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First Internet Bank of Indiana Review 2024

Updated January 2, 2024
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At a glance

4.3
Rating: 4.3 stars out of 5
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CDs

Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5

Checking

Rating: 4.8 stars out of 5

Savings

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

MMA

Rating: 3.8 stars out of 5

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Overview

First Internet Bank of Indiana is best for consumers who are comfortable completely banking online and those looking for a variety of different accounts. The bank offers two checking accounts, a money market account, a savings account and eight CD terms.

Highlights

  • ATM Fee Refunds
  • Free Checking
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Member FDIC
Savings Account
4.25
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APY
APY
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As of 6/17/2024
Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5
$1
Min. balance for APY
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Member FDIC
Savings Account
5.00
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APY
APY
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As of 6/17/2024
Rating: 4.9 stars out of 5
$0
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Member FDIC
Savings Account
5.05
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APY
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As of 6/17/2024
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
$0
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Overall

First Internet Bank of Indiana has been around since 1998. It is an online bank that serves all 50 states. Depending on the type of account, you can find competitive yields at this bank.

Pros

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    Monthly fees on most accounts are either nonexistent or easy to waive.

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    Some accounts will reimburse ATM fees up to a limit.

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    The bank’s money market account and CDs pay competitive APYs.

Cons

  • The money market account requires a $4,000 balance to avoid fees.

  • The minimum deposit to open a CD may be prohibitive to some consumers.

  • The free checking account doesn’t reimburse ATM fees.

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First Internet Bank of Indiana banking products

3.5
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Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
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SCORE BREAKDOWN
APY offering:
0.81%
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
2/5
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Minimum balance to earn interest:
$25.00
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
5/5
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Monthly service fee:
$0.00
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
5/5
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Minimum balance to avoid fee:
$0.00
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
5/5
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Access to funds:
Great
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
5/5
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First Internet Bank of Indiana savings overview

First Internet Bank of Indiana offers an account called Free Savings. This savings account requires only $25 to open and earn interest, and there’s no monthly maintenance fee. The APY is low; you can easily find much higher rates by shopping around.

Free Savings account holders also get reimbursed for up to $10 of ATM fees each statement cycle.

Pros

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    The savings account doesn’t charge fees.

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    The minimum required to open the account is very low.

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    Account holders get some ATM fees reimbursed.

Cons

  • Higher yields are available elsewhere.

  • There’s a six-per-month withdrawal limit.

  • See how rates for this account have changed over time. Interact with the trend lines to view APY by date.

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Bank logo
Member FDIC
Savings Account
4.25
%
APY
APY
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As of 6/17/2024
Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5
Info
$1
Min balance for APY
Promoted offer:

Bank fees

Fee Charged?
Overdraft fee None
Non-sufficient funds fee None
Monthly maintenance fee $0 - $10
Out-of-network ATM fee None
Excessive withdrawal fee None

Customer experience

Customer service. First Internet Bank of Indiana doesn’t have any branches, but it does have customer service available on the phone from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time during the week and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The bank’s website also allows you to chat with relationship bankers.

Mobile app. First Internet Bank’s app receives high ratings on the Apple App and Google Play stores. Customers can send and receive funds with Zelle and pay bills through the app.

About First Internet Bank of Indiana

First Internet Bank of Indiana is an online bank that has been around for more than 20 years. First Internet Bank was the first FDIC-insured bank to operate entirely online, according to the bank. It offers checking accounts, a savings account, a money market account and CDs.

How First Internet Bank of Indiana compares to other banks

Compare different account types offered by First Internet Bank of Indiana. Annual percentage yields (APYs) shown were updated between June 10, 2024 and June 16, 2024.

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Member FDIC
Bankrate score
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
3.5
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Most comparable
Charles Schwab Bank savings account
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Bankrate score
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
3.5
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APY
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0.81% 0.48%
Minimum balance for APY
$25.00 $0.00
Estimated earnings
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$203 $120
First Internet Bank’s Free Savings requires a $25 minimum deposit to open, but doesn’t charge a monthly fee. Customers won’t grow their savings too much with this account, since the APY is very low. But customers do get up to $10 in rebates for ATM surcharge fees each month. Charles Schwab Bank’s Investor Savings account requires no minimum balance, charges no monthly service fees and provides unlimited ATM fee rebates worldwide. Ways to add funds to the account include setting up direct deposit, making transfers from other bank accounts or making a mobile check deposit — although there’s no way to deposit cash into the account. The account pays an APY that’s below average, as many other online banks offer much higher savings yields.
  • First Internet Bank of Indiana offers ATM rebates on its Free Savings account.
  • There is no monthly fee.
  • There are no monthly fees or minimums
  • Customers get unlimited ATM rebates worldwide
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  • Customers need $25 to open an account; many online banks don’t require a minimum deposit.
  • The Free Savings account earns a very low interest rate.
  • Significantly higher APYs can be found elsewhere
  • New customers need to complete a paper application
  • Cash deposits are not an option
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APY offering:
0.81%
2/5
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Minimum balance to earn interest:
$25.00
5/5
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Monthly service fee:
$0.00
5/5
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Minimum balance to avoid fee:
$0.00
5/5
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Access to funds:
Great
5/5
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APY offering:
0.48%
2/5
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Minimum balance to earn interest:
$0.00
5/5
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Monthly service fee:
$0.00
5/5
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Minimum balance to avoid fee:
$0.00
5/5
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Access to funds:
Great
5/5
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First Internet Bank of Indiana vs. Live Oak Bank

As online-only banks, neither First Internet nor Live Oak Bank have physical branches. However, First Internet Bank offers more types of deposit accounts when compared to Live Oak, which only offers one savings account and a handful of CD options. First Internet Bank offers these options plus multiple checking account options and a money market account. 

Thus, if you’re looking to bring your banking under one roof, First Internet Bank is likely a better choice over LIve Oak.

This noted, Live Oak has a much higher APY on its savings account than First Internet Bank. So, if you’re just in the market for an online high-yield savings account, Live Oak may be the better option.

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Review methodology

With so many financial institutions to choose from, it can be hard to know who to trust. Bankrate’s ever-growing list of bank and credit union reviews is updated regularly. Our editorial team analyzes and reviews each institution across deposit products such as savings accounts, checking accounts, certificates of deposit (CDs) and money market accounts (MMAs). Banks are rated by important factors such as offered interest rates, fees, minimum balance requirements, access to funds and more.

We assign a score to each type of account and its features, weigh them carefully based on importance to account holders and determine an overall score. Read our full review methodology.