantime you may wish to consider these offerings:

Featured - Virginia 30 Year Fixed Mortgage Rates 2019

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Financial Details

Sallie Mae Bank Ratio Analysis

The following ratios and data are available to help you better understand the financial condition of Sallie Mae Bank. The data is provided by the FDIC. All banks listed on are FDIC-insured. No depositor has ever lost deposits that have been within the FDIC insurance limits.

Texas Ratio
Sallie Mae Bank U.S. Bank Average
3.7% 6.94%

The Texas Ratio compares the bank’s non performing assets (non-performing loans and real estate owned) with its the bank’s tangible common equity and its loan loss reserves. A lower Texas ratio indicates better coverage of problem loans. The closer the Texas Ratio is to 1-to-1 or 100%, the less capital and reserves a bank has to absorb its loan losses.

As of March 31, 2019, Sallie Mae Bank had $123,814,000 in non-current loans and $0 in owned real estate. To cover these potential losses it had $2,991,702,000 in equity and $358,325,000 in loans loss reserves. That gives it a Texas Ratio of 3.7%.

Return on Equity
Sallie Mae Bank U.S. Bank Average
23.05% 9.47%

Sallie Mae Bank has a Return on Equity of 23.05% versus the BestCashCow average of 9.47%. Return on equity measures how efficiently a bank is making money from its capital. A bank with a consistently high ROE can be considered well run. A bank with a consistently low ROE can be considered poorly run.

Sallie Mae Bank U.S. Bank Average
10.84% 12.49%

Sallie Mae Bank has a Capitalization of 10.84% versus the BestCashCow average of 12.49. Capitalization measures how much equity capital a bank has to underpin loans and other assets on its balance sheet. The higher the capitalization number the more secure a bank is considered.

Sallie Mae Bank Balance Sheet Analysis

As of March 31, 2019, Sallie Mae Bank had assets of $27,601,911,000, loans of $23,503,601,000, and deposits of $20,014,513,000. Long-term increases in deposits shows a bank's ability to raise funds to grow its loans and assets. Loan and asset growth may rise or fall depending on a bank's strategy for growth. Sharp rises and falls in assets, deposits, and loans can be problematic, indicating a loosening of lending standards, or financial distress leading to reduced lending. A big change in these figured can also be from a bank acquisition or merger.

Summary Balance Sheet

March 31, 2019
Cash & Balances due from depository institutions $2.26 billion
Interest-bearing balances $2.23 billion
Total securities $0.21 billion
Federal funds sold and reverse repurchase $0.00 billion
Net loans and leases $23.50 billion
Loan loss allowance $0.36 billion
Trading account assets $0.00 billion
Bank premises and fixed assets $0.00 billion
Other real estate owned $0.00 billion
Goodwill and other intangibles $0.00 billion
All other assets $1.52 billion
     Total Assets $24.61 billion
Total deposits $20.01 billion
      Interest-bearing deposits $20.01 billion
      Deposits held in domestic offices $20.01 billion
      % insured (estimated) 95.08%
Federal funds purchased and repurchase agreements $0.00 billion
Trading liabilities $0.00 billion
Other borrowed funds $4.28 billion
Subordinated debt $0.00 billion
All other liabilities $0.32 billion
      Total Liabilities $24.61 billion
      Shareholders’ Equity $2.99 billion

Summary Income Statement

March 31, 2019
Total Interest Income $0.57 billion
Total Interest Expense $0.16 billion
Net interest income $0.40 billion
Provision for loan and lease losses $0.07 billion
Total non interest income $0.01 billion
Total non interest expense $0.12 billion
Pre-tax Net Operating Income $0.22 billion

Bank Loan Profile?

The top three loan types in Sallie Mae Bank’s loan portfolio are 1-4 Family Residential Loans, Multifamily Mortgages, and Credit Card Loans.

Compared to other banks, Sallie Mae Bank’s loan portfolio does not show any specific loan specialty.

Note: Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding and double categorization of some loan types. All data from the FDIC. Additional information about this table.

Comparison to Other Banks
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1-4 Family Residential Loans 0.00
Credit Card Loans 0.00
Consumer Auto Loans 0.00
Small Business Loans 0.00
Construction and Development Loans 0.00
Commercial Real Estate 0.00
Commercial and Industrial Loans 0.00
Farm Loans 0.00

Frequently Asked Questions About Sallie Mae Bank

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Is Sallie Mae Bank FDIC insured?

Yes. It is covered under FDIC Certificate #58177.

Why does Sallie Mae Bank pay such low interest on savings accounts?

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Customer Reviews for Sallie Mae Bank

  • December 06, 2018 |

    I have been pretty happy with Sallie for many years. The MM account is now paying 2.20%. They have been bombarding me with emails to get me to open a Smartypig account with them that pays 1.75%. Why would they send me these emails and why would I do that?

  • November 25, 2018 |

    I have a money market account with Sallie Mae. I enjoy consistently making one of the highest rates here. There are three things I really do not like. First, you need to transfer money in or out on a Tuesday. They don't do transfers on Monday, and any transfer later in the week won't be credited until the following week. Second, the hold times are odd. Deposits over $5,000 are on hold for 2 weeks. Third, they are always trying to convince me to switch my money to something stupid called Smarty Pig which pays a lower rate. If you cannot put up with these three odd things, this one is not for you.

  • September 10, 2018 |

    I have been very happy with Sallie's rates, but I cannot stand the transfer process. If you set up an incoming "immediate transfer", you don't see the date until you confirm the transaction and the date is 2 days later. Outgoing immediate transfers are also one day longer than Ally or Purepoint. Those get 5 stars. This one only three.

  • August 18, 2018 |

    We have an account here and it has always been as good as any of the other ones.

  • July 07, 2018 |

    Worse still, if you set up a transfer on a Thursday, the money will be pulled from your other account immediately, but you won't be credited until the following Monday. And, you don't know that they are doing this until you enter "immediate transfer" and get the confirmation and cannot cancel it. The rates are always good and I have never had any problems but this should be illegal!

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