Best Bank Promotions in Georgia (May 2024)

Curious about your bank bonus options in the Peach State? Whether you live in Atlanta, Savannah, or anywhere in between, you have access to some competitive bank promotions in Georgia from local and national banks and credit unions.

We’ve combed through all the offers and rounded up the best bank bonuses in Georgia. Use the guide below to find offers, read up on the requirements, and apply for anything that catches your eye.

Here are 3 of our featured bank bonuses that can be obtained nationwide:

SoFi

SoFi Checking and Savings

Bonus
up to $300
Account Type
Personal Checking
Expires In
218 days
Requires
  • Direct Deposit

Discover

Discover® Cashback Checking

Bonus
up to $360
Account Type
Personal Checking
Expires In
Limited Time
Requires
  • Card Spend

Upgrade

Rewards Checking Plus

Bonus
$200
Account Type
Personal Checking
Expires In
Limited Time
Requires
  • Card Spend

 

Personal Checking Bonuses in Georgia

Here are the current personal checking promotions available in GA:

1. PNC Virtual Wallet® - up to $400 bonus

Available in 23 states plus the District of Columbia, PNC is back with a competitive welcome bonus for opening a personal checking account online and meeting direct deposit requirements within the first 2 months.

This is a tiered offer with the entry level Virtual Wallet® offering $100, $200 for opening a Virtual Wallet® with Performance Spend or $400 for opening a Virtual Wallet® with Performance Select - all with qualifying direct deposit requirements.

Assuming you don't have an account with PNC (and haven't within the last 90 days), we definitely recommend grabbing this easy bonus.

PNC Bank : Virtual Wallet®

Bonus Amount
up to $400
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, NM, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA, WI, WV
Offer Expires
July 1, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a Virtual Wallet® account online to qualify, See link below.
  2. Within 60 days, complete the direct deposit requirements for the account package that you opened: Virtual Wallet® - $500+ to earn $100 bonus, Virtual Wallet® with Performance Spend - $2,000+ to earn $200 bonus, or Virtual Wallet® with Performance Select - $5,000+ to earn $400 bonus.
  3. Bonus will be credited to your account within 60-90 days after meeting requirements.

2. Fifth Third Bank Personal Checking - $200 bonus

Fifth Third Bank has revived their personal checking account bonus.

You can open the account online through the promotion's landing page, or choose instead to enter your email address to receive a unique code that you can take into your local branch.

Another perk? Users report receiving their bonus just days after the qualifying deposit is posted. Be sure to signup early though, as we've seen them pull their offer as it gets closer to the deadline.

Fifth Third Bank : Personal Checking

Bonus Amount
$200
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, NC, OH, SC, TN, WV
Offer Expires
June 30, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Momentum® Checking or Preferred checking account using the link below.
  2. Within 90 days, receive $500 in direct deposits.
  3. Bonus will be credited to your new account within 10 business days of meeting the requirements.
Apply Now

at Fifth Third Bank

3. Truist One Checking - $400 bonus

Truist, has a very solid offer for a new One Checking account, and $100 more than when it was previously offered. Available mostly along the East Coast and Southern states with the ability to open online, Truist is offering a $400 welcome bonus when you open a new One checking account and set up direct deposit.

Truist Bank : Truist One Checking

Bonus Amount
$400
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
AL, AR, GA, FL, IN, KY, MD, MS, NC, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, DC
Offer Expires
June 26, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new One Checking account online or in-branch using promo code TRUIST400AFL24.
  2. Within 90 days of account opening, complete one qualifying direct deposits of $500 or more.
  3. Within the same 90 days, complete at least 15 qualifying debit card purchases.
  4. The reward will be deposited into the new checking account within 4 weeks of verifying the Direct Deposit qualification requirement.
  5. Terms Apply. Member FDIC.

4. Regions LifeGreen Checking - $300 bonus

Regions Bank is back with their bonus for new LifeGreen Checking account customers. This time they've upped it to $300.

The bonus used to require debit card purchases and direct deposits as well. This time around, however, the bonus just requires minimum deposits. It's a fairly straightforward offer from a widely available bank.

