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New DepositAccounts.com Feature - Bank Alerts

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We have a new feature that will help keep you updated on rate changes at your banks and credit unions. You can now set up email alerts for banks and credit unions. When we find there has been a rate change for any account at your bank, you will receive an email alert of that change. In addition to rate changes, you can also enable alerts when there's a new blog post on your bank or when there's a new user bank review or comment in the forum. If there are multiple rate changes, blog posts or forum threads in a single day for that bank, they will be grouped together in a single email.

Even though we track rates for over 8,000 banks and credit unions, we don't track rates for all institutions. Rate alerts are only applicable for those institutions which we track (alerts related to blog posts, user reviews, and forum threads will still be available for the other institutions).

Another thing to keep in mind is that rate alerts may be delayed for up to a day before an email is sent (and in select cases, longer than a day). We want to make sure the rate changes are accurate before an email is sent. So this will take some extra time. Of course, some banks are occasionally late in posting their new rates, or they may not even post their new rates. In those less frequent cases, there could be a delay even beyond the one-day period.

With these limitations in mind, here are two simple steps to set up an email alert:

The first step is to find your bank. Select "Banks" in the main navigation menu and "Bank Alerts" in the sub menu. In the "Bank Alerts" page, enter the name of your bank or credit union in the search box.

The "Bank Alerts" search should take you to our hub page for your bank or credit union. On the top right of this hub page, you'll see a big button that says "Receive Bank Alerts". Just select this button to choose the alerts you wish to receive. Below is a snapshot of the Ally Bank hub page showing the new alerts button.

You can enable alerts without being logged in. However, being logged in when you set up alerts allows those alerts to be managed from the "Managed Subscriptions" section of DepositAccounts.com.

DepositAccounts.com branch location link

There are a few banks that will notify their customers when rates are reduced, but most banks quietly reduce rates and increase fees. Our bank alerts will help ensure you won't miss those sneaky changes.

We have more website enhancements in the works. So please stay tuned.



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18 comments.
Comment #1 by pearlbrown posted on
pearlbrown
Ken, many thanks to you to you and your technical partner for this new feature.  It is extremely useful and very easy to set up.  I have already set up alerts for all the institutions which interest me.  Let them try to sneak in an RCA change now, ha.  :D

 

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Comment #2 by elarh posted on
elarh
I am logged on but can't locate the "Managed Subscriptions" section of DepositAccounts.com. How do I get to this.... Thanks

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Comment #3 by pearlbrown posted on
pearlbrown
@elarh if you are logged in, just click on "control panel" at the top of the page under "welcome elarh" and then click on "edit subscriptions". 

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Comment #5 by me1004 posted on
me1004
Good service!

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Comment #6 by pattyb53 posted on
pattyb53
Ken, this will be a very helpful service and I will take advantage of it right now.

Only 1 establishment that I couldn't find, SECU Credit Union. I never closed it completely and kept a small balance of $17.49. It was great once several years ago and maybe someday they will offer somthing interesting.

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Comment #7 by Anonymous posted on
Anonymous
Its funny I have followed your post for years and it seems to me that the daily number of deals posted is decreasing.  The rate we are going no need to email me as there will be fewer and fewer left in this economy

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Comment #8 by pearlbrown posted on
pearlbrown
Ken, this new feature is quickly proving to be worth its weight in gold.   Minutes ago, I received an Emailed notification of a rate change at an institution where I have an RCA. 

On 6/2. Vision Bank in Texas lowered the rate midcyle from 4 to 3.75%APY and never notified accountholders other than through the website update.  Just over two months later there has been a second rate change (3.75 to 3.5%APY), again without notification.  Further, their website indicates the rate is effective 8/9, but the current qualification period closes 8/12.  I will call in the morning to determine if the change is retroactive.

Without this alert capability, I might have missed the rate change.  Thanks a million for helping your readers stay informed! 

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Comment #11 by barrytuneup posted on
barrytuneup
Ken, you are the best!! Best site ever. I am now using your new alert system. Hope your move went great. I live in upstate NY and we have great weather now, but by Feb., i'll be pining for Fl.

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Comment #12 by long island aqui (anonymous) posted on
long island aqui
 hay btu ever get down state?

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Comment #15 by number 14 (anonymous) posted on
number 14
IS SPAM REMOVE AHORA

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Comment #18 by Phillip (anonymous) posted on
Phillip
I had to unsubscribe from this service. It was too depressing.

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