Olmsted National Bank is offering a rewards checking account that pays 0.88% APY on balances up to $25,000 (0.40% for above) and refunds up to $25 in ATM fees per cycle if the following monthly requirements are met:
- 12 debit card purchases
- One automatic payment or direct deposit transfer
- receive electronic statements
Update 4/16/09: According to the bank's CheckingFinder application, this account is now limited to residents of Southern Minnesota and surrounding communities.
Note, as of 1/31/09 there's a discrepancy between the bank's CheckingFinder page and the bank's FAQ page in terms of the monthly requirements. The FAQ page does not list the direct deposit/auto payment requirement, but the CheckingFinder page does.
Branches are located in Rochester, Minnesota.
The bank has been FDIC insured since 1996 (FDIC Certificate # 34171).
Thanks to the reader who mentioned this reward checking account in the Finding the Best Deals post.
Other Reward Checking Accounts
To find reward checking accounts in other areas of the nation or to learn more about these accounts, please refer to my High Yield Checking website.
12/17/09: 0.88% APY up to $25K; 0.40% over; 0.15% base
10/22/09: 3.51% APY up to $25K
05/18/09: 4.11% APY up to $25K
04/16/09: Eligibility restricted to Southern MN
01/31/09: Available nationwide via CheckingFinder
11/27/08: 5.01% APY up to $25K; 1.01% over; 0.15% base rate