Published on: April 20, 2023

Savings account launched by Apple

Savings account launched by Apple

why in news? Apple launched a savings account linked with its Apple Card, which will offer a high annual percentage yield (APY) of 4.15 per cent.

Highlights :

  • The tech giant has tied up with Goldman Sachs to offer the savings account. It will need no fee, no minimum deposits, and no minimum balance requirements.
  • The feature to set up the account can be found in the Apple Wallet app.

What is this savings account?

  • once the users set up Goldman Sachs account, all the Daily Cash they earn on their Apple Card will be deposited into it, and earn interest.
  • ‘Daily Cash’ is earned when the Apple Card is used to buy something. There’s no limit to how much Daily Cash one can get.”
  • If a user does not want the Daily Cash to go into this account, they can change the destination. They can also add more money to it.
  • “To build on their savings even further, users can deposit additional funds into their Savings account through a linked bank account, or from their Apple Cash balance.

Goal  : is to build tools that help users lead healthier financial lives, and building Savings into Apple Card in Wallet enables them to spend, send, and save Daily Cash directly and seamlessly — all from one place.

How to withdraw money from this account?

  • Users will also have access to an easy-to-use Savings dashboard in Wallet, where they can conveniently track their account balance and interest earned over time.
  • Users can also withdraw funds at any time through the Savings dashboard by transferring them to a linked bank account or to their Apple Cash card, with no fees.

What is the significance of Apple’s move?

  • Apple is offering an APY of 4.15 per cent on its savings account, which is quite high and can pose competition to other banks. According to Apple’s own press release, its rate is “more than 10 times the national average” in the US.