Upgrade is offering a
Note: This is a separate bonus from the ongoing
If you have never had a Premier Savings account through Upgrade (a “New Customer”), you can receive a Welcome Bonus (defined below) if you (1) use an Existing Customer’s unique referral link to open a new Premier Savings account, subject to account approval, by the Offer Period, (2) make a deposit within 30 days of opening the new account, and (3) after the initial 30-day period, maintain at all times during an additional 60 days the minimum account balance presented to you (a “Qualified Registration”).
The account opening process for my first Upgrade account was very quick and easy, literally under 5 minutes. I did not have to upload any extra documentation and I did not experience any hard credit checks. The account was open and ready the day after application. If you are an existing customer (as I was this time), it was even faster. All my details were pre-filled and so it just took a few clicks.
All of my previously-linked external bank account details were also available to make a transfer. Upgrade uses Finicity (owned by Mastercard) for linking external bank accounts.
Here are the highlights of the Premier Savings account:
- 5.07% APY as of 11/9/23 with $1,000 minimum balance required to earn interest.
- No direct deposit requirement (unlike the Performance Savings).
- No monthly fees.
Effective APY. If you deposit towards the end of the 30-day funding period, your technical minimal holding period is 60 days.
For the $15,000 and $30,000 deposit tiers, if you meet that deposit value exactly, this works out to an additional 2.00% annualized yield. If you assume the current 5.07% APY, that adds up to a total effective interest of roughly 7.07% APY annualized for 2 months.
For the $50,000 deposit tier, if you meet that deposit value exactly, this works out to an additional 2.40% annualized yield. If you assume the current 5.07% APY, that adds up to a total effective interest of roughly 7.47% APY annualized for 2 months. You can also take your time and view it as 6.67% APY over 3 months.
A straightforward deposit promotion with a smooth application and short hold period that doesn’t incur a hard credit check. Also stacks with another
Another drop in my
“The editorial content here is not provided by any of the companies mentioned, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone. This email may contain links through which we are compensated when you click on or are approved for offers.”
Copyright © 2004-2022 MyMoneyBlog.com. All Rights Reserved. Do not re-syndicate without permission.