EverBank, a FDIC insured bank is offering a introduction promotional FreeNet checking account rate of 5.51% APY for the first three months. After the first three month at introductory rates, your interest will follow EverBank’s rate tier. I would suggest people to invest for the first three month to benefit from the 5.36% interest and then maybe withdraw your money and put it into a certificate of deposit like the E-Loan 5.00% APY 3 month CD.
EverBank Financial To apply, simply fill out an application online, signed it and mail it in. You will then have to wait for EverBank’s confirmation with your account number, once you recieve your confirmation number, you can then link it with your external bank and transfer funds over.
This is a free checking/savings account with no minimum deposit, but if you want the option of BillPay, you will need to keep a minimum balance of $1,500.00 USD. The penalty for going the depoisit limit with BillPay is $4.95.
Even though EverBank doesn’t have their own ATMs across the country, they will however credit you with $6.00 USD every month for your ATM fees if you mail in your ATM reciept.
EverBank has mixed reviews from Bankaholic customers.