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4350 La Jolla Village Drive,
San Diego, CA 92122

UFB Direct, a EpBooks.us advertiser, serves customers nationwide who are looking for a way to get higher savings rates and lower fees on FDIC insured products by leveraging their Efficient Banking Platform ™. Skip the long lines at the branch, skip the traffic, do all of your banking by Internet, by telephone, and by mail – it saves the Bank money and those savings are passed on to you. In the end, you get one of the highest savings rates in the country, lower fees, better benefits, and you never have to go into a branch again!

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UFB Direct Boosts Money Market Savings To 1.41% APY - 9/12/2017

UFB Direct (internet bank) has upped the rate on its Money Market Savings: 1.41% APY ($5k to $250); 0.25% APY ($250k+). Balances below $5k earning 0.00%.

UFB Direct Raises Money Market Savings Rate To 1.41% APY - 9/7/2017

We have a new rate leader. UFB Direct’s Money Market Savings Account rate increased from 0.20% to 1.41% APY. From the Disclosure: Minimum Deposit to Open Account: $ 5,000.00 Monthly Maintenance Fees: $10.00, if average daily ledger balance falls below $5,000. I’ll have more on this soon.

Saving Account Up To 1.3% APY - 6/5/2017

Earn up to 1.30% APY1,2 with UFB Premium Savings3. Elevate Your Savings Rate with UFB Premium Savings Get the most out your money by earning our top rate when you open a new UFB Premium Savings Account and maintain a balance of $50,000 or more. I spoke to them yesterday and you can convert and existing savings account with $50K in new funds.

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10/31/12 - Another Rate Cut at UFB Direct - Issues To Consider for Rate Chasers
10/10/12 - UFB Direct Money Market Rate Droped To %1.05
9/5/12 - UFB Direct Cuts Money Market Rate - Best Option for Savers?
9/4/12 - MM Rate Slashed At UFB effective 09/04/2012
8/6/12 - Another Money Market Rate Hike at UFB Direct
6/26/12 - UFB Direct Raises Money Market Account Rate
5/30/12 - UFB Direct Launches Money Market Savings Account with a Top Rate
2/28/12 - Another Rate Cut At UFB Direct - 0.85% To 0.80%
2/23/12 - Another Rate Cut at UFB Direct - Lessons for Rate Chasers?
2/13/12 - UFB Savings Droped Yet Again From 0.95% Down To 0.90%. Switching To Mybankingdirect Or Amtrustdirect.
2/7/12 - UFB Airline Rewards Savings Droped Again From 1.05% Down To 0.95%.
2/1/12 - UFB Direct Savings Account Yield Falls From 1.10% To 1.05%
1/18/12 - Rate Cut at UFB Direct - Savings Account Strategies in Today's Environment?
1/18/12 - UFB Direct Rate Drop From 1.30 To 1.10
12/1/11 - Verifying Your Internet Bank Deposits are FDIC Insured
9/16/11 - Nation's Top Savings Account Rate at Bank of Internet's UFB Direct
8/4/11 - Bank of Internet's New Airline Miles Rewards Savings & Checking Accounts
1/9/10 - UFB Direct's New 2% US Savings Account - How Long Will This Last?
6/22/09 - UFB Direct's No-Min Absolute Savings Account Still Holding at 5.31%
2/22/09 - UFB Direct Increases Yield on its Traveler's Savings Account to 4.00%
11/30/07 - UFB Direct Deposits FDIC Insured by Huntington and Countrywide
6/27/07 - UFB Direct Closes No-Min Savings and Starts New Tiered Savings Account
8/9/06 - CD Rates Go Down Again This Week at UFB Direct
8/1/06 - UFB Direct, Jumbo Money Market Rate Up But CD Rates Down
6/21/06 - 5.50% 1-year CDs Now at UFB Direct, M&T and Tranportation Alliance Banks
1/2/06 - UFB Direct Raisies Money Market Rates
11/2/05 - New CapOne/Costco and UFB Direct Money Market Rates
8/22/05 - The Deal at UFB Direct

Great online savings account...

