Archive for the ‘Best Savings Rates’ Category

Washington Mutual (WaMu) Increased Savings Rates

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Due to the closure of WaMu this offer is no longer available. FNBO Direct still has a good rate of 3.50%. Update: 1/23/09: As our Niche is CD rates, I recommend taking a look at BankVibe for Money Market Rates. Washington Mutual has increased their Savings rate to 4.00% APY. They are a very large [Read More…]

EmigrantDirect Savings Rate – Updated Aug 2008

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Updated: 8/28/08. EmigrantDirect’s saving rates is moving up the scale finally. Althought it isn’t the top rate I’ve had an account with them for a couple of years now and I love it. Currently it is at 3.00% APY. This savings account works really well. You link the account to another bank account, such as [Read More…]

Washington Mutual (WaMu) Savings Account Rate

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Updated 9/24/08. Washington Mutual or WaMu as they are called, has a nice Savings Account Rate. I’m not a fan of the higher yield savings rates because they tend to bring in the funds and then lower the rate. However, most of them allow for electronic transfers, so if the rate does go down it [Read More…]

FNBO Direct Savings Rate

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

FNBO Direct is the internet arm of First National Bank of Omaha. They are currently offering an attractive internet savings account rate of 3.50%. FNB of Omaha is a good size bank with $9.4BB in assets and a very healthy profit of $99MM in the first quarter. They are well capitaized. They certainly look better [Read More…]

Countrywide Bank Savings Rate – Updated 7/8/08

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Countrywide Bank is offering high rates on their savings accounts, money markets and CDs. [Side Note: On 7/01/08 Bank of America completed its acquisition of Countrywide Financial Corp. At this point, Countrywide Bank is remaining separately insured from Bank of America. However, it is likely that at some point it will be merged in.] For [Read More…]

AARP Savings Account Rate

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Updated: 7/08/08.? AARP had an amazing savings rate.? They took in a lot funds and then kindly dropped the rate.? It stands at 4.05%?APY.? The underlying bank is Huntington National Bank.? Their FDIC # is 6560.? I will warn you though.? The health of Huntington is questionable.? Granted, they are a very large bank, about [Read More…]

EmigrantDirect Savings Rate – Updated Mar 2008

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Updated: 3/21/08.? EmigrantDirect’s saving rates has become steadily less attractive.? Which is a shame, because it is so easy to use. Currently at 2.75% APY. This savings account works really well. You link the account to another bank account, such as where you do your primary banking, and you can transfer funds between the two [Read More…]

HSBC Direct Savings Account Rate – Updated Feb 2008

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Updated 9/24/09. HSBC has dropped their highest savings rates again. The current savings rate is 1.35% APY. The account needs to be set-up on-line. Keep in mind that your actual earnings will depend on how long you leave the funds in the account. They are quite a large bank with over $169 Billion in assets. [Read More…]

Washington Mutual (WaMu) Savings Account Rate

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Updated 4/10/08.? Washington Mutual or WaMu as they are called, has a nice Savings Account Rate.? In this rate environment, I’m not a fan of the higher yield savings rates because they are bound to go lower.??The rate is 3.30% APY. Washington Mutual ? WaMu is federally insured by the FDIC.? The FDIC# is 32633.? [Read More…]

Countrywide Bank Savings Rate – Updated 2/1/08

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Countrywide Bank is offering high rates on their savings accounts, money markets and CDs. [Side Note: On 1/11/08 Bank of America annoucned they were buying Countrywide Financial Corp. Although I don’t believe this necessitates a merger of the banks, that will most likely happen.] For $50,000 and above, the savings rate is 3.80% APY. Updated [Read More…]