Published on March 9th, 2019 | by William Charles8
[MD, New & Existing Users] SECU $200 Direct Deposit Bonus
Update 3/9/19: Deal is back and available to new and existing users. Hat tip to reader Alex
Offer at a glance
- Maximum bonus amount: $200
- Availability: MD only
- Direct deposit required: Yes, $500+ must be re-occurring
- Additional requirements: None
- Hard/soft pull: Soft pull
- ChexSystems: Unknown
- Credit card funding: Up to $200
- Monthly fees: Varies
- Early account termination fee: Unknown
- Household limit: None listed
- Expiration date:
January 31st, 2019April 30th, 2019
- SECU is offering existing checking customers $200 when they complete the following requirements:
- Set up a re-occurring monthly direct deposit of $500 before 7/31/19
- SECU is offering new checking customers $200 when they open a new account by April 30th and complete the following requirements
- Set up a re-occurring monthly direct deposit of $500 within 90 days of account opening
The Fine Print
- Promotion will run from 3/4/19 to 4/30/19. SECU will credit one cash bonus of $200 to the new SECU checking account, if the account receives qualifying full check direct deposits within 90 days of account opening.
- For existing members, new qualifying full check direct deposits received by 7/31/19. Qualifying direct deposits include recurring electronic deposits of payroll, pension or Social Security. Person to person, bank transfers or other electronic money transfers, such as those made through internet payment services, do not qualify.
- The bonus will be credited to the account within 90 days of the account receiving the required qualifying direct deposits, as long as the account is still open at the time we seek to credit the bonus, and all of the eligibility requirements are satisfied.
- Account must also be in good standing.
- Current employees of SECU and Shared Service Solutions are eligible for this bonus offer.
- The bonus is reportable for tax purposes.
- Members with existing direct deposit do not qualify.
- Member must be in good standing at the time bonus is paid. Account must be open at time bonus is paid.
- All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them
This will vary based on what account you have
Early Account Termination Fee
I wasn’t able to find a fee schedule so I’m unsure if there is any early account termination fee or not.
We’ve talked about the SECU Visa Signature card before, don’t think we’ve ever mentioned the checking account. Always nice to see promotions targeted towards existing users, it’s also nice that it’s available to new users this time around as well. Because of that and how relatively easy the bonus is we will add this to our list of the best bank bonuses.
Big thanks to reader, furiouschads who let us know. Learn how to find bonuses and contribute to the site here.
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