Regions Bank : LifeGreen Checking

Bonus Amount
$300
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, SC, TN, TX
Offer Expires
June 30, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new LifeGreen Checking account using the promo code RGSPRNG24RM.
  2. Within 90 days, receive direct deposits totaling $1,000.
  3. Within the same 90 days, enroll in online banking.
  4. Bonus will be credited to your account within 90 days of completing the requirements.

5. SouthState Bank Personal Checking - $200 bonus

SouthState Bank is offering residents in select Southeast states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia) $200 for opening a new personal checking account. The bonus requirements are low, the maintenance fees are easily waived, and the account can be opened online. It's a no brainer if you qualify!

SouthState Bank : Personal Checking Account

Bonus Amount
$200
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
GA, NC, SC, VA, FL, AL
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open any personal checking account using the promo code EARN200.
  2. Within 60 days, have a total of $250 in direct deposits OR have at least 1 automatic/pre-authorized draft of $25 to a non-SouthState Bank account.
  3. Within 60 days, also make 15 debit card purchases.
  4. Bonus will be credited to your account within 2 business days of the completion of the 60 day qualifying period.
Apply Now

at SouthState Bank

6. Delta Community Credit Union Personal Checking - $50 bonus

Earn $50 for you and your friend from Delta Community Credit Union when they open a new personal checking account and use the debit card.

Delta Community Credit Union : Personal Checking

Bonus Amount
$50
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
GA
Bonus Requirements
  1. Be a member of Delta Community Credit Union.
  2. Refer a friend to open a new personal checking account using the link below.
  3. Within 60 days of membership, the referred member must fund their account with at least $50 and make 10 debit card transactions.
  4. Bonus will be deposited to both parties within 60 days.

7. Regions LifeGreen Checking - $50 bonus

Available primarily in the Southeast with the ability to open online, Regions is offering a $50 bonus when you refer a friend to open a new personal checking account. What's even more? Your friend will also receive a $50 bonus.

Your friend can stack this offer with their checking account bonus to earn a total of $250.

Regions Bank : LifeGreen Checking

Bonus Amount
$50
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, SC, TN, TX
Bonus Requirements
  1. Have an existing Regions account.
  2. Refer a friend or family member using the link below and ensure they open a new account within 90 days.
  3. Within 60 days of opening the account, the person you referred must complete the following: 1) make at least 10 debit card purchases; 2) make a direct deposit of at least $300; and 3) enroll in eStatements.
  4. Bonus will be paid as a Rewards Card sent via mail within 120 days of all requirements being met.

8. Premier America Credit Union Smart Spending - $25 bonus

Available in California and Texas with the ability to open online, Premier America Credit Union is offering a $25 "Head Start" welcome bonus when you open a new Smart Spending account and set up direct deposit. We most recently saw PACU offer up $100 for the same requirements. May be worth holding out for a little while in case the old offer comes back.

Premier America Credit Union : Smart Spending

Bonus Amount
$25
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
CA, TX, AZ, NM, CO, PA, FL, OH, WV, DE, NJ, SC, NC, GA, KY, IN, MI, IL, MD, DC, WV, WI
Bonus Requirements
  1. Become a member of Premier America Credit Union and automatically setup a Smart Spending account.
  2. Within 45 days, make a recurring direct deposit into this account of at least $200.
Apply Now

at Premier America Credit Union

9. VyStar Credit Union Free Checking - up to $425 bonus

Open to residents in select Florida and Georgia counties, VyStar Credit Union is offering up to $425 in bonuses, the first $25 just to open the account. Setup direct deposit and use your debit card to earn an additional $150.

As an added bonus, you can earn $25 for referring friends, up to 10 friends ($250 total).

VyStar Credit Union : Free Checking

Bonus Amount
up to $425
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
FL, GA
Bonus Requirements
  1. Become a member of VyStar Credit Union and open a new free checking account (must mention bonus offer), earn $25.
  2. Within 90 days, establish a recurring direct deposit and complete 15 debit card transactions, earn $150
  3. Refer a friend and receive an additional $25, up to 10 times.
  4. Bonuses will be credited on or around 1 business day following completion of activity.
Apply Now

at VyStar Credit Union

Note: Don’t see an offer that piques your interest? You can use our tool to explore a full list of bank promotions

Personal Savings Bonuses in Georgia

Here are the current personal savings promotions available in GA:

1. Citi® Accelerate Savings - 4.45% APY

Citi offers a really competitive APY rate in their Citi® Accelerate Savings account, a high-yield savings product.

