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Synchrony is the Latest to Drop Their Online Savings Rate
Jan 15, 2020

Synchrony Bank has lowered their online savings rate to 1.70%.   Unlike many of their competitors - such as Purepoint, Marcus, Citizens, Ally - Synchrony is not offering a No Penalty CD as a savings alternative.   Check No Penalty CD rates here.


My Savings Direct Lowers Online Savings Rate to 1.80% APY
Jan 7, 2020

My Savings Direct has lowered its online savings rate to 1.80% APY.   The Emigrant Direct subsidiary's rate is now a far cry from where it peaked at 2.50% in the Spring of 2019.


Ally Lowers Online Savings Rate to 1.60%
Dec 21, 2019

Ally has lowered its savings rate to a decidedly uncompetitive 1.60% APY.   A better bet is its 11-month No Penalty CD which is now 1.85% APY.


Brio Direct Lowers Online Savings Rate to 2.10% APY
Dec 12, 2019

Brio Direct, a division of Sterling National Bank, has lowered its online savings rate from 2.20% to 2.10% APY.   This is the most recent is a series or quick and successive rate drops at this bank.   While the rate is still very competitive, this bank is so poorly reviewed on BestCashCow that depositors may want to think twice before chasing their savings rate.


CFG Bank Lowers Money Market to 2.25% APY
Dec 12, 2019

CFG Bank has lowered its money market rate for balances over $25,000 from 2.30% to 2.25% APY.  The rate remains the best online savings or money market rate nationally available in the US.  You may however find higher rates at banks and credit unions near you.

CFG Bank has also slightly lowered all of its CD offerings.   Its 12-month, 18-month and 60-month offerings now stand at 2.15% APY, 2.33% APY and 2.60% APY, respectively.

 


My Savings Direct Lowers Online Savings Rate to 1.90% APY
Dec 5, 2019

My Savings Direct, a division of Emigrant Direct, has lowered its online savings rate from 2.00 to 1.90% APY.   While the rate is still competititve, it feels like we are a long way from this past summer with this bank topped out at 2.50% APY.


Synchrony Lowers Savings rate from 1.90% to 1.80% APY
Nov 27, 2019

Synchrony held their online savings rate above its competitors for a while, but has now lowered it to 1.80%.


Marcus Lowers Savings Rate to 1.70%, Drops All CD Rates
Nov 19, 2019

Marcus has lowered its online savings rate to 1.70% today.   The online division of Goldman Sachs also dropped all of its CD rates by 10 basis points (and all of its no penalty CD rates by 20 basis points).


Once Again Ally Lowers Savings Rates
Nov 13, 2019

Ally Bank has lowered its savings rate to 1.70% from 1.80%.   Ally seems intent to become less competitive for your money.


Fitness Bank Lowers Top Tier Savings Rate to 2.60% APY
Oct 31, 2019

On November 1, 2019, Fitness Bank is lowering its savings rate to 2.60% APY for those customers who download the bank's app and record an average daily activity of 12,500 steps or more.   Those customers averaging between 10,000 and 12,500 steps will now receive a 2.34% APY.

At the 2.60% APY, Fitness Bank's savings account remains the highest yielding online savings account in the U.S.   See all of the best online savings rates here.   You may still find higher savings rates locally and should compare those rates here.