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Bank Deals Blog - 2010

December 2010

31stReview of the 2010 Bank Failures and Their Effects on Depositors
30thBank Breaks CD Terms by Closing CDs Before Maturity
Special 10-Month CD at Dime Savings Bank in New York - Available Nationwide
28thCompetitive Long-Term CD Rates at US Bank
27thIncredible Bank's New 1-Year CD and the Problem with 1-Year CDs
24thMerry Christmas and Happy Holidays
23rdStrategy for Getting the Best Yields in Deposit Accounts - Part 2
Top CD Rates at Fort Knox Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
22ndStrategy for Getting the Best Yields in Deposit Accounts
Hot 75-Day CD Special at Justice Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
21stChecking Account Promotion Continues at Flagstar Direct - Available Nationwide
20thCD and Money Market Specials Continue at Customers Bank for PA & NJ Residents
19thHigher Long-Term CD and IRA CD Rates at EverBank - Available Nationwide
18thPersonal Banking 101: Certificates of Deposit
17thSix Banks Closed by Regulators in Four States
Alliant Credit Union's Savings and Checking Rate Scheduled to Drop in January
16thFed Proposes Large Cut in Debit Card Interchange Fees
FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage Changes in 2011 - No Effects for Most of Us
Top 1-Year & 3-Year CD Rates at RTN Federal Credit Union in MA - Easy Membership
15thCompetitive CD Specials at Salem Five Bank - Available Nationwide
14thFederal Reserve Continues with Same Policies
Lessons from Recent High-Profile Security Breaches for Protecting Your Bank Accounts
11thPersonal Banking 101: Savings Accounts
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Huntington Bank in OH, MI, IN, PA, KY, WV & FL
10thTwo Banks from Michigan and Pennsylvania Closed by Regulators
FNBO Direct $25 Online BillPay Account Bonus
First Clue That a Checking Account Isn't Free
9thReward Checking Accounts and Debit Card Requirements
Competitive CD Specials at Truliant Federal Credit Union in NC, SC & VA - Local Only
6thSFGI Direct Increases Rate on its Internet Savings Accounts
Top CD and IRA CD Rates at Barksdale FCU in Louisiana - Local Only
5th60 Minutes' Ben Bernanke Interview - Update
Top 2-Year CD and IRA CD Rate at Columbia Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
4thPersonal Banking 101: Checking Accounts
3rdAnother Friday Without Bank Failures - Updated 2010 Stats
1stFDIC's Fall 2010 Consumer News: Avoiding Scams, FDIC Coverage Changes, Estate Planning
PenFed Lowers CD Rates But Long-Term CD Rates Remain Competitive
Melrose Credit Union CD Rates Fall From Leader Position

November 2010

30thSmartyPig Gift Card for a Holiday Gift
23rdFDIC's Third Quarter Report - Number of Problem Banks Increased to 860
Unique Debit Card Requirement for Meadows Credit Union's Reward Checking
22ndUninsured Deposits at Failed Banks - How the FDIC Has Changed
21stHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at Liberty National Bank in Oklahoma
20thOverview of the Federal Reserve
19thThree Banks Closed by Regulators in Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
The Winner of Our iPad Giveaway Has Been Selected
Competitive CD Rates at TDECU in Texas - Local Only
18thSpecial 30-Month CD and IRA Rate at Navy Federal Credit Union
Ameris Bank Slashes Rate on Darby Bank's Step-Up CD
Competitive Long-Term CD Rates at American Heritage FCU in Philadelphia - Local Only
17thAfter One Year Has Incredible Bank Remained Incredible?
16thYour Rights When Your Bank Fails and a New Bank Takes Over
15thUpdate on ASI-Only Credit Unions - Higher CD Rates Worth the Risk?
13thFuture of Banking: Will Your Deposit Account Habits Affect Your Credit?
12thThree Banks Closed by Regulators Including Darby Bank & Trust Co.
Best Bank Account for Kids?
FNBO Direct Update: New Cash Back Program and a New Bonus
11thCompetitive CD Rates at Oregon Community Credit Union - Local Only
Competitive Long-Term CD Rates at Redding Bank of Commerce in Northern California - Local Only
10thTexas Ratio List for Banks and Credit Unions
CD Rate Changes at iGObanking.com & iPad Gift Package at GiftsforBanking.com
8thRisks and Benefits of Long-Term Certificates of Deposit
5thFour Banks Closed by Regulators, 143 So Far This Year
Update on the New Rates for I Bonds and EE Bonds
Special 10-Month CD at Luther Burbank Savings Bank in Beverly Hills, CA - Local Only
Competitive 5-Year CD & IRA CD Rate at Red Canoe Credit Union in WA & OR - Local Only
4thTop Long-Term CD Rates at INOVA FCU in Several States - Easy Membership
Cambridge Savings Bank Enhances Its High-Yield Reward Checking Account - MA Only
3rdThe Fed Launches QE2 to Further Drive Down Interest Rates
Top CD and IRA CD Rates Continue at Melrose Credit Union - Available Nationwide
Competitive CD Rates at TotalBank in South Florida
1stWilmington Trust to Merge with M&T Bank Corporation - Effect on WTDirect?

