ZYNLO Bank is another new “digital-first” bank, backed by the FDIC insurance of PeoplesBank in Massachusetts. Along with the common features of no monthly fees and Allpoint ATM network access, ZYNLO differentiates itself from the banking app crowd in a few different ways.
0.80% to 1.25% APY. Their main page advertises 0.80% APY on their
100% match on Roundups. When you purchase something with the ZYNLO debit card from their checking account (ex. $4.44), they will round up the transaction to the nearest dollar (ex. $5), deposit that amount (ex. 56 cents) into your savings account, and also match that amount (ex. another 56 cents). Their
Let’s say you make 20 debit card purchase per month. If your purchase amounts are random over time, you will average a roundup of 50 cents per transaction. At a 100% match, that works out to $10 a month in matches per month (plus $10 of your own money being put aside in savings for you). 40 debit transaction per month = $20 a month at 100% roundup, and so on. If you make a lot of debit card purchases, it might be worth keeping a $3,000 balance to keep that 100% match.
Note that they don’t accept applications from a few states:
Who can use ZYNLO?
Any U.S. citizen 18 or older with a valid Taxpayer Identification Number. We can open accounts for people throughout the United States with the exception of CA, CT, MA, & NY.
My take. The money market promo rate may be attractive to those with very high balances as it applies to balances up to $250,000. The roundup matching might be attractive for people that make a lot of purchases on their debit cards. The negative is that there is no rate guarantee period and thus the slightly higher promo rate may not be high to guarantee a solid return over what might be a short period of time, given the other
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