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Top Rates Usually Come From Small Banks

Having ranked the country’s top CDs, savings and money market accounts for years, we’ve observed that the highest yields almost never come from the biggest banks.

Capital One 360 Launches Savings Bonus

Savers across the country can earn up to $500 simply for opening a savings account and keeping their money in the online bank for a few months.

Chicago Bank Paying Up To $300 Bonus For New Savings And Checking Accounts

Byline Bank, the new name for the well-known North Community Bank, is paying a $100 bonus for new checking accounts and $200 for new savings accounts

Sign Up Now For A $200 Checking Bonus

Fifth Third Bank will pay you a $200 bonus just for opening a new checking account, signing up for direct deposit and making a few bill payments online.

GE Capital Retail Rewards Disappoint

OptimizerPlus includes a “Perks Rewards Program” offering goodies to depositors demonstrating loyalty to GECRB by either their tenure as customers or their deposit balances.

Earning M&T’s Checking Bonus Takes Work

M&T Bank is promoting up to $175 in “Family Value Bonuses” when you open a new checking account. It’s available to customers who live near one of the bank’s 750 branches in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C. But there are a couple of drawbacks to consider before jumping in. […]

The Chase $100 Checking Bonus Is Back

Chase is once again offering new customers a $100 bonus for opening a checking account. It reprises this deal every few months and generates a lot of interest every time we write about it. But these checking account bonuses invariably result in many negative comments about Chase’s service, too. The current offer expires Nov. 30, […]

Earn 3% On A Toys “R” Us Christmas Club

If you’re planning to do a lot of toy or baby shopping this holiday season the Toys “R” Us Christmas Saver’s Club can help your money go a little further. It’s sort of like the Sears Christmas Club. You can sign up at any check-out lane at Toys “R” Us or Toys “R” Us Express […]

Sears Christmas Club Back With 3% Bonus

The Sears Christmas Club is back and paying the same 3% bonus as last year. Sign up by Oct. 31 at any Sears or Kmart store, or online at No money is required to open an account. Then figure out how much you can smartly spend at Sears or any of its affiliated stores […]

Nab A Chase Checking Account Bonus

You’ve got one more week to take advantage of the current cash bonus for opening a checking account at Chase. The bank offers bonuses like this on a pretty regular basis, and they seem to be pretty popular with our readers. We suspect that’s because this $100 is very easy to get. Just open a […]

Summer’s Best Giveaway: An iPod touch

Here’s the best giveaway we’ve seen this summer – a free iPod touch for opening a new checking account at Bank of the West. The offer is available to residents of 19 states from Wisconsin to California (see the list at the end of the post) and is good through Sept. 3. To qualify for […]

Comerica’s $300 Bonus Tough To Earn

Comerica Bank is promoting an eye-catching bonus of up to $300 to new customers who open a checking account by June 30. But earning even part of that bonus requires some patience and effort. It will literally take six months of paying lots of bills online and making regular debit card purchases to qualify for […]

SunTrust Checking Offers $150 Bonus

SunTrust Banks, based in Atlanta, Ga., makes it incredibly easy to earn $150. All you have to do is open a checking account and use it to pay your bills online. You probably do that anyway. This offer is for new customers that did not have a relationship with SunTrust prior to Jan. 31, 2010. […]

Borrow From Lending Club, Get A Bonus

A loan from Lending Club might be the way to pay off credit card debts, make critical repairs to your home or even finance a wedding or adoption. You can borrow up to $25,000, and repay the loan in 36 equal monthly payments with a fixed interest rate as low as 7.89% APR. A peer-to-peer, […]

Should Friends Help Friends Bank At Citi?

If you’re a satisfied Citibank customer you can make up to $500 — yes, $500 — by getting five friends to open new checking accounts there. You’ll earn $25, $50 or $100 per friend, depending on the type of checking account they choose. Your friends will receive similar bonuses once they’ve complied with all the […]