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$400 Checking Bonus After 120 Days, Through 8/31/16
Updated: Jul 16, 2016 by larkin  |  3 comments  |  Bank Deals

30 Days of $15K; then reduce to $10K while awaiting $400 reward; then downgrade to $1,500 min account -- for another month -- to avoid closing fee read more

360 Money Market: Up To 1% APY
Updated: Mar 23, 2016 by Sperry8  |  3 comments  |  Bank Deals

Looks to be a new Capital One 360 offering. Interest is tiered.  $0 - $9,999.99: 0.60% $10,000.00 or more: 1.00% I'm just seeing it on the read more

Essential Savings - Introductory Rate Increase
Updated: Oct 15, 2015 by larkin  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

The 6-month introductory rate up from 1.10% to 1.25%...

Rate Reduction Notification To 1.10%
Updated: Sep 11, 2015 by Barrel-rider  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

Rate cut to 1.10% from 1.25% effective date of rate cut is 09-10-2015

Bonus Denied
Posted: Jul 14, 2015 by larkin  |  0 comments  |  Bank Reviews

Received an offer for a $300 bonus by opening a new checking account and completing $4000 in direct deposits within 90 days. Problem is I did not receive read more

Virtual Wallet Growth Account
Posted: Jul 2, 2015 by larkin  |  0 comments  |  Bank Reviews

If you have a relationship rate with your Virtual Wallet Spend or Performance account, the interest rates have dropped for balances under $50K.

Rewards Checking Going Away
Updated: Jun 22, 2015 by gbtexas  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

I was just informed that Capital One is discontinuing its Rewards Checking accounts.  Points will stop accruing mid-August and you will have until read more

Chase New Account Bonus - Upto $450 (Get Coupon From Chase Easily)
Updated: May 11, 2015 by DepositGuy835  |  23 comments  |  Bank Deals

Submit your email here to get the coupon in your email. Check out the fine prints. Expires 4/23. Chase offer link 

GE Selling GE Capital Unit (Also Reference To Synchrony In The Article)
Updated: Apr 13, 2015 by paoli2  |  7 comments  |  Financial News

Not sure what effect, if any, this would have on GE Capital Bank.  

Our Systems Are Down...
Updated: Mar 31, 2015 by larkin  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

Went in this morning to open a checking account. I was told their systems were down but they could do the application by hand. Of course that took way read more

Ally Raises Savings Rate...
Updated: Dec 12, 2014 by ChasR  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

...0.95%.  Money Market remains at 0.85%.

E-Checking Account Review
Updated: Sep 25, 2014 by larkin  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

Bank accounts should be vehicles for growing your money, as well as storing it. Unfortunately, from ATM fees to checking and overdraft charges, many read more

US Bank $150 Bonus
Posted: Jul 17, 2014 by larkin  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

With a $500 direct deposit or 3 on-line bill pays.  Watch the fees.  Link to promo here: https://www.usbank.com/splash/powerup/ind

Chase $400 Coupon Combo Code Checking And Savings(Available Freely, Til 7/15/2014)
Updated: Jun 19, 2014 by Braden  |  5 comments  |  Bank Deals

Here's the Chase $400 Total Checking & Savings  with Direct Deposit freely available for everyone! No need to buy from eBaay or email anyone! read more

CD Redemption
Posted: May 19, 2014 by larkin  |  0 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I had one of their 59-month CD Specials mature on Friday. Since I no longer live near a branch, I called customer service on Friday to redeem the CD and read more

$125 + $125 For New Citibank Account
Updated: Feb 13, 2014 by exit8  |  5 comments  |  Bank Deals

I found this by accident. The way I read it is that you get $125 for 2 online bill pays and another $125 if you deposit $15,000. That works out to about read more

OWB Charges Fee To Simply Close CD Account When It Matures!
Updated: Dec 8, 2013 by me1004  |  2 comments  |  Bank Reviews

OWB the worst scam!!!! They charge a minimum of $7 to simply get your money out of a CD when it matures. Crazy!!!! Avoid Avoid Avoid. I put money in a CD read more

Wells Fargo Tests New Checking Account In Three States
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 by 51hh  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

Wells Fargo is testing a new basic checking account in three states, with plans to extend it to other states after collecting customer feedback. The read more

Ally MM/OSA Rate Decrease
Updated: Nov 14, 2013 by cumulus  |  3 comments  |  Bank Deals

Ally reduced the APY on its' Money Market and Online Savings Accounts (from 0.86%) to 0.85% today.

US Bank Changing Checking Requirements
Updated: Jun 12, 2013 by pearlbrown  |  1 comment  |  Miscellaneous

Just noticed on the US Bank website that they are changing the requirements for avoiding fees.  Easy Checking will now require a combined $1000 read more

Libertad Bank - 1.50% APY Money Market Account For New Money >$10,000 Balance
Updated: May 15, 2013 by larkin  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

I just saw this promotion on the website for Libertad Bank in Austin, Texas.

$25 Bonus For Opening New Discover Bank Online Savings
Updated: Mar 8, 2013 by larkin  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

Just got an e-mail from Discover Bank this evening: Get a $25 bonus for opening a new Online Savings account (APY is currently 0.80%). $10K minimum read more

$400 Bonus For Barclay's NFL Extra Points Credit Card
Updated: Dec 21, 2012 by pearlbrown  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

For those who didn't take advantage of the last Barclay's NFL credit card deal, this one looks even better: $400 bonus with $1,000 in purchases within 90 read more

Challenges Of Rebranding ING DIRECT To Capital One 360
Updated: Nov 20, 2012 by RJM  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

In my review of the transition of ING DIRECT into Capital One 360, I focused mostly on the real changes like in FDIC coverage and foreign transaction read more

Discover Bank Rate Drop
Updated: Oct 11, 2012 by RJM  |  3 comments  |  Bank Deals

Online Savings down to 0.90%; Money Market down to 0.85%...

Electronic Receipts From Wells Fargo ATMs And Tellers
Updated: Aug 14, 2012 by darkdreamer4u  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

From Finextra Wells Fargo Online Banking customers have the choice to either have an ATM receipt sent to an Online Banking inbox or to a designated read more

Rate Drop At Capital One Bank
Updated: Aug 7, 2012 by Wil  |  4 comments  |  Bank Deals

As of 7/5/2012, the interest rate on Capital One Bank's in-branch "High Yield Free Checking" account is 0.75% (down from 1.00%) in the New York-New read more

Rewards Checking Down To 2%
Updated: Jul 26, 2012 by larkin  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

Second drop in less than six months...

Copy Of Social Security Card Required At Bankfirst
Updated: Jul 7, 2012 by me1004  |  4 comments  |  Bank Deals

I've opened many internet bank accounts, but have never had one require submittal of a copy of my Social Security Card... until now.  BankFirst wants read more

Ally Yo-Yoing Their CD Rates?
Updated: Jun 27, 2012 by lou  |  4 comments  |  Bank Deals

  So what's with this flip flopping of CD rates the past couple of month's by Ally?  No big deal, but it seems an awkward strategy just to read more