What sets this bonus apart from other checking account bonuses is that it does not require a Direct Deposit of any kind. Simply deposit at least $1k within 60 days and the $200 bonus is yours.
Qualifications for the $200 Bonus:
- Open a new Huntington 5 Checking® account online, or in-branch using the promotion code that will be emailed upon request.
- Make at least $1k in deposits within 60 days of account opening.
- The $200 bonus will be deposited within 14 days of meeting the above qualifications.
- Available only for new checking account customers, i.e., those who have not closed a Huntington checking account in the past 6 months, or current Huntington checking customers.
- Each Huntington customer is limited to one new account related gift per calendar year.
- There is a $25 Early Account Termination Fee if the account is closed within 180 days of opening.
- The $5 Monthly Maintenance Fee can be waived if a total relationship balance of at least $5k in a combination of deposits held by Huntington. (Eligible deposits include the Huntington 5 Checking®, Savings, MMAs, CDs, and IRAs.)
- There is also a $5 per month charge if account is inactive for 6 months. This fee can be waived with a minimum balance of at least $1k or for minor accounts.
Complete details about the Huntington 5 Checking® account are available on Huntington Bank’s website.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Huntington Bank’s market area for this bonus includes Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
As the 28th largest bank in the country, Huntington Bank has 985 branches located in Indiana (46), Kentucky (10), Michigan (334), Ohio (508), Pennsylvania (53), and West Virginia (34).
Huntington Bank has an overall health grade of "A+" at EpBooks.us, with a Texas Ratio of 3.96% (excellent) based on June 30, 2017 data. In the past year, Huntington Bank has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $19.98 billion, an excellent annual growth rate of 36.83%. Please refer to our financial overview of Huntington Bank (FDIC Certificate # 6560) for more details.
Established in 1866 as The Huntington National Bank of Columbus, Huntington Bank has grown to become the 5th largest bank headquartered in Ohio, with assets in excess of $101 billion. Starting in 1979, Huntington Bank began an expansion that included the acquisition of 54 banks in five states, the most recent being the 2016 acquisition of Firstmerit Bank, N.A. (Akron, Ohio).
How the Huntington 5 Checking® $200 Bonus Compares
This looks at the opportunity cost of choosing this bonus instead of a top internet savings account (1.40% APY).
Assuming $5k (no monthly fee) in the Huntington 5 Checking® account for 180 days:
- $5k in a savings account earning 1.40% for 6 months = $35 interest
- $5k in a Huntington 5 Checking® account for 6 months = $200 bonus
Assuming $1k ($30 in monthly fees) in the Huntington 5 Checking® account for 180 days:
- $1k in a savings account earning 1.40% for 6 months = $7 interest
- $1k in a Huntington 5 Checking® account for 6 months = $170 bonus
Other Bank Promotions and Bonuses
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