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BankDirect VS Quantum National Bank

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 required amounts
  • High Rate Checking earns good rates
  • Variety of accounts offered
  • Account for kids and seniors

Cons:

  • Low interest rates
  • Accounts have monthly fees
  • Tiered interest rates on accounts
  • Cannot open accounts online
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.

Quantum National Bank Review

The required amounts to open Quantum National Bank accounts are low. All the checking accounts and the saving account require $100 to open. The high rate money market account and CDs require $1,000 to open.

Quantum National Bank offers a High Rate Checking account. To open this account only requires $100. There is also a High Rate Checking account for senior citizens. You must be over 55 to open this account. To get the best rate offered you must meet requirements. You must have a minimum of 12 point-of-sale ATM or debit card transactions per month. You must also have one ACH debit or credit per statement cycle, and receive electronic statements.

Quantum National Bank has a variety of accounts. Those accounts include personal deposit and business accounts. Savings, checking, and money market accounts are available. CD terms range from seven-days to five-years. Quantum National bank offers credit cards and loans as well.

Quantum National Bank offers accounts for minors and senior citizens. The minor account only requires $1.00 to open, and there is no required minimum balance. The child receives a gift when they open the account and each time the child makes a deposit. The senior citizen High Rate Checking account is for those 55 or older. This account requires $100 to open. There is no required balance or monthly fee. If you meet the requirements, interest rates are competitive.

The interest rates offered on Quantum National Bank are low. The rates are slightly higher than some brick and mortar bank rates. Some Quantum National accounts offer more competitive rates than others. Most rates are not competitive with other online accounts.

Some Quantum National Bank accounts have monthly fees. The fees range from $5 to $15 a month. Waive the fees by keeping a set amount in the accounts. That amount ranges from $500 for the savings account, to $15 for the High Rate Checking account.

Most Quantum National accounts have tiered interest rates. To earn the most competitive rate requires a large balance in the account. The money market account requires $250,000 to earn the highest rate. The interest earning checking account requires $10,000 for the best rate. The 14-month CD term requires $100,000 to get the best rate.

Quantum National Bank accounts cannot be opened online. To open an account, you fill out a form and submit it to the bank. A bank representative will get in touch with you about the accounts. You can then stop by a branch location to open an account.

Read the full Quantum National Bank review.

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