Saving Accounts with MORE than 0.01% Interest

Earn Money From Your Savings Accounts

Does your savings accounts have an interest rate of 0.01% or 0.05% earning only pennies each month?  Luckily, there are banks that offer 1.00% interest rates!  Although, 1.00% may not seem like a lot, it is substantially better than the ridiculously low-interest rates of 0.01 or 0.05% the traditional banks are providing.  If you had $1000 in a savings account with 1.00% you will receive $10 at the end of the year, compared to only 10 cents with an interest rate of 0.01%.  For more information about the power of compound interest check out http://www.firststepfortune.com/2016/04/26/compound-interest-and-saving-for-retirement/.

Below are 4 savings accounts with rates that beat the average bank’s and can help add money to your savings account.

  1. Synchrony Bank  – 1.05%
    https://www.synchronybank.com/
  2. Barclays Bank – 1.00%
    https://www.banking.barclaysus.com/
  3. Ally Bank – 1.00%
    https://www.ally.com/
  4. CIT Bank – 0.95%
    https://www.bankoncit.com/

Are you wondering how can these banks offer higher interest rates over some of the banks that been around for decades?  Well, these banks mastered the way to keep their costs as low as possible.  Brick and mortar banks compared to online banks, without any store fronts, save a tremendous amount of overhead.  By keeping costs down they can offer better returns for their customers.

Things to note:

  • The banks listed above may have changed their offered interest rate since the time of this post.
  • If you are not interested in the banks listed above and find a bank with a better interest rate, make sure they are a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
  • Do your research, decide which bank is best for you.  Some banks have a better mobile experience, some have better customer service.  Find what you like.
  • Take the first step to getting a better return from your savings account and find a higher interest rate savings account.

About The Author

Kevin Mathers

A washed-up hockey player, surfer, and husband currently working towards financial freedom and showing you how we do it as a couple. I started this blog initially as a personal finance blog but after getting married, Taylor (my wife and best friend) and I decided to switch gears into the travel world sharing our experiences with you along the way.

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