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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: Checking & Reward Checking Deals

Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union Vertical Checking Review
Deal Summary: Vertical Checking (rewards checking), 3.30% APY on qualifying balances up to $20k.

Availability: Easy membership requirement

In these uncertain times, the natural instinct is to find something you can control. In the case of DA readers, that translates into finding the best rate possible, along with a rate guarantee. Normally, that would be a CD, but the current CD rates are far from optimal, and the rates are falling. A good alternative is needed.

It’s no secret that I’ve been a proponent of Reward Checking...

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Lake Michigan Credit Union Waives Requirements On Max Checking
Deal Summary: Max Checking, 3.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k, but qualifying requirements are waived for March and April.

Availability: Easy membership requirement

In an effort to help its members during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is extending special loan offers and changing normal policies, including waiving the monthly qualifying requirements for the Max Checking Account.

The Max Checking account currently earns 3.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k, with qualifying balances over $15k and non-qualifying balances not earning any interest. This account has a...

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Solvay Bank High Interest Checking Offers Top APY With Rate Guarantee
Deal Summary: High Interest Checking Special, 4.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k, one-year rate guarantee, new accounts only.

Availability: Market area includes the New York counties of Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego.

Solvay Bank’s High Interest Checking Special has a dynamic combination of features not usually offered on a Rewards Checking Account (RCA): a competitive 4.00% APY (on qualify balances up to $15k) coupled with a one-year rate guarantee. Qualifying balances greater than $15k earn 0.10% APY, with non-qualifying balances earning 0.05% APY.

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Ideal Credit Union High Yield Checking Has Limited-Time Special APY
Deal Summary: High Yield Checking, 4.00% APY (guaranteed through June 30, 2020) on qualifying balances up to $20k.

Availability: Easy membership requirement.

Minnesota-based Ideal Credit Union (Ideal CU) is offering a limited-time special APY on its rewards checking account. Now through June 30, 2020, the High Yield Checking account will earn 4.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $20k. On July 1, 2020, the rate will revert to 2.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $20k. Both qualifying balances over $20k and non-qualifying balances earn 0.05%...

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ASE Credit Union Offers Competitive Kasasa Cash Checking
Deal Summary: Kasasa Cash Checking, 4.07% APY on qualifying balances up to $30k.

Availability: Residents of 13 Alabama counties.

ASE Credit Union’s (ASE CU) Kasasa Cash Checking account currently earns 4.07% APY on qualifying balances up to $30k. Qualifying balances greater than $30k earn 0.25% APY, with non-qualifying balances earning 0.05% APY.

The qualification requirements include,.

  • At least 12 POS debit card purchases per month.
  • At least one Direct Deposit or ACH transaction per month.
  • Be enrolled in and review eStatements.

The Kasasa Cash Checking account has no minimum balance requirement...

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Partner Colorado Credit Union 12-Month Jumbo Almost A Rate Leader
Deal Summary: 12-month Jumbo CD, 2.10% APY, $100k minimum deposit.

Availability: Easy membership requirement

In the past 48 hours, a variety of rate changes have had an impact on this week’s CD Rates Summary. Following the 30 bps rate decrease on Veridian Credit Union’s 12-month Jumbo CD Special, Partner Colorado Credit Union’s 12-month Jumbo CD (2.10% APY) is nearing the top of the nationally available one-year CD category. The minimum opening deposit is $100k, with no stated balance cap. The 12-month is also available as...

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Western Vista Credit Union Offers A Top Rate Rewards Checking Account
Deal Summary: Panorama Checking, 4.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k.

Availability: Easy membership requirement; residents of the Wyoming cities of Casper and Cheyenne, and Natrona County, Wyoming.

As I’ve stated in the recent past, a rewards checking account (RCA) with a great rate may be a safe haven for funds as CD, Money Market, and Savings account rates try to stabilize and define the new normal. Western Vista Federal Credit Union's (Western Vista) new rewards checking account, Panorama Checking, earns 4.00% APY on qualifying balances up...

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Scott Credit Union Unveils EPIC Checking
Deal Summary: EPIC Checking, 4.05% APY (Upper Tier) and 3.05% APY (Middle Tier), up to $25k.

Availability: Residents of 25 Illinois and two Missouri counties.

Illinois-based Scott Credit Union (SCU) recently introduced its EPIC Checking, a rewards checking account that offers tiered APYs. Qualifying balances up to $25k can earn either 4.05% APY (Upper Tier) or 3.05% APY (Middle Tier). Qualifying balances over $25k and non-qualifying balances both earn 0.25% APY.

There are only two qualifying requirements: receiving monthly statements electronically,...

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Garden Savings Federal Credit Union Ups Platinum Checking Rate
Deal Summary: Platinum Checking, 3.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k.

Availability: Easy Membership Requirement

Given the current climate of rate cuts, I have to admit when I saw the newly increased APY for the Platinum Checking account offered by New Jersey-based Garden Savings Federal Credit Union (Garden Savings), I assumed it was an error. Actually, my assumption was wrong: with the addition of 75 bps, the Platinum Checking account now earns 3.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k. (It's great to...

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Peoples Bank Offers Kasasa Cash in AR, LA, and TX
Deal Summary: Kasasa Cash Checking, 5.12% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k.

Availability: Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas through online application.

Arkansas-based Peoples Bank is currently offering a very competitive Kasasa Cash Checking account, which earns 5.12% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k. According to the bank's Kasasa page, balances over $15k earn between 5.12% APY to 0.89% APY, depending on balance in account. (My best estimate is that translates to an approximate 0.25% rate on the portion of the balance over $15k.) Non-qualifying balances...

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