October 2010

30th10 Things Your Banker May Not Let You Know
29thNo Bank Failures But One Credit Union Liquidation - Update
28thTop CD Rates and a Free Gift at GiftsforBanking.com
Special 5-Year CD Rate at Some Branches of First National Bank of Long Island in New York - Local Only
26thHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union in Pensacola - Local Only
25thChoosing a New Bank - Why You Want at Least Two Banks or Credit Unions
Special 9-Month CD Rate at American Eagle Federal Credit Union in CT - Local Only
23rdShould You Get Non-Deposit Products at Banks?
22ndSeven Banks and One Credit Union Closed by Regulators
Long Distance Travel for Trip-Worthy Bank CDs
Hot 6-Year CD Rate at Wildfire Credit Union in Michigan - Local Only
21stImportant Note about Adding Beneficiaries to Your Ally Bank Accounts
Special No-Penalty 3-Year CD at Northpointe Bank - Michigan Only
Top 5-Year CD and IRA CD Rate at SRP Federal Credit Union in SC & GA - Local Only
20thAvoid a post-trip scare by following a few simple tips for overseas purchasing
Hot 2-Year CD Rate at iGObanking.com - Available Nationwide
CD Rates Fall But Still Competitive at Alliant Credit Union
Top Internet CD Rates at CNB Bank Direct - Available Nationwide
19thBank of America's Third Quarter Earnings Report from a Depositor Point of View
18thiPad Sweepstakes at DepositAccounts.com
Ally Bank's New Account Center with New System for Transferring Funds
17thHow to Switch to a New Bank or Credit Union
Competitive CD Rates Continue at Hudson Valley Credit Union in New York - Local Only
15thTwo Banks in Missouri and One in Kansas Closed by Regulators
14thCattaraugus County Bank Opens Up Its High-Yield Reward Checking Account
Top 8-Year CD Rate at Anchor Mutual Savings Bank - Washington State Only
12thCompetitive Long-Term CD Rates at Baton Rouge Telco FCU in Louisiana - Local Only
11thDepositAccounts.com's New Facebook and Twitter Pages
10thTop 5-Year CD & IRA CD Rate at Indiana Members Credit Union in IN & CO
Comerica Bank's $100 Checking Account Bonus
9thIs Your Money Safe from Financial Institution Failure? FDIC and NCUA
8thAnother Bank-Failure Free Friday - Updated 2010 Stats
7thTrustco Bank's New Account Promotion with a Flip UltraHD Video Camera - NY, FL, NJ, VT & MA
$150 Checking Account Bonus at 1st Mariner Bank - Available Nationwide
5thHigh-Yield Regular Checking Account at Morrill & Janes Bank - Available Nationwide
Some Useful Features at EverBank's New Website
4thAlly Bank's Raise Your Rate CD vs. the 5-Year CD
Savings Account and 3-Year CD Deal at EBSB Direct - New England and NY Only
3rdOverdraft Protection vs. Standard Overdraft Services
Top Long-Term CD Rates at IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union in IL & IA - Local Only
1stTwo Bank Failures in Florida and Washington State

