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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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Amboy Direct Adds Jersey First eSavings, 2.50% APY
Deal Summary: Jersey First eSavings, 2.50% APY on balances up to $50k, 1.875% on balances between $50k and $250k, one-year rate guarantee, $100 minimum opening deposit, must be first and only Amboy Direct account, limit of one account per household.

Availability: New Jersey residents through online application

It’s been more than two years since Amboy Direct offered anything blog worthy. The New Jersey-based internet bank recently introduced the Jersey First eSavings account, which looked competitive at first glance: 2.50% APY, guaranteed for one year. Great –...

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Ardent Credit Union (PA) Has 9-Month CD (4.00% APY) Thru 7/3/2019
Deal Summary: 9-month CD, 4.00% APY, $100 min/$25k max deposit, new money, available through July 3, 2019, only at new Center City Philadelphia branch.

Availability: Residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, Pennsylvania.

In celebration of its new Center City Philadelphia branch, Ardent Credit Union (Ardent) has a couple of limited-time offers that can only be opened at the Center City branch. Now through July 3, 2019, Ardent is offering a 9-month CD/IRA earning 4.00% APY. The minimum opening deposit is $1k of new money (funds...

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Gulf Coast Federal Credit Union (TX) Ups 24-Month CD to 2.95% APY
Deal Summary: 24-month Share Certificate, 2.95% APY, $500 minimum deposit

Availability: Residents of three South Texas counties (Corpus Christi metropolitan statistical area).

Gulf Coast Federal Credit Union (GCFCU) is currently offering 2.95% APY on its 24-month Share Certificate. While the 2.95% APY is described as a “special rate, limited time only,” no end-date has been announced. The minimum opening deposit is $500, with no stated balance cap.

The 24-month Share Certificate is also available as an IRA (Traditional, Roth, CESA), but the APY is a...

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Discover Bank’s Latest Online Savings Account Bonuses
Deal Summary: $150 or $200 bonus when opening a new Online Savings account.

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

Discover Bank has been offering bonuses on new Online Savings accounts for several years. The latest one offers a bonus of up to $200 when opening a new Online Savings account by June 3, 2019. Here are the bonus details:

Bonus Requirements

  • Open an Online Savings account by June 3, 2019.
  • Use offer code NPBE519 when applying.
  • $150 bonus – fund with at least $15k by June 17, 2019.
  • $200 bonus – fund with at least...
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Capital One 360 Money Market®: Earn Up to $500 & a Top Rate on Qualifying Balances

This deal post was written by Lauren Perez

Deal Summary: $500 Bonus when you deposit $10k+ in new funds into a new 360 Money Market account and maintain at least $50k. $200 Bonus available when you maintain between $10k and $50k.

Availability: Nationwide

Capital One offers the chance to earn up to $500 in bonus money with its new money market account promotion. You must deposit at least $10k in new money within 10 days of enrollment, the Initial Funding Period. To earn the $500 bonus, you must then maintain a...

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Royal Credit Union (MN/WI) Ups 18-Month CD To 3.04% APY
Deal Summary: 18-month CD, 3.04% APY, $100 no minimum deposit.

Availability: Residents of 16 Minnesota and 26 Wisconsin counties. (Additional ways to join listed in the Availability section below.)

Now through April 30, 2019, Wisconsin-based Royal Credit Union (Royal) is offering 3.04% APY on its 18-month CD. There is no minimum deposit requirement, but the CD is capped at $250k.

The limited-time 3.04% APY is also offered on the 18-month IRA (Traditional and Roth), but the minimum deposit is $1k.

The 18-month CD currently has the highest APY of...

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Goldman Sachs Bank USA Offers $100 Online Savings Account Bonus
Deal Summary: $100 Bonus when you deposit $10k+ in new funds into a new or existing Online Savings Account.

Availability: Nationwide

Goldman Sachs Bank USA (now operating under the brand Marcus by Goldman Sachs) has recently launched a savings account promotion. You can receive a $100 bonus when you deposit $10k or more in new money into a new or existing Online Savings Account within 10 days of enrollment, and maintain those funds and your current balance for 90 days. Enrollment must be done by either using the enrollment links...

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Liberty Bank (CT) Unveils 12-Month CD Special
Deal Summary: 12-month CD Special, 3.00% APY, $500 min/$500k max deposit, new money.

Availability: Connecticut, available in-branch only.

Liberty Bank has added a limited-time 12-month CD Special that earns 3.00% APY. The minimum opening deposit is $500 of new money, which is defined simply as “funds not currently on deposit at Liberty Bank.” There is a $500k balance cap and a limit of one CD Special per customer.

Three months ago, Liberty Bank was offering 3.00% APY on an 18-month Promo CD; that promotion lasted...

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North Shore Bank (WI/IL) Has 13-Month Promo CD
Deal Summary: Promo CDs – 13-month (2.75% APY) and 30-month (3.00% APY), $5k min/$250k max deposit, new money, available through October 31, 2018.

Availability: Market area includes 16 eastern Wisconsin counties (Lake Michigan shoreline) and McHenry County, Illinois.

Now through October 31, 2018, Wisconsin-based North Shore Bank, FSB (North Shore Bank) is offering two Promo CDs: 13-month (2.75% APY) and 30-month (3.00% APY). The Promo CDs require a $1k minimum opening deposit of new money and are capped at $250k. Of the two, the 13-month has the...

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Earn Up To $1,000 Bonus with Ally Bank’s Payback Promotion
UPDATE 10/17/18: I received promotion Q&As from my Ally contact. These are included below.

Deal Summary: Bonus amount ranges from $10 ($1k of new money) to $1,000 ($100k of new money).

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank) for new and existing customers.

This morning, Ally Bank introduced its new promotion which offers a 1% cash bonus when you move your money to Ally Bank. The minimum bonus is $10 for $1,000 of new money, and the maximum bonus is $1,000 for $100,000 of new money. Existing customers in addition to new customers...

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