Thanks to everyone who let me know about this. I just confirmed with Emigrant Direct that as of about a week ago, they are no longer allowing you to make transfers between their savings account and other external accounts other than the “official” linked checking accounts. Some people are reporting that this only applies to withdrawals, and not deposits. Supposedly, they will be sending out letters about this. Um, why not send them out beforehand?!
This definitely hurts the flexibility of this account, but puts it in line with some other banks like E-Loan. Of course, the stated issue is “security”. But why can I still do these transfers with my other checking and savings accounts from huge banks like Bank of America, Washington Mutual, and Citibank? Anyways, please be warned if you have any transfers like Treasury Bill ladders scheduled.