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UnivestDirect Online Savings Account Yield Increased to 5.05%


Update 4/19/08: The rates have fallen. Please check the bank's website for the latest rates.

UnivestDirect raised the rate on its no-minimum Anytime Online Savings Account this week from 4.75% to 5.05% APY. Last month I first reported on UnivestDirect's 4% no-minimum checking account (see post). Although their rates are not the best, they're competitive, and for those looking for a combination of a high yield savings account and checking account without any minimum balance requirements or other requirements, this is a solid deal. The 5.05% APY matches the yield at both Emigrant Direct and HSBC Direct. UnivestDirect's funds transfer service allows up to 3 links to external accounts, and everything can be done online. The 4% APY matches ING Direct's checking account yield for balances under $50K. An advantage over ING is that it offers paper checks. Some disadvantages include no national ATM network and $35 overdraft fees.

UnivestDirect is part of Univest National Bank and Trust Co. which is FDIC insured (FDIC Certificate # 7759).

Thanks to the reader who mentioned this rate update in the finding deals post.

Update 4/19/08: The domain was no longer pointing to the bank. The online savings and checking are now accessible under Univest National Bank and Trust's website at Changed all links to this.

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Comment #1 by Anonymous posted on
Very good experience opening and maintaining this account. The CSR I had contact with was very knowledgable and helpful. The ACH transfer system is a little clunky, but still works well. The two calls I made to them were both answered by the fourth ring. Overall very satisfied with this account.
Bill in NY

Comment #2 by Banking Guy (anonymous) posted on
Banking Guy
Thanks for the info. Glad to see some good customer service.