November 17, 2009 13:00 ET Makes Finding the Nation's Highest-Yielding Checking Accounts Even Easier

New Features Announced for Free, High-Yield Checking Account Search Engine

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) -, a revolutionary search engine that offers users the ability to find, compare, and open a free, high-interest checking account in minutes, announced today a set of new tools that now makes it even easier for consumers to find the right account for them.

The enhanced search tools enable consumers to choose from a comprehensive list of high-interest checking accounts and see a side-by-side comparison of three accounts and the community banks and credit unions that offer them. In addition, the site includes a calculator that estimates annual returns for the entire list of available checking accounts based on the user's average balance and ATM usage. also features a "Switch Kit," video tutorials, and a learning center to make it effortless for accountholders to switch from the big fee, high minimum balance megabanks to an account where they stop paying and start earning the interest they deserve.

"Consumers are quickly realizing that the only things megabanks are offering in the way of checking accounts these days are high fees and low interest," says Gabe Krajicek, CEO of BancVue. " makes it easier than ever for consumers to find and open the kind of checking account they can brag about." has experienced dramatic growth since its launch in June of 2008, largely due to its increasing popularity among dissatisfied megabank consumers. The site, in addition to directing users to free checking accounts with exceptionally high rates of interest, many considerably more than the average CD, represents community banking institutions renowned for their personalized service and focus on the accountholder. To help make searching for these accounts and institutions quick and easy,'s comprehensive set of tools allows users to search by rate, estimated annual return, state, and zip code, then open and fund an account online in 7 minutes or less. No trips to any branch are required and all accounts are insured by the FDIC, NCUA, or ASI.

Accountholders that meet a few simple monthly qualifications receive unparalleled benefits, including an exceptionally high rate of interest, nationwide ATM fee refunds, no minimum balance, no monthly fees, and free online banking. Even if an accountholder doesn't meet the qualifications in a given month, there's no penalty and the account is still free. Plus, the accountholder is eligible the following month to receive the high interest and nationwide ATM fee refunds.

"Simply meeting a few easy monthly qualifications actually saves an accountholder's community bank or credit union money," says Krajicek. "In return, these institutions pay those savings back in high interest and nationwide ATM fee refunds. No megabank would ever consider such a consumer-friendly relationship." is a joint venture between BancVue and its sister company FIRST ROI.

About BancVue

BancVue is the leading provider of innovative products, marketing, and consulting solutions to community financial institutions nationwide. Serving over 600 community banks and credit unions around the country, BancVue's solutions allow these institutions to compete and win in the war against the megabanks and direct banks. Community financial institutions benefit from the development and implementation of BancVue's innovative products, including Kasasa, a national brand of superior products that gives community financial institutions the marketing scale they need to compete with the megabanks, and REALChecking®, a system of innovative products, superior marketing, and data-driven consulting. For more information on BancVue, visit


FIRST ROI is a full-service marketing firm exclusively focused on helping community financial institutions win the war against the megabanks and direct banks by providing online and offline marketing strategy and execution. Serving more than 550 community financial institutions, FIRST ROI is best known for its FIRSTBranch and CheckingFinder offerings that fortify community financial institutions with everything necessary to profitably acquire online accounts from e-commerce-driven website development and comprehensive online marketing programs to an advanced lead management system. FIRST ROI is a partner of BancVue, the leading provider of innovative software, marketing, and consulting solutions to community financial institutions nationwide. For more information on FIRST ROI, visit