Now through May 31, 2020, Capital One is offering a bonus of up to $500 when opening a new 360 Performance Savings account.
Qualification requirements are straight-forward and include,
- Open a new 360 Performance Savings account by May 31, 2020, using promo code SCORE500.
- Deposit $10,000–$50,000 or more of new money within 10 days of account opening (Initial Funding Period).
- Maintain the required daily balance within a bonus tier for 90 days following the Initial Funding Period, and earn $100 for every $10,000 maintained (up to $500).
If you have or had an open savings and/or money market account (excluding CDs, IRA savings accounts and Kids Savings accounts) as a primary or secondary account holder with Capital One on or after January 1, 2016, you're ineligible for the bonus.
That’s actually an improvement over the previous restriction, which excluded anyone who ever had a savings product with Capital One Bank, Capital One 360, or ING Direct. As DA reader, RickZ, put it – essentially a once per lifetime restriction.
The bonus will be deposited into the 360 Performance Savings account within 60 days weeks of completing the above-mentioned requirements. For the link to the Capital One promo page, please refer to the Capital One bonus summary in the DA bonus page.
If your account is in default, closed or suspended, or otherwise not in good standing, you will not receive the bonus.
Many thanks to DA reader, Rickny, for posting this bonus deal in the Forum
360 Performance Savings
I wrote about the 360 Performance Savings account last fall, shortly after its addition to the Capital One product line. In that October blog post, I described the 360 Performance Savings as combining the best elements of the two accounts it replaced: the top rate of the 360 Money Market Account and the 360 Savings Account’s no minimum balance requirement to qualify for the top rate.
For more details about the 360 Performance Savings account, including account features, please refer to the October 4, 2019 blog post.
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One describes itself as “a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients.” Any U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, 18 years or older, with a U.S. physical address or a military address (APO or FPO) and a valid Social Security number, can open an account at Capital One.
For new customers, opening a 360 Performance Savings Account can only be done online and must be funded from a checking account at another U.S. chartered bank (known as your Linked Account). According to the 360 Performance Savings Disclosure,
You must tell us to either electronically transfer money from your Linked Account or give us a personal check drawn on your Linked Account. Your 360 Performance Savings account won't be considered "opened" until you complete our verification procedures.
Capital One has an overall health grade of "A+" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 3.33% (excellent), based on December 31, 2019 data. In the past year, Capital One has increased its total deposits by $19.56 billion, an excellent annual growth rate of 8.45%. Please refer to our financial overview of Capital One (FDIC Certificate # 4297) for more details.
With assets in excess of $328 billion, Capital One is currently the eighth largest bank in the country. Besides having a large branch network (more than 460), Capital One also has a large internet banking division, previously known as Capital One 360.
Capital One acquired the internet bank, ING Direct, in 2012 and shortly afterward, ING Direct was transformed into Capital One 360. Operating as a subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation for about four years, Capital One 360 was absorbed by Capital One in 2017. Although Capital One 360 no longer exists as a separate entity, all of the Capital One 360 products are still available, but offered from the CapitalOne.com website. FYI – CapitalOne360.com automatically forwards visitors to CapitalOne.com.
How the Bonus Compares
Since Capital One continues to keep the rate competitive on the 360 Performance Savings, you won’t lose out on much interest as you maintain the required balance to qualify for the bonus. Let’s say you maintained a balance of $50k for four months, the $500 bonus would effectively add 3% to the interest rate earned for those four months.
DA maintains a full list of the best savings and checking account bonus offers currently available.
The above rates are accurate as of 4/27/2020.