Yes, Redneck Bank is a real bank. In fact, it is the (purposefully lighthearted and humorously named) online banking division of All America Bank, which was established in 1969 as The First Mustang State Bank. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Redneck Bank is fully insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The bank traces its history back to multiple Oklahoma banks owned by the Huckabay family.
To keep things simple, Redneck Bank limits its personal depository banking products to checking accounts and money market accounts. Both the checking account and money market account have very low minimum initial deposits. However, neither account has a minimum balance requirement. Both accounts also feature free online banking and a free VISA debit card. At the time of this writing, the Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of the money market account – which is a variable interest rate account – decreases once the balance exceeds $35,000. Statements for both checking and money market accounts are available electronically.
In addition to these personal deposit accounts, Redneck Bank offers various services, including free online bill pay and free bank-to-bank transfers. The bank also provides educational resources about online banking – including a series of video tutorials and an electronic guide.
We have banked with RNB for several years and have been happy with the experience. Initially we found them doing a search for a high yield money market rate. We like the crazy name and the antics and are pleased with the professional service. Like any bank, the account set up and transferring of funds is a process.
Over the years, anytime we had a question, a phone call was always received by a real person and although we have not visited the brick and mortar bank locations, the service is personal, helpful and professional. It feels very much like a "small town" bank where you know the people that work there.
In a world where big banks and institutions are trying to rule the financial world, it is refreshing finding a small bank that offers the same products and is even beating these massive establishments at their own game. We recommend you take a close look at this bank and sign up with them. We think you will be glad you did.
Oh yea, we still have the keychain they sent us for opening an account and because of the bank's name, it makes for a great conversation piece!
I have a redneck rewards checking account and you don't need direct deposit to meet the requirements like most other banks. All you need is to make 10 debit transactions and receive your statements electronically, that's it! No hoops to get the 2.0%
No minimum balance required either. The 2.0% is paid up to a $10,000 balance, amounts after that only make .50%. If the balance were a little higher this account would be perfect.
When I first tried to open an account at this online bank the website gave me a pending approval notice. It said to wait 48 hours for approval. I waited 3 days and nothing. I called the customer service number and they said to fax over my drivers license and social security card to verify my identity. I did that and waited 3 more days. Not a word from Redneck Bank. I called the customer service department back and they had no record of having received my documents. They told me to resend them via fax. I resent the documents and the next day I was approved for a free checking account. I signed up for direct deposit at my place of employment and my next paycheck was supposed to be deposited to Redneck Bank. Well, my money was not there on the payday Friday and I called Redneck Bank and was told that my direct deposit was rejected due to a name mismatch error. Everything looked ok on the website and my employer had my name right. Long story short is that I had to get my employer to cut me a paper check and the money never posted to Redneck Bank. Horrible customer service and I would not advise anyone to bank with this company.
Went to open a savings account with them, thinking I could make a little more interest. Account was declined because I didn't answer the "verification" questions correctly.
Called their 800 number, was told my request was declined because my credit reports where locked. That I needed to unlock them and apply again, they couldn't use my old application because it was already marked "declined" in their system.
So, I pay to unlock my credit reports, run a new application and get declined again. Call the 800 number again, am told. "Oh, because you have a declined account in our system, the system will automatically mark any future accounts as declined, there is nothing we can do."
I asked them, can I send copies of any of my documents. No. Can I talk to a Supervisor. No. Is there anything I can ever do to join the bank at this point. No.
What a joke, not only am I out the cost of unlocking my credit reports, I am now essentially black balled from this bank because I took the extra security step of locking my credit reports. These guys are a bunch of rednecks, at least when it comes to customer service!
Maybe I am lucky and will have saved myself a lot of future pains.
|FDIC Certificate #||20093|
|Return on Assets - YTD||1.38%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||12.7%|
|Annual Interest Income||$9.3MM|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q2 2017vs Q2 2016||$411.5MM$367.5MM|
|Loans||Q2 2017vs Q2 2016||$301.7MM$253.1MM|
|Deposits||Q2 2017vs Q2 2016||$342.8MM$304.4MM|
|Equity Capital||Q2 2017vs Q2 2016||$43.0MM$42.6MM|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q2 2017vs Q2 2016||$2.5MM$1.6MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q2 2017vs Q2 2016||$5.5MM$317.00K|
|Real Estate Owned||Q2 2017vs Q2 2016||$403.00K$235.00K|
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* The APY shown varies based on the deposit amount. Expand the listing to see APYs for other deposit amounts.
|APY||MIN||MAX||ACCOUNT NAME||VIEW DETAILS|
|1.50%*||-||$35k||Mega Money Market Account|
|OTHER TIERS: 0.50% → $35k+|
|APY||MIN||MAX||ACCOUNT NAME||VIEW DETAILS|
|2.00%*||-||$10k||Redneck Rewards Checking - Qualifying|
|OTHER TIERS: 0.50% → $10k+|
Redneck Bank is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 200 South Rockwell Avenue - Oklahoma City, OK 73128