No Minimum Balance
Apply online. If approved, fund your account and start growing your savings.
No Monthly Service Charges
And no charges for deposits or transfers into your High Yield Savings account.
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Available in eligible markets. For more information, see our detailed Consumer Schedule of Service Charges and Fees »
Tell us about yourself
- You'll need a social security number and a government issued photo ID
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You must be a U.S. Citizen
- We'll ask you to answer a few easy questions
If approved, fund your account
Manage your High Yield Savings account with our digital banking tools.
Keep your savings growing with transfers into your High Yield Savings account from any external or PNC checking account.
Automatic savings plans.
Set up automatic transfers to your High Yield Savings account to add funds automatically.
Mobile check deposit.
Make deposits when and where you want using our mobile app.
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What’s a High Yield Savings Account?
The PNC High Yield SavingsSM account is a savings account available in select markets offering competitive rates on all balances.
What is the PNC High Yield Savings Rate Based Upon?
The rate is variable. Interest rates are determined using numerous factors, some of which include (but are not limited to): value to customers, economic and interest rate environment, and the competition. PNC evaluates and sets rates on a continuous basis as factors change over time. The minimum balance to earn interest on your High Yield Savings account is $1.00.
What Do I Need to Apply?
In addition to basic name and address information, you'll need:
- Your Social Security Number
- A government issued photo ID – a driver's license, state-issued ID,
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You must be a U.S. citizen
- A credit card or debit card OR your online banking credentials if you want to fund from an existing bank account
Important Information About Procedures for Opening a New Account
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each customer that opens an account. What this means for you: when you open an account, we will ask you your name, address, date of birth and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying information.
How Do I Initially Fund My High Yield Savings Account?
During the application process, you will be presented with two options to fund your account as you complete your application. Additionally, you may choose to open the account and fund it later. These options are detailed below:
- Transfer funds, up to $50,000 (you can add additional funds later) from any checking or savings account. You will need the routing and account numbers. You will enter this information during the application process.
- You may also initially fund a PNC High Yield Savings account up to $2,000 using a debit or credit card. You will need your card number, expiration date and the security code, and will enter this information during the application process.
- During the application process, you may elect to fund the account later by setting up Direct Deposit, transfering funds if enrolled in online banking or using mobile deposit with our PNC Mobile Banking app.
When you open a new High Yield Savings account through PNC Online Banking, we will place an initial hold on the account for a period that will not exceed 5 business days, beginning with the business day on which your online application is completed (or next business day if application is completed on a non-business day). Deposits made during this period will not be available during this period for any purpose. When the initial hold is removed from your account, funds from your deposits, including deposits made during the initial hold period, will be available according to the other provisions of the Consumer Funds Availability Policy within the Account Agreement for Personal Checking, Savings and Money Market Accounts.
How Do I Make On-Going Deposits Into My Account?
Deposits Into the Account
Once you've opened your account, you may deposit or transfer additional funds into your PNC High Yield Savings account in the following ways:
- Online Banking: Enroll in online banking and set up your new PNC High Yield Savings account and schedule automatic deposits and transfer funds from a PNC account or from another bank. You can also check balances and set up alerts. You will need your Social Security Number (SSN), Online Access PIN and PNC account number to complete the set-up process. Get started or sign in »
- Mobile Banking: Deposit checks or access your account on-the-go by downloading the PNC Mobile App to your mobile device. For more information and to find the app that's right for you, check out our Mobile Apps Directory. Or learn how to deposit checks by watching this video »
- Send a Wire: To set up an incoming wire transfer you will need your account number and routing number. PNC Bank Routing Number: 043000096
- Bank by Mail: The mailing address is below. Be sure to sign the check(s) you are depositing and include a note with the deposit account information (account name, account number).
P.O. Box 8108
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8101
Is There a Penalty for Closing my High Yield Savings Account?
If you close your account within 180 days of opening, a $25 fee will be charged to your account.
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Important Legal Disclosures & Information
Annual Percentage Yield (APY) accurate as of 11/13/2018. The minimum balance to earn interest on your High Yield Savings account is $1.00. We may refuse or return any deposit amount causing the combined balance of all of your PNC High Yield Savings accounts to exceed $5,000,000 (including any jointly owned, or in the case of an account owned by a living trust, jointly managed accounts).
Rates and APYs may vary and may change after account opening. Fees may reduce earnings. Available in eligible markets. Business accounts not eligible.
The amount of deposit insurance available on deposits at an insured institution depends on a number of factors, including but not limited to, ownership types and other accounts a depositor has at an institution. For more information, visit www.fdic.gov.
When you use your credit card to fund this savings account, your credit card issuer may charge a transaction fee and the cash advance interest rate on the advance amount when it posts to your credit card account.
PNC does not charge a fee for Mobile Banking. However, third party message and data rates may apply. These include fees your wireless carrier may charge you for data usage and text messaging services. Check with your wireless carrier for details regarding your specific wireless plan and any data usage or text messaging charges that may apply. Also, a supported mobile device is needed to use the Mobile Banking App. Mobile Deposit is a feature of PNC Mobile Banking. Use of the Mobile Deposit feature requires a supported camera-equipped device and you must download a PNC mobile banking app. Eligible PNC Bank account and PNC Bank Online Banking required. Certain other restrictions apply. See the mobile banking terms and conditions in the PNC Online Banking Service Agreement.
Accounts remaining unfunded for a period of 60 days may be closed. Initial deposit is limited to $50,000. A $25 fee will be charged to accounts closed within 180 days of opening.
A fee may be charged for a staff assisted statement request.
When you open a new High Yield Savings account through PNC Online Banking, we will place an initial hold on the account for a period that will not exceed 5 business days, beginning with the business day on which your online application is completed (or next business day if application completed on a non-business day). Deposits made during this period will not be available during this period for any purpose. When the initial hold is removed from your account, funds from your deposits, including deposits made during the initial hold period, will be available according to the other provisions of the Consumer Funds Availability Policy within the Account Agreement for Personal Checking, Savings and Money Market Accounts.
Online Banking is free to customers with an eligible account; however there may be a fee for certain optional services. We reserve the right to decline or revoke access to Online Banking or any of its services. All online banking services are subject to and conditional upon adherence to the terms and conditions of the PNC Online Banking Service Agreement.
Please be advised all funds transfers are subject to your financial institution’s rules and regulations governing your accounts such as savings, custodial, IRA, loan or margin accounts. PNC Bank is not liable or responsible for any costs or losses incurred as a result of the funds transfer requests from and to such submitted by you.
A federal regulation prohibits you from making more than a total of 6 transfers each month to other accounts from a savings or money market account (including transfers to another account for overdraft protection) or to third parties each month by check, through point-of sale purchase transactions with a banking card, by pre-authorized or automatic agreements, telephone, or online. See your account agreement for more information. Other limits may apply to your account. Excessive transactions may result in changing your Savings or Money Market account to a Standard Checking account and will be subject to the features and fees as described in the Consumer Schedule of Service Charges and Fees in effect at that time.
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