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BankDirect VS Mutual of Omaha

Which bank is better for you?

  • Financial Rates: 4.0 Star Icon
  • Customer Service: 3.0 Star Icon
  • Website Experience: 5.0 Star Icon
  • Bank Fees: 4.0 Star Icon
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Pros:

  • Low required opening amounts
  • Reimbursement of ATM fees
  • Variety of personal deposit accounts
  • Money market account earns good rates

Cons:

  • Highest MMA rate requires large amount
  • High required amount to open CDs
  • Checking accounts have a monthly fee
  • Must mail in application to open account
  • Financial Rates: 4.0 Star Icon
  • Customer Service: 5.0 Star Icon
  • Website Experience: 5.0 Star Icon
  • Bank Fees: 3.0 Star Icon
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Pros:

  • Low opening requires amounts
  • Variety of accounts offered
  • Online accounts available in all states
  • Rates not tiered for online accounts

Cons:

  • Accounts have a monthly fee
  • Some accounts only offered in few states
  • Not all accounts offer competitive rates
  • Competitive rates require a large sum
BankDirect Review

Most of the BankDirect accounts have a low amount required to open the account. BankDirect checking accounts only require $500 to open. Both BankDirect money market accounts require $500 to open. The basic savings account only requires $100 to open.

BankDirect does not own any ATMs; they reimburse their customers the ATM fees. The first four ATM withdrawals per statement cycle are refunded. The refunds are up to $2.50 per transaction. There is a withdrawal limit of $500 from an ATM each day.

BankDirect offers a variety of personal deposit accounts. There are three different checking accounts and two different money market accounts. There are a variety of different CD terms available. BankDirect offers one savings account. There are no business accounts available.

The BankDirect Money Market Plus account offers a competitive interest rate. BankDirect also offers a mileage money market account. This account earns American Airline miles. Both MMA require $500 to open. The mileage money market account earns much lower interest rates. You earn miles instead of interest. There is no monthly fee for either account.

To earn the high rates offered on the BankDirect Money Market Plus account you must have $10,000 in the account. Amounts under $10,000 do not earn any interest. Only $500 is required to open this account, but to earn any interest requires $10,000.

BankDirect offers a variety of different CD terms. The required amount to open any of the CDs is $10,000. There is no monthly fee. The interest rates for CDs are competitive. The 12-month, 18-months, 24-months and 36-month CDs offer the most competitive rates. To open a mileage CD also requires $10,000.

Two of the BankDirect checking accounts have monthly fees. The interest and mileage checking accounts both have a monthly fee. The fee is waived for the interest checking account if you have at least $2,500 in the account. The mileage checking does not list a way to waive that monthly fee.

Opening an account with BankDirect is not entirely online. To open an account, you must fill out the application online, then print off part and mail it in. You will then receive a welcome kit within one to two weeks. Once you get your kit, you can finish setting up your account.

Read the full BankDirect review.

Mutual of Omaha Review

To open Mutual of Omaha Bank accounts requires low amounts. The online checking account only requires $100 to open. The other checking accounts require from $100 to $1,000 depending on the account. The savings and money market accounts require $100 or $1,000. The online money market requires $1,000 to open.

Mutual of Omaha Bank offers a variety of personal deposit and business accounts. They offer six personal checking accounts. A basic savings account and two money market accounts are offered. CD terms vary from 1-month to 60-months; fixed rates and standard rate CDs offered.

Mutual of Omaha Bank offers an online checking and money market account. The online checking account only requires $100 to open. There is not a monthly fee if your balance is above $100. Balances over $1,500 earn interest. The money market account requires $1,000 to open, waive the fee, and earn interest. These accounts are available in all states.

To earn the most competitive rates for the online accounts does not require a large sum. The online money market account only requires $1,000 to earn the best rate. The online checking requires $1,500. Amounts over $250,000 earn much lower rates.

Mutual of Omaha Bank checking and savings accounts have monthly fees. Those fees range from $3 to $15 depending on the account. Waive the fees by keeping a set balance in the account. Those balances range from $100 to $10,000 depending on the account.

Not all accounts are available in all states. Mutual of Omaha limits the accounts to specific states. The online money market and checking account are available in all states. Most accounts must be opened at a branch location.

Not all Mutual of Omaha Bank accounts offer competitive rates. The online accounts offer rates competitive with other online accounts. The CDs and other accounts offered through branch locations are not as competitive. The rates may change based on the state you open the account in.

To earn the most competitive interest rates requires a large sum. The Mutual of Omaha Bank money market account requires $250,000 to earn the highest rate. The investment checking requires $50,000.

Read the full Mutual of Omaha review.

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