September 2010

30th$150 Checking Account Bonus at Flushing Bank in NYC - Local Only
29thAlly Bank to Offer IRA CDs - How It Might Compare to Discover Bank and PenFed
28thWhat Your Broker Won’t Tell You about Municipal Bonds
27thIs SmartyPig's Cash Boost Worthwhile?
26thWhat’s So Special About an IRA CD?
$100 Reward Checking Account Bonus at LGE Community Credit Union in GA - Local Only
25thTwo-Year Anniversary of WaMu's Closure - A Look Back from a Depositor's Point of View
24thTwo Banks and Three Corporate Credit Unions Seized by Regulators
Internet Checking Accounts and Paper Checks
23rd$50 Checking Account Bonus and Free ATM Withdrawals at Thrivent Financial Bank - Available Nationwide
21stFed Statement: Low Rates to Continue, Fed Prepared to Ease Further
$125 Checking Account Bonus at Union Bank in CA, WA & OR - Local Only
20thAlly Bank's 5-Year CD as an Alternative to Reward Checking?
Top 4-Year CD and IRA CD Rate at Centra Credit Union in Indiana
19thShort-Term CD and Money Market Specials at Customers Bank for PA & NJ Residents
18thCredit Union Field of Membership Requirements
17thSix Banks and One Credit Union Closed by Regulators
Citibank Checking/Savings Account Promo with up to 40,000 ThankYou Points
16thBanks Rejecting Applicants for Having Too Many Accounts
15thTop Jumbo CD and IRA CD Rates at AllSouth Credit Union in South Carolina - Local Only
13thUpdate on Stock Yards Bank & Trust eSavings Account
12thChecking Account Bonuses of Up to $225 at M&T Bank
11thThe Current State of Banks and Credit Unions
10thOnly One Bank Failure Today: Horizon Bank in Florida
6thUsing Your Debit Card: PIN vs. Signature
Time for Savers to Speak Up
3rdAnother Friday with No Bank Failures
Update on Sallie Mae Bank's Internet Savings Account and CDs
2ndNew Bank Health Ratings Section at DepositAccounts.com
1stPenFed Lowers CD Rates But Some Rates Remain Competitive

August 2010

31stFDIC's Second Quarter Report - Number of Problem Banks Increased to 829
EverBank's MarketSafe Currency Returns CD - Is It a Good Deal?
30thUrban Partnership Bank Increases Rates at ShoreBank Direct
$250 Checking & Money Market Account Bonus at First Tennessee Bank - Local Only
29thBank of America's $220 Checking Account Bonus
28thDoes CPI Underestimate Inflation to the Detriment of Savers?
27thBank Failure-Free Friday - Stats for 2010
DepositAccounts.com Is Now on the New Digg
$250 Checking Account Bonus at Columbia Credit Union in WA - Local Only
26thFDIC's Summer 2010 Consumer News: Rules on Free Checking, Bank Failures and Mergers
25thTop CD Rates at Local Government Credit Union in North Carolina - Local Only
23rd9-Month CD and Money Market Promotion at Bank of the Ozarks in Dallas - Local Only
22nd8 Safe Places to Keep Your Money
Very High CD Rates Advertised in Newspapers - Are They Real?
20thEight Banks Including ShoreBank Were Closed by Regulators
19thSelect PenFed Members Can Reserve CDs with Yields from 3.50% to 5.00%
Internet Banking and Fraudulent Transfers
18thSite Improvements at DepositAccounts.com
17thExcessive Withdrawal Fees from Bank of America, Citi, Wells Fargo and Ally
16th5 Common Bank Fees and How to Avoid Them
15thThe Advantages of Discover Bank's Long-Term CDs
13thOne Illinois Bank Fails and Is Acquired by First Midwest Bank
How Debit Cards and Account Balances Affect High-Yield Reward Checking
12thUpdate on Connexus Credit Union's CD and Reward Checking Rates - Available Nationwide
11th10 of the Strangest Credit Union Eligibility Requirements
10thFed Statement: Economic Slowdown, Low Rates to Continue
Tips and Warnings about the SmartyPig Savings Account
9thMoney Market and CD Deals at Fidelity Bank in OK & KS - Local Only
8thChecking, CD and Savings Account Promotions at Flagstar Bank
Update on PNC's Checking Account Bonus, Virtual Wallet and Deposit Strategy
7thUsing Wire Transfers
6thOne Bank and Two Credit Union Failures
USAA Bank Increases 7-Year CD Rates - Best 7-Year CD Rates in the Nation
Top Money Market Rate Continues at AmericaNet Bank and Evantage Bank
5thCompetitive CD Rates at Digital Credit Union in MA, GA & CO - Easy Membership
4thCD and Money Market Special at Umpqua Bank in WA, OR & Northern CA - Local Only
3rdSmartyPig Savings Account Review
$150 Checking Account Bonus at BBVA Compass in AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, NM & TX Only
Best Nationwide Reward Checking Account Now Has Online Application (used to be nationwide)
CD Specials and Top CD Rates at Service Credit Union - Limited Membership
2ndPenFed's New 7-Year CD and IRA CD Rate - Available Nationwide
$100 Checking Account Bonus at American Eagle Credit Union in MO & TX - Update
1stSmartyPig's New Alliance with BBVA Compass

