Best Bank Promotions in Minnesota (May 2024)

Looking to open a new bank account in The North Star State? Before you do, take a look at the top bank promotions in Minnesota below.

Our team is constantly researching new account promotions to provide you with all of the best options from banks and credit unions in your area.

Take a look at our list of the best bank bonuses in Minnesota to see the requirements for each offer and learn how to apply.

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 Minnesota

Here are the current personal checking promotions available in MN:

1. U.S. Bank Smartly® Checking - up to $700 bonus

U.S. Bank is offering up to a $700 bonus for opening a new U.S. Bank Smartly® Checking and Standard Savings account. This is back towards the high end of bonuses we've seen from U.S. Bank. This is a multipart bonus, meaning the more activities you complete, the more you can earn.

The direct deposit threshold for the checking bonus is somewhat steep, at a minimum $3,000 to earn a checking bonus, but if you have the income, this is an easy bonus. You'll have 90 days to reach this target, but keep in mind that unlike some banks that let you hit the bonus in a single transaction, U.S. Bank requires at least two direct deposits to qualify for this promotion.

The second part of the bonus is for opening a Standard Savings account and maintaining a minimum balance. They've lowered the minimum balance requirements down to $15,000 this go around.

U.S. Bank : U.S. Bank Smartly® Checking

Bonus Amount
up to $700
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
AZ, AR, CA, CO, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, NC, ND, OH, OR, SD, TN, UT, WA, WI, WY
Offer Expires
June 27, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Earn up to $700 when you open a new U.S. Bank Smartly® Checking account and a Standard Savings account and complete qualifying activities. Subject to certain terms and limitations. Offer valid through June 27, 2024. Member FDIC.
  2. U.S. Bank Smartly® Checking bonus (up to $500): Within 90 days, enroll in online banking or the U.S. Bank Mobile App AND Make two or more direct deposit(s) totaling $3,000 - $4,999.99 to earn $100, $5,000 to $9,999.99 to earn $300 or $10,000 or more to earn $500
  3. U.S. Bank Standard Savings bonus (up to $200): Open a Standard Savings account and make new money deposit(s) totaling $15,000 or more by July 17, 2024 AND Maintain that balance until October 31, 2024 to earn up to $200
  4. Offer may not be available if you live outside of the U.S. Bank footprint or are not an existing client of U.S. Bank or State Farm.

2. BMO Personal Checking - $350 bonus

BMO is giving you 3 months to accumulate $4,000 in direct deposits to earn a $350 welcome bonus for opening a new BMO Smart Advantage Checking or BMO Smart Money Checking account. This is higher than recent versions and on par with previous versions.

What's even better? They're also offering a $5/month kicker if you save regularly.

It's now available nationally, so now's a good time to open an account online and grab that cash.

BMO : Personal Checking

Bonus Amount
$350
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
Nationwide
Offer Expires
September 9, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new BMO Smart Advantage Checking or BMO Smart Money Checking account using the link below.
  2. Within 90 days, have a total of $4,000 in qualifying direct deposits.
  3. Bonus is credited directly to your checking account approximately 100 days after account opening.
  4. Conditions apply. BMO Bank N.A. Member FDIC

3. Old National Bank Personal Checking - up to $450 bonus

Available to residents in Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota and Michigan, Old National Bank is offering a $450 welcome bonus when you open a new Everyday or Preferred Checking account and set up direct deposit. The total direct deposit requirement amount to earn the highest bonus is a little steep at $10,000; however, if you can swing it, it's a solid deal. Have a lower direct deposit? You can complete 2 direct deposits of $2,000 instead.

Old National Bank : Personal Checking

Bonus Amount
up to $450
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
IN, KY, MN, MI
Offer Expires
May 31, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open an ONB Preferred Checking account with a minimum deposit of $50.
  2. Within the first 90 days, complete at least 2 qualifying ACH direct deposits totaling $2,000 or more to earn $200 or that total $10,000+ to earn $450.
  3. Within the same 90 day period, enroll and log into consumer online or mobile banking.
  4. Keep the account open a minimum of 120 days.
Apply Now

at Old National Bank

4. Altra Personal Checking - $150 bonus

If you are an employee or immediate family member w/employee ​badge or student at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and aren't already a member, check out this super easy bonus. Using the promo code provided, open a new A+ Checking or A+ Platinum Checking, then make 10 purchases using your new debit card. That's it!

