United Bank’s Kasasa Cash has been earning 3.01% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k for about 2 ½ years. Qualifying balances over $25k earn 0.50% APY, with non-qualifying balances earning 0.05% APY.
The qualification requirements are standard and do not include a direct deposit.
- At least 10 debit card purchases.
- Be enrolled in and log into online banking.
- Be enrolled in and receive eStatements.
The Kasasa Cash has no minimum balance requirement or monthly service fees, although it does require a minimum $100 opening deposit. There is a limit of one account per Social Security number. Nationwide ATM fees will be reimbursed up to $20 per statement cycle, if qualification requirements are met. Individual ATM fees greater than $5 require a receipt for reimbursement.
The Kasasa Saver account is a linked companion account to the Kasasa Cash account, with earned interest automatically transferred into the Kasasa Saver account each month. Qualifying balances up to $10k earn 0.50% APY, with qualifying balances over $10k earning 0.25% APY; non-qualifying balances earn 0.05% APY.
Like the Kasasa Cash account, the Kasasa Saver has no minimum balance requirement or monthly service fees, and also requires a minimum opening deposit of $100. There are six free online banking or mobile app transfer per month, with a $1 fee per transaction after the six free transfers.
Annual Earnings of Combined Kasasa Cash/Kasasa Saver Accounts
The potential combined annual earnings of the Kasasa Cash (3.01% APY/$25k) and the Kasasa Saver (0.50% APY/$10k) is approximately $802 (2.29% APY/$35k).
The Kasasa Brand
On an everyday level, Kasasa is free checking that rewards you each month for doing simple things you might already do. "Simple" as in banking basics that actually save you time. Like choosing e-statements over paper statements, or swiping your debit card at checkout instead of writing a check.
Ever wondered where the word “Kasasa” comes from? Its etymology is neither Greek nor Latin.
Put simply, we made it up.
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 Springdale, Arkansas, United Bank has been offering its Kasasa Cash and Kasasa Savings accounts to all Arkansas residents for a few years.
Opening a Kasasa Cash and/or a Kasasa Savings account can be done online. The lobbies of the four Arkansas branches located in Fayetteville, Rogers, and Springdale (2) continue to be closed for walk-in transactions.
Effective March 18th, 2020, all United Bank lobbies will be available only by appointment for transactions that cannot occur by drive-thru, phone, or online.
United Bank has an overall health grade of "B+" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 4.51% (excellent) based on March 31, 2020 data. United Bank has an excellent capitalization level (13.17%), the result holding assets of $194.21 million with $25.28 million in equity. Please refer to our financial overview of United Bank (FDIC Certificate # 32025) for more details.
Founded in 1978 as Little River Savings and Loan Association, United Bank has been a locally owned and operated community bank for 42 years. Currently the 53rd largest bank in Arkansas, the Bank was started by Don Pitts, the owner of United Bilt Homes. The Pitts family has been actively involved in the day-to-day operation of the Bank since the doors opened for business in January 1978.
How the Kasasa Cash Compares
When compared to the High Yield Reward Checking Accounts tracked by DepositAccounts.com, which are available to all Arkansas residents and have maximum qualifying balances of at least $25k, United Bank’s Kasasa Cash APY currently ranks first.
The above rates are accurate as of 8/14/2018.
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.