Posted by William Charles on June 17, 2019
Bank Account Bonuses

Published on June 17th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] [NM, CO, TX, IA, IL] Bank & Trust $350 Business Checking Bonus

Deal has expired and is no longer available

Update 6/17/19: Reposting as the deal is available in more states. Hat tip to reader Alex G

Offer at a glance

  • Maximum bonus amount: $350
  • Availability: New Mexico
  • Direct deposit required: No
  • Additional requirements: $10,000 balance on 90th day
  • Hard/soft pull: Soft
  • ChexSystems: Unknown
  • Credit card funding: Up to $2,000. No American Express
  • Monthly fees: $5, avoidable
  • Early account termination fee: $25 + bonus forfeit, 90 days
  • Household limit: None listed
  • Expiration date: June 28th, 2019

The Offer

New Mexico Bank & Trust (NM) | Citywide Banks (CO) | First Bank & Trust (TX) | Dubuque Bank & Trust (IA) | Illinois Bank & Trust (IL)

  • New Mexico Bank & Trust is offering a bonus of $350 when you open a new business checking account. To receive the bonus you must have a total balance of at least $10,000 at 60 calendar days after account opening.

The Fine Print

  • $350 bonus offer is not available to existing New Mexico Bank & Trust business checking account customers or those who had accounts opened on or before March 31, 2019.
  • Offer available when opening a new business checking account at New Mexico Bank & Trust during the promotional period.
  • Online account opening is available to select business entity types at nmb-t.com.
  • The promotional bonus period is 4/1/2019-6/28/2019. If the account is closed by the customer or bank within 90 business days after opening, we may deduct bonuses earned and received at closing and a $25 account closing fee may be assessed.
  • Closing the account will negate any unearned bonuses.
  • All bonus dollars will be paid to the newly opened business checking account.
  • If multiple checking accounts are opened during the promotional bonus period under the same business checking relationship name, the bonuses will be paid to the account that was opened first. Limit one bonus per new business checking account relationship.
  • Customer must open a new Business Checking account and have total balance of at least $10,000 at 60 calendar days after account opening to receive $350 bonus.
  • Bonuses will be paid within 90 business days after the promotional bonus.
  • Geographic restrictions may apply. Account opening is subject to approval. IOLTA and IBRETA accounts are excluded from this promotion.
  • All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them

Avoiding Fees

Monthly Fees

Business checking is the easiest to keep fee free, it has a $5 monthly fee that is waived with a $1,500 average daily balance.

Early Account Termination Fee

If the account is closed within 90 days of account opening they will deduct the bonus and a $25 early account termination fee is charged.

Our Verdict

Bank & Trust also has a personal bonus for $200-$350. The business version is only available at the New Mexico version, where as the personal is valid in more states. Deal itself is fairly good especially when it looks like you only need the $10,000 balance on the 90th day, so most of the time you could just have $1,500 in the account to keep it fee free. Because of how easy the bonus requirements are we will add this to our list of the best checking bonuses.

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Debra T
Debra T

Looking for DP about funding with credit card. If you’ve done this, was it posted as “purchase” or as cash advance?
Thanks

scott
scott

Funding Citywide account with Chase Ink Business Cash coded as purchase.

Karl
Karl

In NM but 45 miles from nearest branch; could not open online because zip code is “out of range”. Tried changing zip, did not work.

I have personal checking & savings accounts with this bank, but I opened them in branch.

Garrett
Garrett

Not available in Dallas

SA
SA

No go for Houston as well. Same like their personal account.

luckfor
luckfor

I am confused for the requirement. Does ” at least $10,000 at 60 calendar days after account opening” mean $10000 deposit for 60 days?

scott
scott

Phone call w/ CSR confirmed $10,000 at 60 calendar days after account opening, not for 60 days.

luckfor
luckfor

Thanks!

Joel
Joel

This is still on the best bonuses page, but I’m not seeing the offer live on any of the websites anymore. Is this still active?

Mimi
Mimi

above, it says Expiration date: June 28th, 2019

that’s reason why you don’t see the offer on the website anymore.

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