PurePoint Financial Ups Online Savings Rate To 2.15% APY

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Deal Summary: Online Savings, 2.15% APY, $10k minimum deposit

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

As DA reader, WheelinDealin, noted in a Forum post this morning, PurePoint Financial (PurePoint) has raised the rate on its Online Savings account. Balances of $10k and above now earn 2.15% APY, while balances below $10k continue to earn 0.25% APY. The Online Savings account can be opened with a $10k minimum deposit.

APYMINMAXINSTITUTIONPRODUCTDETAILS
2.15*%$10k-PurePoint FinancialOnline Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% Up to $10k
Rates as of November 13, 2018.

This is only the sixth rate hike since the PurePoint Online Savings account was introduced in February 2017. The four rate hikes this year have been large, ranging from 15 to 25 bps. After each of these rate hikes, the Online Savings account has been near the top of the rate table. With today’s rate increase of 25 bps, the Online Savings account is again near the top.

The list below shows the dates of the past three Online Savings Account rate hikes and how they coincided with the Fed rate hikes. Based on the rate history, we may not see another savings account rate hike this year.

  • Sep 28: PurePoint Financial Online Savings: 2.15% APY
  • Sep 26: Federal Reserve Target Funds Rate: 2.00% to 2.25% APY
  • June 13: Federal Reserve Target Funds Rate: 1.75% to 2.00% APY
  • May 30: PurePoint Financial Online Savings: 1.90% APY
  • April 6: PurePoint Financial Online Savings: 1.75% APY
  • March 21: Federal Reserve Target Funds Rate: 1.50% to 1.75% APY
  • Jan 24: PurePoint Financial Online Savings: 1.60% APY

PurePoint FAQs

PurePoint’s FAQs are quite detailed and provide a large amount of information, including,

We offer individual, joint and personal trust accounts.
PurePoint doesn’t currently offer business or brokerage accounts.

How many external linked accounts can I set up?

    You may link up to 10 external accounts per customer from other financial institutions to your PurePoint accounts.

What can I do at a Financial Center?

    Open saving accounts and CDs

    Update your personal information (such as home or mailing address), beneficiary details, and other information related to your account.

The last quote about Financial Centers is noteworthy: PurePoint represents a new model of internet banks, almost a hybrid between brick-and-mortar institutions and “pure” internet banks. The Financial Centers are not “bank branches,” and as such, do not accept cash deposits. Staff members just assist customers in opening accounts and answering questions. The intent appears to be helping those individuals who are worried or uncertain about internet banks by providing a tangible resource, i.e., a building filled with people who will interact with them face-to-face.

Thanks to DA reader, WheelinDealin, for this morning’s Forum post about PurePoint Financial’s latest rate increase.

Availability

As an online division of Union Bank, PurePoint Financial is headquartered in New York City and offers its product line to all U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. Union Bank, which is headquartered in San Francisco, is a subsidiary of UnionBanCal Corporation, a bank holding company formed by the merger of The Bank of California and Union Bank in the late 1990s.

Opening an account with PurePoint Financial can be done online, or at any of 22 Financial Centers located in,

Florida – Aventura, Boca Raton, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg, and Tampa

Illinois – Chicago, Glendale Heights, La Grange, and Skokie.

New York – Brooklyn Heights, New York City, and Scarsdale

Texas – Dallas, Houston (2), Plano, Southlake, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands.

Bank Overview

As the online division of Union Bank, PurePoint Financial operates under Union Bank’s FDIC Certificate and shares its financial history.

Union Bank/PurePoint Financial has an overall health rating of "A" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 2.26% (excellent), based on June 30, 2018 data. The Bank has an excellent capitalization level (13.75%), the result of holding $123.79 billion in assets with $17.02 billion in equity. Please refer to our financial overview of Union Bank/PurePoint Financial (FDIC Certificate # 22826) for more details.

We designed PurePoint™ Financial to empower our clients to save more. And while we're a new brand, we’re not new to banking. As a division of MUFG Union Bank, N.A., we share in the rich 150-year history of serving clients in the United States. Our global parent company, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), is the 5th largest financial group in the world with total assets of over $2.59 trillion.

How the Online Savings Account Compares

When compared to the 219 Savings Accounts that are nationally available, PurePoint Financial’s Online Savings APY currently ranks second, regardless of minimum deposit requirement.

The above rates are accurate as of 9/28/2018.

To compare the top Savings account rates, both nationwide and state specific, please refer to our Savings Account Rates Table page.

Related Pages: savings accounts, nationwide deals, Internet banks

Comments
jjflyman
jjflyman   |     |   Comment #1
Synchrony? Ally? Hello.......
RJM
RJM   |     |   Comment #2
Ally will bump up a whole .05% in a week or two.

SMH.
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vmmxx
vmmxx   |     |   Comment #6
Fidelity Money Market is also up to a 2.15% yield. I’m liking this market-rate approach over arbitrary rate decisions at banks.
Sperry8
Sperry8   |     |   Comment #7
Wow, surprised to hear Fido is .02% higher than Vanguard Prime MM which is at 2.13%.
RJM
RJM   |     |   Comment #9
They are not.

