Save money effortlessly.
With a high-yield Varo Savings Account, you’ll earn interest you really notice.
Save and earn more
Save and earn money easily and automatically with a high-yield Varo Savings Account.
- Automatic savings tools let you save money without thinking
- There’s no minimum balance required to open an account
- Start earning 0.40% APY*, and then earn up to 2.80% APY* if you meet these requirements each qualifying period**
- Make at least five qualifying Varo Bank Visa® Debit Card purchases AND
- Receive qualifying total direct deposits of $1,000 or more
Your bank should help you save
A Varo Savings Account does just that with one of the highest APYs in the nation.
APY is a percentage rate that shows the total amount of interest paid on an account. It’s based on the account’s interest rate and how often the balance compounds for a 365-day period.
Whatever the balance, still no monthly fees.
There’s no minimum balance requirement to open a Varo Savings Account, and you start earning high-interest with your first deposit. Plus, a Varo Savings Account has no fees.
We’ll automatically save for you
Automatic savings tools transfer money from your Varo Bank Account to your Varo Savings Account.
Save Your Pay takes a percentage of your Varo Bank Account direct deposits and automatically transfers it to your Savings Account (you choose the percentage).
Save Your Change rounds up every transaction to the nearest dollar and transfers that amount from your Varo Bank Account to your Savings Account.
Get a Varo Bank Account today!
Can I open a savings account online?
Yes! Creating a savings account online can be an easy, positive step toward reaching your short-term or long-term financial goals. Opening a Varo Savings Account is simple — just download the app, answer a few quick questions to open a Varo Bank Account and optional Varo Savings Account, and quickly receive an application decision. Deposit at least $0.01 into your Savings Account to start earning above-average interest. Your money is protected and accessible instantly!
What is the minimum balance for an online savings account?
Unlike some traditional banks, there is no minimum balance required for a Varo Savings Account. You need just $0.01 to start earning interest with your online savings account. Plus, you can grow your balance over time without even thinking using our automatic savings tools, Save Your Change and Save Your Pay. Now you can practice smart ways to save without interrupting your daily life.
Are high-yield savings accounts FDIC safe?
Your money is safe with Varo. All money in your Varo Savings Account is insured through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for at least $250,000 by Varo Bank, N.A. The FDIC insures both the deposits you make within your high-yield savings account and any interest you earn.
What’s the difference between an online savings and checking account?
The main difference between an online savings account and checking account is how you plan to use the money. A checking account is typically used for everyday transactions and easier access to your money, while a savings account is basically an investment account that earns interest on a balance that grows over time. A savings account is better for building up emergency funds and working toward larger financial goals. You can have both with Varo with no monthly fees — best of both worlds.