Altra Federal Credit Union : Personal Checking

Bonus Amount
$150
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
MN
Offer Expires
May 31, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new A+ Checking or A+ Platinum Checking using the promo code SMU_A+150.
  2. Within 30 days, make ten debit card purchases.
  3. Bonus will be deposited into your new checking account within 30 business days of meeting the requirements.

5. Altra Personal Checking - $150 bonus

If you are a Rochester Public School District Employee or immediate family member w/employee badge or student and aren't already a member, check out this super easy bonus. Using the promo code provided, open a new A+ Checking or A+ Platinum Checking, then make 10 purchases using your new debit card. That's it!

Altra Federal Credit Union : Personal Checking

Bonus Amount
$150
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
CO, MN, NJ, TN, TX, WI
Offer Expires
May 31, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new A+ Checking or A+ Platinum Checking using the promo code RPSD_A+150.
  2. Within 30 days, make ten debit card purchases.
  3. Bonus will be deposited into your new checking account within 30 business days of meeting the requirements.

6. Huntington Perks Checking - $400 bonus

Huntington is offering a welcome bonus to those opening new personal checking accounts. This one offers $400 for any deposit into their Perks Checking account. Previously they required at least $1,000 to qualify.

This account comes with a monthly fee unless you meet the requirements to waive it. You'll also want to note that while there is no minimum opening deposit for the account itself.

Huntington National Bank : Perks Checking

Bonus Amount
$400
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
CO, IL, IN, KY, OH, MI, MN, PA, SD, WI, WV
Offer Expires
June 7, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Huntington Perks Checking account using the link below.
  2. Within 90 days, make a qualifying direct deposit.
  3. Keep your account open for 90 days.
  4. Bonus will be deposited to your new account within 14 days of meeting the requirements.

7. Huntington Platinum Perks Checking - $600 bonus

Huntington is offering a couple of welcome bonuses to customers opening new personal checking accounts. This promotion offers $600 for a $25,000 deposit into their premium Platinum Perks Checking account.

They're also running a similar deal for new Perks Checking accountholders, which is their middle-tier personal checking product. That one offers $400 for a direct deposit, in case you don't have the cash to meet this promotion's terms.

Huntington National Bank : Platinum Perks Checking

Bonus Amount
$600
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
CO, IL, IN, KY, OH, MI, MN, PA, SD, WI, WV
Offer Expires
June 7, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Huntington Platinum Perks Checking account using the link below.
  2. Within 90 days, make deposits totaling $25,000.
  3. Keep your account open for 90 days.
  4. Bonus will be deposited to your new account within 14 days of meeting the requirements.

8. Associated Bank Associated Checking - up to $600 bonus

Associated Bank is back with their personal checking bonus but this time offering a much higher payout. The requirements remain the same: direct deposits totaling $500 plus maintaining a minimum balance.

The offer is tiered so that the more you maintain, the more you earn, with $10,000 earning the full $600. Fortunately, all accounts titled to the primary account holder count toward this balance, including CDs, savings, MMA, and IRAs – so you don't even have to tie up your funds in a checking account to qualify.

Associated Bank : Associated Checking Account

Bonus Amount
up to $600
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI
Offer Expires
June 30, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new personal checking account using the link below.
  2. Within 90 days, receive direct deposits totaling $500.
  3. Within 30 days of opening the account, deposit $1,000 to earn $300, $5,000 to earn $400, or $10,000 to earn $600.
  4. Maintain the balance from days 31-90.
  5. Bonus will be credited to your account within 120 days of opening the account.
Apply Now

at Associated Bank

9. Blaze Credit Union Personal Checking - $150 bonus

If you're located in Minnesota or Wisconsin, check out this bonus from Blaze Credit Union (formerly Spire and HiWay Credit Unions).

All you have to do is open a free checking account, and then within the first 2 months, set up automatic payments or direct deposit of any amount, and complete 6 debit card purchases to earn a $150 bonus.

What's interesting about this offer is that Spire CU will pay out the bonus as soon as the account is opened. Of course, you'll still need to meet the requirements and keep the account open for at least 6 months to avoid the cash being clawed back.

