High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Pioneer Bank in Texas - Local Only


Update: 6/12/13: The rates have fallen. Refer to the rate history at the bottom for the change history.

Pioneer Bank in Dripping Springs Texas is offering a high-yield reward checking account called Pioneer High Yield Checking. The account has the following rates and features as of 6/12/13 if certain monthly requirements:

  • 2.51% APY for balances up to $25,000
  • 0.75% APY for portion of balance over $25,000
  • 0.05% base rate if requirements are not met
  • Refunds of ATM fees

Monthly requirements include:

  • 10 check card purchases
  • 1 direct deposit or automatic withdrawal
  • Receive e-statements

Other features of this account include:

  • $100 minimum initial deposit
  • No monthly fees
  • No minimum balance requirement

Update 4/23/13: A reader reported in the forum that he was told by a branch manager that you have to live in their market area to open an account.

It's a small bank with its main branch located in Dripping Springs, Texas which is just south of Austin.

The bank's ratings for safety and soundness are strong: 4 stars (excellent) at BauerFinancial and 4 stars (sound) at Bankrate.com. Both ratings are based on 9/30/09 financial data. The bank has been a FDIC member since 2007 (FDIC Certificate # 58577).

Other Reward Checking Accounts

There are still nationwide reward checking accounts paying 4% (see post) and a few local accounts paying over 5% (see post). However, rates under 4% are becoming more common, and anything at 3% or above is a decent deal for reward checking rates.

To find nationwide reward checking accounts and reward checking accounts in your local area, please refer to the reward checking section of DepositAccounts.com.

Rate History:

  • 6/12/2013: 2.51% APY up to $25K; 0.75% over
  • 8/11/2011: 2.76% APY up to $25K
  • 5/02/2011: 3.01% APY up to $25K; 1.00% over
  • 8/25/2010: 3.26% APY up to $25K
  • 2/28/2010: 3.51% APY up to $25K; 1.25% over; 0.05% base rate
Related Pages: reward checking account, checking account


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