You can find slightly higher rates elsewhere, but nearly all of those will have balance limits. In other words, you'll earn a great rate on the first $15k, but then the rate drops considerably.

Citi, on the other hand, has no limit. So for those who have sizable savings they'd like to keep liquid, Citi® Accelerate Savings will often win out.

There's no opening deposit minimum or ongoing balance requirements, but do keep in mind that having a $0 balance for longer than 3 months could cause your account to be closed.

Citi® : Citi® Accelerate Savings

Bonus Amount
4.45% APY
Account Type
Personal Savings
Availability
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Citi® Accelerate Savings account using the link below.
  2. Transfer money from a different bank or an existing Citi account.
  3. Interest compounds daily and will be credited to your account each month.

Business Bonuses in Georgia

Here are the current business banking promotions available in GA:

1. Truist Business Checking - $400 bonus

Truist Bank is offering small business owners one of the easiest business checking account bonuses we've seen to date: $400 for depositing $1,500 into your new account. (Well, you'll also have to enroll and sign-in to online banking, but we don't really consider that as much of a hurdle...). This is up from $300 when it was most recently offered.

The Truist Simple Business Checking account has no monthly fee and comes with 50 free transactions each month – in other words, it's perfect for a small business just starting out. If your company has surpassed these thresholds, Truist offers their Dynamic Business Checking account. That one comes with higher limits, but does have a small (and avoidable) maintenance fee.

Keep in mind that you'll have 30 days to complete both requirements, and that your new account will need to remain open for 6 months in order to avoid forfeiting the bonus.

Truist Bank : Business Checking

Bonus Amount
$400
Account Type
Business Checking
Availability
AL, AR, GA, FL, IN, KY, MD, MS, NC, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, DC
Offer Expires
June 27, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Truist business checking account using the promo code SB24Q2BIZAFL.
  2. Within 30 days, deposit $1,500.
  3. During the same 30 days, enroll in online banking and log-in.
  4. Bonus will be credited to your new account within 4 weeks of meeting requirements.

2. First Horizon Bank Business Checking - up to $800 bonus

Available primarily in the SouthEast, First Horizon Bank is offering up to an $800 welcome bonus when you open a new business checking account and make deposits. This is a tiered offer, so the more you can deposit, the higher your potential bonus.

First Horizon Bank : Business Checking

Bonus Amount
up to $800
Account Type
Business Checking
Availability
AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, NY, SC, TX, TN, NC, VA
Offer Expires
June 30, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new BizEssentials Checking account.
  2. Within 15 days of the account opening, deposit at least $5,000 to earn $400 or $25,000 to earn the full $800.
  3. Maintain those minimum collected daily balance for the first 3 full statement cycles.
  4. Conduct 20 qualifying transactions within the first 3 full statement cycles.
  5. Bonus will be deposited within 10 business days after qualifying activities are met.
Apply Now

at First Horizon Bank

3. Regions Business Checking - $150 bonus

Available primarily in the Southeast, Regions is offering a $150 bonus when you refer a friend to open a new business checking account. What's even more? Your friend will also receive a $150 bonus.

Regions Bank : Business Checking

Bonus Amount
$150
Account Type
Business Checking
Availability
AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, SC, TN, TX
Bonus Requirements
  1. Have an existing Regions account.
  2. Refer a friend or family member using the link below and ensure they open a new account within 90 days with an opening deposit of at least $500.
  3. Within 60 days of opening the account, the person you referred must make at least one Visa Business CheckCard purchase and enroll in eStatements.
  4. Bonus will be paid as a Rewards Card sent via mail within 120 days of all requirements being met.

4. SouthState Bank Business Checking - $400 bonus

Available primarily in the SouthEast, SouthState Bank is offering a $400 welcome bonus when you open a new business checking account and complete qualifying activities. Don't worry, they're not egregious! You'll have your choice of making debit card purchases or ACH deposits.

This is a very easy bonus to earn, and we haven't seen a business bonus from SouthState before, so we'd recommend jumping on this if you're in the market.

What's more? SouthState regularly offers a $200 personal checking bonus as well so you can open up both and earn some solid cash!

