New free checking account with 2.5% APY DC Metropolitan area only
I recently opened an interest checking account at Industrial Bank in Washington, D.C. It's called Kasasa free checking and you get 2.5 % APY on up to $15,000. This was better than what I was getting with any online savings so i signed up.
The requirements are
1. 12 debit card swipes a month ( these can be of any price, I buy small snacks 12x a month)
2. Enrollment in online banking
3. Enrollment in e statements.
*After $15,000 its .25% APY
Here is a link to check them out.