Dedicated to Deposits: Deals, Data, and Discussion
Featured Savings Rates
Featured Accounts

Alaska Banking Rates and News

Browse through the stories below to view current deals for Alaska banks or select an item from the menu bar above to view current rates in Alaska.

KeyBank $200 Checking Account Bonus in Some States
KeyBank

KeyBank has another checking account promotion. Last month it was giving away a Kindle Fire HD. That has been replaced with a $200 cash bonus. Like before it's an online-only offer, and it’s only available in certain areas of the country that are in KeyBank’s market area (see below). Here’s the link to KeyBank’s promo page. The offer is scheduled to last until May 2, 2014.

The bonus requires that you open a qualifying KeyBank checking account online and enter offer code ONFT0314 by May 2, 2014, and make at least...

Continue Reading
Kindle Fire HD Checking Account Bonus at KeyBank in Some States
KeyBank

KeyBank has another checking account promotion. Unlike its past ones, this one offers a free 16GB Kindle Fire HD instead of cash.That Kindle model is currently selling on Amazon for $169. Like before it's an online-only offer, and it’s only available in certain areas of the country that are in KeyBank’s market area (see below). Here’s the link to KeyBank’s promo page. The offer is scheduled to last until February 28, 2014.

The bonus requires that you open a qualifying KeyBank checking account online and enter offer code ONFT0114 by February...

Continue Reading
$200 Checking Account Bonus at KeyBank in Some States
KeyBank

KeyBank has another checking promotion that it has been advertising. Thanks to the readers who emailed me news on this. The promotion offers a $200 bonus which is larger than many of the past bonuses. Like before it's an online-only offer, and it’s only available in certain areas of the country that are in KeyBank’s market area (see below). But unlike past promotions, the only requirement is direct deposit. There’s no debit card usage requirement.

KeyBank doesn’t have the best reputation among many DA readers. You can read the problems customers...

Continue Reading
$150 Checking Account Bonus (with Caveats) at KeyBank in Certain States Only
KeyBank

KeyBank has another checking promotion in which you can earn $150. It's very similar to the $150 bonus that it was offering last year. Like before it's an online-only offer, but the online application only accepts certain areas which appear to be in their market area (see below).

KeyBank doesn’t have the best reputation among many DA readers. You can read the problems customers have experienced in the comments of my 2012 KeyBank post and in my 2011 KeyBank post. If you have experience with KeyBank promotions and checking accounts, please...

Continue Reading
Another $150 Checking Account Bonus at KeyBank in Certain States Only
KeyBank

KeyBank has another checking promotion in which you can earn $150. It's very similar to the $150 bonus that it was offering last year. Like before it's an online-only offer, but the online application only accepts certain areas which appear to be in their market area (see below).

Here's the KeyBank promotions page. The offer is scheduled to last until September 28, 2012. Like last year, it requires quite a bit of work:

  • open a qualifying KeyBank checking account online and enter offer code ONFT0912 by September 28, 2012, and
  • make at least...
Continue Reading
CD Rates Down But Still Competitive at Alaska USA FCU in AK, WA & CA
Alaska USA Credit Union

Alaska USA Credit Union held on to some very competitive rates for most of last year. Unfortunately, those rates didn't make it into 2012. However, the new CD and IRA CD rates are still fairly competitive. Below are some of the most competitive CD rates as listed in the credit union's rates page as of 1/5/2012:

  • 2.35% APY 5-year CD $100K min (2.25% for $10K)
  • 2.01% APY 4-year CD $100K min (1.91% for $10K)
  • 1.65% APY 3-year CD $100K min (1.55% for $10K)
  • 1.30% APY 2-year CD $100K min (1.20% for $10K)

According to the...

Continue Reading
iPod touch KeyBank Checking Account Promotion - Certain States Only
KeyBank

KeyBank is again offering an iPod touch as part of a checking account promotion. One thing that has changed since the last one is that you have to make twice the number of payments and/or purchases. So if you want the free iPod touch, it will require some work. Like before it's an online-only offer, but the online application only accepts certain areas which appear to be in their market area (see below).

Here's the new KeyBank promotions page. The offer is scheduled to last until July 22, 2011. The following...

Continue Reading
$150 Checking Account Bonus at KeyBank in Certain States Only
KeyBank

Update 11/16/2011: The offer has been extended. However, based on the comment below, you may first want to call Key to ensure your application will qualify for the bonus.

KeyBank has checking promotion in which you can earn $150. It's very similar to KeyBank's iPod touch checking promotion that I mentioned last month. It should appeal to those who don't want an iPod touch or who just prefer a cash bonus in which you don't have to worry about the gift value that the bank reports to the IRS. Like before...

Continue Reading
Competitive CD Rates at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in AK, WA & CA - Local Only
Alaska USA Credit Union

Alaska USA Credit Union is offering some competitive CD and IRA CD rates especially for minimum deposits of $10K and $100K. Below are some of the most competitive CD rates as listed in the credit union’s rates page as of 5/23/2011:

  • 2.75% APY 5-year CD $100K min (2.65% for $10K)
  • 2.10% APY 3-year CD $100K min (2.00% for $10K)
  • 1.75% APY 2-year CD $100K min (1.55% for $10K)
  • 1.60% APY 18-mo CD $100K min (1.40% for $10K)

According to the credit union’s disclosure, the early withdrawal penalty is up to 180 days of interest on...

Continue Reading
Free iPod touch with KeyBank Checking Account Promotion - Certain States Only
KeyBank

KeyBank has a new checking account promotion with an iPod touch bonus. It's similar to what they were offering last year, but this one requires more work. It's an online-only offer, but the online application only accepts certain areas which appear to be in their market area (see below).

Here's the KeyBank promotions page. The offer is scheduled to last until June 24, 2011. The following are the requirements to qualify for the iPod touch:

  • open a qualifying KeyBank checking account online and enter offer code ONTT0311 by June 24, 2011
  • make at...


Continue Reading
Top 1-Year CD Rate at Doral Bank Direct
Doral Bank

Every now and then Doral Bank Direct offers competitive CD rates. Its latest deal is a 1-year CD with a 1.40% APY. Minimum deposit is $1,000. This is the only rate that's competitive. All the other CD rates are low. These rates are listed in the bank's CD page as of 3/29/2011.

My last report on this bank was about a year ago when they were offering a 1-year CD special. One odd thing is their requirement to close out a CD. You have to send them the original Certificate that...

Continue Reading
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Spirit of Alaska FCU - Local Only
Spirit Of Alaska Credit Union

Spirit of Alaska Credit Union is offering a high-yield reward checking account called Choice Checking. This is another example of a reward checking with only a $10K cap. The $25K cap is the most common cap for reward checking accounts, but the $10K cap is becoming more common.

The Choice Checking offers the following rates and features if certain monthly requirements are met (as of 5/09/2010):

  • 3.50% APY on balances up to $10,000
  • 0.50% APY on balances over $10,000
  • 0.10% base rate if requirements are not met
  • ATM fee refunds of up to $20 per...
Continue Reading
View Archive