Fitness Bank 5% APY When You Have An Average Of 12,500+ Steps A Day

Update 1/17/23:  4.25% for savings and 5.00% for checking up to $25k

Update 10/3/22: Top rate increased to 3.6%

Update 4/6/20: Rate reduced to 1.9%

Update 3/9/20: Rate has decreased to 2.1% APY

Update 11/25/19: Rate will decrease to 2.3% APY on December 1st.

Update 11/7/19: Rate has been decreased to 2.6% APY

Update 8/31/19: Rate has been decreased to 2.75% APY from 3% APY.

Offer at a glance

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The Offer

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  • Fitness Bank offers a saving bank offering up to 3.6% APY. To receive this rate you need to be opted in for online banking and download the step tracker (this can be linked to Apple Health, Google Fit, Fitbit and Garmin). The rate you receive depends on the average daily steps:

 

The Fine Print

  • The interest rate on this account is based on the Average Daily Steps from the prior month.
  • Rate updates for average daily steps from the prior month are reviewed no later than the second Monday of the following month.
  • The initial APY will be 2.50% until the rate adjustment date following first full month that the account has been opened.
  • Rates are valid for accounts opened online and require a valid email address.
  • All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them

Avoiding Fees

This account has a $10 monthly fee, this is waived if you have a $100 daily balance.

Our Verdict

Never heard of fitness bank before, but it’s a division of Affinity Bank. This account is really only worth considering if you average 12,500+ steps a day, otherwise you’d be better off with another high yield savings account. I can also see this as a good motivator for people that want to improve their fitness. Will be interesting to see if it’s a hard or soft pull. If anybody has any experiences with this account please share them in the comments below. There is also a senior version of this account for those over 65 years of age with a slightly smaller step requirement.

Hat tip to reader Sasha & midas89

 

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Churnandburn58
Churnandburn58

High interest savings is now 4.5%

Churnandburn58
Churnandburn58

This is now 4.25% for savings and 5.00% for checking up to $25k.

Redd
Redd

Does anyone have problems with the app tracking average daily steps?

Bob Sters
Bob Sters

Now comes with a $100 bonus that doesn’t have any requirements

Trevor
Trevor

Reduced to? Was it higher than 3.6%?

Jahn Anders
Jahn Anders

I put my garmin on the dog. He runs around the yard all day while I’m at work, and for once he makes me money that helps cover the dog food.

ieatdogfood
ieatdogfood

Sumbuddy say dog food? 😋

Darlene
Darlene

Anyone know if this works if you’re overseas? I’m a U.S expat. Or does it use your geo location to make sure you’re in the U.S?

Michael Meyer

Only 5 miles a day? That is easy! I do that every morning before work. The Blue Hills next to Boston, MA are convenient to get in those steps every morning. Now, what if I get in a lot of steps on the weekend when I hike the White Mountains in NH? How high can the rate go depending on your exercise? What if you are a marathoner?

Andy
Andy

How can you tell if someone is a marathoner?

Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.

bdon
bdon

i actually considered it until i calculated how much 12,500 steps were in a day.. 5.5 miles average is a lot..

Guy who buys stuff
Guy who buys stuff

Time to strap the Fitbit on the dog?