Apple Savings Account Lists Longer 5 Day Fund Transfer Time in iOS 17

Apple in the iOS 17 beta has changed the text that provides details on the Automated Clearing House (ACH) transfer time for Apple Savings account holders.

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In ‌iOS 17‌ beta 2, it now reads "Funds are typically available for withdrawal by the 5th business day" when a transfer is made. Prior to the beta, it said that transfers "typically take 1-3 business days to complete." The 1-3 day wording still exists in iOS 16.

The transfer time clarification comes after a number of complaints from Apple Card owners who opted into the Savings account when it became available. Apple Savings account users have had issues with long wait times when attempting to withdraw funds.

A June report from The Wall Street Journal shared stories from several customers who faced unexplained delays when making a withdrawal from an Apple Savings account. One customer even experienced a shocking 17-day delay before receiving their funds, with Goldman Sachs citing anti-fraud efforts.

The Apple Savings account initially launched in April as an extension of the ‌Apple Card‌, in partnership with Goldman Sachs. The account promised a high-yield 4.15% savings option to customers, attracting many who wanted to capitalize on earning interest while staying in the Apple ecosystem. The account is managed through the Apple Wallet app, offering seamless integration with other Apple services.

It's unclear whether the extended transfer time is a permanent change or a temporary measure while Apple and Goldman Sachs work on resolving the issues behind the scenes.

Top Rated Comments

newmacxc Avatar
10 months ago
Payment systems in US seems stuck in 19th century
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
10 months ago
Not a big deal for me. If I need some cash quicker, I can transfer some to Apple Cash to my bank.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mike... Avatar
10 months ago
How awful. I can move money between my bank accounts, even with different banks, in seconds
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Robert.Walter Avatar
10 months ago

If you have funds deposited in this account, pay attention to Apple's next partner. As the WSJ reports ('https://www.wsj.com/articles/goldman-is-looking-for-a-way-out-of-its-partnership-with-apple-79849a91'), Goldman Sachs wants out of the arrangement. Apple is not the custodian for your funds; GS -- and a future new partner -- is:
This is not a significant issue TBH.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
akashagrawal Avatar
10 months ago

Isn't it fascinating how long it still takes to transfer money, although that money basically is only data?
It's not fascinating. I'd imagine it's irritating and plain laziness on the part of law makers and banks. Not sure why US has such an archaic payments system, when it's at the front of innovation on most things.

My country (India) has its fair share of problems, but the money transfer is absolutely cutting edge. Free, instant and direct transfers between bank accounts (including inter-bank transfers) using QR codes or phone numbers. Additionally, it's so common and pervasive that street vendors have QR codes on their little make shift carriages. Cash is still pretty common, but UPI has really boosted the cashless story here. NPCI (government body responsible for this) keeps banks on a pretty tight leash regarding adherence to standards.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ItsGavinC Avatar
10 months ago

If you have funds deposited in this account, pay attention to Apple's next partner. As the WSJ reports ('https://www.wsj.com/articles/goldman-is-looking-for-a-way-out-of-its-partnership-with-apple-79849a91'), Goldman Sachs wants out of the arrangement. Apple is not the custodian for your funds; GS -- and a future new partner -- is:
Makes nearly no difference to anybody. Transfer times aren't based on individual organizations. It isn't like Goldman Sachs or Amex is some unheard of entity.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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