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EmigrantDirect Raised the Bar of High Yield Savings Account to 5.15%

Contributed by mm | July 29, 2006 3:10 PM PST

No more ING Direct.

With yesterday's hike of savings APY to 5.15%, EmigrantDirect again proved that it wants to keep paying top dollars for parking your savings.

I have to say 5.15% with ultimate liquidity as a savings account really makes this an appealing offer now. Considering the fact that the famous ING Direct only wants to pay an unimpressive 4.35% APY, and other names like HSBC Direct and VirtualBank lack the willingness to keep being the top dog, I have been parking my emergency fund with EmigrantDirect for quite some time.

While it is trendy to always open an account at every player in the savings rate list at Bankrate, it can become costly to transfer your money back and forth for several more basis points.

EmigrantDirect also just upgraded its web site. It also provides other amazing products like 1.40% flat cash back credit card, and 5.35% APY for certificate of deposit.

If you want to take a try, you can sign up for the account here.


(Full Disclosure:
• I have been an EmigrantDirect customer since January 2005.
• I will earn a small commission for each sign-up.)

This Post Has Received 2 Comments. Share Your Opinions Too.


pab Commented on July 30, 2006

mm,

How come we haven't seen any posts regarding Citibank's e-Savings account, currently paying 5.00% APY? It started in March paying 4.50% and has been increased twice in 1/4% increments.

It requires a checking account but that means that it comes with a debit card, which includes surcharge-free ATM withdrawals from any Citibank branch or 7-Eleven ATM.


Tarik Commented on October 4, 2006

I love this account. They will probably get undercut by someone else with a higher rate eventually as long as the feds don't cut rates.


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