SouthState Bank : Business Checking

Bonus Amount
$400
Account Type
Business Checking
Availability
AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, VA
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new business checking account from SouthState (they have 6 eligible accounts!) using promo code SB400.
  2. Within 90 calendar days, make 15 or more posted and cleared debit card purchases OR make at least $5,000 ACH credits to the account.
  3. Bonus will be paid within 2 business days of the completion of the 90 calendar day qualifying period.

Investing Bonuses

Here are the current investing promotions available in your area:

1. J.P. Morgan Self-Directed Investing - up to $700 bonus

Available nationwide with the ability to open online, J.P. Morgan Wealth Management is offering up to a $700 welcome bonus when you open a new Self-Directed Investing account with qualifying minimum funding.

This is tiered bonus, meaning that the more you deposit, the more you may be eligible to earn. New for this iteration, J.P. Morgan has introduced a lower tier at $5,000, down from the previous $25,000 entry point and raised the max bonus amount!

Here are all 4 tiers of this investing bonus:

New Money Added Bonus Amount
$5,000-$24,999 $50
$25,000-$99,999 $150
$100,000-$249,999 $325
$250,000+ $700

This is the highest offer that we've seen to-date from J.P. Morgan.

J.P. Morgan Wealth Management : Self-Directed Investing

Bonus Amount
up to $700
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Offer Expires
July 19, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a J.P. Morgan Self-Directed Investing account using the link below.
  2. Within 45 days, fund your account with qualifying new money; $5,000 - $24,999 = $50 bonus; $25,000 - $99,999 = $150 bonus; $100,000 - $249,999 = $325 bonus, $250,000 = $700 bonus.
  3. Your bonus amount will be determined on day 45.
  4. Maintain your new funds for 90 days (losses due to trading or market fluctuation will not be taken into account).
  5. Bonus will be received within 15 days.
  6. INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE PRODUCTS ARE: NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT FDIC INSURED • NO BANK GUARANTEE • MAY LOSE VALUE

2. E*TRADE Bank Brokerage - up to $4000 bonus

Payouts have increased again! E*Trade is now offering new investors up to $4,000 in bonus cash when you open and fund a new investing account. You'll only need $50 to earn the first tier bonus ($100)!

They've shuffled all the previous tiers and reinstated the tiers for those with 7+ figures to invest. If you're wanting to earn the full $4,000, you need at least $1.5M in investable assets.

This offer is available to both new and existing customers; however, different rules may apply, so be sure to check the disclosures at the link below.

E*TRADE Bank : Brokerage Account

Bonus Amount
up to $4000
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Offer Expires
May 31, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new eligible E*TRADE brokerage or retirement account using the link below with promocode PROMO24.
  2. During the first 60 days, fund your new account with new money as follows: $50 - $999, earn $100; $1,000 - $49,999, earn $150; $50,000-$99,999 earn $200; $100,000-$199,999 earn $300; $200,000-$499,999 earn $600; $500,000 - $999,999, earn $1,000; $1,000,000 - $1,499,999, earn $2,000; $1,500,000+ earn $4,000.
  3. If you deposit $200,000 or more, you will receive a cash credit within seven business days.
  4. If you have deposited at least $200,000 in your account, and you make subsequent deposits in that account to reach a higher tier, you will receive a second cash credit following the close of the 60-day window.
Apply Now

at E*TRADE Bank

3. Citi® Self Invest - up to $500 bonus

Available nationwide to new and existing customers, Citi is offering up to a $500 bonus when you add new-to-Citi funds to a Citi® Self Invest account.

As is typical with Citi promotions, this is a tiered offer: the more you add, the more you earn. You'll need to deposit at least $10,000 to earn a $100 reward, or at least $200,000 to receive the full $500.

You'll need to also maintain your funds through a date defined in the table below:

Month opened/new funds addedFunding periodMaintain Funds Through
March 2024through 04/30/2024 05/31/2024
April 2024through 05/31/2024 06/30/2024
May 2024through 06/30/2024 07/31/2024
June 2024through 07/31/2024 08/31/2024

Citi® : Citi® Self Invest

Bonus Amount
up to $500
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Offer Expires
June 30, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Citi® Self Invest account or add new-to-Citi funds to an existing account.
  2. Opt-in to eDelivery of statements and confirmations.
  3. Bonus will be tiered based on the total amount added: $10,000 to earn $100; $50,000 to earn $200; $200,000 to earn the full $500.
  4. Maintain the New-To-Citi funds in your account through the “maintain funds” deadline as outlined in the chart.
  5. Bonus will be credited on the last day of the 3rd month following the “maintain funds” period.

