About Ken Tumin

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: Nationwide Deals

First Home Bank 18-Month CD (3.01% APY) Available Nationwide
Deal Summary: CD Specials – 18-month (3.01% APY), 15-month (2.72% APY), $1k min/$240k max deposit, new money.

Availability: Nationwide

Florida-based First Home Bank (1HB) has two nationally available CD Specials – 18-month (3.01% APY) and 15-month (2.72% APY). These limited-time CD Specials require a minimum $1k of new money to open and are capped at $240k.

According to CSR, the Early Withdrawal Penalty (EWP) for any 1HB CD is one-half of all interest earned, with partial withdrawals allowed.

Funding the CD Specials and accessing maturing funds can be...

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earn.bank Money Market Account Leads With 2.41% APY
Deal Summary: Money Market Account, 2.41% APY on all balances, $100 minimum opening deposit

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

Less than three months ago, earn.bank made its debut in the internet banking world, offering a Money Market Account (MMA) and two CDs. The MMA offered an initial (and respectable) 2.02% APY on all balances. Within one month, the rate jumped to 2.31% APY, securing a place as the top-rated nationally available money market account. As of today, the MMA now earns 2.41% APY on all balances and is...

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Premier America Credit Union Ups 16-Month CD Special, 3.15% APY
Deal Summary: 16-month Certificate Special, 3.15% APY, $1k minimum deposit

Availability: Easy Membership Requirement

Do you remember Premier America Credit Union’s (Premier America CU) 16-month Fall Certificate Special? In September, the 16-month CD Special earned 3.00% APY. Four months later, the CD Special is still available, but has a new name (New Year Certificate Special) and a new, improved rate of 3.15% APY. This limited-time offering can be opened with a minimum $1k, with no stated balance cap.

As stated in the Special Certificate...

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Connexus Credit Union's 60-Month CD Now Earns 3.63% APY
Deal Summary: Share Certificates – 60-month (3.63% APY), 36-month (3.35% APY), $5k minimum deposit

Availability: Easy membership requirement

Two months ago, Connexus Credit Union (Connexus) caught the attention of DA readers by raising the rate on its 60-month Share Certificate (SC) to 4.00% APY. That rate lasted about three weeks before dropping to 3.50% APY, where it remained until today. The new 3.63% APY makes the 60-month SC a rate leader in the nationally available 5-year CD category.

Connexus also added 15 bps to its 36-month...

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Ally Ups Savings Account Rate & Emails Customers of Payback Earnings
Deal Summary: Rate increase: Online Savings (2.20% APY on all balances as of 1/17/2019)

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

This morning, Ally Bank increased the rate of its Online Savings Account (OSA) by 20 basis points to 2.20% APY. Ally’s IRA Online Savings Account also had this same rate hike. The 2.20% APY is effective as of 1/17/2019. These were the only rate hikes at Ally Bank today.

Payback Time Promotion Earnings Emails

Yesterday, Ally Bank notified customers who participated in the Payback Time promotion of the bonus they earned. Here’s...

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Citizens Access Ups Online Savings To 2.35% APY
Deal Summary: Online Savings Account, 2.35% APY, $5k minimum opening deposit

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

Citizens Bank (RI) unveiled its new internet division, Citizens Access, in July 2018. The new bank's Online Savings Account offered an initial 2.00% APY on balances of $5k and above; balances below $5k earned 0.25% APY. Two rate increases in September and October added a total of 25 bps, although the lower rate tier remained static.

Since October’s increase, the Online Savings Account rate hasn’t changed until this morning: the new rate...

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Live Oak Bank Savings Account Rises to 2.25% APY
Deal Summary: Savings Account, 2.25% APY on all balances up to $5 million.

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

The latest institution to increase the rate on a savings account is Live Oak Bank, which added 15 bps to its Savings Account (2.25% APY) yesterday. With no minimum opening deposit requirement or minimum balance requirement, the 2.25% APY applies to all balances up to $5 million.

Throughout 2017 and for first part of 2018, the Savings Account APY was within reach of the rate leaders, but that scenario has changed....

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Salem Five Direct Ups eOne Savings Rate To 2.30% APY
Deal Summary: eOne Savings, 2.30% APY, $100 minimum opening deposit, $1 million maximum, new eOne Savings customers with some exceptions.

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

It’s been six months since Salem Five Direct last raised the rate on its eOne Savings account. At that time, the eOne Savings' 2.05% APY was a rate leader for nationally available savings account. As of today, the eOne Savings account earns 2.30% APY on all balances up to $1 million, but the 2.30% APY falls short of be a rate leader. FYI...

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NASB Adds High Rate Savings, 2.53% APY ($50k-$5m)
Deal Summary: High Rate Savings, 2.53% APY, $50k min/$5m max balances, $50k minimum opening deposit, six-month rate guarantee, online only.

Availability: Nationwide

As I was checking the rate on North American Savings Bank’s (NASB) Online Money Market Special, I noticed a new product: a High Rate Savings account, which earns 2.53% APY on balances between $50k and $5 million. Balances less than $50k and greater than $5 million earn 0.10% APY. In addition to offering a top rate, the High Rate Savings APY is guaranteed for six...

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MemoryBank Online Money Market Now Earns 2.40% APY
Deal Summary: Online Money Market Account, 2.40% APY on balances up to $1 million, $50 minimum opening deposit

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

Seven months ago, MemoryBank (an internet division of Republic Bank) unveiled its Online Money Market Account (OMMA), which initially earned 1.85% APY. By the end of the year, the APY had risen to 2.30% following two rate increases. An additional 10 bps were added this morning, with the OMMA now earning 2.40% APY on balances up to $1 million; balances over $1 million continue to...

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