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ING Direct Moves Up

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Perhaps ING Direct has been feeling the heat from competitors. Today the online bank raised the interest rate offered on its savings account from 2.35% to 2.6%. The rate is still below Emigrant Direct, but I’ll still stick with ING for now.

ING also offers referral bonuses; if I refer you through email to open an account with them, you’ll receive a bonus $25 and I’ll receive $10.

Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published February 25, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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avatar Tim

Here in Australia, our ING Direct interest rate is 5.25% :)

avatar Luke Landes

It would be nice to get that rate on savings here in the States…

avatar Robin

Hey there–like this weblog! It’s been a while since I’ve surfed by and I think this is a great topical blog.

Thought I’d mention that I just signed up for a Citibank Dividend credit card, one of those which gives 5% back on gas/grocery/drugstore purchases and 1% back on everything else up to $300 back per year. With this offer, they sent me an app to create a free checking account. If one establishes an account with $1500 and pays 2 bills online per month from that account for one year, one will get $200 at the end of the year. I’m no math whiz, but that sounds better than any interest rate I’ve seen.

avatar Luke Landes

Hi Robin, good to hear from you! That sounds like a great deal.