4. Citi® Personal Wealth Management - $5000 bonus

Earn up to $5,000 when you open or enroll a new or existing eligible Personal Wealth Management account with new-to-Citi funds.

This is a tiered bonus based on how much you deposit and maintain for the first 3 months. They've up the reward amounts for their upper tiers this go around.

There are 5 levels, starting with a $500 bonus for deposits $50,000 - $199,999 and going up to $5,000 for $2,000,000+.

Citi® : Personal Wealth Management

Bonus Amount
$5000
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Offer Expires
June 30, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Contact Citi to open or enroll a new or existing eligible Citi Personal Wealth Management account
  2. Fund the Citi Personal Wealth Management account with New-to-Citi Funds within 2 months of account opening (deposit $50,000 for a $500 bonus, $200,000 for a $1,000 bonus, $500,000 for a $2,000 bonus, $1,000,000 for a $3,000 bonus and $2,000,000+ for the $5,000 bonus)
  3. Enroll into e-delivery of statements within 2 months of account opening.
  4. Maintain the new funding through the end of the next month (or 3 months after the month of account enrollment).

5. TD Bank Automated Investing - up to $750 bonus

TD is getting in the robo-advisor game and offering up to $750 when you open a new TD Automated Investing account. This is a tiered bonus where you can earn more depending on how much money you can invest.

TD Bank : Automated Investing

Bonus Amount
up to $750
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Offer Expires
July 31, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new TD Automated Investing account with at least $1,000.
  2. Within 30 days, fund your new account as follows: $1,000 - $4,999, earn $50; $5,000 - $24,999, earn $150; $25,000 - $49,999, earn $250; $50,000 – $74,999, earn $450; $75,000+, earn $750.
  3. Maintain a minimum balance of $1,000 for 90 calendar days after your TD Automated Investing account is approved.
  4. Bonus will be credited to your new TD Automated Investing account within 15 calendar days of meeting eligible offer requirements

6. M1 Invest - up to $500 bonus

Available nationwide with the ability to open online, and back for 2024, M1 Finance is offering up to a $500 welcome bonus when you open a new investment account and make an initial deposit. This is a tiered bonus, the more you deposit, the more you can earn.

M1 Finance : M1 Invest

Bonus Amount
up to $500
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Offer Expires
December 31, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new M1 Invest account.
  2. Within 14 days, make cumulative initial deposits totaling at least $10,000.
  3. Maintain that balance for six months to earn your bonus, as follows: $10,000-$29,999 earn $75; $30,000-$49,999 earn $150; $50,000-$99,999 earn $250; $100,000+ earn $500.
  4. Bonus will payout on the last day of the sixth month after the New User Sign-up Date

7. Robinhood Investing - Free stock (up to $200) bonus

Robinhood is a commission-free stock trading platform that's had mixed headlines in the news (GME, what?). But Robinhood is a popular choice – particularly among beginner investors – due to their sleek, easy-to-use app.

This is a program that many investment apps now offer, but Robinhood pioneered: sign up and get a free stock. The stock has a 98% chance of being worth $5-$10, so this isn't an amazing bonus, but it's something for almost nothing (you don't even need to fund your account). The stock will hit your account within a week, and is tradeable 2 days after that.

Robinhood : Investing Account

Bonus Amount
Free stock (up to $200)
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Robinhood investing account using the link below.
  2. Link your bank account.
  3. Stock bonus will be credited to the enrolled account within approximately one week.

8. SoFi Invest - up to $10000 bonus

SoFi is offering customers a cash bonus to move your portfolio over to SoFi. The bonus is tiered, and you'll need to transfer $5 million in assets to earn the full $10,000 (steep!), but the bonus starts at $100 for transferring $5,000.

Keep in mind that although SoFi will pay out the bonus within 14 business days of the end of the promo period, they'll claw it back if you withdraw those funds within 180 days. They'll even refund up to $75 in ACAT fees from your other brokerage!