SPRXX: 7-Day Yield

1.84%

8/31/2018
Sperry8
Sperry8   |     |   Comment #11
That makes more sense. Not sure what vmmxx is quoting.
RJM
RJM   |     |   Comment #26
SPRXX is up to 1.92%. A little better than Ally.
QED
QED   |     |   Comment #3
This is a significant increase at PurePoint. Am happy I remained with them.  Sweet
Striker
Striker   |     |   Comment #8
Me too, QED.
Have been thinking of jumping ship the past few weeks with rates rising elsewhere. Had same thought a few months ago before they bumped to 1.95% APY. Have been with them for 18 months when they opened a local branch. Originally opened MM at 1.25APY. They have bumped 4 or 5 times in 18 months to now 2.15%. While never at the very top, they seem intent on remaining competitive. My experience - great to work with. Moving funds in or out is seamless. Glad I stayed put. Hope their CD rates follow suit.
Matt
Matt   |     |   Comment #10
Me also. I joined when they very first opened up. I left once and came back. Their rates are better than Ally and their customer service reps are top notch. Hopefully they raise CD rates too. Very happy with them fast ach too
QED
QED   |     |   Comment #12
Actually "fast ACH" is an understatement! I'm asking for help here. At PurePoint, when you are ACHing funds in, PurePoint amazingly begins paying you interest BEFORE they have the money! OK, here's the help request:

Does anyone know of another financial institution that will pay interest on funds incoming BEFORE the funds arrive? . . . like PurePoint does?

I'm unaware of this way of doing business anywhere else. But if there are other financial institutions offering this feature, I'd surely appreciate knowing which they are.

Note it's obvious but maybe I need to add this:

The above refers to ACH funds movements initiated at PurePoint, not to those initiated external to PurePoint.  
111
111   |     |   Comment #13
"... PurePoint amazingly begins paying you interest BEFORE they have the money!"

Hmm. I see something that can be added to my every-Friday task list.
klink
klink   |     |   Comment #14
DSD pays on the day you request a transfer at their site. Debits funds from sending acct. the next day.
QED
QED   |     |   Comment #18
Thanks klink. That DOES answer my question. However, worthy of note is this:

If "DSD" is referring to Dollar Savings Direct, they are paying only 1.8% APY on liquid funds.

At present my going rate on liquid funds is 2.25% APY at NBD (Northern Bank Direct). This rate is also available elsewhere I think. With PurePoint now only 10 basis points inferior, and with PurePoint paying interest on incoming funds immediately, my dough will have to sit at NBD for more than twenty days to recoup the one day of interest I will lose by sending money there instead of to PurePoint.

Also, as poster 111 makes clear above (and I have done this successfully already), sending money to PurePoint via ACH on a Friday is an additional money maker. This is especially true if the dough is sent on the Friday before a three day holiday weekend.
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scott
scott   |     |   Comment #15
Purepoint was just a day late this time. I was waiting and waiting but gave in and put money into an ally 2.10 no penalty cd. Not worth the difference to move it back yet.
Matt
Matt   |     |   Comment #16
I almost did the same thing.
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cowboy
cowboy   |     |   Comment #21
So who decides what is "offensive" on this page?? Ridiculous. I posted something yesterday about rates at Redneck and Northern Direct......about how they need to stay competitive. Apparently this is now considered "offensive".
get over it
get over it   |     |   Comment #22
It's all very arbitrary, cowboy. If you're a big Trump enthusiast like Ken (deplorable & many others) you'll never get a comment removed no matter how irrelevant or offensive, but otherwise it will regularly happen to you with no apparent rhyme or reason.
cowboy
cowboy   |     |   Comment #23
Thanks-makes me wonder about this page...also apparently certain criticism of certain banks is not tolerated. Why, Ken? Mr. Impartial Ken......Why don't you tell me why my comments were deleted yesterday, Ken? Tell me what "guideline" I violated?
Lending Tree
Lending Tree   |     |   Comment #24
This is no longer Ken's site, it was bought by Lending Tree.

Normally the acquiring company will have prior management stay for a period of time, one or two years, and then there will be big changes.

The ONLY thing this site is good for is comparing interest rates on CDs. Expecting more is futile.
get over it
get over it   |     |   Comment #25
Many of us have been through this before you, cowboy. Consider it a sort of "rite of initiation" here, - our own kind of "gulag" or Kafkaesque" experience for saying the wrong thing, -bewildering as it might be what was wrong with it. This isn't a democracy with free speech rights you have to understand, but under private ownership with a distinct ideology and interests. But consider the good things about the site, namely the useful information it disseminates, and you can quickly forget the odd editorial effects that can sometimes be so annoying. After all, no one was likely to read your deleted comments for more than a day after you posted them, whereas a nice yielding CD you nab because of a write up here will pay off in some cases for years. In light of that, as I say, just laugh over the rest. It is of no consequence.
cowboy
cowboy   |     |   Comment #27
Good point. I do like this page. But truly baffled by what gets deleted. Thx.
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