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iGObanking Review

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PROS / Its savings account interest rate is one of the highest in our review.

CONS / The balance requirement to open and earn interest on a money market account is very high.

 VERDICT / Its checking and savings accounts are very user-friendly, due to no monthly fees and low or no minimum balance requirements.

iGObanking doesn't offer any credit products, but it's checking and savings accounts are good options if you're looking for online banking accounts that have minimal requirements and no monthly fees yet earn interest. You can open a checking account at this internet-only bank with an initial deposit of $1. When compared to other online-only basic checking accounts, its interest rates are slightly above average, however this rate is much lower than the interest rates that you can earn with a premium checking account at other online-only banks. Although you can't use paper checks with this account, iGObanking provides you with a debit card and gives you surcharge-free access to ATMs in the Allpoint network.

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This online bank provides the best savings account interest rate in our review, and like the checking account, it's also very affordable to establish and maintain since there is no minimum deposit or balance requirement and no monthly service fee. iGObanking's money market earns a higher-than-average interest rate, but it requires a $25,000 minimum balance to open and earn interest. Its CDs require $1,000 to open and you can choose from terms that range from three months to ten years. Be aware that longer terms don't automatically equate to better interest rates, as the best interest rates offered by this online-only bank are for 24-, 36- and 60-month terms. CDs with these terms earn interest rates that are slightly better than average. The rates for CDs with the other terms it offers are much lower-than-average.

Your money is safe at iGObanking because it's FDIC insured, which means that you can recover your funds if the bank fails. It protects your accounts using multifactor authentication and enables you to better monitor your account by setting up notifications and alerts. You can contact this internet-only bank by filling out the secure email form online or by calling its customer service number, but bank hours are restrictive.

Mobile banking is available from iGObanking; however, you have to download separate apps for mobile banking and mobile deposits, and the iTunes and Google Play buttons on bank's website don't actually link to the app stores. Your statements are available online only, and you can opt to set up direct deposit. Transfers, excluding wire transfers, are free. Your deposited funds are available between one and three days, which is an average amount of time internet-only banks.

Summary

iGObanking's online savings account is the highlight of the online-only banking services provided by this institution. While its checking account is also inexpensive to set up and maintain, its money market accounts are less accessible due to the high initial deposit threshold, and many of its CD terms offer very low interest rates.

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