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WaFd Bank VS Quantum National Bank

Which bank is better for you?

  • Financial Rates: 2.0 Star Icon
  • Customer Service: 5.0 Star Icon
  • Website Experience: 4.0 Star Icon
  • Bank Fees: 3.5 Star Icon
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Pros:

  • Good variety of accounts available
  • Low opening required amounts
  • Business accounts offered
  • Money market and CDs earn good rates

Cons:

  • Low interest rates on accounts
  • Tiered interest rates on some accounts
  • High rates require eligible checking
  • Accounts have monthly fees
  • 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
WaFd Bank Review

WaFd Bank offers a good variety of accounts. Those include:

  • Savings account
  • Savings account for minors
  • Checking accounts
  • Money market accounts
  • CD terms from three-months to five-years
  • Retirement accounts
  • Lending options
  • Credit cards
  • Small business accounts
  • Commercial options

The opening required amounts for WaFd accounts are low. Most savings and checking accounts only require $25 to open. A savings account for minors requires $10 to open. The Stellar Plus checking account requires $100 to open. The money market accounts require $100 to open. All CD terms require $1,000 to open.

WaFd Bank offers business accounts along with personal accounts. Those accounts include small business checking and savings accounts. They also offer some commercial business accounts. To open those accounts, you need to contact a commercial banker.

The WaFd Gold Money Market account has competitive rates. These account rates are the most competitive rates offered at WaFd. They are lower than other online money market accounts but still competitive. The seven-month and 13-month special CDs also earn higher rates than other WaFd CDs.

WaFd accounts besides the Gold MMA and special CD terms have low interest rates. These rates are similar to other brick-and-mortar bank rates. They do not compare to other online-only accounts.

Some WaFd accounts have tiered interest rates. To receive the highest rate for the Stellar Plus checking account requires a $10,000 balance. The regular money market account requires $90,000 to earn the best rate. Even the highest interest rate for these accounts is low.

Specific WaFd accounts require you to open other eligible accounts. To earn the best rates on the special CD terms, you must have an eligible checking account. The rates are only 0.05% higher if you have the checking account.

Most WaFd Bank accounts have monthly fees. The checking account fees range from $0-8 per month. The savings accounts have monthly fees from $3-10 per month. There are ways to waive some of the monthly fees. Those include keeping a set account balance. That balance ranges from $100-$20,000, depending on the account.

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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.