Posted by William Charles on June 18, 2017
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Published on June 18th, 2017 | by William Charles


Security State Bank 3% APY On Balances Up To $10,000 – Direct Deposit Not Required

Offer at a glance

  • Interest Rate: 3% APY
  • Minimum Balance: None
  • Maximum Balance: $10,000 for 3% rate
  • Availability: Nationwide
  • Direct deposit required: None
  • Additional requirements: 12 debit card transactions
  • Hard/soft pull: Unknown
  • ChexSystems: Unknown
  • Credit card funding: Unknown
  • Monthly fees: None
  • Insured: FDIC

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Security State Bank is offering a 3% on balances up to $10,000 if you meet the following requirements:
    • Have at least 12 debit card transactions post and settle
    • Be enrolled in and agree to receive eStatements
    • Be enrolled in and log into online banking
  • If the requirements are not met then a 0.01% APY rate applies. Balances over $10,000 earn a rate of 0.25% if requirements are met

The Fine Print

  • Account transactions and activities may take one or more days to post and settle to the account and all must do so during the Monthly Qualification Cycle in order to qualify for the account’s rewards.
  • ATM-processed transactions and transfers between accounts do not count toward earning account rewards.
  • “Monthly Qualification Cycle” means a period beginning one (1) business day prior to the first day of the current statement cycle through one (1) business day prior to the close of the current statement cycle.
  • All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them

Avoiding Fees

Account has no monthly fees to worry about. When the requirements for the 3% rate are met you can also receive ATM rebates up to $25 (maximum of $4.99 per transaction. An ATM receipt must be presented within sixty (60) calendar days of transaction for reimbursements of individual ATM fees of $5.00 or higher)

Our Verdict

Fairly easy to meet the requirements (here’s some easy ideas on how to meet the debit card requirement). I do think there are better options out there (and we discuss them in this post) but this could be useful for somebody that needs additional capacity if it turns out to be a soft pull.

25 Responses to Security State Bank 3% APY On Balances Up To $10,000 – Direct Deposit Not Required

  1. Wong says:

    Nice find Doc. I do wonder though, doesn’t it just suffice to have an Ally bank account with unlimited ACH push/pull + Popmoney along with 4x Insight cards that earn 5% without any special requirements? Then when you max Insight, you can have 10x Netspend cards. I recall reading that DP somewhere in reddit or depositaccounts.

    I’m personally with Northpointe bank as my main bank at the moment because of the cheap Popmoney transfers, and the 5% doesn’t hurt. I’m personally spending about $1k per month on the NP but on the same merchant to meet the requirements.

    • joE says:

      “I’m personally spending about $1k per month on the NP but on the same merchant to meet the requirements.”

      You mean the hidden, undisclosed, we’ll randomly shut your account ghost lilmits! Requirements are stated not hidden. For example their 15 purchases must be made, is a requirement.

      • Wong says:

        Thank you for the correction, joE. I wish I could edit or delete my posts on DoC. My post should should read instead

        “I’m personally spending about $1k per month on the NP card but on the same merchant to float the boat of whatever NP bank drone that is looking at my account to convince him/her not to hit me with the banhammer.”

    • anthonyjh21 says:

      4x insight? Are you including a significant other, each with two accounts? Sorry but I’m not following here.

      • Wong says:

        You can get up to 4. There are some DPs on the old Insight post comments.

        • anthonyjh21 says:

          Per person? TIA

          • Ken says:

            Yes, it’s now 4 per person. If you have an old Axiom card that will pay its last yield payment July 1st and then it will be shutdown July 31st.

          • anthonyjh21 says:

            @ Ken

            Wow, thanks for that information. Are you changing email address, phone number etc. while keeping SSN the same?

          • Ken says:

            Nope, keeping everything exactly the same. They’ll made you pick a new username for each new account, but everything else can remain the same, including passwords.

          • anthonyjh21 says:

            Much appreciated. Selfishly, I hope this doesn’t make it to a new DoC post… this could easily be killed.

          • Ken says:

            It’s in a DoC post, but an Insight agent told a reader that up to 4 cards were allowed, so we should be good to go.

            Once my Axiom card pays out interest July 1st I’ll pull funds, close, and apply for a new RBOC card #4.

    • Yeah, like I said this is only really an option for those that need extra capacity.

    • DirtyLilRat says:

      10x Netspend cards? Could you explain? Is it (netspend, brinks, ace, western, heb)*2?

  2. Ed says:

    The title should be State Security Bank 3% APY On Balances Up To 10,000

  3. Mark says:

    They have a 50 cent mobile deposit fee the ffffff

  4. az says:

    It is Security State Bank, not Security State Bank.

  5. hardy says:

    CSR told me its soft pull But only available statewide, so only to Kansas state person.

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