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Top Rewards Checking Deal In Arkansas

First Community Bank of Crawford County pays this rate on deposits up to $25,000If you live in western Arkansas, you can take advantage of a rewards checking account that pays better than the top nationally available deal — and allows you to sock away more money and still earn the best rate.

First Community Bank of Crawford County is paying 4.15% APY on balances up to $25,000.

You’ll earn 1.25% APY on any portion of the balance more than $25,000.

That compares to the top nationally available rate of 4.09% APY paid by Consumers Credit Union (www.myconsumers.org) of Waukegan, Ill., on balances up to $10,000.

Consumers isn’t a typical credit union in that there are no geographic restrictions on membership.

Like most rewards checking account deals, First Community Bank (www.firstcommunity-bank.com) each month requires you to make 12 debit card purchases, have one direct deposit or automatic payment to or from your account, receive eStatements and access online banking.

If you don’t meet those requirements each month, you’ll earn 0.25% APY.

There’s no online option for opening an account, so you’ll need to stop in at one of the bank’s three branches, located in Van Buren and Alma.

Compare First Community Bank’s offer to the best money market and savings account rates from scores of banks in our database.

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  1. Kathy at Bankaholic said:
    on July 25th at 10:12 am

    First Community is still offering this rewards rate.

  2. Kathy at Bankaholic said:
    on August 8th at 10:02 am

    You can still get First Community’s rewards rate today.