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Update on First Financial Bank’s Reward Checking and Savings Accounts
First Financial Bank (AR)

First Financial Bank continues to have very competitive rates on its reward checking and savings accounts, and these accounts are now available to more people than when I last reported on this account in April 2013. The reward checking is called Kasasa Cash, and the savings account is called Kasasa Saver. My first report on these accounts was in January 2013, and the rates have held steady since that time. At the time of my first report, the bank was accepting new customers from any state. That didn’t last long,...

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$150 Checking Account Bonus in Several States at First Citizens Bank
First Citizens Bank (NC)

Unlike most checking account promotions, this one at First Citizens Bank doesn’t require direct deposit. There are other ways to qualify for the bonus without direct deposit. On the downside, it’s similar to most checking account promotions in that the qualifying checking accounts have potential monthly service fees. If you’re careful, this promotion can be a good deal. Here’s the link to the bank’s promotion page.

To receive the $150 bonus, you’ll need to open either a new Premier or Prestige checking account with a new debit card by April 30,...

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Bank of the West Checking Account Bonuses Return - Certain States Only
Bank of the West

Bank of the West has again brought back its $150 checking account promotion. It looks like the same promotion they were offering last year. Just like the last one, there's also a $200 bonus, but that requires a checking account with high monthly service fees that can't be easily waived. These promotions are listed on Bank of the West's home page.

Details for the $150 bonus are listed in this Bank of the West promotions page. The checking account must be opened by 3/7/2014.

To qualify for the full $150 requires the...

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Top 7-Year CD Rate for 11 States at MidFirst Direct - 2.75%
MidFirst Direct

Last month I reported on very competitive 3-, 4- and 5-year CD rates at MidFirst Direct, the internet division of MidFirst Bank. I learned last Saturday that MidFirst Direct is now offering 7-year CDs, and the rate is very competitive. Unfortunately, the rate has already fallen. It now has a 2.75% APY which is down from its original yield of 3.00%. Even with this lower rate, it’s still very competitive compared to other banks and credit unions. The 2.75% APY is listed in the MidFirst Direct CD page as of...

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Top Long-Term CD Rates for 11 States at MidFirst Direct
MidFirst Direct

Last year I first learned about MidFirst Direct, the internet division of MidFirst Bank. At that time last year, it was offering some very competitive CD rates. Those didn’t last long. The rates fell a few days after my post. MidFirst Direct just recently raised its long-term CD rates, and they’re very competitive. Hopefully, these rates will hold longer than they did last year. These higher CD rates include:

  • 2.25% APY 5-year CD
  • 1.75% APY 4-year CD
  • 1.45% APY 3-year CD

The above rates are listed in the MidFirst Direct CD page as of...

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Top 7-Year CD Rates at MidFirst Bank in Arizona & Oklahoma
MidFirst Bank

MidFirst Bank made a big increase in its 7-year CD and IRA CD rates. The Fixed 7-year CD APY increased from 2.00% to 2.50%. MidFirst also has callable CDs, and the 7-year callable CD with a 6-month lock now has a 2.75% APY. The shorter-term CDs are not nearly as competitive. The only one having a rate over 1.00% is the 5-year CD which has a 1.55% APY. Minimum deposit is $1,000. These rates are listed in the bank's CDs rates page as of 8/30/2013.

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High Interest Reward Checking Account at Security Bank
Security Bank (OK)

This week I’ve been looking for banks with competitive reward checking accounts that are allowing people from any state to apply. Most banks either require a branch visit to open an account or limit new customers to their market area. I was able to find one new bank that is currently allowing people from any state to apply online. It’s Security Bank, and it has a competitive reward checking account that it calls Security Bonus Checking. Below is a summary of the account rates and features as listed in the...

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New Reward Checking and Savings Accounts at The First State Bank - Oklahoma Only
The First State Bank (17884)

There’s another new reward checking account, but like many other new ones, the balance cap is a little disappointing. The reward checking account is being offered by The First State Bank in Oklahoma, and it’s called Preferred Reward Checking. There’s also a companion savings account called Preferred Reward Saver that helps offset the low checking balance cap. Below is a summary of the rates and requirements:

Preferred Reward Checking rates and features as of 7/31/2013:

  • 2.50% APY on daily balances up to $15,000
  • 0.60% interest rate on the portion of the balance over...
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Another Bank of the West Checking Account Bonus - Certain States Only
Bank of the West

Bank of the West has again brought back its $150 checking account promotion. It looks like the same promotion they were offering February. Just like the last one, there's also a $200 bonus, but that requires a checking account with high monthly service fees that can't be easily waived. These promotions are listed on Bank of the West's home page.

Details for the $150 bonus are listed in this Bank of the West promotions page. The checking account must be opened by 8/30/2013.

To qualify for the full $150 requires the following:

  • Must...
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Top Oklahoma Reward Checking Account at ONB Bank and Trust
ONB Bank and Trust Company

ONB Bank and Trust in Oklahoma has a reward checking account that it calls MaxMoney Free+ Interest Checking. Hat tip to the reader who emailed me info on this account. The reader said he has the reward checking account at Coppermark Bank, and due to its rate being slashed, he was looking for other Oklahoma options. This one at ONB Bank and Trust is a good option for all of those Coppermark Bank reward checking customers. The rates and features of the ONB Bank and Trust MaxMoney Free+ Interest Checking...

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Reward Checking Rate Leader Slashes Rate
Coppermark Bank

Over the last few years we've seen many rate cuts on reward checking accounts, and sometimes those cuts can be big. That was the case on Friday at Coppermark Bank. Its reward checking account has long been a rate leader with a 4.00% APY for up to $25K since I reviewed this account in 2009. That ended last Friday when the rate plummeted from 4% to 1.25% APY. The balance cap of $25K remains the same. Thanks to DA reader Pearlbrown who posted on this news in this forum thread....

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Another $150 Checking Bonus at Bank of the West - Certain States Only
Bank of the West

Bank of the West has recently brought back its $150 checking account promotion. It looks like the same promotion they were offering last summer. Just like the last one, there's also a $200 bonus, but that requires a checking account with high monthly service fees that can't be easily waived. These promotions are listed on Bank of the West's home page.

Details for the $150 bonus are listed in this Bank of the West promotions page. The checking account must be opened by 3/8/2013.

To qualify for the full $150 requires the...

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