Getting a Reward Checking Account

Reward checking accounts typically pays a rate of return or offers some type of perk to those who have money on deposit in that system. Usually for a reward checking account to be in good standing, a depositor must meet monthly minimum requirements including (but not limited to):

  • Direct Deposit
  • Online Bill Payment
  • Regular debt card activity
  • Opt in to receive electronic statements (no paper)

If minimum requirements are something that can be easily followable for you, you may want to apply for a reward checking account – after all it’s nice to get something back in return. Some basic tips for locating a reward checking accounts are:

  • Investigate your options and the fees associated with them as they may be higher then traditional checking account fees
  • Check out the interest rate that the checking account can earn and make sure to double check the history to help mitigate the chance of a rate fluctuation
  • Check the banks’ websites to see if they are FDIC insured
  • Call or visit a banking representative and ask them to take the time to clearly discuss all the features (both positive and negative) associated with the reward checking account you are interested in
  • Check the bank rating of the financial institution you are considering depositing money with

If everything matches up to your needs, then chances are you’ve found a great reward checking account.

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