Adding to its money-management services, iCanBuy.com said that teen and kid members
can earn 6 percent interest in online checking accounts set up at Security First Network Bank, a member of the
Royal Financial Group.
In addition, with a minimum deposit of $100, members will receive a $30
credit good toward purchases at iCanBuy.com’s partners.
“Security First Network Bank is the perfect partner to help iCanBuy teach
teens and kids to manage money wisely,” said Paul Herman, iCanBuy.com’s chief
executive officer. “Not only are they the No. 1-ranked Internet bank, but
they are also creating innovative products that are redefining online
“Consumer enthusiasm for SFNB’s recent 6 percent interest checking is
indicative of a shift in the consumer mindset toward online banking,” said
Eric W. Hartz, president of SFNB. The program has been available through the
bank since April.
“By enlisting iCanBuy.com, we provide the ideal forum for
teens, kids and their parents to leverage the Internet to learn about
managing their finances and using the net,” Hartz said.
Teens and kids can get an SFNB account by becoming iCanBuy.com members and
creating a joint checking account along with a parent.
SFNB has made available its savings account services to iCanBuy.com members
since the site’s launch in March. This 6 percent interest rate will last until
April 15, 2000, at which time it will return to a comparatively competitive