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$400 Checking Bonus After 120 Days, Through 8/31/16
Updated: Sep 4, 2016 by NYCDoug  |  4 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

Big Rate Drop
Updated: Aug 8, 2016 by larkin  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

My Savings Direct dropped rate to .85%, down from 1%. Hope this isn't a trend with all banks.

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