Offer valid for new Extreme Checking accounts only. Account must be open for at least 60 days to earn cash bonus. One bonus per customer. Maximum bonus of $150. No minimum balance required; however, you must deposit $100 to open account. Miscellaneous income reportable to the IRS.
The Extreme Checking account is a high-yield reward checking account that I first reported on in 2008. It's currently paying 4.50% APY on balances up to $25K, and the rate is guaranteed through the Derby 2010 (starts on the first Saturday in May). Refer to my account review for more details. A commenter in that post reported that there's no hard pull in the application. I've sent an email to confirm. Update: I received the following reply about the credit inquiry: "It is a soft inquiry that will not impact your credit score."
It's rare to see both an attractive bonus and reward checking account.
There's an online application for the account, but it states on the Extreme Checking page that it's only available for residents of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.
Thanks to the reader who commented on this deal.
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