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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

Keystone Bank (TX) Kasasa Cash Earns 3.50% APY Up To $50k
Deal Summary: Kasasa Cash, 3.50% APY on qualifying balances up to $50k; Kasasa Saver, 2.00% APY on qualifying balances up tot $100k; $25 minimum opening deposit for both accounts.

Availability: Online market area includes 11 Texas counties.

Keystone Bank’s Kasasa Cash earns 3.50% APY on qualifying balances up to $50k. Qualifying balances above $50k earn 0.25% APY, with non-qualifying balances earning 0.05% APY. The Kasasa Cash can be opened with minimum $25 deposit.

Qualifying Requirements

  • At least one ACH credit or ACH payment transaction
  • At least 12 debit card...
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Dover Federal Credit Union Adds Kasasa Cash, 3.25% APY Up To $30k
Deal Summary: Kasasa Cash, 3.25% APY on qualifying balances up to $30k.

Availability: Easy membership requirement; military relationship; 400+ SEGs

Dover Federal Credit Union (Dover Federal) has added the Kasasa brand to its product line and is currently offering a Kasasa Cash account that earns 3.25% APY on qualifying balances up to $30k. Qualifying balances over $30k earn 0.25% APY, with non-qualifying balances earning 0.05% APY.

Qualifying Requirements

  • At least 12 debit card purchases
  • Be enrolled in and agree to receive eStatements
  • Be enrolled in and log into...
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Partner Colorado CU Ups High-Interest Checking To 3.50% APY
Deal Summary: High-Interest Checking, 3.50% APY on qualifying balances up to $10k.

Availability: Easy membership requirement

Earlier this month, Partner Colorado Credit Union (Partner Colorado) raised the rate on its High-Interest Checking account to 3.50% APY on qualifying balances up to $10k. (While the cap is low, the APY is definitely competitive.) Qualifying balances between $10k-$25k earn 0.50% APY, with qualifying balances over $25k and non-qualify balances both earning 0.10% APY.

Qualifying Requirements

Since I last wrote about the High-Interest Checking account in 2013, the qualifying...

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Malvern Bank (PA) Unveils Kasasa Cash, 3.00% APY Up To $25k
Deal Summary: Kasasa Cash, 3.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k, $100 minimum opening deposit.

Availability: Market area includes Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania.

Malvern Bank has introduced a new rewards checking account (RCA), the Kasasa Cash account, which earns 3.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k. Qualifying balances above $25k earn 0.50% APY, with non-qualifying balances earning 0.05% APY. The minimum opening deposit is $100.

Malvern Bank previously offered another RCA (Reward Plus Checking) that was discontinued in 2011. All existing...

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KALSEE Credit Union (MI) Adds Kasasa Cash+, 4.25% APY Up To $25k
Deal Summary: Kasasa Cash+, 4.25% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k.

Availability: Residents of eight southwest Michigan counties.

More than two years ago, KALSEE Credit Union (KALSEE) began promoting a new Kasasa Cash checking account. That account is still available and continues to earn 3.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k. This week, KALSEE took the unusual step of adding a second Rewards Checking Account: the Kasasa Cash+ account, which earns 4.25% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k. Qualifying balances over $25k earn...

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Competitive CD Rates at Baton Rouge Telco Federal Credit Union (LA)
Deal Summary: 1-year Share Certificate, 2.90% APY, $500 minimum deposit.

Availability: Residents of ten Louisiana parishes (Capital Region).

Baton Rouge Telco Federal Credit Union (Telco) is currently offering 2.90% APY on its 1-year Share Certificate. The minimum opening deposit is $500, with no stated balance cap.

The 1-year Share Certificate is also available as an IRA (Traditional, Roth, CESA), earning the same APY and requiring the same $500 minimum deposit.

Long-Term Share Certificates With Bump Option

Telco’s 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year Share Certificates have competitive rates and “members may...

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BHCU (PA) Adds iSAVE Money Market, 2.75% APY,12-Month Rate Guarantee
Deal Summary: iSAVE Money Market, 2.75% APY, $2.5k minimum opening deposit, new money, 12-month rate guarantee, checking relationship.

Availability: Residents of Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Last week, BHCU (formerly Boeing Helicopters Credit Union) introduced its iSAVE Money Market Account (MMA), which earns 2.75% APY on balances of $2.5k up to $250k. The minimum opening deposit is $2.5k of new money, simply defined as funds not currently on deposit with BHCU. There is a limit of one account per member, but this competitive rate comes with a year-long rate guarantee.

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Kish Bank (PA) Green Checking Earns 3.00% APY Up To $25k
Deal Summary: Green Checking (rewards checking), 3.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k.

Availability: Market area includes Centre, Huntingdon, and Mifflin Counties, Pennsylvania.

Kish Bank’s Green Checking (a rewards checking account) earns 3.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k. Qualifying balances above $25k earn 0.10% APY, with non-qualifying balances earning no interest. The minimum opening deposit is $100.

The Green Checking account has only one qualifying requirement:

Process 20 or more signature- transactions per statement cycle using
your Kish Check Card and earn 3.00%...

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TAB Bank Debuts Kasasa Cash Checking, 4.00% APY Up To $50k
Deal Summary: Kasasa Cash Checking (rewards checking account), 4.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $50k.

Availability: Nationwide through online application

Utah-based TAB Bank has recently added a Kasasa Cash Checking (Kasasa Cash) account, which earns 4.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $50k. Qualifying balances over $50k earn 0.25% APY, with non-qualifying balances earning 0.05% APY.

Monthly Qualification Requirements

  • Have at least 15 debit card purchases* (minimum $5)
  • Have at least one direct deposit, one ACH, or one bill pay transaction

*The fine print on the landing page clearly...

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Community 1st Credit Union Offers 18-Month CD Special, 3.00% APY
Deal Summary: 18-month Bump-Up CD Special, 3.00% APY, $1k min/$250k max deposit, one-time rate increase option.

Availability: Residents of 57 southern Iowa counties and eight northeastern Missouri counties.

Iowa-based Community 1st Credit Union (C1st) is currently offering 3.00% APY on its Bump-Up 18-month CD Special. Unlike the majority of C1st CDs, the 18-month Special does not have tiered APYs. The minimum opening deposit is $1k, with a balance cap of $250k.

As stated in the fine print on the Checking & Savings Rates page, the

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