July 2010

31stDifference Between Wire Transfer and ACH
30thFive Banks and One Credit Union Closed by Regulators
Discover Bank Savings Account and CD Review - Available Nationwide
29thPFFCU Again Changes Eligibility Requirements for the Worse
27thEverBank's $75 Bonus on Top of its 2.25% 3-Month Intro Rate
Wells Fargo Appears to be Slowly Killing Wachovia's Way2Save Program
Update on ViewPoint's Reward Checking Account - New Accounts Now Limited to Texas
26thReward Checking with a Very High Yield but a Very Low Balance Cap at TrustBank in IL & AZ - Available Nationwide
24thNew Blog Feature at DepositAccounts.com: Polls
23rdRegulators Close Seven Banks in Seven States
Top Jumbo Long-Term CDs at USAA Bank - Available Nationwide
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at River City FCU in San Antonio - Local Only
$100 Checking Account Bonus at BrightStar Credit Union in South FL - Local Only
Competitive Long-Term CD Rates at Orange County's Credit Union in SoCal - Local Only
21stIt's Official: Basic FDIC Insurance Coverage Permanently Increased to $250,000
20thBanks Make Hard Sell for Overdraft Coverage
Northern FCU in NY Adds a Higher Paying Reward Checking Account - Local Only
19thiPod touch Checking Account Promotion at Bank of the West - Certain States Only
18thNEFCU in New York Expands Membership - More Can Qualify for its High-Yield Reward Checking
Bank of the West's $100 Checking Account Bonus - Certain States Only
17thBrokered CD: Higher Returns from Your Cash
16thRegulators Close Six Banks: Three in Florida, Two in South Carolina and One in Michigan
Special CD Rates Rise at Fort Knox FCU - Easy Membership
15thSenate Passes the Financial Reform Bill - $250K Deposit Insurance Limit Will Be Permanent
How to File a Complaint Against Your Bank or Credit Union
14thAmerican Express Bank's Internet Savings Accounts and CDs - Updated Review
Top CD Rates Continue at Eastman Credit Union in Parts of TN, VA, TX, SC & AR - Local Only
13thDirect Deposit Requirements for Reward Checking Accounts
12th$125 to $150 Checking Account Bonus at PNC Bank
Competitive CD Rates at Hudson Valley CU in New York - Local Only
10th7 Rules of Thumb for Saving
9thFour Bank Failures in MD, NY and OK - Total for Year at 90
When is Reward Checking No Longer Worthwhile?
The Exclusive Progressive Credit Union in New York City
8thPFFCU Changes Eligibility Requirements for the Worst
7thReward Checking Gotchas - ViewPoint Bank
6thCD and Anniversary Review of Bank of Internet USA
CD Specials and World Wide ATM Rebates at Service Credit Union - Limited Membership
5thSallie Mae Bank's Internet CD Rates - Available Nationwide
Special 18-Month CD at Air Force FCU and a Membership Eligibility Change
Hot 15-Month CD Special at Salem Co-operative Bank in NH & MA - Local Only
3rd10 Things to Look for In a Bank
2ndRare Friday Without a Bank Failure - Update of States with No Recent Bank Failures
Update on Ally Bank's CD Deal and ACH Links
Update on Membership Eligibility and CD Rates at PFFCU

