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Per the site:
Get up to $240 with a 3% Cash Bonus Checking Offer when you open a new HSBC Advance checking account and complete the following qualifying activities.
- Open your new HSBC Advance checking account online by March 31, 2021; and
- Set up Qualifying Direct Deposits into your new HSBC Advance checking account; and then
- Enjoy 3% Cash Bonus, up to $240, on Qualifying Direct Deposits up to $40 per month, during the first 6 calendar months after account opening
You will automatically receive the 3% Cash Bonus in your new HSBC Advance checking account approximately eight weeks after completing that month’s qualifying activities.
Deposit products are offered in the U.S. by HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Member FDIC.
This is one of the best bonuses out there for this tier. If you got at least $1,333 in cash coming in per month, go for it. If not, there is also a $200 Welcome Deposit offer on the page if you can get to $500 in direct deposits per month.
Even though there is a big monthly fee, you will inherently avoid it by attempting to get the bonus. Any direct deposit per month waives the $25 fee.
A note - the account opening process for HSBC is reported to be more involved than the average bank account. Expect to get a "pending" status after applying online, and you will likely be asked to verify information over the phone or by email. Still - very worth the trouble for such a generous bonus.
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Direct deposit - Amount | Frequency
Yes - $1,333 | 6
Savings requirement | time
How to avoid monthly fees
$5,000 in combined U.S. consumer and qualifying commercial U.S. Dollar deposit and investment accounts OR a recurring direct deposit from a third party to an HSBC Advance checking account OR an HSBC US residential mortgage loan.
Wait for reward (expected)
Leave account open
Other fine print
Customers who held any HSBC consumer deposit or investment account from January 7, 2018 through and including January 7, 2021 are not eligible for this offer. All qualifying activities must be completed within the stated time frames in order to be eligible for 3% Cash Bonus. To be eligible for the offer, your HSBC Premier checking account must be open without being changed to a product with lower balance requirements, and in good standing at the time of fulfillment.