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High-Yield Savings Account Rates Today: March 29, 2024

by Tunae

Rates on savings accounts are rising. You can now earn 5.84% or higher on your savings.

Shopping for an account where you can park some cash? Here’s a look at some of the best savings rates you can find today.

Related: Compare the Best High-Yield Online Savings Accounts

Type Highest Rate Average APY
Savings (Minimum $2,500 Deposit)
Savings (Minimum $10,000 Deposit)
Savings (Minimum $25,000 Deposit)
Source: Curinos. Data accurate as of March 28, 2024.


Traditional Savings Account Rates Today

Traditional savings accounts, called “statement savings accounts” within the banking industry, are notorious for paying puny interest rates. That’s starting to change, thanks to the Fed’s campaign of interest rate hikes to combat inflation.

Today’s highest rate on a standard savings account with a $2,500 minimum deposit requirement is 5.84%, according to data from Curinos. If you land a basic savings account with a rate in that ballpark, you’ve found a good deal. One week ago, the best yield also was 5.84%.

Today’s average APY for a traditional savings account is 0.23%, Curinos says. That’s the same as a week ago. APY, or annual percentage yield, reflects the actual return your account will earn in a year. It includes compound interest, which is interest that builds on the interest already in your account.

High-Yield Savings Account Rates Today

High-yield savings accounts generally pay substantially higher interest than conventional savings accounts. But the catch is you may have to meet tough requirements set by the bank or credit union. Often, that means making a large deposit to open the account.

On high-yield accounts requiring a minimum deposit of $10,000, today’s best interest rate is 5.35%. That’s unchanged from one week ago.

The average APY for those accounts is now 0.24% APY, about the same as a week ago.

On high-yield savings accounts with a minimum opening deposit of $25,000, the highest rate offered today is 4.97%. You’ll be in good shape if you can nail down an account offering a rate close to 4.97%. Last week at this time, the best rate was a similar 4.97%.

The current average is 0.25% APY for a high-yield account with a $25,000 minimum deposit. That’s below last week’s 0.25%.

How Often Do Savings Account Interest Rates Change?

Interest rates on savings accounts typically fluctuate in response as other rates change throughout the economy. Savings rates are primarily influenced by the Federal Reserve’s rate moves, and the central bank has recently been raising its benchmark federal funds rate in an attempt to get inflation under control.

But while financial institutions are usually quick to raise credit card rates and other borrowing costs as the Fed raises rates, they tend to stall when it comes to increasing interest rates on savings. Rates on savings accounts have been rising little by little, and that’s likely to continue throughout 2023.

How High Can Savings Rates Go?

That’s tough to say—it depends on the path of inflation and the overall economy.

The highest interest rates in recent history were seen in the early 1980s when the Fed hiked the federal funds rate to over 19%. That was in response to record-breaking inflation that had prices rising at a rate of over 14% annually.

In the early 1980s, the average five-year CD paid almost 12%, compared to less than 2% today, according to Bankrate data. Savings rates eventually fell as inflation cooled and the federal funds rate was brought back down.


Curinos determines the average rates for savings accounts by focusing on those intended for personal use. Certain types of savings accounts—such as relationship-based accounts and accounts designed for youths, seniors and students—are not considered in the calculation.

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