$250 and More in Bonuses from ING Direct's Black Friday Sale

$250 and More in Bonuses from ING Direct's Black Friday Sale

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ING Direct is back with their annual Black Friday sales event. As part of this event, ING offerering over $250 in bonuses to consumers who open certain accounts.

ING Direct is back with their annual Black Friday sales event. As part of this event, ING offerering over $250 in bonuses to consumers who open certain accounts. This year, the bonuses are as follows:

  1. $107 Electric Orange account opening bonus
    • Open Electric Orange November 25th - 27th and make a total of 5 purchases (either signature or PIN-based) using your Electric Orange Card or Person2Person Payments (or any combination of the two) within 45 days.
    • Your $107 bonus will be automatically deposited into your account on day 50.
    • Bonus only available for new Electric Orange checking. Only one bonus will be provided per household.
  2. $27 Kids Savings Account opening bonus
    • Open a Kids Savings Account November 25th - 27th and receive a $27 bonus into your new account. Only available when you open a new account with at least one new Customer (either you or the kiddo must be a new Customer to ING DIRECT).
    • $27 bonus starts earning interest upon account opening, and is available for withdrawal after 30 days.
    • There's no minimum deposit amount required. 0.90% Variable Annual Percentage Yield effective as of 10/21/2011.
  3. $32 MONEY account opening bonus
    • Open MONEY November 25th - 27th and make 1 Card transaction (either signature, PIN-based or with PayPassTM) using your MONEY Card within 30 days and you'll receive a $32 bonus into your new account. (Keep in mind, the teen gets the Card.)
    • Your $32 bonus will be automatically deposited into your account on day 35.
    • There's no minimum deposit amount required. 0.25% Variable Annual Percentage Yield effective as of 7/13/2011.
  4. $100 401K Roll Over
    • Roll over your 401K with a Sharebuilder IRA and get $100.
    • Roll over or transfer in a qualified retirement account of at least $5,000 before 12/31/11 and you’ll receive a $100 bonus by January 16, 2012. Transfers from ING DIRECT, fsb and affiliates do not qualify. The bonus will count towards your 2012 contribution limit and will be reported on your Form 5498.

These bonuses last 3 days from Friday , Nov 25, 12:01am ET - Sunday, Nov 27, 11:59pm ET.

More on these and othe bonuses from ING Direct.

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Best Florida Savings Account Rates

Best Florida Savings Account Rates

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Local banks in Florida offering the best savings account rates according to the BestCashCow database.

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Financial term discussed in this article: Texas Ratio (understand what it means)

Local banks in Florida are offering some attractive savings account rates according to the BestCashCow database. The average U.S. local savings account rate has dipped to 0.22% APY while the average online bankrate is now 0.81% APY. We found some local Florida banks offering rates better or close to the best online savings rates. If you happen to live close to these banks, they are worth a look.

  • Biscayne Bank leads the pack with a 1.00% APY savings rate with a paltry $1 minimum balance. It wasn't so long ago that 1.00% was a pretty low rate but nowadays it's close to the top. The bank has two branches located in Miami, was founded in 2005, and has $232 million in assets. Assets have grown from $81 million in 2006. The bank has a Texas Ratio of 16.64% versus the national average of 21.06%.
  • First Florida Bank is offering a 0.85% APY savings account with a $300 minimum balance. The bank has two locations in Destin, FL, which is in the upper panhandle between Talahasee and Mobile. The bank's assets have grown from $27.5 million in 2006 to $175 million in 2011. Its Texas Ratio is 21.66% versus he national average of 21.06%. First Florida was founded in 2006.
  • Gulfsouth Private Bank is offering 0.80% APY on its savings accounts with a $1,000 minimum balance. Gulfsouth was founded in 2005 and has five branches located in the upper panhandle once again between Talahasee and Mobile. This areas seems to be the golden location for high savings rates in Florida. The bank has a Texas Ratio of 110%, which is much higher than the national average of 21.06% and should be a warning sign. High Texas Ratios can be a sign of bank stress. Assets have grown from $72 million in 2006 to $209 million in 2009 and have come down to $187 million in 2011.
  • Destin, Florida strikes again! Community Bank, Destin is offering a 0.75% APY savings accoun rate with a $100 minimum balance. The bank has one branch in Miramar Beach, FL which like First Florida Bank is in the upper panhandle between Talahasee and Mobile. The bank was founded in 2007 and has seen its assets grow from $35 million to $82 million in 2011. The bank has a Texas Ratio of 7.39%.

