Best 70 High Yield Interest Savings Accounts August 2023

Best 70 High Yield Interest Savings Accounts August 2023

The best 70 high yield interest bank accounts I found in August 2023.

Bank interest yields are getting decent again with most offering 5%+ interest rate across money market, savings, and checking accounts.

Since the Federal Reserve hiked their latest Fed Funds Rate to the current range of 5.25% to 5.5%, that’s encouraged banks to give consumers better interest rates. It’s good for savers in banks, but not so good for those buying homes with mortgages of 7%+.

I’ve found high yield accounts that range from as low as 4.4% to as high as 6% in annual percentage yield (APY). But beware of some interest rates that seem too good to be true, make sure you understand the fine print with any offering.

None of this content is sponsored, what I’m sharing is just from the research I’ve gathered from various sites like Raisin, Best Cash Cow, Deposit Accounts, Nerdwallet, Investopedia, and more.

What I like to look for in any high yield bank account is the least amount of fees and strings attached. Ideally I like to make sure there’s no minimums to open or maintain the account, no monthly fees, no overdraft fees, and free ATM access.

With the advent of online banking and mobile banking, there’s a lot less of a need to have brick and mortar banks. But there’s always some fine print you’re going to want to pay close attention to with any bank account offering.

Another important thing you should definitely confirm with any bank or credit union you open an account with, is to make sure it’s FDIC-insured or covered by the US Government’s Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

This means your money is secure up to $250,000 and this helps to avoid bank runs like what we saw with the Silicon Valley Bank run in March 2023 or during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Examples that show the FDIC prominently include Redneck Bank that’s giving 5.3% APY on balances up to $15,000 but there are some conditions.

In a way that combines exercise and banking, Fitness Bank offers 5.25% if you go for their combined savings and checking accounts linked with your fitness steps tracker.

So my list of 70 account options show how most bank and credit union accounts are offering APY rates between 4.4% to 6% if you meet certain criteria. I would say the most competitive bank interest rate being offered is at least 5% as of August 2023.

The nice thing with some of the credit unions is you don’t have to be from their state of origin to join them. Make sure you understand all the fine print and requirements before you sign up to any of these accounts.

I evaluate some of the high yield offerings and share my thoughts on Certificates of Deposit (CDs) and money market mutual funds in brokerage accounts.

While high inflation has been retreating, there’s still elevated levels of inflation above the Fed’s 2% target so we will see how high the Fed Funds Rate will go to slow down the economy and slay inflation back down.

I’m looking forward to when more high yield banks will offer 6% without much hoops to jump through!

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