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Ken Tumin founded the Bank Deals Blog in 2005 and has been passionately covering the best deposit deals ever since. He is frequently referenced by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications as a top expert, but he is first and foremost a fellow deal seeker and member of the wonderful community of savers that frequents DepositAccounts.

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Bank Deals Blog - 2005


December 2005

31stING Direct Savings Now 3.80%
30thEverBank Ups Checking Intro Rate to 5.01%
5% 12-Month Promo CD at a Illinois Bank
29thHSBC Direct Signup Bonus Received
New High-Rate Long-Term CDs
28thMajor CD Rate Changes at SHCU
27th5.10% 13-Month CD at a South Florida Bank
5% 1-year CD Milestone
FirstFedDirect's Savings Account Now 4.25%
20thInside ING Direct - Why the Low Savings Account Rate
Opening an HSBC Online Savings Account
19thPassword Methods for Multiple Bank Accounts
5% 1-Year CD at Countrywide Bank?
18th4.95% 18-Month CD at a California CU
16th5.10% 19-Month CD at a Virgina CU
5.50% 12-Month CD at a New York CU
5% Money Market Intro Rate
FirstFedDirect, a New Internet Bank
15th4.40% UmbrellaBank Money Market Account?
HSBC Raises Savings to 4.25%
14thAnother Citibank $200 Checking Account Bonus
5.13% 12-Month CD at a Massachusetts CU
5.00% 13-Month CD at Wisconsin CU
13thFed Lifts Rates, No Change at EmigrantDirect
4.50% Money Market Account at a PA CU
5% 18-Month CD at a Pennsylvania CU
12thDCU's 5% 16-Month CD Special is Back
11thFed Rate Hikes and Bank Rates - Expectations?
9th5.65% 5-year CD at a Virginia CU
5% 25-Month CD at a Minnesota CU
$75 Bonus for Checking Account at Colorado CU
5% 26-Month CD Available Online
8th5% 15-Month CD at Ohio CU
$150 Bonus for Money Market Account at NY CU
$50 Bonus for Checking at Toledo CU
$100 Gift Card for Citibank Credit Card
7th4.56% 6-month CD at ETrade Bank
5% 15-Month CD at a New York CU
Free iPod nano Checking Account Deal
CapitalOne Savings Now at 4.00%
6th5.38% 48-Month CD at a Ohio CU
5th5% 12-Month CD at a New York Bank
Bank of America Extends Checking Bonus
4th5% 18-Month CD at Missouri CU
5.10% 14-Month CD at Tennessee CU
3rd6% 6-Month CD at a Kentucky CU
$50 Bonus for Chase Checking and Direct Deposit
Free Palm for Citibank Checking
2ndBest CD Rates Available to All
Future Fed Rate Hikes and EmigrantDirect
5% 25-Month CD in a Chicagoland Bank
5% 9-Month CD at N. Virgina Bank
1stMyBankingDirect Ups Money Market to 4.10%

November 2005

30th5 Percent 24-Month CD at Ohio CU
HSBC's New $25 Signup Bonus
28th5.09% 15-Month CD at SDFCU
WesBanco $50 Checking Account Deal
ebank $50 Checking Account Deal
25thThings To Know About FDIC Insurance
4.55% 6-Month CD Deal in Austin Texas
23rdSigns That Fed Rate Hikes May End
22nd5% 30-Month CD at Ohio CU
$101 Checking Related Bonuses at a St. Louis Bank
21st15-Month 5% CD at a Boston Bank
5.10% 12-Month CD at Georgia CU
5% 9-Month CD at a California Bank
5% 24-Month CD in a North Chicago Bank
20thChecking Account Deal at an Indiana Bank
19th30-Month 5% CD at a Chicago Bank
18th$5000 Cash Bonus for a CD?
17th19-month 5% CD at a Chicago Bank
16th15-Month 5.00% APY CD at Georgia CU
15th7-Month 5.25% CD in Kentucky CU
5.96% 5-year CD at Michigan CU
14th5.12% Money Market Account and $120 Checking Bonus
No-Minimum Savings Account at 4.25% for NY
11thOne-Year 5.00% CD Special
10thPrincipal Bank $50 Bonus
UmbrellaBank Money Market Now 4.15%
Washington Mutual's ATM Policy Change
8th5.00% 6-month CD
7th5.00% 3-month CD
4thHSBC Online Savings Rate Now 4.0%
SHCU 1-year CD rate now 4.92%!
Very High CD Rates (4.88%/1yr) - Open to All
3rdAmboyDirect Bank Increases Rates
2ndNew CapOne/Costco and UFB Direct Money Market Rates
1stFed Ups Rates, How Fast Will Banks Respond?
New I Bond Fixed Rate Only 1%
$100 Checking Account Bonus

