Although there's a lot of PR with this interview, it does provide a little more evidence that FNBO intends to be player in the online banking market. The president admits that the high rate intro is a strategic move to grab customers. They hope to keep the customers and move them into new products in the future such as credit cards, CDs, mortgages, etc. He also mentioned the importance of good customer service. So it seems likely that they'll keep the rates competitive after the intro. Also in my opinion, you shouldn't expect them to do anything to cause widespread anger with their customers such as making it more difficult to withdraw money as some had worried about after last week's email (see post).
So I thought this would make for another good poll. How high would the rate have to be after the promo for you to keep your money at FNBO Direct? Assume that the rate environment is the same as it is today. If it'll take more than just a high rate, select the last option.
Here's the link to the poll where you can see the results without voting.
For a summary of the FNBO Direct savings account, please see my FNBO Direct account overview or for all of my previous FNBO Direct posts, please see this page.