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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Alliant Credit Union $100 Savings Bonus Available Throughout 2022
Deal Summary: $100 bonus when depositing at least $100 a month for 12 consecutive months in a new The Ultimate Opportunity Savings Account, available through December 31, 2022.

Availability: Easy membership requirement

Happy New Year! Hopefully, this year will bring higher savings account rates. Until that occurs, new account bonuses can help make up for the low rates. On that note, there is some good news. The Ultimate Opportunity Savings Account $100 bonus offered by Illinois-based Alliant Credit Union (Alliant) has been renewed, with a new end-date of December...

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Affinity Federal Credit Union $150 Checking Bonus Extended
Deal Summary: $150 Affinity Cash Back Debit bonus (new members only) available online now through March 31, 2022.

Availability: Easy membership requirement

The $150 bonus for new members who open an Affinity Cash Back Debit account offered by New Jersey-based Affinity Federal Credit Union (Affinity FCU) is now available through March 31, 2022. “New members” are defined as those who have never had an Affinity FCU membership. As stated in the fine print on the bonus promotion page, qualifying for the $150 bonus includes the...

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Alliant Credit Union $100 Savings Bonus Still Available
Deal Summary: $100 bonus when depositing at least $100 a month for 12 consecutive months in a new The Ultimate Opportunity Savings Account, now through December 31, 2021.

Availability: Easy membership requirement

When I wrote the Alliant Credit Union (Alliant) The Ultimate Opportunity Savings Account $100 bonus in January, the bonus was scheduled to end on March 31, 2021. The end-date was extended a few times throughout the year, but according to CSR, the offer will probably end at the end of this year, which means you only...

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Byline Bank (IL/WI) Offers Up To $300 In Checking/Savings Bonuses
Deal Summary: $150 Freedom Checking bonus; $150 Statement Savings bonus.

Availability: Online market area Illinois and Wisconsin.

Chicago-based Byline Bank continues to offer bonuses up to $300 when opening new Freedom Personal Checking (non-interest bearing) and Statement Savings (0.05% APY) accounts. As stated on the bonus landing page,

There is a limit of three bonus payments, one per qualifying statement cycle per account, for a maximum of $150 total bonus. (Qualifying statement cycles include the 2nd, 3rd and 4th statement cycles following the online account opening.) Each...

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TD Bank Extends $200 Savings and $300 Checking Bonuses
Deal Summary: $200 bonus, TD Beyond Savings or TD Simple Savings; $300 bonus, TD Beyond Checking.

Availability: Available in CT, DC, DE, FL, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, VA, and VT.

Now through March 31, 2022, TD Bank is offering a $200 bonus when opening a new TD Beyond Savings or TD Simple Savings account, depositing at least $20k of new money (not currently held in a TD Bank retail deposit account) within 20 calendar days of account opening, and maintaining a minimum...

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Consumers Credit Union Adds Three Competitive 16-Month CDs
Deal Summary: 16-month CDs – Super-Jumbo CD, 1.30% APY, $250k minimum; Jumbo CD, 1.20% APY, $100k minimum; CD, 1.10% APY, $250 minimum.

Availability: Easy membership requirement

The long-running, competitive 20-month Super-Jumbo CD, Jumbo CD, and CD offered by Illinois-based Consumers Credit Union (CCU) are no longer available. CCU began the month by adding 16-month Super-Jumbo CD, Jumbo CD, and CD, which have rates 30 bps higher than the now defunct 20-month CDs.

All three 16-month CDs are offered as IRA CDs (Traditional, Roth, CESA,...

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Tioga Franklin Savings Bank Expands Market Area To Tri-State Area
Deal Summary: Kasasa Cash, 2.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k. Kasasa Saver, 1.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $50k. Money Market Savings, 0.75% APY (up to $25k), 0.25% APY (over $25k).

Availability: Market area includes the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

I wrote about Tioga Franklin Savings Bank’s (Tioga Franklin) Kasasa brand products last April. At that time, Tioga Franklin’s market area was limited to the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, but the Bank has recently expanded its market area to...

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Chicago Municipal Employees Credit Union Ups Money Market Rates
Deal Summary: Money Market Account, 0.90% APY ($50k), 0.65% APY ($10k), 0.50% APY ($2.5k); $2.5 minimum opening deposit

Availability: Employees/retirees of the City of Chicago and its sister agencies; residents of portions of Cook County, Illinois, all Chicago Loop METRA riders.

Last month I wrote about the excellent rates offered on Chicago Municipal Employees Credit Union (CMECU) longer-term Share Certificate, specifically the 24-month (1.25% APY, $25k) and 36-month (1.45% APY, $25k). Those rates are still in effect.

At the end of the summer, CMECU added 25 bps...

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Pawtucket Credit Union (RI/MA) Adds High Yield Savings Special
Deal Summary: High Yield Savings Special, 1.05% APY ($75k+), 0.75% APY ($25k+), 0.35% APY ($25+), $25k minimum opening deposit of new money, rates guaranteed through March 31, 2022.

Availability: Residents of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Pawtucket Credit Union (Pawtucket CU) is offering a limited-time High Yield Savings Special, which requires new money and can be opened with a minimum $25k deposit. The tiered rates are guaranteed through March 31, 2022, with the 1.05% APY requiring a minimum $75k balance.

Other than the new money requirement, the High Yield...

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Telcoe Federal Credit Union (AR) Has Competitive Money Market Account
Deal Summary: Quarter Plus Money Market, 0.69% APY ($500k+), 0.65% APY ($50k+), 0.55% APY ($10k+), 0.45% APY ($2.5k).

Availability: All Arkansas residents.

Telcoe Federal Credit Union’s (Telcoe FCU) Quarter Plus Money Market account currently offers competitive tiered rates: 0.69% APY ($500k+), 0.65% APY ($50k+), 0.55% APY ($10k+), and 0.45% APY ($2.5k+). Opening a Quarter Plus Money Market account requires a minimum $2.5k deposit.

The Money Market landing page provides the following information

According to CSR, there is no check writing, but an ATM/debit card will be issued upon...

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