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Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by featherbottom, Oct 24, 2006.
I just went on the site and it said 5.05%
I hope someone answers your question--I'd like to know, too, because I saw Emigrant's good rate on bankrate.com a few months ago, and they beat ING then, too. I've stuck with ING, though, because I've always had a good experience with them. No hidden fees, no funny business, the interest rate has gone steadily UP since I joined (unlike my old local bank, which steadily lowered the interest rate of savings accounts for existing members, and only offered higher rates to new members, grrr...), and if you ever call on the phone, the people are really helpful at ING. But if Emigrant Direct has similar service, I'd switch for the higher rate.
you should check out hsbc.com for their online savings accounts. Earlyearners.com also has info about this account and its a more direct link. It is through a more well known FDIC insured bank. Same interest rate of 5.05%, and sometimes it goes higher.
Hope this helps anyone looking for a good place to keeps some funding
I just received a flyer from our Credit Union announcing a Christmas account that will pay 5.50%. It runs from November 1st through October 31st. At the end of the year, it gets deposited in our share account. This pays well over the interest that is offered on all of their other accounts.
You can go to Fidelity Investments (a known entity) and get that rate or close on a money market mutual fund and there is no penalty for withdrawal at any time.
My bank is giving 6.17 percent on 12 month cd right now till Saturday!
Check out HSBC on-line savings account which is paying 5.05%