Posted by William Charles on April 7, 2018
Savings Accounts

Published on April 7th, 2018 | by William Charles

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MarketUSA Federal Credit Union 3% APY Rewards Checking – Available Nationwide

Offer at a glance

  • Interest Rate: 2.01%-3.01% APY
  • Minimum Balance: None
  • Maximum Balance: $15,000
  • Availability: Nationwide
  • Direct deposit required: Yes, $250+
  • Additional requirements: See below
  • Hard/soft pull: Unknown
  • ChexSystems: Unknown
  • Credit card funding: Unknown
  • Monthly fees: None
  • Insured: NCUA

The Offer

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  • MarketUSA has a VIP checking account that offers a rate of up to 3.01% APY. There are two tiers (Platinum is 3.01% and Gold is 2.01% APY). The requirements are as follows:
    • Enroll in eStatements
    • Have a monthly direct deposit of at least $250
    • Make at least 12 Visa debit card purchases per month ($5 minimum)
    • Platinum tier only: Make 3 bill payments per month

The Fine Print

  • Direct deposit from a single source can not be used to meet the requirement for multiple accounts
  • Debit card purchases must be posted to the account by close of business on the last business day of the month; purchase returns will reduce your number of transactions; multiple transactions of the same amount, on the same day, may cause your transactions to post manually, which will not count towards the qualification limits
  • bill payments must be posted to the account by close of business on the last business day of the month, must be at least $20 each, and may NOT be made payable to Market USA FCU or to any non-business payee. Splitting a single bill into three payments does not qualify. Bill payments must be sent electronically to count towards the qualification requirement
  • All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them

Avoiding Fees

This account doesn’t have any monthly fees to worry about.

Our Verdict

The 2% APY tier isn’t worth considering because there is an account offering 2% APY with no requirements. I don’t think the 3% APY tier is really worth considering either due to all the requirements and considering you can get up to 5% APY with other financial institutions. Maybe if it has high credit card funding it would be worth opening but I doubt it.

Hat tip to reader  Elena

 



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Mepo
Mepo

Ccu 4.59% is still my favorite still 3% in months I can’t spend$1000

Chris
Chris

Just buy giftcards then go buy money order then deposit it. Thats what i do. I also have their CC and i get 3% so in one month i make $90 net proft from 20k balance.

YL
YL

this pulls experian….
bummer

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