PurePoint Financial Review: Savings and CDs
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Updated editor's note, April 19, 2023: PurePoint Financial recently announced it will close in late April. Savings account holders can close their accounts themselves, otherwise the accounts will be automatically closed on April 28. CD accounts that are set to mature after that date will be automatically closed, as well. Customers should make sure their contact information is up to date as the bank will mail a check for each closed account to the primary account holder. A detailed FAQ with more information is available at PurePoint’s website.
PurePoint Financial doesn’t charge monthly fees on its savings account and certificates of deposit. These interest-earning accounts also carry FDIC insurance. But the bank has no ATM access. Plus, you’ll need to deposit quite a bit to open an account.
Best for: Savers looking for a competitive savings account and straightforward website, who don’t mind not having a mobile app or ATM access.
- Solid rate on savings.
- No monthly fees.
- Easy-to-use website.
- No checking account.
- High minimum deposit requirement.
- No ATM or branch access.
3.0/5 NerdWallet rating
PurePoint Financial's online savings account has no monthly fee and an APY that goes up to 0.20%. Customers need $10,000 to open one — and if their balance dips lower, they’ll earn only 0.10%.
The institution has no app or physical locations and does not offer debit cards, checks or ATM access. But customers can use check deposit through its website. To withdraw, customers can transfer funds to a linked account or request a wire transfer or a check.
PurePoint Financial ACH transfer limits are remarkably high: You can transfer up to $250,000 per day and up to $1 million per month to or from an external account, and you can make an unlimited number of savings transactions on your savings account. You can't make cash deposits, though.
1.5/5 NerdWallet rating
You’ll need to put down $10,000 to open a CD. That's a steep minimum compared to other banks, which typically require $1,000 or less.
The annual percentage yields for PurePoint Financial CDs are generally better than those at large traditional banks, but the terms pay lower APYs than many other online banks’ do.
PurePoint Financial’s customer service hours are somewhat limited compared to other online accounts. Support is available over the phone from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday only.
To fund either a savings or CD account, customers can do an online funds transfer, a mobile deposit or a wire transfer, or they can mail in a check.
NerdWallet’s overall ratings for banks and credit unions are weighted averages of several categories: checking, savings, certificates of deposit or credit union share certificates, banking experience and overdraft fees. Factors we consider, depending on the category, include rates and fees, ATM and branch access, account features and limits, user-facing technology, customer service and innovation. The stars represent ratings from poor (one star) to excellent (five stars). Ratings are rounded to the nearest half-star.