UFB Direct Review: Savings

Alice HolbrookSep 24, 2020

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Overall bank rating

UFB Direct


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    The bottom line:

    UFB Direct, a division of online institution Axos Bank, offers solid interest rates. Its savings account pays up to 0.20% APY, and its money market account pays up to 0.20%. But you’ll need at least $10,000 to take advantage of UFB’s high savings rate and $25,000 for the highest money market rate.

    Best for: Customers with high account balances who want a solid interest rate — and plan not to withdraw too often.

    Penalty for outsize CFPB complaints: NerdWallet deducted 0.5 star from UFB Direct’s overall rating due to the volume of complaints on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau database relative to the asset size of its parent bank, Axos Bank. For more information about this penalty, see our methodology page.

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    • No monthly maintenance fee for high-yield savings.
    • Offers a money market account with the ability to write checks.
    • Up to $50,000 allowed in mobile check deposits daily.
    • Unlimited number of savings transfers allowed each month.
    • 24/7 live phone support available.


    • Doesn’t offer certificates of deposit.
    • You need at least $10,000 to earn the best rate on the high-yield savings account.
    • The money market account charges a monthly fee if the average daily balance drops below $5,000.


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