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 as a top expert, but he is first and foremost a fellow deal seeker and member of the wonderful community of savers that frequents .
In March 2016, a new Money Market account (earning 1.00% APY) was unveiled by Capital One 360, the now defunct online banking subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation. Earlier this year, Capital One 360 was quietly absorbed into Capital One, although the majority of Capital One products carry the “360” brand.
Two months ago, the rate on the 360 Money Market was raised to 1.10% APY ($10k+). Capital One has just ended the...
Deal Summary: $150 or $200 bonus when opening a new Online Savings account.
Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)
Discover Bank has been offering bonuses on new Online Savings accounts for several years, but the latest bonus is definitely the best one so far: a $150 or $200 bonus when opening a new Online Savings account by October 2, 2017. To put these new bonuses in perspective, as recently as this past April, the bonus was $100; in early 2013, a $10k minimum deposit only earned a $25 bonus.
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening any LifeGreen checking account by September 30, 2017.
Availability: New checking customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
For the past few years, Regions Bank (Regions) has been regularly offering bonuses to new checking customers when opening any LifeGreen Checking account. The last time I wrote about this bonus it was $300, but this latest version is a $200 bonus.
$200 Bonus Requirements
Open any personal LifeGreen Checking Account by September...
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening a new Premier or Prestige checking account, now through September 30, 2017.
Availability: Market area includes AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, KS, MD, MO, NC, NM, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WV.
Now through September 30, 2017, First Citizens Bank (FCB) is offering a $200 bonus when opening a new Premier or Prestige checking account. The nice thing about this bonus is that direct deposit isn't required. The details are listed in FCB's Checking Bonus page. A summary...
UPDATE 7/10/2017: As some DA readers have noted in the Comments section below, this offer is not available nationwide. I have included more detail in the Availability section below. Thank you, DA readers!
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening a new Silver, Gold, or Platinum Checking account.
Availability:Nationwide Market area includes AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OR, SD, TN, UT, WA, WI, and WY. Those in other states with an...
BMO Harris Bank is offering its checking customers a trio of limited-time CD Specials: 15-month (1.50% APY), 30-month (1.85% APY), 50-month (2.25% APY). Of the three, the 50-month CD Special is the most competitive. The minimum opening deposit is $5k, with no stated balance cap.
Deal Summary: $100, $200, or $300 bonus when opening a new Simple Promise, Promise Rewards, and Promise Premier Checking account, respectively.
Availability: Residents of Maine and New Hampshire.
Now through December 31, 2017, Camden National Bank (CNB) is offering up to $300 in checking bonuses when opening any of three checking accounts with Direct Deposits of at least $500 during the second statement cycle. The amount of the bonus is dependent on which checking account is opened.
$100 bonus when opening a new Simple Promise checking account.