HSBC Direct Drops Rate to 1.55% APY
HSBC Direct has dropped the rate on its online savings account to 1.55% APY, down from 1.65%.
This puts it right ahead of mainstay ING Direct (1.50%) but behind FNBO Direct (1.90%) and WT Direct (1.76%).
With the Fed rates still at nearly zero, online savings accounts haven’t seen their rates have any major shifts or trends recently. While they’re offering much lower rates than in previous years, they’re still the best place to put your short-term savings.
I currently use HSBC for my housing fund, but ING for my other short-term funds (emergency, once-in-a-while, etc.)
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