October 2005

31stFuture Fed Rates and the Best Cash Options
Future of Online Bank Security
Big Increase in E*Trade Bank's CD Rates
EmigrantDirect to 4.25% after Fed Mtg Tomorrow?
29thPreventing Online Bank Fraud
26thState Farm Bank's 3-month 4.25% CD
25thUSA Today Article on I Bonds
Slight Rise in ING Direct's Long Term CDs
24thM&T Bank's Bonus and CDs
23rdNew 4.5% Money Market Account
22ndRunning Out of Time for I Bond Decisions
21stBreaking Bank CDs
Next Call to ING the CEO May Answer
20thWells Fargo $25 Checking/Savings Deal
$35 Gift Cards for Checking at PNC Bank
19th4.25% CD/Savings Account and a 3-year 5% CD
Another 4% Money Market Account
Predicting the I Bond Fixed Rate
Up To $125 Bonus for Bank of New York Checking
16thDeposit Availability Times for EmigrantDirect and ING Direct
13thING Direct's Answer To EmigrantDirect?
12thMajor Rate Increase at Another Online Bank
10thAmboy Direct Signup Bonuses
8thAmerican Express New Savings Accelerator
HSBC's New Signup Bonus
7thEbank $50 Signup Bonus
Citibank $200 Checking Account Deal
MyBankingDirect Matches EmigrantDirect
6thBank of America's Twist on Debit Card Rewards
Update on USAA Bank
1stCredit Unions That Are Open To All

September 2005

28thOnline Banking and Small Businesses
27thVirtualBank Raises Money Market Account Rate
CD Specials at Hillcrest Bank
26thPresidential Bank Raises Its Savings Rates
Credit Union Locators and Networks
24thSignup Bonus for Bank of America Checking Account
22nd$50 Signup Bonus for E*Trade Bank's Money Market Account
21stHighest Cash Back Credit Card from EmigrantDirect?
20thMore Talk About HSBC's OnlineSavings Bonus
4% Money Market Deal for Northeasterners
17thLocal Banks Are Sometimes Better
Beware of Local Banks
Couple of 4-Month 4 Percent CDs
16thAPY vs APR - How Do They Differ?
Will the Fed Raise Interest Rates?
14thM&T Bank Cash Bonus
13thWells Fargo Featured CDs
New ING Direct Security Feature
More Adjustable Rate CDs
12thOnline Banking and Phishing Scams
11thChecking Account Deals
10thAdjustable Rate CDs
USAA Bank - The Willy Wonka of Banks
9thMetLife Bank Raises Money Market Rates
8thEmigrantDirect's Gift to Members Affected by Katrina
6thHSBC Signup Bonuses?
Bank of America Online Banking Promotion
5thCitibank iPod Deal and Online Banking
3rdAnother 5 Percent CD
2ndING Direct Again Lowers Long Term CD Rates
1stHSBC Raises Its Savings Account Rate

August 2005

29thNews about UmbrellaBank.com
28thTwo Signs an Online Bank May Be Bogus
26thThe Deal at HSBC Bank
24thThe Deal at MetLife Bank
22ndThe Deal at UFB Direct
21stResearch into UmbrellaBank
18thMyBankingDirect 3.75% APY and $25 Signup Bonus
5% APY 16-Month CD at Credit Union
13thThe Deal at Presidential Online Bank