Answering my own question after talking to rep: E-Access account is eligible, however it does require $500 per month in Direct Deposit. (Hopefully ING will still work for DD) The promo code worked over the phone in Missouri (make sure to mention it to them). CSR said bonus should post within a few days of the direct deposit.
ahmadcpa said: Caution: Not FDIC insured...may lose value.
Fifth Third Bank provides access to investments and investment services through various subsidiaries, including Fifth Third Securities. Fifth Third Securities is the trade name used by Fifth Third Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and registered investment advisor registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Securities and investments offered through Fifth Third Securities, Inc., and insurance products:...
Checking Information & Disclosures: "Direct deposit transactions are limited to: payroll, Social Security, pension, and government benefits." Probably won't work for me anyway since the closest branch is 300 miles away (in PA).
USrules said: Checking Information & Disclosures: "Direct deposit transactions are limited to: payroll, Social Security, pension, and government benefits." Probably won't work for me anyway since the closest branch is 300 miles away (in PA).
Opened an account over the phone using the MA code listed in the OP. Never received a postcard.
In addition to all other term & conditions posted previously in this thread, the phone rep advised that the account needs to remain open for 90 days, otherwise the $200 bonus will be taken away upon account closing. Forgot to ask if the accounts are FDIC Insured, but Fifth Third's web-site states on their home page that they're an FDIC member (see lower right-hand corner of main site). Previously in this thread, "invetsment" accounts were listed as not having FDIC coverage. A checking account is not an "investment" account, so hopefully it's FDIC insured.
I used the code that OP posted and I successfully set up a new checking account (basic 'eaccess' option) over the phone. Thanks, Op! PS> I live in Midwest and have a bank a few blocks down, so it was a no-brainer for me.
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