July 13, 2011
Patrick, they still have a $100 bonus for signing up for the Thrive chequing account with payroll direct deposit (for existing customers too). This is still a great deal, link below:
October 15, 2009
MSL, I know that feeling of being burnt. I have been with ING Direct for about 15 years now (I joined about 1 year after all the hype).
However, they have been making a lot of exclusive offers for new customers for ages now. One of the first ones that I remember was the "get $25 when you open a new account".
Do you want to enjoy a good laugh? I am currently earning 1.5% interest with ING Direct (until I transfer it out to Hubert), but my kids' savings accounts in ING are earning 2%! I am having a hard time wrapping my head around ING's logic.
-yeah, it looks like ING gives good $$$ for new clients. as your have said, "exclusive for new customers" [sigh] and unfortunately for me, i am not aware of this when i first sign up back early 2011. no $25 or $100. just a chance to join in their $25,000 draw. which i did not win. then i also wrote them a letter [self stamped as per their instruction] asking about the winners list and i never receive any list from them. so yeah, im not saying im dumping my ING account. it's just that i am not going to continue my payroll direct deposit with them anymore.
July 13, 2011