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Earn 2.25% With A Top Savings Account

A small bank in West Virginia has taken over the top spot in our rankings of the best, nationally available savings accounts.

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SFGI Direct, the online division of Summit Community Bank in Moorefield, W. Va., is paying 2.25% APY with a minimum deposit of only $500.

That’s comparable to what you can earn with the best 12-month CDs and only a little lower than the top savings account in our late-August rankings.

While Tennessee Commerce is still paying 2.30% APY, it stopped opening new savings accounts a few weeks ago so we can’t include it in our rankings.

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  1. MARK said:
    on October 13th at 01:26 am

    This bank (SFGI Direct, a division of Summit Community Bank of W.Va) does not allow for beneficiaries on any of it’s accounts.
    Please protest this insidious trend in online banks.
    Eliminating a proper designation on an account does not serve us as customers, and can not possibly save the bank much in costs.
    Regardless, it sets a dangerous precedent, and should not be tolerated.

  2. Cliff said:
    on October 14th at 10:17 am

    SFGI Direct has got to be missing out on alot of investment monies ( mine being one ) by not allowing for beneficiaries on their accounts. I will not have my investments placed in PROBATE to save this bank a little paper work.

  3. Lenora said:
    on October 18th at 02:13 pm

    Thank you both for stating the info about not allowing beneficiaries. It saved me a lot of time as I am on the hunt for renewing a CD today. I agree – no beneficiaries – no account from me.

  4. Deanna said:
    on October 19th at 12:53 pm

    I went ahead and opened an account at 2.25%, I was willing to go without beneficiaries….

  5. Monica Knott said:
    on October 22nd at 11:31 am

    No way without a beneficiaries. I never hard about this before. Just remember that everything could happen

  6. Linda Montoya said:
    on January 22nd at 10:46 am

    I was just about to open an account..not now. Thank you for the information! No beneficiaries…no money from me..