Ken Tumin (KenBDG)
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I started the BankDeals blog which eventually evolved into DepositAccounts.com as a hobby to help people find the best deals at banks and credit unions. My deals come from US banks and credit unions, both online and brick-and-mortar. Internet banks are creating more competition and better rates, but sometimes the best deals are local.
In addition to reports on deals, I also describe my experiences on opening accounts and dealing with the banks. Plus, I try to keep everyone updated on the important banking news relevant to savers.
I am NOT affiliated with any banks or institutions. I'm just another web surfer like you. My posts are based on what I find on institutions' websites, what they advertise and what the banks' customer service reps tell me. I also receive valuable help from readers who inform me of new rates and deals. Comments and emails are much appreciated.
Check with the institution for the latest and official information. Rates change very fast, and so the only official information is directly from the bank or credit union. I keep old posts with old rates for history's sake. A bank's rate history can be an important factor to consider. All posts are dated so you can see if the post may be out-of-date. You may contact me at ken [at] depositaccounts.com.
Recent Articles and Blog Posts
Competitive Short-Term CD Rates at CapitalSource Bank
CapitalSource Bank continues to offer some competitive short-term CD rates. In addition, it has recently added an online application. Its best CD deals include a 1.01% APY 1-year CD and a 0.80% APY 6- ...
New Reward Checking Account at Credit Union West in Arizona
I first reported on Credit Union West in 2007 when it was offering a reward checking account called Star Checking. Back in the early days the Star Checking was a very competitive reward checking accou ...
Bernanke to Congress: No Premature Tightening of Monetary Policy
In testimony today before the Joint Economic Committee, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke described why a “premature tightening of monetary policy” would be a mistake. The Chairman of the Joint Economic Commi ...
New CD Specials with Top Rates at Salem Five Direct
Salem Five Direct has increased its rates and added new terms on its special eCDs. The new rates are high compared to what other banks are offering. Just be aware that Salem Five has a severe early wi ...
New Special 4-Month CD Rate at HomeBanc - Florida Only
HomeBanc has changed its CD special. The new one is a 4-month CD with a 1.30% APY. Minimum deposit is $10,000, and the maximum deposit is $75,000. Only one CD offer is allowed per household. Funds mus ...
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