Here you can read about our two account types. Which account type suits you best depends on whether you save long or short-term. Choose flexibility with the Simple Savings Account or tied savings on the Investment Account, a savings account with interest.
The most significant difference between savings and investment accounts is that you can withdraw money from savings accounts whenever you want. In contrast, the money in the investment account is locked from three months to five years. Both types of accounts are covered by the deposit guarantee, which means that a statutory deposit guarantee system protects your money.
Savings Account – In the Short Term
A savings account is usually best when you want to save for something short-term, such as a trip or a new sofa. It also fits well if you save together for a buffer. We offer that you have at least two monthly salaries in the buffer.
Investment Account – In the Longer Term
An investment account is a so-called locked savings account. It is, therefore, better suited when you save in the long run – for example, for a wedding, a car, or the cash investment for your dream home.
You tie the money from six months to five years in an investment account and receive a fixed interest rate throughout the bond period.
Following are the steps or points to consider when opening a high-interest saving account:
Select the most appropriate institution for you
It’s time to make a good decision for you once you’ve compared the rates offered by the best-paying savings account organizations. If you’re fortunate enough to discover that the savings rate at your current bank or credit union is competitive with the top rates in the country, then go ahead and start new savings account there. Because the bank already has you confirmed in its system, opening the account will be much easier. You’ll like the ease of having a single online login for both your checking and savings accounts, as well as rapid transfers between them.
Complete the account registration form
Once you’ve picked which institution to utilize, it’s time to fill out the application for your new high-yield savings account. Most likely, you’ll do this on the internet. It should only take about 10 minutes in most circumstances. Because interest income is taxed, you must provide your full name, address, phone number, email address, and Social Security number to the institution (SSN). You’ll also need to provide a photo of your driver’s license and detailed information. (If you don’t have a driver’s license, a passport or other government-issued photo ID will typically suffice.)
You must fund your new account
To finance the minimal initial deposit, some banks demand you to set up an electronic transfer of money from another account into your new account as soon as the application procedure. Others will either have no minimum deposit requirement or allow you to establish an account first and then fund it.
The most usual way to fund a new savings account is to transfer from another bank. However, other banks may allow you to submit a paper check, perform a mobile deposit of a review, or even pay the initial deposit with a credit card.
Register for online banking and get the app
After you’ve created your new account, you’ll want to sign up for internet banking with that institution. After completing your online application, you may be able to do so immediately. You may have to wait a few days for an email or letter from other banks and credit unions containing the account information you’ll need for online enrollment.