Consumer and Small Business Guide to high-interest earning checking account rates in Alaska.

Best Checking Account Rates in Alaska:

Preferred Bank in Alaska currently offers a special promotion: 3.00% APY Rate. Earn an impressive 3.00% APY rate on balances below $15,000 when you meet the requirements.

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If you have met the 3 requirements during the month, you will receive the above rate.  The requirements are 1) 10 signature-based VISA check card transactions 2) 2 automatic debits 3) email or online statements

If you do not meet these requirements you will still earn 0.50% APY rate. Preferred Bank is member FDIC, and has these locations in Alaska: Rothville, Marceline, Brookfield, and Lee’s Summit. Preferred Bank, “smart checking” comes with these features:

  • No minimum balance required/no service charge
  • Higher yield paid when 3 requirements are met: 10 signature-based VISA Check Card transactions, 2 automatic debits, and must receive statement by e-mail or online
  • See Rates for current yield
  • ATM or Debit card included upon approval
  • Unlimited Check writing
  • Free Internet Banking/InfoLine Access

Other great checking accounts in Alaska include:

  1. KeyBank offers a checking account which has a 0.40%*APY rate with the required balance of $20.
  2. Spirit Of Alaska Credit Union offers a checking account which has a 0.25% APY rate with the required balance of $12.50.
  3. First Bank offers a checking account which has a 0.15% APY rate with the required balance of $7.50.
  4. Northrim Bank offers a checking account which has a0.15% APY rate with the required balance of $2,500.
  5. MAC Federal Credit Union offers a checking account which has a 0.15% APY rate with the required balance of $7.50.
  6. Alaska USA Credit Union offers a checking account which has a 0.15% APY rate with the required balance of $1k.
  7. Denali State Bank offers a checking account which has a 0.05% APY rate with the required balance of $2.50.
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