Posted by: erik10001 | Jan 6, 2015

UFB Bank has a great online savings account. The rate was so much higher than I could find anywhere else, especially local banks. Opening the account was very easy and only took a few minutes. Once the account was open it was easy to transfer money into the account via ACH. The website itself was very nice and was extremely easy to use. It had all the necessary information easily at hand and kept a record of your transactions along with all your old statements. Given that this bank is FDIC insured is a great peace of mind because that means at least 250,000 dollars is insured by the FDIC. If for any reason this bank was to go out of business the FDIC would step in and insure that depositors would get all their money back. I recommend UFB wholeheartedly.

Easy To Open - UPDATED

Just finished opening a UFB Premium Savings account The bank requires 50K balance for 1.30%, less than that and you get a rate under 1%.The online app was easy and I was instantly approved. I spoke with a customer service rep before opening the account who assured me that this was not a promotional or teaser rate, for whatever that's worth. UFB is a division of "Bank of Internet USA" based out of San Diego with a "A" rating. Upon reading the disclosure it looks like they only credit interest at the end of each monthly cycle and if you close before the end you forfeit any interest. Good to know. Also the rep told me that there is a 2K daily ACH withdrawal limit and 5K per month limit for new accounts. He said you could bypass this by initiating the push or pull from a external bank. The reps seem knowledgeable and answered the phone. One even returned my call twice. The online interface is not as streamlined when compared to Ally, or GS bank, but seems adequate. I just opened the account and am waiting for the initial funding. We will se how it goes, but so far so good.


I have had my account open for a couple weeks now and the experience has been good. I had to push money from my external account, but it was not a problem. The website is fairly intuitive once you spend a little time with it. I recommend UFB.

Watch OUT!

Posted by: redfarm | Nov 22, 2014

A little over a year ago this bank dangled an interest rate of 1.25%. Within months the interest rate plummeted by .85%, dropping to .40%. Online I easily opened a UFB Direct savings account, but naturally after a few months I left very little in it and then finally closed it. I was told by customer service that I could not set up through UFB Direct ACH transfers so I simply set up these "in & out" ACH transfers to originate from my other banks (trial deposits went smoothly). When logging in the site often demanded a verification code which it offered to send by email or text. Unusual, but not too much work. As long as the savings account balance was over $25,000 the entire balance enjoyed the highest interest rate. When the time comes to close the account you must give UFB Direct notice beforehand, or else you forfeit any outstanding interest. I emptied the account to zero after the end of the month prior to closing it (therefore successfully transferring out all the interest) because it's unclear what that process necessitated. For some odd reason I was required to print, sign, scan, and return a signature card despite not having a checking account. You're responsible for ATM fees using an ATM card linked to the savings account, but you're reimbursed for any ATM fees while using a debit card linked to the checking account. A smart phone app is available for mobile banking including depositing checks and paying bills from a checking account.

Dismal Communication

Posted by: Amhpol | Jun 20, 2017

Do not do business with this bank.
Customer service is awful as is there treatment of potential new customers.



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #35546
Year Established2000
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.89%
Return on Equity - YTD20.79%
Annual Interest Income$210.3MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$8.50B$7.59B
LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$7.40B$6.41B
DepositsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$6.98B$6.12B
Equity CapitalQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$804.8MM$657.1MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$40.8MM$35.8MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$28.4MM$31.9MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$1.4MM$207.00K
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UFB Direct Raises Money Market Savings Rate To 1.41% APY

Ken Tumin |
We have a new rate leader. UFB Direct’s Money Market Savings Account rate increased from 0.20% to 1.41% APY.

From the Disclosure:
Minimum Deposit to Open Account: $ 5,000.00
Monthly Maintenance Fees: $10.00, if average daily ledger balance falls below $5,000.

I’ll have more on this soon.

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UFB Direct Savings Account Rates

1.30%*$25k*-UFB Premium Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.20% Up to $25k
1.00%*$25k*-UFB Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.20% Up to $25k

UFB Direct Money Market Rates

1.41%--Money Market Savings

UFB Direct is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 4350 La Jolla Village Drive, - San Diego, CA 92122