SoFi Checking and Savings, Up to 3.30% APY and $250 Bonus
SoFi Checking & Savings now offers a 3.50% annual percentage yield (APY) for all members who have direct deposit. This account will also offer 1.20% APY for those looking for a high yield opportunity without direct deposit. There are no limits or balance caps to earn interest.
SoFi Checking & Savings launched in February, replacing the SoFi Money account. There’s also a signup bonus. New SoFi Checking and Savings customers can get $250. We have seen better offers in the past, especially when there’s an extra incentive offered by Swagbucks.
SoFi Checking and Savings $250 Bonus
The bonus amount will vary based on the total amount of Qualifying Direct Deposits received during the Evaluation Period. The Evaluation Period is defined as 30 days from the date your first Qualifying Direct Deposit is received. For example, if you receive $1,000-$4,999 in Qualifying Direct Deposits in the Evaluation Period, you will receive a cash bonus of $50. A member may only qualify for one bonus tier and will not be eligible for future bonus payments if inflows subsequently increase beyond the Evaluation Period. You can see the bonus here.
|Total Qualifying Direct Deposit amount in 30-day Evaluation Period||Cash bonus|
|$1,000 – $4,999||$50|
|$5,000 or more||$250|
In order to qualify for eligibility for a bonus, SoFi must receive at least one Qualifying Direct Deposit from an Eligible Participant during the Promotion Period. Qualifying Direct Deposits are defined as deposits from enrolled member’s employer, payroll, or benefits provider via ACH deposit. Deposits that are not from an employer (such as check deposits; P2P transfers such as from PayPal or Venmo, etc.; merchant transactions such as from PayPal, Stripe, Square, etc.; and bank ACH transfers not from employers) do not qualify for this promotion. The amount of the bonus, if any, is described below. No bonuses shall be paid for qualifying Direct Deposits of less than $1,000 during the Evaluation Period (defined below).
SoFi will credit members who meet qualification criteria within 14 days of the end of the Evaluation Period.
Earning 3.50% APY
SoFi members with direct deposit can earn up to 3.50% annual percentage yield (APY) interest on all account balances in their Checking and Savings accounts (including Vaults). There is no minimum direct deposit amount required to qualify for 3.50% APY. Members without direct deposit will earn 1.20% APY on all account balances in Checking and Savings (including Vaults). Interest rates are variable and subject to change at any time. Additional information can be found at http://www.sofi.com/legal/banking-rate-sheet.
This is a good bonus for those who don’t already have a SoFi account. You can get $300 from SoFi when you complete $5,000 or more in direct deposits, and another $220 from Swagbucks for depositing $200. The account will also earn 2.50% APY with a direct deposit, which is a good rate currently.
- OFFER PAGE
- Bonus: $250
- Account Type: SoFi Checking & Savings
- Availability: Nationwide
- Inquiry Type: Soft pull
- Credit Card Funding: No
- Direct Deposit Requirement: $1,000 or more (see what works)
- Other Requirements: $200 deposit
- Monthly Fee: No
- Closing Account Fee: Unknown
- Expiration Date: 1/31/23