Blaze Credit Union : Personal Checking

Bonus Amount
$150
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
MN, WI
Offer Expires
June 30, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a Blaze Free Checking account.
  2. Within 60 days, set up an automatic payment or direct deposit.
  3. Within the same 60 days, make 6 debit card purchases.
  4. Keep the account open for at least 6 months.
  5. Bonus will be credited to your account immediately after opening, but you'll need to complete the requirements to retain the bonus.
Apply Now

at Blaze Credit Union

10. PNC Virtual Wallet Pro - $200 bonus

Don't live in a state where PNC has a branch? No worries, PNC is offering a $200 bonus when you open a Virtual Wallet Checking Pro account, which is only available to customers outside their in-branch footprint. Just complete the direct deposit requirements within 60 days. If you're in any one of the following states, this bonus is for you: AK, AR, CT, HI, ID, IA, KS, LA, ME, MA, MN, MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, ND, OK, OR, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, WA, WY.

PNC Bank : Virtual Wallet Pro

Bonus Amount
$200
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
AK, AR, CT, HI, ID, IA, KS, LA, ME, MA, MN, MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, ND, OK, OR, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, WA, WY
Offer Expires
July 1, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Reside in a state that doesn't have a PNC branch.
  2. Open an account using the link below.
  3. Within 60 days, complete direct deposits totaling $2,000.
  4. Bonus will be deposited within 60-90 days after all conditions are met.

11. BMO Relationship Checking - $500 bonus

BMO is giving you 3 months to accumulate $7,500 in direct deposits to earn a $500 welcome bonus for opening a new Relationship checking account. This is more than when it was recently available and it's now available nationally, so that's a plus.

What's even better? They're also offering a $5/month kicker if you save regularly.

BMO : Relationship Checking

Bonus Amount
$500
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
Nationwide
Offer Expires
September 9, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Relationship Checking account using the link below.
  2. Within 90 days, have a total of $7,500 in qualifying direct deposits.
  3. Bonus is paid approximately 100 days after account opening.
  4. Conditions apply. BMO Bank N.A. Member FDIC

12. Trustone Financial Personal Checking - up to $150 bonus

Trustone Financial is offering up to a $150 welcome bonus when you open a new checking account and set up direct deposit. It's back to the lower bonus version that they've previously offered. The requirements are relatively easy to meet and it's available even for student accounts (assuming you're at least 16). This is a tiered bonus, so the more you can deposit, the more you can earn!

Trustone Financial Credit Union : Personal Checking

Bonus Amount
up to $150
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
MN, WI
Offer Expires
December 31, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new personal checking account.
  2. Within 45 days, complete total direct deposits of $500 or more, earn $100.
  3. Within the same 45 days, enroll in eStatements, earn $50
  4. Bonuses will be deposited within 60 days of account opening.
Apply Now

at Trustone Financial

13. Expedition Credit Union Rewards Checking - $200 bonus

Available in Minnesota (or Nationwide via a donation to the Expedition Foundation), Expedition Credit Union is offering a $200 welcome bonus when you open a new personal checking account and set up direct deposit. What's even more? If you opt for the Cash Back Checking account, you can earn up to $10 in cash back per month on debit card purchases.

Expedition Credit Union : Rewards Checking

Bonus Amount
$200
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
Nationwide
Offer Expires
December 31, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Rewards Checking Account (either Cash Back Checking or High Yield Checking)
  2. Within 90 days, complete 2 or more direct deposits totaling $600
  3. Keep the account open for 6 months
  4. Bonus will be deposited into the Rewards Checking Account within 30 days after meeting the deposit requirement.
Apply Now

at Expedition Credit Union

14. Trustone Financial Personal Checking - $50 bonus

Earn $50 for you and your friend from Trustone Financial when they open a new Value, Premium or TruRate Checking account and use the debit card. What's even more? The referred member can stack this offer with their checking account bonus to earn a total of $150.

Trustone Financial Credit Union : Personal Checking

Bonus Amount
$50
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
MN, WI
Bonus Requirements
  1. Be a member of Trustone Financial Credit Union.
  2. Refer a friend using the link below.
  3. New member must bring coupon to a branch location, qualify for membership and open a new Value, Premium or TruRate Checking account.
  4. Within 45 days, the referred member must make 5 debit card transactions and enroll in eStatements.
  5. Bonus will be deposited within 60 days.

15. Frontier Personal Checking - $50 bonus

Available to new customers within Frontier's midwest footprint, Frontier is offering a $50 bonus when you refer a friend or family member to open a new personal checking account. There doesn't appear to be any additional requirements as long as they mention your name.

