EverBank Yield Pledge MMA Tops Savings

EverBank's Yield Pledge Money Market Account is currently yielding a first year APY of 1.51%, soundly beating the national average for money market rates by nearly 75%. The 1.51% APY does, however, come with a few strings attached.

To begin with, rate is actually 1.26% APY but it comes with a 3 month promotional rate of 2.25% APY which averages out to 1.51% over the course of 12 months. As of now the second year will feature the 1.26% APY but keep in mind this is a variable interest rate that is subject to change at anytime, which means it could potentially go up or down.

Secondly, although the minimum balance required for this account is $1,500 you will have to maintain a minimum balance of at least $5,000 to avoid the monthly fee of $8.95. So if you were to simply open this account with the minimum balance requirements your accrued interest would be completely wiped away with fees (and them some).

Unless you can maintain a $5,000 monthly balance this account is not worth it. However, if you generally keep a large amount of money in your liquid savings accounts then this account will provide you with one of the top FDIC insured money market yields on the market.