I have been searching high and wide for a business checking account that offered both a physical presence nearby and decent interest rates. That is looking increasingly unlikely, but I did find nBank, a bank online which offers a Business Money Market account that allows limited check-writing and currently pays a healthy 4.52% APY with a $3,500 minimum. The rates also look to remain high as it is based on the 3-month T-Bill rate.
Of course, it may be too good to be true. Although nBank is FDIC insured, Bankrate.com gives it a ‘weak’ Safe & Sound rating of only 1 star (the lowest possible), and this memorandum details how it is both losing money and has “questionable asset quality”. Yeesh.