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.
UPDATE 3/10/2017: Extended through March 31, 2017.
Deal Summary: $50, $200, or $300 Virtual Wallet Bonus
Availability: AL, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, WI, WV, and the District of Columbia.
PNC Bank is again offering a variety of bonuses in connection with its Virtual Wallet product line. New checking accounts, opened between now through March 31, 2017, can earn $50, $200, or $300, depending on which Virtual Wallet account is opened.
UPDATE 3/18/2017: Offer extended through April 1, 2017. The fine print on the promotion page now reads, "This is an exclusive, nontransferable offer. This is only available to Wells Fargo retail store private label credit card customers who received our direct mail for this offer."
UPDATE 3/7/2017: Offer extended through March 24, 2017. The target language noted in the 2/1/2017 Update has been removed. I have added some new information, which is italicized.
UPDATE 2/20/2017: Offer extended through March 3, 2017.
UPDATE 1/24/2017: Extended through April 14, 2017.
Deal Summary: $150 or $300 checking bonus; opening deposit must be new money.
Availability: Market area includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Now through March 3 April 14, 2017, Bank of the West (BotW) is offering two checking bonuses: $150 Easy Checking bonus and $300 Premier Checking bonus.
$150 Easy Checking Bonus Requirements
Open an Easy Checking account with a minimum deposit of $100 of...
UPDATE 3/2/2017: Offer extended through June 30, 2017.
Deal Summary: $150 bonus when opening a new checking account.
Availability: Market area includes CT, DE, FL, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV, and the District of Columbia. Bonus eligibility is based on Zip Code.
M&T Bank has been offering new checking account bonuses on a regular basis for the past several years, with the latest promotion being a $150 cash bonus, available now through February 28 June 30, 2017. Eligibility can be determined by entering your...
Deal Summary: $100 Bonus when opening a new checking account.
Availability: Residents of Washington State
Although 2017 is about two months old, Gesa Credit Union (Gesa CU) is still offering a $100 checking bonus to “help you kick off 2017 the right way.” Checking account bonuses rarely have so few requirements and are rarely awarded so quickly. The details of the promotion are listed in this credit union page and are summarized below:
Open a new Classic Checking or Colossal Checking account.
Deal Summary: $225 checking bonus, available through March 31, 2017; 5-year CD, 2.00% APY.
Santander Bank, N.A. (Santander Bank) "Simply Right Checking" $150 promotion expired on January 31. Rather than extending the promotion, Santander Bank has replaced it with a $225 checking bonus, which has the same requirements and limitations as the previous $150 bonus.
Three different Santander Bank checking accounts (Simply Right Checking, Basic Checking, and Premier Plus Checking) qualify for the new $225 bonus.
Bonus Qualifying Requirements
Open a new eligible checking account by March 31, 2017.