Highest yielding money market account rates in New York

August 26, 2009 No Comments »

Below are the best money market account rates we have found serving residents in the state of New York. After digging through a number of rate pages of local banks and credit unions we have found that national banks are able to provide more competitive interest rates the local New York banks.

We had a pretty substantial debate on BankVibe last month on whether or not local banks and credit unions offered better products than the large national banks and concluded that it varied from state to state. Many states with high population density such as New York tended to lean towards the national banks for more competitive rates, while states such as Kansas, Nebraska and Idaho tended to lean towards local institutions for the highest yielding interest rates.

Best Money Market Account Rates in New York:

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  • Hudson City Savings Bank: New York City, NY. High interest money market account yielding 1.75% APY with a minimum deposit amount of $2,500. This account takes about 10 minutes to sign up for. You will need a drivers license, a previous home address if you haven’t lived at your current residence for more than 2 years, social security number, checking account in which you are transferring the funds from, proof of being a legal US citizen. Hudson City Savings Bank claims to be the most efficient bank in North America. Forbes named it the “best managed bank” for both 2007and 2008. They attempt to eliminate overhead by providing the majority of their products online. They then return these savings to the customer in the form of lower fees and higher savings rates.
  • First Heritage Federal Credit Union: Painted Post, NY. Money market account yielding up to 2.02% APY depending on the minimum balance you maintain. If you have a balance of between $2,500 and $49,999 you will earn an APY of 1.51%, if you maintain a balance of atl east $50,000 you will earn the advertised 2.02% APY. Like most credit unions, this one is a little tricky to join. First Heritage serves the following community field of membership: Persons who live, work, worship or attend school in the three county community, comprised of Steuben and Chemung Counties, New York and Tioga County, Pennsylvania, as well as their immediate family members, and also including businesses and other legal entities located in the proposed community.

Both of the above institutions are federally insured by either the FDIC or NCUA. If you live in New York and know of a better money market account rate, please share by leaving a comment.

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