June 2010

30thIncredible Bank's Hot 1-Year CD Deal is Over - Alternatives?
29thHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at River Region Credit Union in MO - Local Only
27thUnited Heritage Credit Union in Texas Reopens Rewards Checking with Lower Cap and More Requirements
26thAn Overview of Credit Unions
25thThree Banks Failed in FL, GA & NM - Total for Year at 86
24thReady Saver Adds 4 More Days to Bank-to-Bank Transfers
23rd"Exceptionally Low Rates for Extended Period" Continues - Best Options for Savers?
22ndHigh-Yield Reward Checking & Savings Accounts at TransPecos Banks - Available in Texas
20thUnion Bank's 2-Year and 3-Year CD Specials in CA, WA & OR
19thEvaluate the Health of Your Bank
18th83rd Bank Failure of 2010: Nevada Security Bank
Details of Applying For ViewPoint Bank's Reward Checking Account
17th$250K Deposit Insurance Limit May Become Permanent - Part 2
Early Withdrawal Now Allowed for CNB Bank Direct CDs
Ally Bank Is Now Limiting the Number of ACH Links
$125 Chase Checking Account Bonus - Update
16thComparing CDARS with DollarSavingsDirect's CD
15thThe Share, Learn and Win Promotion at DepositAccounts.com
14thCompetitive Long-Term CD Rates at OneWest Bank - Available Nationwide
$100 PNC Bank Checking Account Bonus & National City Conversion Update
12th10 Mistakes People Make with Their Bank Accounts
Checking and 10-Month CD Promo at NuVision FCU in SoCal - Local Only
11th82nd Bank Failure and 9th Credit Union Liquidation
New Long-Term CD and IRA Rate Tables
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Southwest Airlines FCU - Limited Membership
10thCD Strategy That Depends on Bank Failures
9thAlliant Credit Union's Competitive CD Rates - Available Nationwide
8thBest CD and IRA CD Rates in Washington DC at the Library of Congress FCU - Local Only
7thSmartyPig's Deposits Will Be Held by BBVA Compass
6thEverBank's MarketSafe Diversified Metals CD
4thThe New DepositAccounts.com Discussion Forum
Three Banks Failed Today Including TierOne Bank in Nebraska
Update on the Best Reward Checking Account in Houston Texas
3rdThe Best CD Rate is Not Always the Best Deal
Update on the Huckabay's Internet Banks and Their Top Rates
2ndHigh-Yield Savings Account for Bank of the Sierra Reward Checking Customers - CA & WV Only
Potential Issues of Step-Up Certificates of Deposit
1stTop CD Rates at Connexus Credit Union - Easy Membership
Update on Chase Checking Account Bonus & ACH Transfers

May 2010

31stGiving Thanks this Memorial Day and Looking Back at May 1940
SmartyPig Gift Card for a Graduation Gift
30thCapital One Direct Banking Review
Competitive 14-Month CD Special at Mansfield Bank in MA - Local Only
28thFive Bank Failures: 3 in FL, 1 in NV & 1 in CA
27thPermanent Increase in Deposit Insurance Limit Didn't Make It Into Financial Reform Bill
Best Strategy for Your Savings - Alternatives to CD Ladders
26thMelrose Credit Union Raises CD Yields - Available Nationwide
Alliant Credit Union's $50 High Rate Checking Bonus
25thFDIC's Spring 2010 Consumer News: Using Agents or Brokers to Place Bank Deposits
CD, Savings & Checking Account Promotions at Flagstar - Available Nationwide
23rdBest Internet Banks to Use as Your Hub Account
21stOnly One Bank Failure this Friday
Competitive Special CD Rates at US Bank - Available Nationwide
20thFDIC's First Quarter 2010 Report - Number of Problem Banks Increased to 775
Chase Checking Account Bonus & Other Promos: 25,000 Continental Miles
19thConsumer Price Index Unexpectedly Falls in April
Best Long-Term CD and IRA CD Rates in Texas Continue at Qualtrust Credit Union - Local Only
16th$250K Deposit Insurance Limit May Become Permanent
15thSunTrust Bank's Special CD Bundle Continues - Available Nationwide
Another Bank Enforcing High Debit Card Usage on Its Reward Checking Account
14thFour Banks Fail Including Midwest Bank and Trust Company in Illinois
Concerns about a Virgin Islands Credit Union
Amendment on Debit Card Interchange Fees and Its Impact to Reward Checking
Competitive 22-Month CD Rate at Redwood Credit Union in CA - Local Only
13thMoney Market Account Deal at Bank of America for NEA Members
11thProtecting Online Bank Accounts Against Hackers
9th$125 Checking Account Promotion at Westerra Credit Union in CO - Local Only
8thBuild My Savings Account at BBVA Compass - Hot Deal or Marketing Gimmick?
7thFour Bank Failures in FL, MN, AZ & CA
Beware of Inactivity Fees at Your Bank or Credit Union
5thCD and Money Market Deals at Dupaco Community Credit Union in IA, IL & WI - Local Only
3rdTreasury Announces New Savings Bond Rates - Series I Fixed Rate Falls to 0.20%
The New Type of Reward Checking/Savings Accounts?
2ndFive Important Things to Know about Deposit Insurance for Banks and Credit Unions
Bump-Up & Add-On CD at NexBank in Dallas Texas - Local Only
1stMore SmartyPig Details Released in West Bank's 1st Quarter Results
Sallie Mae Bank Raises Its Online Savings Account Rate
Very Competitive 2-Year CD Rate at Broadway Federal Bank - Available Nationwide

