Earlier this month, I introduced our new blog header with links to our category pages. You may have also noticed other website changes in the last couple of months. One new feature is the MyDepositAccounts box on the top right of every page. The above image highlights what this box looks like if you’re not logged in.
The MyDepositAccounts box is intended to make it easier for you to be notified of rate changes for the banks and credit unions that you follow. In addition to rate changes, you can also choose to be notified when a new blog post, forum post, and/or review has been posted. The MyDepositAccounts box will also alert you to new private messages (PMs) or when a new comment has been posted on a blog post that you subscribe to.
Before you can use the notification feature, you have to be registered and logged into your account. If you haven’t registered, it’s an easy process. All that is required is an email address, a username, and a password. Just click the "register" link on the top right of any webpage of the site.
The Expanded View of the MyDepositAccounts Box
When you first arrive at DepositAccounts.com, you’ll see an expanded view of the MyDepositAccounts box. This is shown below.
The Collapsed View of the MyDepositAccounts Box
After you navigate off the first page after your arrival, the box will collapse as shown below so as not to clutter your view:
When the box has collapsed, you can expand it at any time by clicking the down arrow.
Be Alerted by the Notification Number on the Bell Icon
Inside the MyDepositAccounts box, the number of new notifications is shown on the bell icon (see below). Click on the bell icon, and you can see a summary of the new notifications.
Manage Your Subscriptions with the Gear Icon
If you want to add banks and credit unions to your notification list, just click the gear icon on in the MyDepositAccounts box. This takes you to a page where you can manage your subscriptions.
As shown below, the subscriptions page allows you to set up alerts for any bank or credit union. You can also subscribe to the DepositAccounts Blog Post Newsletter and manage your subscriptions to comments. At the top of the subscription page, select the frequency of how often you want to receive your subscription emails. One option is “never,” in which case you'll have to depend on the on-site MyDepositAccounts box to be alerted of notifications.
View Local Deals with the Metro Link
Another useful link in the MyDepositAccounts box points to your local metro area page.
Every metro area in the United States has its own page at DepositAccounts. The metro page has a summary of the rates and deals available in the local area. The bottom of the page includes links to recent blog posts and forum posts on banks and credit unions with branches in the metro area. The top portion of the Orlando local page is shown below:
By default, the site chooses your metro area based on the location from which you’re accessing the site. You can change the selected area by selecting a different city in any rate table on the site (e.g. savings rate table, CD rate table).
Helping To Keep You Up-To-Date
I hope you find the MyDepositAccounts box and the on-site notifications useful in helping to keep you up-to-date on the latest deposit account rate changes and news.