Yes, I used ‘Direct’ three times in the title. Many people have wanted to link their new Emigrant Direct account with their existing Capital One 360 accounts. However up until recently, unless you used your Capital One 360 account as your initial funding account, you couldn’t do this, as both required checks to link additional accounts. But thanks to a new check-less linking feature, it has been done! I got this idea from Consumerism Commentary.
First, log in at ingdirect.com, and click on the link about Externally Link Accounts. Then click on the Add Link button. You’ll need to know the name of your bank, the routing number, and the account number. For Emigrant, the name is Emigrant Savings Bank, and the routing number for Emigrant is 226070319. They’ll then send two small deposits to your Emigrant Direct account (free 43 cents for me!) which show up in a couple days and you confirm them again back at ING. I just confirmed my deposits and they’re all linked up. I’ll also send a couple bucks back and forth to amuse/assure myself, but I think it’s a go.
By Jonathan Ping | Banking | 9/16/05, 11:58pm