April 2010

30thSeven Banks Failed Including Frontier Bank in Washington State
Incredible Bank Announces a Rate Cut Effective May 3rd
Former WaMu Savings Accounts Now Paying 0.10% at Chase
29thTop CD Rates at RiverLand Credit Union - Easy Membership
28thSame Statement from the FOMC: Exceptionally Low Rates for Extended Period
27thImportant Note about SmartyPig's Soon-to-Be Rate Tier
26thTop 12-Mo, 18-Mo & 24-Mo CD Rates at CNB Bank Direct - But There's a Catch
25thSpecial 24-Month CD Rate at Velocity Credit Union in Austin Texas - Easy Membership
Attractive Liquid Certificates of Deposit at MECU in Maryland - Local Only
24thBuying EE Savings Bonds When Your I Bond Limit is Reached?
23rd7 Illinois Banks Fail Including Amcore & Broadway Bank
10 Pros and Cons of High-Yield Reward Checking Accounts
22ndTips and Costs of Bank Safe Deposit Boxes
21stNew DepositAccounts.com Feature: Comment Subscriptions
Best Long-Term CD Rates in California at SchoolsFirst FCU
20th$150 Checking Account Bonus & CD Promotion at Sovereign Bank in the Northeast
19thSmartyPig Will Be Raising its Savings Account Rate But Will Cap Top Rate
Update on Fort Knox Federal Credit Union and Its High-Yield CDs
18thHot CD Specials at North American Savings Bank in Missouri
Review of Friday's Bank Closures
16th8 Friday Bank Failures Including Butler Bank, City Bank and Riverside National Bank
Checking Account Bonus & CD Deals at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union - Local Only
Long-Term CD Deal at MainStreet Bank in Virginia - Local Only
15thRate Comparison and Bank Search Improvements at DepositAccounts.com
Top CD and Money Market Rates at Self Reliance New York FCU - Local Only
14thHas Incredible Bank Remained Incredible?
11th4.00% 4-Year CD at First Community Bank in Corpus Christi Texas - Local Only
$100 Checking Account Bonus at People's United Bank in the Northeast - Local Only
10thWhen a Bank Changes the Terms of an Existing CD
9thOne Bank and One Credit Union Fail This Week
Competitive CDs, Money Market Account & Credit Card at Fort Knox FCU in Kentucky - Easy Membership
Substantial CD Rate Cuts at Melrose Credit Union
8thTop CD Rates at Atlanta Postal Credit Union in Georgia - Local Only
7th Chase Business Checking Account $200 Bonus
5thMajor Improvements at DepositAccounts.com
3rdTips on Opening an Ally Bank Certificate of Deposit
2ndStates without Recent Bank Failures

