Capital One has raised the rate on its 360 Money Market to 1.60% APY on balances of $10k+. The APY for balances below $10k remains at 0.85%. In the past ten months, a total of 60 bps has been added in six rate increases.
|1.60*%||$10k||-||Capital One||360 Money Market|
|OTHER TIERS: 0.85% → Up to $10k|
The 360 Money Market has no monthly service charge, no-minimum opening deposit, or minimum balance requirement. It can be opened in your name alone, or with one other individual, but beneficiaries cannot be named. While there is no recurring monthly fee, there are some potential fees.
- $30 per each outgoing domestic wire transfer
- $5 per statement re-prints (limited to within the past two years)
- $25 for shipping an expedited 360 Money Market card
Yes, there is a 360 Money Market card
DA readers may recall that in earlier blog posts about the 360 Money Market account there was some confusion about the 360 Money Market card. I thought the matter was settled when I read this statement on the Disclosure Page in February:
360 Money Market accounts don’t come with debit cards or the option to write checks.
While the above statement is still at the bottom of the Disclosure Page, I saw three references (expedited shipping, transaction limits, and withdrawal limits) concerning the elusive 360 Money Market card. I spoke with CSR and received what I hope is the definitive answer: the card does exist, but it is only an ATM card, not a debit card that can be used for purchases. This ATM card is not automatically issued. After the account is established, you have to contact Capital One and specifically ask for it to be issued if you want the ATM card.
Many thanks to DA reader, Maecl, for his Forum post about Capital One's rate hike.
360 Savings Account/360 CDs
Although the rates on other Capital One products have continued rise, the 360 Savings Account isn’t keeping pace. With an unimpressive 1.00% APY, the 360 Savings Account lags far behind other no-minimum savings accounts. On the other hand, the 360 CD rates have risen between 30-40 bps in the past four months.
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.
Opening a 360 Money Market account can only be done online, and must be funded from a personal checking account.
According to the 360 Money Market Disclosure,
To get started, you’ll need to "link" your Money Market account to your personal (non-business) checking account at another U.S. chartered bank (this is known as your Linked Account).
If you already have an account with us at the time you open your 360 Money Market account, your existing Linked Account(s) will also be linked to your 360 Money Market account.
Capital One has an overall health grade of "A" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 4.31% (excellent), based on December 31, 2017 data. In the past year, Capital One has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $5.57 billion, an above average annual growth rate of 2.65%. Please refer to our financial overview of Capital One (FDIC Certificate # 4297) for more details.
Two years ago, a new 1.00% APY Money Market account was unveiled by Capital One 360, the now-defunct online banking subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation. Capital One 360 was absorbed into Capital One last year, although the “360” brand appears on the majority of Capital One products, like the 360 Money Market. With assets in excess of $290 billion, Capital One is currently the eighth largest bank in the country.
How the 360 Money Market Compares
When compared to the 178 Money Market Accounts tracked by DepositAccounts.com, which are available nationwide and require a minimum balance of $10k or less, Capital One’s 360 Money Market APY currently ranks fifth.
|Interest Rate||CD Length of Term||Credit Union/Bank|
|1.80% APY||High Rate Online Money Market ($5k min/$1m max)||Bank 7|
|1.75% APY||Money Market Account ($100 min/no max)||CIT Bank|
|1.60% APY||360 Money Market ($10k min/no max)||Capital One|
The above rates are accurate as of 4/19/2018.
To look for the best Money Market Account rates, both nationwide and state specific, please refer to our Money Market Account Rates Table page.