Best Nationally Available High APY Liquid Accounts

Best Nationally Available High APY Liquid Accounts


Northpointe is now 2.3%, guaranteed for 24 months:

$25k - $1 million


This isn’t news. They’ve been at 2.30% since 11/1/18…


Interesting. I learned today that the forum software has a bug: Control-F search does not pull up all posts matching “Northpointe”! I did that search prior to posting this update as I saw the quick summary said that the current rate was 1.95% (I updated it to 2.3%). It showed that the last post about Northpointe was in June!


I think you’re right, the search limits the # of results.


Memory Bank from 2.30% to 2.40%

Salem Five Direct 2.05% to 2.30%


Live Oak Bank from 2.10% to 2.25% this morning.


Ken is featuring a new savings account on his blog. North American Savings Bank is now offering a high yield savings account with a 50k minimum paying 2.53% with a 6 month rate guarantee. Other than the high minimum which may be a barrier for some, this looks to be a good offering. Not much better than EBSB but finally some competition at the 2.5% and above interest rate point!


Interesting…looks like EBSB once again discontinued their 2.5% savings account for new customers.


The $50k you have to cough up to play is darn steep.

But way things are unfolding I DO like that six month rate guarantee a whole lot!


Discover Savings up from 2.0% to 2.10% Apy as of today! :slightly_smiling_face:
I have it (along with their Checking and also the CIT Bank Savings Builder which gets 2.45%)


Permissible purpose to pull your credit report is defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and it is very much NOT limited to borrowing money.


Looks like you are a bit confused. The discussion that you were replying to was not about obtaining someone’s credit report. Yes, insurance companies, credit card issuers who want to make you a pre-approval offer, etc. can get your credit report in the absence of an application for credit. This is a “soft pull” and doesn’t affect your credit.

On the other hand, when someone obtains your credit report for the purposes of evaluating your request for credit (e.g. for a credit card, loan, but also where you are asking someone to take a financial risk with you such as a landlord), then this is a “hard pull” and is a factor in your credit.

The distinction between a soft and hard pull was the topic, and we should let it rest since it is off-topic in this thread.


I am very much not confused.

Your statement was incorrect.

“A hard pull should only be done when someone is requesting to borrow money. If a credit union does it for any other reason, they are not following the rules and should be avoided.”

FCRA defines the rules. You do not.

And I’m familiar with the difference between a hard and a soft inquiry.


StatGren was only stating what should or should not be a hard pull, and described one CRA’s rules as an example in this post, not disputing what is or isn’t legal under FCRA. S/he advocated for avoiding the credit union, not suing them for breaking the law (which they did not break).


I was (and am) only attempting to clarify and not to argue. I promise. :smile:

The linked Equifax blog article states: " Hard inquiries occur when a potential lender reviews your credit history because you have applied for a loan or a new credit card.".

This is true.

But it doesn’t say that this is the only activity that will result in a hard inquiry, nor does it state that there is any sort of a limitation spelled out in an Equifax guideline or rule, as has been suggested.

“Eating too much cheese will make you fat,” doesn’t mean that eating too much baklava will not.

Sorry for derailing the thread, but some of the statements that are presented as facts simply aren’t right.


Exactly and I admit the sentence Trism quoted is sloppy and too specific with the words “borrow money”. So let me try again …

If a financial institution pulls your credit report and states that the purpose of the inquiry is that you have initiated a desire for credit of some kind, then they are misrepresenting the business relationship you have initiated unless you are actually asking for a line of credit, overdraft protection, etc. which constitutes credit. I would avoid a CU that had a reputation for doing this.

I never said it didn’t happen, although I suspect data points on it happening could be inflated by those not reading the fine print and inadvertently asking for line of credit/overdraft/etc.

As a side note, I don’t believe FCRA covers the concept of “hard pull” versus “soft pull”. I believe that concept comes from those that do scoring models. Please point to specifics if it is covered there.

The issue of someone doing a surprise hard pull against someone’s credit report should be less frequent now that everyone can freely block hard pulls unless they have temporarily allowed it. If a credit union where I was opening a CD told me I needed to thaw my credit, I’d know something was up and go elsewhere. That’s all I’m saying.


That’s a worthy clarification. Thanks.

Thank you also for this thread. I consult it from time to time, and get value from the discussion… even when I’m just sitting here silent and grateful.


Citizen’s Access Savingsup to 2.35%


You might as well use the Vanguard Treasury Money Market, it’s exempt from state tax.


The Ally 1% bonus payments are secure, although they want be paid out until February. Funds are now liquid without endangering the bonus.