March 2010

29thComparing CDs with Different Early Withdrawal Penalties
28thCD Rate Cuts After a Bank Fails
27thThe Best Bank Ratings Services and Why You Should Care about the Financial Health of Your Bank
26thFour Banks Failed Today: 2 in GA, 1 in FL & 1 in AZ
No-Penalty CD Change at Ally Bank and an Update on the Early Withdrawal Penalty for Regular CDs
25thNew Alliant Credit Union CD Rates - One Bit of Good News
Average Household Spending and Reward Checking Accounts
$125 Checking Account Promotion & High Interest Checking at Pacific Crest Bank in WA - Local Only
24thCompetitive Step-UP CDs and Money Market Account at Connexus Credit Union - Easy Membership
CD Rate Increase at Melrose Credit Union - Now a Decrease!
23rdAlliant Credit Union Makes It Easier To Join
22ndShould You Satisfy Reward Checking Requirements with Small Debit Card Purchases?
21stPNC Bank Checking Account Bonuses Available in Some States
20th$200 Bonus for Opening Checking and Savings Accounts at First Tennessee Bank - Local Only
19thAdvanta Bank Corp. and 6 Other Banks Failed Today
Update on Ally Bank's CD Early Withdrawal Penalty
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at MinnCO Credit Union in MN - Local Only
Checking, Money Market and CD Deals at First National Bank of the Gulf Coast in SW FL - Local Only
17thFuture of Ally Bank as GMAC Tries to Repay Its TARP Debt?
16thFed Still Saying Exceptionally Low Rates for Extended Period - Update 3
15thFDIC's Winter 2010 Consumer News - Safe Online Banking, Overdrafts, Business Accounts
Reward Checking Yields vs Cash Back from Credit Cards - Which is Better?
14thFree FICO Credit Scores at Digital Credit Union - Easy Membership
Chase Checking Account Bonuses
$100 Checking Account Bonus at First National Bank of St. Louis - Local Only
13thCredit Card Information Possibly Compromised at Internet Retailer Monoprice - How to Protect Yourself Against Fraud
12thFour Banks Failures This Week - Total for Year Reaches 30
3.00% 26/49-Month CD Package and $150 Checking Bonus at SunTrust - Available Nationwide
11thSavings Accounts Remain Competitive at Redneck Bank and its Two Sister Banks
Reward Checking and a High-Yield Savings Account at BancorpSouth in Several Southern States
10thUpdate on Bank of the West Checking Account Bonus, Free ATMs and Online Savings Account
9thAlly Bank's 5-Year CD and 2-Year Raise Your Rate CD - Which is Better?
How to Avoid the Gotchas of High-Yield Reward Checking Accounts
Wells Fargo $50 Checking Account Bonus in a Few States
8thUFB Direct and AARP Financial Savings Center Appear to be Shutting Down after Waterfield's Closure
Understanding Interest Rate and APY
6thBank Rating Update and Why You Should Care
Credit Union Pays Members to Withdraw Their Money
5thFour Banks and One Credit Union Fail - Includes UFB Direct and CBDirect
Beware of Zero Balance When Withdrawing from Internet Savings Accounts
3rdOne of the Risks of Rate Chasing - Inactivity Fees
2ndReview of the New Sallie Mae Internet Bank and Its Link to Upromise Rewards
$150 to $200 Checking Account Bonuses at KeyBank - Only Certain States
1stUpdate on Ally Bank: CD Policies and New Commercials

February 2010

28thProposed Legislation Includes Provision to End Tax Deferral of Savings Bonds
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Pioneer Bank in Texas - Local Only
26thTwo Banks and One Credit Union Were Closed Today
2.50% 12-Month Jumbo CD at Sharonview FCU in NJ, SC & NC - Limited Membership
3.25% 4-Year CD at Bogota Savings Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
25thNo Longer Available: High-Yield Reward Checking and Savings Accounts at CommerceWest Bank in California
24thUpdate on ETrade Bank and the Transfer of Customers' Savings Accounts
Reward Checking and Savings Account at Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust in Illinois - IL Only
23rdFDIC's Fourth Quarter 2009 Report - Number of Problem Banks Increased to 702
21stMy Experiences with Mint.com for Bank Account Tracking
CD Specials and News of Name Change at Flushing Bank in New York - Local Only
19thFour Bank Fail Including La Jolla Bank, FSB in California
Hard Credit Pulls and Deposit Account Applications
18thFed Raises Discount Rate - Impact to Deposit Rates?
FOMC Minutes, Unemployment and Future Interest Rates
Reminder about FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage
15thHow ACH Transfers Work
Five Top Reward Checking Accounts That Are Over Two Years Old
14th$100 Checking Account Bonus at Huntington Bank - No DD Required
$150 Checking Account Bonus at SunTrust - No DD Required - Available Nationwide
13thSave Our Savers Group Advocates for Change in United Kingdom
Review of EverBank's CDs, Money Market and Checking Accounts
12thDiscover Bank's New Account Center with Improved Transfers
11thTax Policies to Encourage Saving and Help Even Out the Unfairness of Our Existing Government Policies?
10thVelocity Credit Union in Texas Decides to Stay with NCUA Deposit Insurance
Fed's Exit Strategy - Signs of Rate Hikes?
Special 14-Month CD at Digital Credit Union in MA, CO & GA - Easy Membership
9thETrade Complete Savings Accounts to Become Discover Bank Online Savings Accounts
Long-Term Flexible CD Special at First Choice Credit Union in SE Florida - Local Only
8thETrade Super Bowl Commercials - What Happened to ETrade Bank?
7th$150 Checking Bonus and 1.50% 3-Mo Money Market Guarantee at Sovereign Bank in the Northeast
$150 Checking Account Bonus at Associated Bank in IL, WI & MN - Local Only - Update
5thJust One Small Bank Failure Today in Minnesota
Issues to Consider for Your CD Ladder
2ndHow to Build a CD Ladder (Infographic)
CD and Money Market Specials at Legacy Bank in Milwaukee - Local Only

