Browse through the stories below to view current deals for Oregon banks or select an item from the menu bar above to view current rates in Oregon.
KeyBank has another checking account promotion. Unlike its past ones, this one offers a free 16GB Kindle Fire HD instead of cash.That Kindle model is currently selling on Amazon for $169. Like before it's an online-only offer, and it’s only available in certain areas of the country that are in KeyBank’s market area (see below). Here’s the link to KeyBank’s promo page. The offer is scheduled to last until February 28, 2014.
The bonus requires that you open a qualifying KeyBank checking account online and enter offer code ONFT0114 by February...Continue Reading
PNC Bank has started to offer a $200 checking account bonus. This is an upgrade to the bank’s usual $150 bonus. You still have to be careful to avoid monthly service charges. Here’s the link to PNC’s promotion page. The offer is scheduled to end on 2/28/2014. You can open the account online or choose to have them email you a coupon to take to a branch. Here's a summary of the requirements to qualify for the bonus:
Fifth Third Bank has a new checking account promotion. They’ll give $150 to Stand Up To Cancer and $150 to you when you open a new checking account with direct deposit and make three online bill payments. The account must be opened by March 31, 2014. The direct deposit and the three online bill payments must be completed within 90 days of account opening to qualify for the bonus. Bonus will be deposited into the new checking account within 6 weeks of completing requirements. The full details of this offer...Continue Reading
Huntington Bank has again come out with a sign-up bonus for its Asterisk-Free Checking. This is one of the rare free checking accounts that still exists at big banks. It has no monthly service fee or minimum balance requirement.
It’s a $150 bonus. Here’s the link to the bank’s promotion page. It’s scheduled to end on 3/14/2014. The bonus is now easier to qualify for. Unlike last year, there’s no debit card usage requirement. This one only requires the following two steps:
Fifth Third Bank has come out with some new CD specials. There are two changes from Fifth Third’s CD promotions from last fall. For most of Fifth Third’s market area, the bank is offering a 1.75% APY 5-year CD. For the Florida market, this long-term CD promotion is a 2.00% APY 6-year CD. The other CD promotions are the same as last fall with a 1.50% APY 4-year CD, a 1.25% APY 38-month CD and a 1.00% APY 28-month CD. Minimum deposit is $5,000, and a new or existing checking...Continue Reading
We’re now seeing some large banks raising their long-term CD rates. The latest is Fifth Third Bank which is offering a special 4-year CD with a 1.50% APY. You can get a higher 4-year CD rate at a few internet banks and credit unions, but this 1.50% APY is competitive especially for large banks. There are also shorter-term CD specials: a 1.25% APY 38-month CD and a 1.00% APY 28-month CD. Minimum deposit is $5,000, and a new or existing checking account is required. These rates are listed in Fifth...Continue Reading
Update 2/17/2014: This promotion has come back. It's now scheduled to last until 2/28/2014.
Dollar Bank has brought back its checking account promotion in which you can earn up to $150. To get the full $150 requires debit card purchases, direct deposit and waiting for one year. The full details are listed in the bank's promotions page. The offer is scheduled to end on 9/30/2013.
The first $50 is paid as a rebate on your signature-based debit card purchases. The second $50 is a credit for receiving cumulative direct deposits of $250...Continue Reading
Wright-Patt Credit Union increased its long-term CD and IRA CD rates, and they’re now very competitive. This is one of the rare institutions that offer 6-year terms. Its Jumbo 6-year CD APY increased from 2.10% to 2.30%, and its Jumbo 5-year CD APY increased from 1.90% to 2.05%. The Jumbo minimum deposit is $100,000. The rates are 10 bps lower for a $500 minimum deposit. These rates are listed in the credit union's rates page as of 8/30/2013.
The IRA share certificates have the same rates as the regular share certificates....Continue Reading
This is another case of a bank raising long-term CD rates. Dollar Bank raised its 10-year, 6-year and 5-year CD and IRA CD rates this week. The most competitive ones are now its 6-year and 10-year CDs. The 6-year CD has a 2.00% APY and the 10-year CD has a 2.75% APY. The 5-year CD is not quite as competitive with a 1.50% APY. Slightly higher rates are available with CD ladder and relationship options. These rates are listed in Dollar Bank’s rates page as of 8/23/2013.
Dollar Bank’s early withdrawal...Continue Reading
In today’s interest rate environment, most short- and mid-term CD rates are not much higher than the rates you can get from top internet savings accounts. That’s not the case for the CD specials being offered by Firelands Federal Credit Union. It’s offering two CD specials with very competitive rates. These include a 2.00% APY 18-month CD and a 1.60% APY 1-year CD. There’s also a 9-month CD which has a good rate but not an exceptional rate of 1.00%. New money is required, and these are not available in...Continue Reading
Last month I reported on a special 45-month CD at Third Federal Savings & Loan. That didn’t last long. It has been replaced by a special 6-year CD. This new 6-year CD has a 2.00% APY with a minimum deposit of $500. This special is listed in the bank’s CD page as of 8/15/2013. According to the bank's disclosure, the early withdrawal penalty is 18 months’ interest. This applies to CDs with terms of 4 years or more.
Third Federal has a long history of offering competitive 6-year CDs. I remember...Continue Reading
PNC Bank continues to offer a $150 checking account bonus. Since my last report on a PNC checking promotion, new fees have been announced. So it will require more caution for those who decide to give this promotion a try. Another change is that the promotion is available in fewer states (see below for the list of states).
Here's the link to PNC's promotion page. The offer is scheduled to end on 9/30/2013. You can open the account online or choose to have them email you a coupon to take to...Continue Reading