Frontier Bank : Personal Checking

Bonus Amount
$50
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
IA, MN, SD, NE, ND
Bonus Requirements
  1. Applicant needs to mention your name at time of account opening.
  2. Bonus will be deposited within 30 days.

16. Associated Healthcare Credit Union Personal Checking - $250 bonus

Available to qualifying Minnesota residents with the ability to open online, Associated Healthcare Credit Union is offering a $250 welcome bonus when you open a new healthy rewards checking account and set up direct deposit. This is more than double the amount when it was last offered! You'll need both a direct deposit and debit card spending to complete this bonus, which also are needed to qualify for the rewards on their checking accounts.

Associated Healthcare Credit Union : Personal Checking

Bonus Amount
$250
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
MN
Bonus Requirements
  1. Be an existing AHCU member without a checking account or become a new member.
  2. Open a new healthy rewards checking account with promo code "Web2023".
  3. Within 60 days of account opening, make at least $500 in direct deposits and make at least 15 debit card purchases of at least $5 each.
  4. Within the same 60 days also be enrolled in eStatements and online banking.
  5. Bonus will be paid by the 10th day of the following month after completion of the criteria.
Apply Now

at Associated Healthcare Credit Union

17. Frontier Personal Checking - $200 bonus

If you live in one of the qualified states, Frontier Bank is offering $200 to open a new checking account. The requirements are relatively easy, and you can open the account online.

Note: Offer can be found on the homepage and details listed at the bottom of the page listed below.

Frontier Bank : Personal Checking Account

Bonus Amount
$200
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
IA, MN, SD, NE, ND
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new BIG DEAL® Cash or Cash Back account using the link below.
  2. Sign up for e-Statements.
  3. Within 60 days, have 12 debit card transactions post and settle.
  4. Within the same 60 days, receive at least 1 direct deposit.
  5. Bonus will be deposited into your account within 70 days of account opening.

18. St. Paul Federal Credit Union Simply Checking - up to $125 bonus

Available to eligible Minnesota residents, St. Paul Federal Credit Union is offering up to $125 for you AND a friend when you refer them and they complete certain requirements. To start, you'll each receive $25 just for them joining and signing up for an account. The remaining $100 is awarded to you both after they use their debit card 20 times, complete direct deposits and enroll in eBanking/eStatements.

St. Paul Federal Credit Union : Simply Checking

Bonus Amount
up to $125
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
MN
Bonus Requirements
  1. Refer a new member to St. Paul Federal Credit Union.
  2. Within 60 days of referral, ensure they open at least a Savings account and an Simply Checking Account.
  3. On the review date (6 months later) your friend must have had an active account, defined as follows: 1) been enrolled in eStatements, 2) accesses eBanking or mobile Banking at least once a month, 3) makes direct deposits of at least $500 each month, 4) uses their debit card at least 15 times per month.

19. Altra A+ - $100 bonus

Altra Federal Credit Union is offering $100 when you open an A+ Checking or A+ Platinum account.

Both accounts are free and the bonus amount is the same regardless of which you choose. A+ Platinum earns a higher APY and has a few extra perks, but the direct deposit requirement is slightly higher at $250 required versus $50 for A+ Checking.

Altra Federal Credit Union : A+ Account

Bonus Amount
$100
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
MN, WI, TN, TX
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open an A+ Checking or A+ Platinum account using the promo code A+100.
  2. Within 30 days, make a direct deposit of at least $50 into your A+ Checking account or of at least $250 into your A+ Platinum account.
  3. Bonus will be deposited into your new account within 30 days of the qualifying direct deposit.

20. Minnesota Bank & Trust Free Checking - $150 bonus

Available to Minnesota residents with the ability to open online, Minnesota Bank & Trust is offering a $300 bonus when you open a new free checking account and connect your direct deposit.

Minnesota Bank & Trust : Free Checking

Bonus Amount
$150
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
MN
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Free Checking account.
  2. Within 90 days, receive two direct deposits of $300 or more.
  3. Bonus will be paid within 5 business days of completing the requirements.
Apply Now

at Minnesota Bank & Trust

21. Unity One Credit Union Best Free Checking - up to $200 bonus

Available to those in select counties of Texas, Minnesota and Kansas, Unity One Credit Union is offering up to a $200 welcome bonus when you open a new Best Free Checking account and set up direct deposit. This is a tiered bonus, the higher your direct deposit, the more you can earn.