SoFi : Sofi Invest

Bonus Amount
up to $10000
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new SoFi Invest account using the link below (or be an existing user).
  2. Before the promotion's expiration date, transfer investments from another brokerage firm: $5,000 to earn $100, $25,000 to earn $200, $100,000 to earn $500, $250,000 to earn $750, $500,000 to earn $1,000, $1,000,000 to earn $2,500, $2,000,000 to earn $5,000 or $5,000,000+ to earn $10,000.
  3. Bonuses will be paid within 14 days of the last day of the month in which the transferred assets settled in your SoFi Invest account.

9. Acorns Invest - $20 bonus

Acorns is offering BankBonus.com users a $20 welcome bonus when you open a new Invest account. You just need to open the account from the link below and fund it with $5 to earn the reward.

What's more? They've been running amazing referral bonuses. So, sign up for a new account and then share your referral link with friends and family, and you could be pocketing up to $1,000+ each week!

Acorns : Acorns Invest

Bonus Amount
$20
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Acorns Invest account using the link below.
  2. Fund account with at least $5.

10. Fidelity Personal - $100 bonus

Fidelity is offering a super easy $100 bonus to customers who open a new Fidelity Account®, Cash Management Account, or a Roth or traditional IRA.

To earn the bonus, you'll just need to fund the new account with $50. Then, 10 days later, your account will be $100 richer.

Keep in mind that the fine print says that you'll need to maintain the bonus award in the account for at least 90 days, otherwise you could forfeit it.

Fidelity Investments : Personal Account

Bonus Amount
$100
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new eligible account using the promo code FIDELITY100.
  2. Within 15 days, deposit $50.
  3. Bonus will be deposited directly to the eligible account within 10 calendar days after the qualification period.

11. Tradestation Brokerage - up to $3500 bonus

Tradestation is offering investors up to $3,500 in bonus cash when you add new funds to a new or existing investing account. You only need $5,000 to earn the first tier bonus ($150), and up to $5M to earn the full $3,500. It's worth noting each of the tiers are considerably higher this time around than when it was previously offered.

Tradestation : Brokerage Account

Bonus Amount
up to $3500
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Bonus Requirements
  1. Enroll an existing account or open a new account using promo code TSTVAGFD at the url below.
  2. Within 45 days, fund your account.
  3. To receive $150 bonus, fund with $5,000- $24,999; To receive $300 bonus, fund with $25,000- $99,999; To receive $500 bonus, fund with $100,000-$249,999; To receive $1,000 bonus, fund with $250,000-$499,999; To receive $2,000 bonus, fund with $500,000-$999,999; To receive $3,500 bonus, fund with $1,000,000+.
  4. Bonus will be deposited into the account the month following the end of the 270-calendar day holding period.
Apply Now

at Tradestation

12. Bank of America Merrill Edge Self-Directed - up to $600 bonus

Available nationwide with the ability to open online, Bank of America's Merrill Edge is offering up to a $600 welcome bonus when you open a new Merrill Edge Self-Directed account and make an initial deposit.

What's more? There's also a $1,000 Merrill Edge bonus for those enrolled in Bank of America's Preferred Rewards program. The lower tiers are also bumped as well.

We only list the most popular tiers; however, here's a complete list of tiers you can ask for:

  • $20,000 to $49,999 – $100
  • $50,000 to $99,999 – $150
  • $100,000 to $199,999 – $250
  • $200,000 to $299,999 – $600
  • $300,000 to $499,999 – $1,000
  • $500,000 to $999,999 – $1,500
  • $1,000,000 or more – $2,500
  • $2,000,000 or more – $3,500
  • $5,000,000 or more – $5,000
  • $10,000,000 or more – $7,500

Bank of America : Merrill Edge Self-Directed

Bonus Amount
up to $600
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Self-Directed Trading account from Merrill Edge using promo code "600ME".
  2. Within 45 days, fund your account with new money from outside Bank of America. To earn a $100 bonus, deposit $20,000-$49,999; To earn a $150 bonus, deposit $49,999-$99,999; To earn a $250 bonus, deposit $100,000-$199,999; To earn a $600 bonus, deposit $200,000 - $299,999.
  3. Maintain that balance for at least 90 days.
  4. Bonus will be deposited within two weeks following the end of the 90 day period.
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at Bank of America

13. Charles Schwab Schwab One® - up to $1000 bonus

If you're not currently a Schwab customer, you can open any investment account and earn a referral bonus based on your net deposit within 45 days. This includes retail brokerage accounts, individual retirement accounts, or the managed portfolios like Schwab Intelligent Portfolios®.

