Best Savings Rates This Week Remain Unchanged as Bond Yields Decline

10 year bond yields declined this past week on a weaker than expected 1st quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report last week as the best savings rates remained unchanged. Analysts were expecting growth to come in at 3 percent for the 1st quarter but the actual number was 2.5 percent.  On the GDP report released last Friday, 10 year bond yields declined from 1.71 percent to 1.66 percent.

In early March, 10 year bond yields were just over 2.00 percent and have declined to the lowest point this year. During the months of March and April, several economic reports that were released showed slowing growth, which in turn sent rates lower.

Weak retail sales were reported along with lower consumer sentiment, pointing to a slowing economy in the 2nd quarter. Continued slow growth will keep the Federal Reserve from ending policies that are designed to keep interest rates low.

This will keep interest rates low on all interest-bearing securities. Bond yields, savings rates, money market rates, and CD rates will all remain low until the economy grows faster and the unemployment rate is lowered.

The current national average bank rates rate on savings/money market account balances of at least $10,000 is at 0.50 percent. Account balances of at least $25,000 are averaging a rate of 0.66 percent and account balances of at least $50,000 are averaging a rate of 0.68 percent. These average rates are considerably higher than the FDIC national average savings rate of 0.06 percent.

The best savings account rates this week on our national rate list are from CIT Bank at 1.00 percent with an APY of 1.01 percent. CIT Bank's savings rate is much higher than the average rates as reported by MonitorBankRates.com and more than 13 times the FDIC national average rate.

The best money market rates this week on our database are also higher than the averages and many times the FDIC national average rate. The FDIC's average money market rate this week is at 0.10 percent on regular accounts and 0.16 percent on jumbo accounts.  The highest money market rates this week in our database are ten times the national average at 1.01% APY.

The savings rates and money market account rates listed in our database are all from FDIC insured banks. You can find regular, jumbo, and IRA account rates in our database here: Savings Rates

