3.30% Reward Checking Account at Texas Gulf Bank - Local Only


Texas Gulf Bank is offering a high-yield reward checking account called Gulf Advantage Checking. The account has the following rates and features if certain monthly requirements are met:
  • 3.30% APY on balances up to $25,000
  • 1.01% on portion of balance over $25,000
  • 0.25% APY base rate if requirements are not met
  • ATM fee refunds nationwide up to $35 per cycle
The monthly requirements include:
  • 12 check card purchases
  • One direct deposit or other ACH auto debit
  • Receive e-statements
Other features of this account include:
  • $50 minimum initial deposit
  • No monthly service charge
  • No minimum balance requirement
Refer to the bank's rates page for the latest rates.

It appears that a branch visit is required to open an account. Branches are located in Houston and cities south of Houston.

The bank's ratings for safety and soundness are very strong: 5 stars (superior) at Bankrate.com and 5 stars (superior) at BauerFinancial. Both ratings are based on 6/30/09 financial data. The bank has been a FDIC member since 1934 (FDIC Certificate # 3206).

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