A branch visit appears to be required to open accounts. Branches are located in the Tennessee cities of Knoxville, Maryville, Townsend, Gainesboro, Seymour and Sevierville.
The bank has a 3.5 star rating (good) at BauerFinancial and a 2 star rating (below peer group) at Bankrate.com. Both are based on 3/31/08 data.
BankEast has been FDIC insured since 1968 (FDIC Certificate # 19869).
Other Money Market Account Specials
I have a list of several money market promotions with a 4%+ yield guaranteed for 3 to 6 months at the top of my weekly rate summary. I've seen several banks around the nation offering similar deals. These are local deals, and require a branch visit. Below is a list of the recent ones. Please check with the bank to ensure the offer is still available.