Don't Live Near These Banks?

 

Another option is to consider opening a savings account online. Online savings account offer attractive rates, low minimum balances, and the convenience of banking from home. Some featured accounts are:

  • Discover Bank is offering 1.00% APY with a $1 minimum balance.
  • CNB Bank Direct is offering a 1.00% APY with a $1 minimum balance.
  • Clear Sky Accounts offering a 1.04% APY rate with a $1 minimum balance.

Getting the best rate makes a difference. To understand how earning half a percentage point can put a lot more money in your wallet over time, please visit our financial knowledge section. It pays to get the best rate.

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Best Savings Account Rates - Don't Settle for Average

Best Savings Account Rates - Don't Settle for Average

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Average savings account rates continue to fall, with average online savings accounts yielding 0.85% APY and average local savings account rates at 0.23% APY. But there's no reason to settle for average savings rates.

Average savings account rates continue to fall, with average online savings accounts yielding 0.85% APY and average local savings account rates at 0.23% APY. But there's no reason to settle for average savings rates. We looked through our database of over 6,000 banks and 6,000 credit unions to find the best rates across the country.

Best Savings Account Rates

Credit Unions in Georgia took the top three spots on the best of the best rate tables this week.

  1. AFLAC Federal Credit Union of Columbus, GA takes the top spot for its 2.410% APY for deposits up to $100,000. The credit union serves employees and employee families of Aflac Incorporated. The credit union has $167 million in assets. Its Texas Ratio is 15.88%, higher than the national credit union average of 10.30%. The credit union is NCUA insured.
  2. Floyd County Postal Employee Credit Union of Roma, GA is offering a 2.30% APY savings account with a $1 minimum deposit. The credit union serves postal employees of Floyd County and their families. The credit union is very small with $4.9 million in assets. Its Texas Ratio is 10.83% in line with the national average. The credit union is NCUA insured.
  3. Genuine Parts Credit Union of Norcross, GA is offering a 2.02% APY savings account with a minimum deposit of $50. This is another small credit union with only $8 million in assets. The bank has a low Texas Ratio of 1.08%.

There are thousands of credit unions across the country offering excellent rates with low fees across the country. Find savings account rates from credit unions in your local area by clicking on the "Savings" tab above.

But if you don't want to join a credit union, there are many local banks offering rates well above the national average.

  1. Reynolds State Bank in Reynolds, IL is offering a passbook savings account that pays 1.51% APY with a $100 minimum balance. The bank has $90 million in assets and was established in 1888. The bank's financials look excellent, with an extremely low Texas Ratio of 2.51%. The bank is FDIC insured.
  2. People's Bank of Seneca in Seneca, MO is offering a 1.50% APY savings account rate. The bank has $90 million in assets and a low Texas Ratio of 7.75%. The bank was founded in 1996 and is FDIC insured.
  3. The Victory Bank of Limerick, PA has a Fortress Savings Account that pays 1.35% APY with a $2,500 minimum balance. The bank has $100 million in assets and a low Texas Ratio of 4.19%. One factor beyind the low Texas Ratio may be the fact that the bank was founded in 2008 and most of its loans were give after the financial crisis.

Lastly, if you prefer to bank online, there are some very attractive online savings rates that are well above the national averages.

  • CNB Bank Direct is offering the top online savings account rate at 1.05% APY. CNB Bank Direct is a division of The Citizens National Bank of Bluffton. The Citizens National Bank of Bluffton is an FDIC insured institution founded in 1920. It has approximately $0.56 billion in assets and a Texas Ratio of 19.9%.
  • Personal Savings from American Express, the banking division of American Express is offering a 1.00% APY savings account. Personal Savings by American Express is a division of American Express Bank, FSB.. American Express Bank, FSB. is an FDIC insured institution founded in 2000. It has approximately $38.98 billion in assets and a Texas Ratio of 5.93%

Find the best savings account rates from local banks in your area or view all online savings account rates by clicking on the "Savings" tab above.

All of the banks and most of the credit unions on BestCashCow have deposited insured by either the FDIC or the NCUA. That means you can get a higher rate with no additional risk to your money. That's easy money. At a time when bank rates are at record lows, you might as well earn the most that you can.

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