2013 high-yield checking: Amegy Bank
Amegy Bank in Houston offers Smart Yield Checking with a comparatively low annual percentage yield, but you can earn it on a higher balance than on other accounts. Bankrate's 2013 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.
|Notes: Smart Yield Checking: Available nationally. One direct deposit or two automatic payments required per month. Logging into online banking once per month and 10 signature-based transactions (not PIN) required.|
*See notes section for more details. Note: E-statements required on all accounts.
Bankrate.com canvassed accounts at banks, thrifts and credit unions from April 1-5, 2013, and has displayed data on 56 high-yield checking accounts offered by 54 institutions.