$100 Checking Account Bonus at a Nebraska Bank (First National Bank North Platte)


First National Bank North Platte is offering a checking account special in which you can earn a $50 bonus for opening a new E-Z Account and a $50 bonus for starting Direct Deposit. Offer is good through April 15, 2008. Direct deposit must be established by June 30, 2008. A $100 opening balance is required.

The E-Z Account page lists "great rate of interest" as one of the perks. For checking accounts, this sometimes means the rate is 1%. But I was surprised to see 3% APY for balances up to $25K in the rate table.

A branch visit appears to be required to open accounts. Branches are located in several towns in Western Nebraska. The bank is a member FDIC (Certificate # 5449).

Thanks to the reader who mentioned this special in the finding-the-best-deals post.