Now through June 30, 2017, Capital One is offering a publicly available $200 bonus when opening a new 360 Money Market account online and depositing at least $10k. In this instance, “new” really means new:
If you currently have or have had a Savings product with Capital One Bank, Capital One 360
or ING DIRECT before or are a Capital One Associate, you won’t be eligible for the bonus.
In February, DA reader, stevel, wrote a Forum post about a targeted $200 bonus on Capital One’s 360 Money Market, which currently earns 1.00% APY on balances of $10k+. According to CSR, there are two 360 Money Market bonuses at this time – one targeted and the other not.
|1.00*%||$10k||-||Capital One||360 Money Market|
|OTHER TIERS: 0.60% → Up to $10k|
The 360 Money Market has no monthly service charge, no minimum opening deposit, or minimum balance requirement.
The requirements to earn the $200 bonus are rather straightforward:
- Open your “very first” 360 Money Market account online by June 30, 2017.
- Use the promo code “200GROW.”
- Deposit at least $10k (from an external account) no later than June 30, 2017.
The $200 bonus will be deposited in the Money Market account approximately 6-8 weeks following the above requirements being met. Complete details about the $200 bonus are available on the 200GROW promotion page.
While the 200GROW promotion seems simple enough, DA reader, luvmycat, makes a good point:
Be aware that Capital One 360 does not allow
beneficiaries (POD, in trust for, etc.) on their accounts.
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 permanent resident with a valid Social Security number can open an account at Capital One.
Opening a new 360 Money Market account and applying for the $200 bonus must be done online, and must be funded from a personal checking account.
Account opening deposit must be from a personal checking account only. Please note:
We don't accept brokerage, money market or savings accounts (institutions put restrictions on these types of accounts that prevent electronic transfers).
If your check has the words "Payable Through" with another bank name listed near the memo field, it can't be linked.
Capital One has an overall health grade of "A" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 6.22% (excellent), based on December 31, 2016 data. In the past year, Capital One has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $11.17 billion, an excellent annual growth rate of 5.6%. Please refer to our financial overview of Capital One (FDIC Certificate # 4297) for more details.
Earlier this year, Capital One 360, which had operated as a stand-alone internet division following Capital’s One 2012 acquisition of ING Direct (another internet bank), was absorbed into Capital One, and no longer exists as a separate entity. Many of Capital One’s products now contain “360” in their names, i.e., 360 Money Market. With assets in excess of $286 billion, Capital One is currently the seventh largest bank in the country.
How the $200 Bonus Compares
With no requirements other than the $10k deposit by June 30, 2017, this is an easy $200. Also, the terms state that the bonus will be deposited in about 6-8 weeks following the $10k deposit. Once the bonus has been deposited, the terms say the funds will be available immediately. There are no specifications about how long the $10k deposit must remain in the account. Even if you play it safe and keep the $10k in the account for 8 weeks, you’ll earn about $15 of interest and a $200 bonus. That comes out to an effective yield of almost 14%.
The above rates are accurate as of 4/8/2017.