Unity One Credit Union : Best Free Checking

Bonus Amount
up to $200
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
TX, MN, KS
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Best Free Checking account.
  2. Within 45 days, make recurring direct deposits as follows: $1,000 or more earns $100; $2,500+ earns $200.
  3. Bonus will be delivered within 90 days from account opening.
Apply Now

at Unity One Credit Union

22. Minnesota Bank & Trust Platinum Checking - $200 bonus

Minnesota Bank & Trust is offering a $200 welcome bonus when you open a new Platinum Checking account. To earn the bonus, you'll have 90 days to accumulate $5,000 in direct deposits.

Keep in mind that the Platinum Checking account has a monthly fee that can be waived, but if you can't meet the balance requirement to do so, you should factor that into the ROI of this promo.

Minnesota Bank & Trust : Platinum Checking

Bonus Amount
$200
Account Type
Personal Checking
Availability
MN
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Platinum Checking account using the link below.
  2. Within 90 days, receiving direct deposits totaling $5,000.
  3. Bonus will be credited to your new checking account within 5 business days of meeting the requirements.
Apply Now

at Minnesota Bank & Trust

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 Minnesota

Here are the current personal savings promotions available in MN:

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.

2. BMO Savings Builder - up to $60 bonus

$5 extra each month just for putting money into my own savings account? OKAY. BMO Harris Bank is offering a total of $60 (5 bucks a month for a maximum of 12 months) as a savings-incentive bonus if you open a new Savings Builder account.

Pro tip: maximize your bonus by also taking advantage of either of the personal checking account welcome bonuses they're offering.

BMO : Savings Builder

Bonus Amount
up to $60
Account Type
Personal Savings
Availability
Nationwide
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new Savings Builder account using the link below.
  2. Earn an extra $5 for every month you deposit at least $200 into the account, for up to 12 months.

Business Bonuses in Minnesota

Here are the current business banking promotions available in MN:

1. BMO Business Checking - up to $750 bonus

Now available nationwide, BMO Harris is offering up to a $750 welcome bonus when you open a new business checking account and meet the minimum balance requirements. This is a tiered bonus, the higher the balance, the more you can earn. It's worth noting that this bonus is higher than a recent one offered for similar tiers.

What's more? This time around they added a new higher tier for businesses with higher balances.

BMO : Business Checking

Bonus Amount
up to $750
Account Type
Business Checking
Availability
Nationwide
Offer Expires
September 9, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Open a new BMO Harris business account online or in branch using the link below.
  2. On day 120, have an average collected balance of at least $4,000 to be eligible to earn $300 at least $25,000 to be eligible for $750.
  3. Within the first 120 days, complete 10 qualifying transactions. (any combination of: ACH credits or debits, online bill payments, mobile deposits, wire transfers or debit card POS purchase transactions).
  4. Bonus will be deposited into the new checking account within 14 days of meeting the promotion requirements, approximately Day 130.

2. Associated Bank Business Checking - up to $750 bonus

Available in quite a few midwestern states, Associated Bank is offering up to a $750 welcome bonus when you open a new business checking account and deposit new money. The business account you open will determine what the max bonus amount you'll be eligible for.

What's even more? You can stack this offer with their personal checking account bonuses to earn a lot more!

Associated Bank : Business Checking

Bonus Amount
up to $750
Account Type
Business Checking
Availability
IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI
Offer Expires
December 31, 2024
Bonus Requirements
  1. Be a new business checking customer and open a new business checking account.
  2. Open a Business Foundation Checking® account and deposit $2,000 in new money within 30 days, earn a $100 bonus; Open a Business Core Checking® account and deposit $5,000 in new money, earn a $400 bonus; Open a Business Advanced Checking® account and deposit $20,000 in new money, earn $750
  3. Maintain the minimum balance between days 31 to 90.
  4. Bonus will be deposited into the new Associated Bank business checking account within 120 days of account opening.
  5. Keep the account open for at least 12 months
Apply Now

at Associated Bank

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.
Apply Now

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.
Apply Now

at Charles Schwab

Minnesota Banking Statistics

Want to know more about the banking landscape in Minnesota?

Using data from the latest state reports from the FDIC and the Credit Union National Association, we pulled together a few key stats on Minnesota’s banks and credit unions:

  • Number of banks: 251
  • Number of state credit unions: 87
  • Credit union memberships: 2.15 million
  • Deposit market share: 90.2% banks; 9.8% credit unions
  • Largest deposit market: Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington

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