High-Yield Reward Checking Account & Savings Account at Mid America Bank & Trust Co. in MO - Local Only


2.53*%-$25kMid America Bank & Trust CoMaximum Free Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.30% $25k+
Accounts mentioned in this post. Rates as of September 25, 2017.

Update 5/27/10: The top checking and savings account rates have fallen. Refer to the rate history at the bottom of the post.

Mid America Bank & Trust Co. is offering a high-yield reward checking account called Maximum Free Checking. It has the following rates and features if certain monthly requirements are met:

  • 4.50% APY on balances up to $25,000
  • 1.00% on portion of balance over $25,000
  • 0.10% base rate if requirements are not met
  • ATM fee refunds nationwide up to $15 per month

The monthly requirements include:

  • 10 debit card purchases
  • 1 direct deposit or ACH auto debit
  • Access internet banking
  • Receive e-statements

Additional features of the account regardless of the monthly requirements include:

  • $20 minimum initial deposit
  • No minimum balance requirement
  • No monthly service charge
  • Free checks
  • Free internet bill pay

The bank also has a very competitive savings account called Eagles Nest Savings. It has a 2.02% APY for balances of at least $10,000. No interest is earned on balances below $10,000, and there's a $10 monthly fee for balances under $1,000.

It appears a branch visit is required to open an account. Branches are located in the Missouri cities of Dixon, St. Robert and Rolla.

The bank's ratings for safety and soundness are a little weak: 2 stars (problematic) at BauerFinancial (based on 9/30/09 data) and 1 star (lowest) at Bankrate.com (based on 6/30/09 data). The bank has been a FDIC member since 1934 (FDIC Certificate # 1624).

Other Reward Checking Accounts

To find reward checking accounts in other areas of the nation, please refer to the reward checking section of DepositAccounts.com. To learn more about reward checking, please refer to this reward checking overview.

Rate History:

05/27/10: checking: 4.50% APY up to $25K / savings: 2.02% APY over $10K

12/09/09: checking: 5.55% APY up to $25K / savings: 2.25% APY over $10K

Related Pages: checking account, Mid America Bank & Trust Co, St. Louis, Springfield, reward checking account


51hh   |     |   Comment #2
I saw 3 stars at BF?