Overview / Commentary
1620 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68197

Since 1857, First National Bank Omaha has been growing steadily. Originally, FNBO Direct was a small institution, serving only Omaha, Nebraska, and the immediate area. Now, FNBO, a subsidiary of First National Nebraska, serves 6.6 million people all over the country. First National Nebraska is a multi-state holding company, and is the largest privately owned banking company in the U.S.

FNBO offers products that are in line with what you would expect from such an institution: checking accounts, savings accounts and CDs. FNBO also issues Visa branded rewards credit cards. FNBO offers consistently competitive yields on deposit accounts, and a fairly low variable interest rate on its credit card.

In addition to online billpay, FNBO also makes use of Popmoney, which allows you to send payment from your bank account directly to someone else with the help of a text message. You can also receive payment via Popmoney directly to your bank account. The FNBO web site features a number of helpful and educational tools, including a wide array of calculators. One of the most interesting is a calculator that will help you see how long it will take you to save up $1 million.

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FNBO Direct Raises Online Savings Rate To 2.15% - 12/14/2018

FNBO Direct has raised their savings rate to 2.15%, from 2.00% https://www.fnbodirect.com/online-savings-account/

FNBO Direct Raises Online Savings Rate To 2.00% - 10/19/2018

FNBO Direct has raised their savings rate to 2.00%, from 1.85% https://www.fnbodirect.com/online-savings-account/

FNBO Direct Raises Savings Rate To 1.85% - 8/5/2018

FNBO Direct has raised their savings rate to 1.85%, from 1.75%

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7/14/14 - FNBO Savings APY Drops (From 0.85%) To 0.75%
5/16/13 - FNBO Bug? FNBO Direct 404 - Page Not Found
5/3/13 - FNBO Savings Rate Decrease (From 0.85%) To 0.75%
2/14/13 - FNBO Direct Scheduled Outage Sunday 2-17-13
12/26/12 - FNBO Direct Announces Savings Account Rate Increase for New Year
12/19/12 - FNBO Savings Rate Increase
7/20/12 - FNBO Direct Offers Another Savings Account Promotion to Existing Customers
7/19/12 - Bonus Rate
3/7/12 - Last Years FNBO Special 1.35% Rate Reminder
9/29/11 - FNBO Direct Savings Account Rate Cut & FYI On The Savings Account Promo
7/13/11 - FNBO Direct's Special Offer for Existing Customers and Keeping Accounts Open
7/1/11 - Special Rate Offer From FNBO
6/9/11 - FNBO Direct Cuts Savings Account Rate To 0.85%
5/11/11 - Internet Banks Improving Their Person-to-Person Payment Services
3/18/11 - Rate Drop At FNBO
1/25/11 - Closing Your Account At FNBO Direct
12/10/10 - FNBO Direct $25 Online BillPay Account Bonus
11/12/10 - FNBO Direct Update: New Cash Back Program and a New Bonus
9/1/10 - FNBO Direct's New Debit Card Reward Program
5/28/10 - FNBO Direct Cuts Rates on Savings Account and BillPay Account
4/22/10 - Reviews of FNBO Direct's Online BillPay Account, $25 Bonus & Its New Website
2/19/10 - FNBO Direct Reduces Savings Account Rate from 1.40% to 1.25%
11/16/09 - New 5.25% No-Minimum Online Savings Account - FNBO Direct
11/16/09 - FNBO Direct Increases Online Savings Account Yield to 3.50%
9/21/09 - 4.00% 60-Month CD at FNBO Direct - Nationally Available
12/12/08 - 4.26% 24-Month CD & 4.00% 12-Month CD at FNBO Direct
3/31/08 - $25 Bonus for FNBO Direct's BillPay Account
11/26/07 - FNBO Direct's New CDs and Checking Account
9/26/07 - FNBO Direct's New 2% Cash Back Credit Card and It's Official, New Yield of 5.05%
9/25/07 - Future Rates at FNBO Direct? and What's Next?
8/28/07 - FNBO Direct Planning a Cash Back Reward Credit Card
8/27/07 - FNBO Direct Savings Account Update - Withdrawing Money
8/10/07 - FNBO Direct's Account Frozen Emails - Mistake?
8/8/07 - FNBO Direct Employment History Requests and Worries of Account Holds
6/22/07 - Update on FNBO Direct Transfer Concerns
6/20/07 - FNBO President and the Future Plans with FNBO Direct
6/15/07 - FNBO Direct Savings Account Policy Updates - Concerns?
5/25/07 - HSBC Direct's Next Offer?
5/24/07 - How Much Have You Deposited into FNBO Direct?
5/21/07 - FNBO Direct Finally Does a Press Release on its 6% Savings Account
5/19/07 - Update on FNBO Direct Savings Account - $1M Balances and More on Transfer Times
5/14/07 - Transfer Speeds and Timing Deposits into FNBO Direct's 6% Savings Account
5/8/07 - My Experience Opening FNBO Direct 6% Savings Account - Part 3
5/4/07 - My Experience Opening FNBO Direct's 6% Savings Account - Part 2
5/3/07 - Concerns about FNBO Direct? Too Good to be True? Don't Worry. It's Legit
5/2/07 - My Experience Opening FNBO Direct's 6% Savings Account
5/1/07 - FNBO Direct's Savings Account Offers 6.00% Until 9/28/07

