Browse through the stories below to view current deals for Washington banks or select an item from the menu bar above to view current rates in Washington.
Pinnacle Bank is again offering a $100 bonus for opening its PinnCheck Free checking account online. If you missed the one in March, this is another chance. Like the previous promotions, the bonus doesn’t require much work. The only requirements listed in the bank's promotions page are:
The offer is currently scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013. According to...Continue Reading
The latest bank to raise its 5-year CD rate to 2% is BBVA Compass. On Friday it raised its 5-year CD rate from 1.25% to 2.00% APY. This is the only CD term that is competitive. Its shorter-term CD rates continue to be low. This 5-year CD rate is listed in the bank’s CD rates page as of 9/16/2013. The rates may vary by location, but this 2% appears to be listed for all of bank’s market areas. Thanks to DA member OldGuy for mentioning this new rate in the...Continue Reading
Central Bank & Trust in Colorado Springs has recently increased its 5-year CD rate, and it’s now very competitive. The 5-year CD has a 2.02% APY for a minimum deposit of $5,000. This CD is listed in the rotating image on the bank’s home page as of 8/29/2013.
Since the bank didn’t include many details on its website about this CD, I called the bank yesterday at (719) 228-1100. According to the bank representative, the 5-year CD early withdrawal penalty is only 90 days of interest. They typically require that a...Continue Reading
BBVA Compass has another checking account promotion. It’s similar to its January promotion, except that instead of a Kindle Fire, the bank is giving away a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. The bank also added an extra requirement. So it’ll take more work to qualify for this gift. Here's the link to the new promotion. Below are the steps required for the bonus:
KeyBank has another checking promotion that it has been advertising. Thanks to the readers who emailed me news on this. The promotion offers a $200 bonus which is larger than many of the past bonuses. 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). But unlike past promotions, the only requirement is direct deposit. There’s no debit card usage requirement.
KeyBank doesn’t have the best reputation among many DA readers. You can read the problems customers...Continue Reading
KeyBank has another checking promotion in which you can earn $150. It's very similar to the $150 bonus that it was offering last year. Like before it's an online-only offer, but the online application only accepts certain areas which appear to be in their market area (see below).
KeyBank doesn’t have the best reputation among many DA readers. You can read the problems customers have experienced in the comments of my 2012 KeyBank post and in my 2011 KeyBank post. If you have experience with KeyBank promotions and checking accounts, please...Continue Reading
Partner Colorado Credit Union has a reward checking account that it calls High Interest Checking. It has a competitive rate for reward checking accounts, but the account has a few downsides. It may appeal to some Colorado residents looking for a top rate at a local credit union. Below is a summary of the High Interest Checking rates and features. The rates are listed in the credit union’s rates page. The features are based on feedback from the credit union CSRs. These are accurate as of 4/12/2013:
Pinnacle Bank is again offering a $100 bonus for opening its PinnCheck Free checking account online. If you missed the one last year, this is another chance. Like last year, the bonus doesn’t require much work. The only requirements listed in the bank's promotions page are:
Offer expires April 30, 2013. According to the terms, it's only available to residents...Continue Reading
BBVA Compass has changed its checking account promotion for the new year. Instead of a cash bonus, this new one offers a free Kindle Fire HD. Unlike the previous one, this new one requires direct deposit (and they specifically exclude bank-to-bank transfers). Here's the link to the new promotion. Below are the steps required for the bonus:
Beal Bank is again offering some competitive 1-year CD rates. However, the best rates are only in a few cities where it has branches, and they are different cities than when I last reported on Beal Bank in August. You can check what rates are available in your area by entering your zip code in Beal Bank's rates page. I did this for zip codes of most of the cities where Beal Bank has branches.
The best 12-month CD deal has a 1.11% APY and is available in Southeast Florida in...Continue Reading
BBVA Compass has been offering competitive rates on its Featured CDs for the last several months. I just learned this morning that customers can receive an extra 10 basis points on the 24-month and 60-month Featured CD rates if the customer also opens a checking account. Below is a summary of the rates as of 11/5/2012:
These rates without a checking account are listed at BBVA Compass CDs page, but the extra rate with a...Continue Reading
I was pleasantly surprised to see the new certificate rates at Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) for November. Rates went up for terms of 1 to 4 years. In fact, the new 1-, 2- and 3-year CD rates are very competitive. This is different than past PenFed CD promotions in which the best deals have been for the longer terms. Below is the list of the new PenFed CD rates for terms of 1 to 7 years with the noteworthy rates highlighted. I've also listed the old rates in parentheses....Continue Reading