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Ready To Close On A Home? Be Sure To Check If Your Bank Offers This Key FeatureWochit Postables
Traditional brick and mortar banks are notorious for offering absolutely pitiful interest rates for savings accounts. That's led to a boom in business for higher-yield online savings accounts. According to Business Insider, online bank accounts and their associated apps are generally convenient, secure, and hassle-free. However, be warned: Many online banks do not offer outgoing wire transfers. They may offer paper checks, but those can take days to arrive. So if you're about to close on a home, be sure to ask what your lender's requirements are for transferring your downpayment and closing costs. If they insist on a wire transfer, then give yourself time to transfer your money to a bank account that will do it for you.