Small, overlooked bank, but very good.

Back in May 2007, while ING Direct and others were paying ~3.5-4.5% interest, the First National Bank of Omaha was paying 6% interest on savings accounts. I was leery, but their FDIC number matched up, and after a few phone calls I felt comfortable enough to put some decent money with them.

It's been 11 years now, and it works like clockwork. The website isn't fancy, but it's perfectly functional. I push a little bit of money over there every month, and it keeps growing. These days, their rates aren't hugely better than the big guys (Capital One 360, etc.), but I'm still leaving my money there for now. Besides, my main bank, Wells-Fargo, wants to charge $5-12 per month per savings account -- they can take a long hike off a short bridge. FNBO's never charged me any fees.

Top Ten Online Bank, Hands Down!

Posted by: Alvino | Feb 20, 2018

I've been a customer of FNBO Direct for seven years now. Year after year they have served me quickly and always put me first as if they were a Federal Credit Union. You get that Credit Union feel from them. Their new app on iOS allows you to deposit checks instantly like most main carriers. Also their security for logging in is intuitive. You'll get comfortable with this bank.

Beware Of Hidden Fees On The Online Checking ("Billpay") Account

As always, read the account disclosures before opening an account.

FNBO charges a monthly "Debit Card Inactive Fee" of $1 per month if you don't use the debit card associated with the account at least once every 90 days. If you opt out of the debit card entirely and just get an ATM-only card, they charge you $1 per month, every month, period.

Since I never use debit cards, this was a deal-killer for me.

If you are one of those people who open accounts while the interest rates are good, and then leave them dormant when the rate drops, there is a dormant account fee of $25 (first month) or $10 (subsequent months). It doesn't indicate how long the dormant period is in their online disclosure.

System Problems

Posted by: newmember | Nov 2, 2018

Their application system has a glitch. It doesn't accept special characters on an ID. It kept saying "please enter a valid id number" and refused to move to next step. Eventually I replaced it w/ space, the system continued but the application was denied.



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #5452
Year Established1857
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.44%
Return on Equity - YTD14.63%
Annual Interest Income$1.00B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$20.42B$19.34B
LoansQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$15.04B$14.14B
DepositsQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$16.99B$16.28B
Equity CapitalQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$2.05B$2.00B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$396.5MM$382.9MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$102.2MM$114.1MM
Real Estate OwnedQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$11.9MM$7.2MM
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FNBO Direct Raises Online Savings Rate To 2.15%

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FNBO Direct has raised their savings rate to 2.15%, from 2.00% https://www.fnbodirect.com/online-savings-account/

FNBO Direct Raises Online Savings Rate To 2.00%

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FNBO Direct has raised their savings rate to 2.00%, from 1.85%


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FNBO Direct Savings Account Rates

2.15%-$1mOnline Savings

FNBO Direct Checking Account Rates

0.65%-$1mOnline Checking Account

FNBO Direct CD Rates

1.15%$500$1m60 Month CD
0.90%$500$1m48 Month CD
0.70%$500$1m36 Month CD
0.50%$500$1m24 Month CD
0.41%$500$1m18 Month CD
0.31%$500$1m12 Month CD
0.26%$500$1m9 Month CD
0.16%$500$1m6 Month CD

FNBO Direct is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 1620 Dodge Street - Omaha, NE 68197

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