More cash for Goldman. The hard push to build an online retail bank has led GS to offer 1.75% on deposits, clearly some of the highest rates in the US to lure them in.
Dismayed at the rates offered by online brokerage firms, he opened an account at Marcus and transferred over some cash. "There was a perception that in the past you needed a minimum of $5 million to do business with somebody like that, and now you can do it in a series of mouse clicks," Ponvert said. "I love the idea of it, that you can easily shop around for fair interest rates, as opposed to the old bricks-and-mortar model."