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6 Bank Accounts With Extra Perks for Older Customers

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You’ve turned 55? Congratulations! Some of the best senior discounts are now yours for the taking. That might include big savings at the bank.

Take for example the following checking and savings accounts. They offer exclusive discounts or other perks for older customers.

TD Bank’s TD 60 Plus Checking

TD Bank’s TD 60 Plus Checking account is for customers 60 years of age and older.

It requires no minimum opening deposit and pays interest — 0.01% annual percentage yield (APY) as of the time this article was written — although terms may vary by state.

Other perks include:

  • Free checks
  • Free paper statements
  • No monthly maintenance fee if you maintain a minimum daily balance of $250

Axos Bank’s Golden Checking

Axos Bank’s Golden Checking account is for those 55 years of age and older.

The bank says the account has no minimum balance requirements, but it does require a $50 initial minimum deposit. It pays interest — 0.10% APY as of the time this article was written.

Other perks include:

  • Free checks
  • ATM fee reimbursements of up to $8 per month

Axos Bank is an online-only bank.

FitnessBank’s Senior Savings Account

FitnessBank‘s Senior Savings Account offers special APYs to those age 65 and older.

The institution’s standard Fitness Savings Account has a variable rate tied to a customer’s physical activity. As of when this article was written, the APY ranges from 0.15% for those who average 0 to 4,999 steps per day to 0.60% for those who average 12,500 or more steps daily.

Seniors, however, have their own APYs:

  • 10,000+ steps: 0.60%
  • 7,500 to 9,999: 0.45%
  • 5,000 to 7,499: 0.35%
  • 0 to 4,999: 0.25%

FitnessBank is an online bank that bills itself as “America’s first active lifestyle bank.”

Other options

Some smaller banks also offer accounts for older customers. So you may want to ask small banks in your area if they offer one. For example, the following accounts are offered by small banks to older customers:

  • Senior Select checking from First National Bank is for ages 55 and older.
  • Q Crown Plus checking from Queensborough National Bank & Trust Co. is for ages 55 and older.
  • Silver Wings Checking from Travis Credit Union is for ages 60 and older.

Of course, just because you’re over a certain age, that doesn’t mean the best account for you will have a word like “senior” in its name. So also consider “regular” checking and savings accounts. For help finding the latter, try out the Money Talks News savings account search tool.

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