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 account are listed below. The features are based on...Continue Reading
Oklahoma Banking Rates and News
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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. There had been speculation that this rate...Continue Reading
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 following:
- Must open a new Easy...
Yesterday I learned about MidFirst Direct, the internet division of MidFirst Bank. It offers a money market account, checking account and CDs with maturities of 3 months to 60 months. Both the money market account and checking account have low rates, but I was pleasantly surprised to see some very competitive CD rates. Compared to other internet banks, the best two are a 1.35% APY 1-year CD and a 1.40% APY 18-month CD. Below is a list of all of the competitive CD rates as listed at the MidFirst Direct CD page as of 9/11/2012:
MidFirst Bank is offering a checking account promotion with a $100 cash bonus that's similar to its last year's promotion. Details are listed in the bank's promotions page. To qualify for the bonus, you must open a new consumer checking by 12/31/2012. Also, 3 out of 5 of the following requirements must be met within 75 days of account opening:
- $250 minimum monthly recurring direct deposit
- 25 Visa Check Card transactions. Multiple swipes for the same transaction do not qualify.
- Complete 5 valid bill payments. A valid bill payment is defined as a bill payment to a third party...
ONB Bank and Trust Company is offering a $100 bonus for opening its MyChoice Checking Account. Unlike the typical checking account bonus, this one should be easy to earn. The only potential gotcha that I see is that the MyChoice Checking isn't a free checking account.
Refer to the bank's promotion page for the full details. The promotion is scheduled to last until 10/31/2012.
According to the instructions, you can open the MyChoice Checking Account at a ONB Bank location or online using promotional code: Get$100. I don't see any requirement in the application that you have to...Continue Reading
Liberty Bank is offering a bonus of up to $125 for opening its Free Checking account online. The details along with a link to the online application are provided at this Liberty Bank promotions page. No expiration date is listed, so I emailed the bank today (8/13/2012), and I confirmed that it's still available. Below are the requirements to receive the full $125:
- Open a Free Checking account with a minimum opening balance of $25
- $25 when you sign up for e-statements
- $25 when you sign up and receive a direct deposit
- $25 when you sign up for Online Bill...
Bank of the West has just started a new checking account promotion with a bonus of up to $150. There's also a $200 bonus, but to qualify you must open a checking account that requires a large balance to avoid a high monthly service charge. 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 8/31/2012.
To qualify for the full $150 requires the following:
- Must open a new Easy Checking, Choice Interest Checking, or 55...
United Federal Credit Union is offering a few good CD and IRA CD deals. First, there's a share certificate special with a 43-month term. Rates are based on the deposit amount: 1.60% APY for $100K, 1.50% APY for $50K and 1.35% APY for $500. The credit union's long-term premier certificates are also good deals. The best one is a 2.00% APY 5-year CD with a $100K minimum deposit. The yield is 1.90% for a $50K minimum. The special CD rates are listed in the credit union's spring share certificate special page as of 4/17/2012. The other...Continue Reading
Update 6/26/2012: The promotion is now available until July 31, 2012. Also, the direct deposit now requires a $150 minimum.
The seven banking divisions of BOK Financial Corporation are offering a cash bonus for opening a new checking account. Four of the divisions are offering a $100 bonus, and the other three are offering a $50 bonus. To qualify for the bonus, the customer must either activate direct deposit OR make 10 debit card purchases ($10 minimum per transaction). The promotion is scheduled to end on May 31, 2012. Below are the links to the promotion pages of the seven divisions:
Update 5/25/2012: The 5-year Premium Money Market CD rate has fallen. According to the CSR, it's now 1.65% APY (down from 1.80% APY on 5/11). This is for California. Rates may vary for other states.
It's not common to find competitive CD rates at large brick-and-mortar banks, but I found one at Bank of the West. It's offering a 2.00% APY 5-year CD. This is the bank's Premium Money Market CD which requires a $2,500 minimum deposit. The rate isn't listed online, and it may vary by state. I called the bank yesterday (3/27/2012) and verified it for the bank's...Continue Reading
Bank of the West has just started a new checking account promotion with a bonus of up to $100. In addition, the bank will donate $25 to local schools. You can also earn another $25 by opening a credit card with the checking account. I didn't include this in the total bonus since there are many credit card bonuses that are over $25.
Bonus Details are listed in this Bank of the West promotions page. The checking account must be opened by 4/27/2012.
If you decide to give this promotion a try, don't forget Bank of the West...Continue Reading