I've reported on many high-yield reward checking accounts and checking account bonuses in St. Louis. This St. Louis Post-Dispatch article describes St. Louis as a good place for savers:
St. Louis is a very competitive banking market, with about 140 banks and dozens of credit unions begging for your business. So, banks here tend to be a bit more generous with interest rates than elsewhere.
Article mentioned the 4% reward checking accounts at Montgomery Bank
and at First Community Credit Union
(scheduled to fall to 3% in April) and the $150 checking account bonus at National City (see post
) and a $100 checking/savings account bonus at First National Bank.