Regional Missouri Bank (RMB) has been offering Kasasa brand products for more than two years. The Kasasa Cash originally earned 2.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $10k, but the rate was raised to 3.00% APY within two months and is still in effect today. Qualifying balances over $10k earn 0.25% APY, with non-qualifying balances earning 0.05% APY.
The monthly qualification requirements are fairly standard.
- At least 12 debit card purchases
- At least one direct deposit, ACH credit, or ACH payment transaction
- Be enrolled in and agree to receive e-Statements
The Kasasa Cash account has no minimum balance requirement or monthly service fee and can be opened with a $50 minimum deposit. If qualifications are met, nationwide ATM fees will be reimbursed up to $25 per month. (RMB participates in the TransFund® ATM Network, with access to more than 16,000 surcharge-free ATMs across the country.) Unlimited checking writing is available and a free Mastercard® debit card will be issued following account opening. There is a limit of one Kasasa Cash account per Social Security number. A Kasasa Cash/Kasasa Cash Back account is required to have a Kasasa Saver account.
The Kasasa Saver earns 1.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k; qualifying balances over $25k earn 0.30% APY, with non-qualifying balances earning 0.01% APY.
Earned rewards from a Kasasa Cash/Kasasa Cash Back account are automatically transferred to the Kasasa Saver each month. The Kasasa Saver has no monthly maintenance fee or minimum balance requirement, and can be opened with a low $5 minimum opening deposit. There is a limit of one Kasasa Saver account per Social Security number.
Annual Earnings of Combined Kasasa Cash/Kasasa Saver Accounts
The potential combined annual earnings of the Kasasa Cash (3.00% APY/$10k) and the Kasasa Saver (1.00% APY/$25k) is approximately $550 (1.57% APY/$35k).
Kasasa Cash Back
RMB’s Kasasa Cash Back account earns 4.00% cash back on debit card purchases, limited to the first $200 of monthly purchases. If you are planning on maintaining a balance under $3,200, the Kasasa Cash Back account would probably be a better deal than the Kasasa Cash account; the maximum annual earnings for the Kasasa Cash Back account is $96 ($8 per month).
The Kasasa Brand
Kasasa: the free checking account that rewards each month for doing things you already do.
By performing certain actions valuable to your bank or credit union, like using your debit card or online banking, your institution makes more money, which they share with you in the form of rewards.
In case you were wondering, “Kasasa” is just a made-up word.
In a world where real-life people are too often taken for granted as account numbers,
we didn’t want to be the next [INSERT GENERIC NAME] checking account.
Headquartered in Marceline, Missouri, Regional Missouri Bank offers its Kasasa brand product line to U.S. citizens/resident aliens who live in any of the following North Central Missouri counties: Adair, Audrain, Carroll, Chariton, Cooper, Davies, Grundy, Harrison, Howard, Knox, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Mercer, Monroe, Putnam, Randolph, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, and Sullivan.
Opening a Kasasa brand product can be done can be done online, or at any of eight Missouri branches, located in Glasgow, Keytesville, Marceline (2), Moberly (2), Paris, and Salisbury. There is no mention of any branch COVID-related restrictions (reduced hours, temporary closures, etc.) on RMB’s website.
Regional Missouri Bank has an overall health grade of "A+" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 2.84% (excellent) based on September 30, 2020 data. In the past year, RMB has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $157.57 million, an excellent annual growth rate of 79.36%. Please refer to our financial overview of Regional Missouri Bank (FDIC Certificate # 18385) for more details.
Established in 1908, Regional Missouri Bank was originally known as the Bank of Bynumville. The bank’s beginnings were definitely modest: capital stock of $10k, an empty lot that cost $50, and bricks made from the clay soil in the lot to construct the new bank. When the new building was finished, there was more space than the bank needed, so the local high school was housed on the second floor. The Regional Missouri Bank rebrand occurred in 1978 prior to the second location opening in Marceline, some 15 miles away. RMB began an expansion in 2000 that included the opening of new branches, the acquisition of two Missouri banks, and the 2019 merger with the Bank of Cairo & Moberly. Regional Missouri Bank is currently the 75th largest bank headquartered in Missouri, with assets in excess of $429 million.
How the Kasasa Cash Compares
When compared to the High Yield Rewards Checking Accounts tracked by DepositAccounts.com that are available within the market area and have maximum qualifying balances of at least $10k, Regional Missouri Bank’s Kasasa Cash APY currently ranks fourth.
The above rates are accurate as of 2/8/2021.
To look for the best Reward Checking Account rates, both nationwide and state specific, please refer to our High Yield Reward Checking Account Rates Table page.