Keep in mind that the link above is only for details – you will need to open the account through a referral link from an existing Schwab customer in order to qualify for the promo.

This is a tiered bonus, the more you deposit, the more you can earn.

  • Tier 1 | Balance Maintained: $25,000 - $49,999: $100 Bonus
  • Tier 2 | Balance Maintained: $50,000 - $99,999: $300 Bonus
  • Tier 3 | Balance Maintained: $100,000 - $499,999: $500 Bonus
  • Tier 4 | Balance Maintained: $500,000+: $1,000 Bonus

Charles Schwab : Schwab One®

Bonus Amount
up to $1000
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new account using a referral link from an existing member.
  2. Within 45 days, make a qualifying net deposit between $25,000 - $500,000+ in cash or securities, earning the reward that correlates with that tier ($100-$1,000).
  3. The net deposit amount at the end of 45 day period will be used to calculate your bonus tier.
  4. Bonus will be paid into your account about a week after the 45-day period.

14. Fidelity Youth - $50 bonus

Fidelity is offering a $50 welcome bonus to teens who open a new Youth account. These accounts are one-stop shops for saving, spending and investing. They'll earn 5¢ every time they use their debit card, can automate their savings, invest in US stocks and Fidelity mutual funds – and parents can oversee it all, getting notified of their teen's trades and transactions.

A parent or guardian needs to first have their own Fidelity brokerage account in order to open the youth account for their teen, but if you're new to Fidelity, you can not only open both accounts at the same time, but you'll also earn $100 bonus yourself once you fund your new account.

Fidelity Investments : Fidelity Youth Account

Bonus Amount
$50
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Bonus Requirements
  1. Parent or guardian opens the Fidelity Youth Account on behalf of their teen.
  2. Teen activates their new account by downloading the app, creating a login, and agreeing to the T&C.
  3. Bonus will be deposited within 3-5 business days.

15. SoFi SoFi - $15 bonus

SoFi is offering a $15 welcome bonus for you and a friend when you refer someone to open a new SoFi account. This bonus is available across most of their products, including: SoFi Money, SoFi Invest, SoFi Loans and a SoFi credit card. You can receive up to $75 total. This isn't exactly the highest bonus we've seen from them, so you'll have to decide if now is the right time or to hold out for something a little more enticing.

It's important to note too that each program has its own set of rules, each of which is outlined on their referral website linked below.

SoFi : SoFi Account

Bonus Amount
$15
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Bonus Requirements
  1. Download the app using the link below.
  2. Refer a friend (or be referred) using your specific referral link for a particular SoFi product.
  3. Follow the program rules highlighted on the website.
  4. Bonus will automatically be applied to your SoFi account(s).

16. Charles Schwab Schwab One® - $101 bonus

Charles Schwab has a bonus targeting new or entry-level investors in what they call the Schwab Starter Kit™, but new customers of all comfort levels can qualify. When you open a new account for this promo, Schwab will invest your bonus in fractional shares or "slices" of the top stocks by market cap in the S&P 500. Schwab recently upped this bonus from $50 at its previous level. It's a great way to start investing!

Charles Schwab : Schwab One®

Bonus Amount
$101
Account Type
Investment
Availability
Nationwide
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Schwab One account at the url below or open a new taxable investment account using promo code "SCHWABSTARTERKIT".
  2. Within 30 days, Fund your account with a minimum of $50.
  3. Once funded, Schwab will deposit $101 in your account to purchase your stock slices at approximately 6:00 pm Eastern Time the next trading day.
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at Charles Schwab

Georgia Banking Statistics

There’s no shortage of banks and credit unions in Georgia, according to data from the FDIC and CUNA.

Georgia had 143 banks in 2023, while the FDIC reported it had 147 banks in 2022. By comparison, there are 80 state credit unions, with 2.25 million members.

When it comes to market share, banks dominate, as they do in most states. According to CUNA, banks control 91.9% of deposits made in the Peach State. Out-of-state banks account for 62.8% of the state’s bank deposits, a number that has steadily climbed over the last couple of decades.

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