2014 high-yield checking: First Bank & Trust

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First Bank & Trust in Pipestone, Minnesota, offers FREE easyGROW Checking, with a below-average annual percentage yield, but account holders can earn it on a higher-than-average balance. Bankrate's 2014 High-Yield Checking Survey breaks down the returns you can get with each account and the hoops you'll have to jump through to get them.

First Bank & Trust

Location: Pipestone, MN

Nationally offered?APYAPY if conditions not metMonthly debit transactions requiredBill pay or automatic withdrawal required?Direct deposit required?Balance cap
Nationally offered? NAPY: 1.01%APY if conditions not met: 0.05%Monthly debit transactions required: 10Bill pay or automatic withdrawal required? Y*Direct deposit required? Y*Balance cap: $24,999.99


  • FREE easyGROW Checking: Available only to residents of South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.
  • Either one direct deposit or auto payment per month is required, and must enroll in e-statements.
  • Balance above $15,000 yields 0.25%, if requirements are met.
  • ATM refund: Unlimited, if requirements are met.

*See notes section for more details. canvassed banks, thrifts and credit unions March 10-13 and reports data on 56 high-yield checking accounts offered by 54 institutions.



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