 
Author: Brian McKay
April 30th, 2013

Best Savings Rates and Money Market Rates April 19, 2024

Bank
Product
APY
Min Dep
SmartPlus Savings <-$500
7.00%
$0
Explorer Youth Savings <-$500
7.00%
$0
First Step (Youth) Savings <-$500
7.00%
$0
Primary Savings
6.17%
$5
Member Advantage Savings <-$500
6.17%
$5
Stash (Emergency) Savings<_$2,500
6.00%
$0
Online Savings Account special
5.75%
$0
High Yield Savings
5.55%
$500
Savings (Cash Reserve New Money) 3-Month Intro
5.50%
$10
Money Market Savings
5.48%
$1,000,000
Core Savings Promotional
5.40%
$100
High-Yield Savings
5.35%
$5,000
Cornerstone Money Market Savings Account
5.30%
$100
High Yield Savings Account
5.30%
$2,500
Savings Account
5.30%
$25,000
High Yield Savings
5.27%
$0
High-Yield Online Savings Account
5.25%
$100
Secure Savings
5.25%
$0
Savings Account High Yield
5.25%
$2,500
Savings Account
5.25%
$0
Personal High Yield Savings
5.25%
$0
Savings Account via Raisin
5.24%
$1
Premier Savings Account
5.21%
$1,000
Savings Account
5.15%
$100
Performance Savings
5.15%
$0
Max Interest Savings Account
5.15%
$10
Yield Shield Savings Account
5.14%
$25,000
Savings Account
5.13%
$0
Progressive Savings Tier 1
5.13%
$0
Health Savings Account
5.12%
$0
Money Market Savings
5.12%
$250,000
Online Savings Account
5.10%
$0
Savings Account
5.10%
$0
Soaring Savings
5.10%
$25,000
Jumbo Savings
5.10%
$25,000
RoundUp Savings
5.10%
$5
Smart Savings
5.10%
$0
Savings Account
5.07%
$1
Platinum Savings
5.05%
$5,000
eOne Savings Account
5.01%
$10
eRelationship Savings Account
5.01%
$25,000
Savings Account
5.01%
$0
Savings Account
5.00%
$1,000
Dollar Savings Account
5.00%
$0
Savings Account
5.00%
$100
Student Savings
5.00%
$0
Money Market Savings
5.00%
$50
Online Savings Account
5.00%
$5
Savings Account BLUE AXIS EDGE
5.00%
$0
Savings Account
5.00%
$0
Radiant Savings Account new money
5.00%
$100
Triple Rate Savings
5.00%
$500,000
Kasasa Saver Savings Account
5.00%
$100
Affinity Specialty Savings <-$25K
5.00%
$0
High-Yield Savings Account <-$5K
5.00%
$0
Statement Savings Advanced
5.00%
$0
Orange Saver Savings
5.00%
$0
Student Savings
5.00%
$500
Select III Savings
5.00%
$25,000
High Yield Rewards Savings
5.00%
$5
Primary Savings
5.00%
$0
IRA Savings
5.00%
$2,000
e-Savings <-$500
5.00%
$1
Online Savings Account
4.90%
$1,000
Premium Savings Account
4.80%
$100,000
Savings Account
4.75%
$0
High-Yield Online Savings Account
4.75%
$0
High Yield Savings
4.75%
$0
Savings (Cash Reserve)
4.75%
$0
Savings+
4.75%
$50,000
High Yield Savings
4.70%
$5,000
Business High Yield Savings
4.70%
$500,000
High Yield Savings
4.65%
$0
High Dividend Savings
4.65%
$500
Eagle Savings
4.65%
$100
Savings Account
4.60%
$0
Connection Plus Savings
4.60%
$2,500
High Yield Savings Account
4.60%
$100
Relationship savings
4.60%
$5,000
Eagle Premium Savings Account
4.59%
$100,000
High Yield Savings
4.50%
$100
Premier Relationship Savings
4.50%
$1
Personal Savings
4.50%
$0
High Yield Online Savings
4.50%
$0
Premier Relationship Savings account
4.50%
$1
Propel Preferred Savings
4.50%
$50
High Yield Savings
4.50%
$0
Advantage Savings
4.50%
$100
Preferred Savings
4.50%
$5
Premier Savings new customer
4.45%
$50,000
High Yield Savings
4.40%
$1
Online Savings Account
4.40%
$0
Business Savings
4.40%
$5,000,000
Personal Savings Account
4.40%
$0
360 Performance Savings
4.35%
$0
Online Savings Account
4.35%
$0
High Yield Savings Account
4.35%
$0
Savings Account
4.35%
$0
Companion Savings w/CD
4.33%
$10
Bank
Product
APY
Min Dep
Indexed Money Market (Tier 1) <-$2.5K
5.50%
$50
Business Money Market
5.50%
$2,500
Money Market Savings
5.48%
$1,000,000
Money Market Choice Personal
5.34%
$50,000
Max Money Market
5.33%
$1,000
Cornerstone Money Market Savings Account
5.30%
$100
Money Market
5.26%
$25,000
Secure Money Market
5.25%
$0
High Yield Money Market Account
5.25%
$1,000
Money Market
5.25%
$100,000
High-Rate Jumbo Money Market
5.22%
$100,000
Money Market High Yield
5.20%
$100,000
Shield Money Market
5.15%
$0
Money Market Savings
5.12%
$250,000
Money Market
5.10%
$250,000
Purley Money Market
5.05%
$25,000
eMoney Market
5.00%
$0
Money Market Savings
5.00%
$50
Coastline Money Market
5.00%
$75,000
High-Yield Money Market $10K new money
5.00%
$50,000
Win-Win Money Market
5.00%
$25,000
Personal Money Market
5.00%
$500,000
MonuMINT Business Emerald Money Market
5.00%
$500,000
ManageMINT Emerald Money Market
5.00%
$250,000
Hi-Rate Monthly Money Market
5.00%
$1
Commercial Money Market
5.00%
$1,000,000
Money Market
5.00%
$100
Money Market Saving
4.95%
$50,000
Elite Money Market Account
4.92%
$25,000
Online Money Market
4.90%
$1,000
Mega Money Market
4.90%
$0
Mega Money Market Checking
4.90%
$0
T Money Market Personal
4.90%
$100,000
T Money Market Commercial
4.90%
$100,000
Money Market
4.85%
$1,000,000
Maximize Money Market
4.85%
$1,000,000
SuperSaver Money Market Account Jumbo
4.81%
$100,000
Premier Money Market
4.80%
$250,000
Money Market
4.78%
$25,000
Money Market Checking
4.78%
$4,000,000
Money Market
4.75%
$0
Smart Move Money Market
4.75%
$10,000
Platinum Money Market
4.75%
$2,000,000
Prosper Money Market 90-Day Promo
4.75%
$25,000
Money Market (6-month intro new money)
4.72%
$25,000
Premium Money Market Account
4.70%
$25,000
Money Market (with Private Client Account)
4.70%
$25,000
1903 Money Market
4.70%
$50,000
High Yield Money Market
4.70%
$2,500,000
Business High Yield Money Market
4.70%
$2,500,000
Money Market Deposit
4.70%
$0
Money Market
4.65%
$1,000,000
High Yield Money Market
4.60%
$500,000
Premier Money Market
4.60%
$50,000
Money Market
4.60%
$1,000,000
Money Market relationship bonus
4.58%
$25,000
Super Saver Money Market
4.50%
$50,000
Money Market
4.50%
$100,000
Money Market HYMMIA (requirements)
4.50%
$15,000
Money Market Everett Elite (new money)
4.50%
$100,000
Sapphire Money Market
4.50%
$2,000,000
Business Sapphire Money Market
4.50%
$2,000,000
Your Hometown Money Market
4.50%
$25,000
Investment Money Market
4.50%
$500,000
Personal Money Market
4.50%
$0
High Yield Money Market
4.50%
$25,000
High Yield Money Market
4.50%
$1,000,000
Elite Money Market Account
4.50%
$25,000
Money Market (Non-Relationship)
4.49%
$25,000
High Yield Money Market
4.46%
$1,000,000
Money Market Platinum
4.40%
$100,000
Business Premium Money Market
4.40%
$5,000,000
Money Market Advantage Checking
4.37%
$25,000
Money Market special (new money only)
4.35%
$25,000
Money Market
4.33%
$1,500,000
Money Market
4.33%
$500,000
6-Month CD Money Market
4.33%
$1,000
Prosper Money Market
4.30%
$25,000
Money Market
4.30%
$25,000
Yield Pledge Money Market 12-month intro
4.30%
$100,000
Commercial Money Market
4.28%
$1,000,000
Advantage Money Market
4.25%
$25,000
High Yield Money Market
4.25%
$100,000
Platinum Money Market
4.25%
$2,500
Money Market Special
4.25%
$2,500
Money Market High Yield special
4.25%
$15,000
Money Market Account
4.25%
$250,000
Money Market Tier 9
4.25%
$5,000,000
Premier Money Market
4.25%
$500,000
Money Market
4.25%
$5,000,000
Business Money Market
4.25%
$5,000,000
Ultimate Plus Money Market
4.25%
$1,000,000
Money market
4.25%
$500,000
Money Market
4.25%
$0
Gold Money Market account
4.22%
$5,000,000
Premium Money Market
4.20%
$250,000
18-Month Money Market Certificate Special
4.20%
$500
Money Market
4.18%
$1,000,000
Money Market
4.18%
$1,000,000
Personal Money Market
4.15%
$300,000

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