Originally Posted by UA Fan
Ever since WaMu got purchased, I have been on the lookout for another bank to get higher interest rates. Citi's savings a/c gives 3%, but I would like to know if Citi usually gives such rates or if this is a recent offer due to their poor situation?
IMHO, a general rule has been the bigger the bank the worse the savings rates. And, I believe this has applied to Citi in the past. However, they are now a little better due to the changing situation.
If you want the highest rates check fatwallet.com or your local newspaper if you live in a big city. I have noticed numerous rates in the L.A. Times for rates higher than on the net if you go into a local branch. Or, try a local credit union.