I’ve posted on many of the web forums that I post, ways in which you can earn free money. Ing Direct was recently sold to Capital One but it is still a great online bank. You can currently get $25 bonus just for opening a savings account with them with $250 deposit. You do not need to create direct deposits and jump through hoops. Full disclosure, I will earn $10 bonus for this referral but you will get the $25. There currently is a $50 bonus for their checking account but you will want to wait until Black Friday and open that up for a bigger bonus. Trust me.
After your account is opened, you can later open other accounts for bonuses. Later in the month, during black friday, I believe they will offer $100+ for opening a electric orange checking account and $100 bonus for their Sharebuilder investment account.
If you would like a referral, please email me your name and email address where I can send the referral link from ING Savings. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll respond with links as fast as I can.
My Review of ING : ING Direct (now owned by Capital One) is an online bank with great service. I opened a savings account with them over 10 years ago and have been very happy with them. Their ACH is very handy for meeting direct deposit requirements to keep my big box bank checking account free. They also have a good interface but their best feature is (and hopefully will remain) their customer service. They have newer features such as deposit from your phone/pc and p2p money transfers that I have not yet tested out but seem to get good reviews.
Another great banking option if you are looking to switch is Alliant Credit Union and Pen Fed Credit Union.