Published on February 17th, 2019 | by William Charles28
[MA only] IC Federal Credit Union $250 Checking Bonus
Update 2/17/19: Deal is back, now requires you to meet all of the requirements for the 2.59% APY rate for the bonus. Previously you only needed to maintain a balance of $1,500 f0r 90 days. Hat tip to reader Matt K
Offer at a glance
- Maximum bonus amount: $250
- Availability: Must be in IC’s Field of Membership (must live, work or worship in Worcester, Middlesex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, or Norfolk Counties in Massachusetts)
- Direct deposit required: Yes
- Additional requirements: Maintain $1,500 balance for 90 days
- Hard/soft pull: Unknown
- ChexSystems: Unknown
- Credit card funding: None
- Monthly fees: None
- Early account termination fee: $10, unknown
- Household limit: None listed
- Expiration date: None listed
- IC Federal Credit Union is offering a bonus of $250 when you open a new intelligent checking account online and complete the following requirements for each of the first three statement cycles:
- 12 debit card purchases
- direct deposit or one ACH transaction per statement cycle
- Account also earns 2.59% APY on balances up to $15,000 when you meet the above requirements
The Fine Print
- Open a new personal Intelligent Checking account online and receive a $250 bonus1 when the following criteria is met, during each of the first three (3) full statement cycles: complete 12 debit card purchases, have direct deposit or one (1) ACH transaction per statement cycle, and receive e-statements.
- This offer is available for new accounts only and we may decline those who have had an Intelligent Checking account within the last 12 months.
- Offer is only available to persons in IC’s Field of Membership, and cannot be combined with other offers.
- You must be 18 years or older to open an online account.
- This is a one-time bonus offer, per person, only.
- If qualifying criteria is met, the bonus will be credited to your account within 10 days after the third full statement cycle.
- All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them
This account has no monthly fees to worry about.
Early Account Termination Fee
There is a $10 early account termination fee, but they don’t define what early is.
Don’t think trying to qualify for the 2.59% rate is worth it considering other high interest accounts available. The $250 bonus will really depend if it’s a soft or hard pull, if it’s a soft pull then it will be one of the worth doing.
Big thanks to reader, Matt who let us know. Learn how to find bonuses and contribute to the site here.
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