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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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Consumers Credit Union (IL) Ups 20-Month CD Rates
Deal Summary: 20-month CDs – Super-Jumbo CD, 1.00% APY, $250k minimum; Jumbo CD, 0.90% APY, $100k minimum; CD, 0.80% APY, $250 minimum.

Availability: Easy membership requirement

In the past six months, the 20-month CDs (Regular, Jumbo, and Super Jumbo) offered by Illinois-based Consumers Credit Union (CCU) have experience three rate changes. In early September, CCU raised the rates on all three 20-month CDs by a uniform 25 bps. Those APYs (the highest since late 2010) lasted until the beginning of December, when they dropped by...

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Keesler Federal Credit Union MMA Promo Still Offering Rate Guarantee
Deal Summary: High Interest Money Market Account Plus (HIMMA Plus), up to 1.45% APY, $2.5k minimum opening deposit, new money, 6-month rate guarantee.

Availability: Easy membership for Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi residents.

I wrote about Mississippi-based Keesler Federal Credit Union’s (KFCU) High Interest Money Market Account Plus (HIMMA Plus) in August. The HIMMA Plus tiered APYs (1.35% APY, $2.5k+; 1.40% APY, $50k+; 1.45%, $100k+) have a 1% bonus rate above the regular HIMMA APYs. That 1% bonus rate is guaranteed for six months. A minimum $2.5k opening deposit of...

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Bonus for Savings Accounts and CDs via SaveBetter
UPDATE 2/16/2021: This $150 promotion expired early and is no longer available. However, the $125 promotion is still active.

Deal Summary: $150 bonus for depositing at least $75k in a new Ponce Bank savings account via SaveBetter.com. Expires 2/28/2021.

Availability: Nationwide

Last week I introduced the new online savings marketplace called SaveBetter. As I mentioned in the SaveBetter review, this new marketplace has potential, but the current products are disappointing. The main reason now to give this marketplace a try is the new account bonus being offered. One...

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TD Bank Offers $200 Savings and $300 Checking Bonuses In 16 States
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, 2021, 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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Bancorp South Offers Rewards Checking In Eight States
Deal Summary: Performance Checking, 1.51% APY on qualifying balances up to $30k; Performance Savings, 0.50% APY on qualifying balances up to $100k.

Availability: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas

The Performance Checking account offered by Bancorp South currently earns 1.51% APY on qualifying balances up to $30k. Qualifying balances over $30k and non-qualifying balances both earn 0.10% APY.

I first wrote about the Performance Checking account in 2008, when it earned 4.00% APY up to $30k. (At that time, Bancorp...

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Three Rivers Bank of Montana Has Competitive Kasasa Products
UPDATE 2/11/2021: Availability has changed to Montana only.

Deal Summary: Kasasa Cash, 2.03% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k. Kasasa Saver, 1.03% APY on qualifying balances up to $100k.

Availability: Nationwide Montana

Three Rivers Bank of Montana (Three Rivers Bank) recently added the Kasasa brand to its product lines. The Kasasa Cash currently earns 2.03% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k. Qualifying balances over $25k earn 0.23% APY, with non-qualifying balances earning 0.01% APY.

The monthly qualification requirements are...

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Alliant Credit Union Offers $100 Bonus On New Savings Account
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 March 31, 2021.

Availability: Easy membership requirement

Now through March 31, 2021, Alliant Credit Union (Alliant) is offering a $100 bonus when opening a new The Ultimate Opportunity Savings Account. In the past, I wouldn’t have paid much attention to a $100 bonus, but bonuses are more attractive now that rates on liquid accounts and CDs are so low.

According to the landing page,

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Marcus by Goldman Sachs Offers $100 Savings Account Bonus
Deal Summary: $100 bonus when depositing at least $10k of new funds in a new or existing Online Savings Account.

Availability: Nationwide

Now through February 12, 2021, Marcus by Goldman Sachs (Marcus) is offering a $100 bonus when depositing $10k or more of new money in a new or existing Online Savings Account. The new funds must be deposited within 10 days of enrollment. Those new funds, plus the account balance at the time of enrollment, must be maintained for 90 days. Enrollment must be done by...

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BrioDirect Offers New Tiered-Rate Money Market Account
Availability: High-Yield Money Market, 0.65% APY ($25k+), 0.25% APY (less than $25k), $100 minimum opening deposit.

Availability: Internet bank

About 18 months ago, Sterling National Bank introduced its new online division, BrioDirect. The original product line consisted of the High Yield Savings account and two short-term CDs. Initially offering a competitive rate (2.46% APY), the High-Yield Savings began a long series of rate drops within two months of its debut. As of three weeks ago, the High-Yield Savings was earning 0.40% APY. At some point after Christmas,...

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Kasasa Cash At Democracy Federal Credit Union Still Competitive
Deal Summary: Kasasa Cash, 3.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $10k. Kasasa Saver, 1.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $50k.

Availability: Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Democracy Federal Credit Union (Democracy FCU) added Kasasa brand accounts to its product line more than two years ago. The Kasasa Cash’s initial 3.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $10k is still in effect. Qualifying balances over $10k currently earn 0.20% APY, with non-qualifying balances earning 0.01% APY.

The Kasasa Cash monthly qualification requirements are easily...

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