January 2010

29thSix Banks Failed Today - Yearly Total Is Now 15
SmartyPig Is Outgrowing Its Bank
28thAlly Bank's New 2-Year Bump-Up CD - How It Compares to Other Flex CDs?
Another Top Nationwide Reward Checking Account Restricts Availability
Unique High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Village Bank in Virginia - Local Only
27thFed Still Saying Exceptionally Low Rates for Extended Period - Update 2
Looking for the Best CD Rates - How I Found a Deal at Broadway Federal Bank in SoCal
26thMore on DepositAccounts Notices
25thHuge Change to Ally Bank CDs Will Benefit Savers
Update on Wells Fargo's New Way2Save Program
23rdHot IRA CD Special at Vantage West Credit Union in Arizona - Local Only
22ndFive Bank Failures Including Charter Bank in New Mexico
21stSavings Accounts Being Added to Some Reward Checking Accounts
18thSunTrust's Money Market Promo with 3-Month Rate Guarantee in Several States - Are Teaser Rates Worthwhile?
16thWhat is ChexSystems?
15thBankDeals Is Now at DepositAccounts.com
Three Banks Failed Today - FDIC Wasn't Able To Find a Buyer for One
2.50% 25-Month CD Continues at First Financial Bank in OH, IN & Other States - Local Only
Ally Bank Launches an Interest Checking Account
14thBankDeals Transition to DepositAccounts.com Is Fast Approaching
$100 Checking Account Bonus and an Online Savings Account at Bank of the West - Update
Flagstar Bank Launches New Internet Website
Flagstar's New Online 5.30% Money Market Account
13thAlly Bank Plans to Launch a Checking Account by End of This Week
Salem Five Direct's Checking Account Update and Its New Online Savings Account
12th2.50% 9-Month CD at Dime Savings Bank in New York
$150 Checking Account Bonus at PlainsCapital Bank - Texas Only
10thUpdate on Ally Bank's CD Renewal Bonus
3.00% No-Penalty 60-Month IRA CD at Agriculture FCU - Easy Membership
4.00% Reward Checking Account at Bank2 in OK
Reward Checking at an Arizona CU (Credit Union West)
3.00% Savings Account at Solera National Bank in Colorado
9thPenFed's New Cash Back Credit Card Feature
UFB Direct's New 2% US Savings Account - How Long Will This Last?
8thReview of the First Bank Failure of 2010 - Horizon Bank in Washington State
$150 Checking Account Bonus at BBVA Compass (available in AL, AZ, CO, FL, NM & TX)
7thVelocity CU Members Approve Conversion to Private Insurance - Future of ASI?
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at City National Bank in Texas - Nationally Available
6thUpdate on PenFed CDs and CD Rollovers
3.00% Reward Checking Account at Harborstone Credit Union in WA
5thHappy New Year! PenFed Raises CD Rates for January
EverBank Increases 3-Month Promo Rate for its Money Market and Checking Account
4th2.50% 30-Month CD at SchoolsFirst FCU in California - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at The Farmers State Bank in Kansas - Local Only
3rdReview of the 2009 Bank Failures and What Depositors Experienced
Recent News on Banks Under Regulatory Scrutiny
2nd2.25% 16-Month CD at DollarSavingsDirect - Available Nationwide