High-Yield Savings Premier

Grow your savings faster

Earn 5.36% APY with a Western Alliance Bank High-Yield Savings Premier account

Boost your savings with an online high-yield savings account (HYSA)

Take advantage of today's rates and earn 5.36% APY on your entire account balance – that’s more than 10 times the national average2. With the Western Alliance Bank High-Yield Savings Premier account, you can enjoy FDIC insurance and no fees3 while earning a much higher return on your money. Open with as little as $500.

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Benefits Beyond APY

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FDIC Insured

Your savings account will be FDIC insured up to the maximum limits allowed by law

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Low Minimum

Open a new account with as little as $500

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No Fees

Zero account activity or maintenance fees

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Enhanced security by connecting one external account where money can be moved to and from

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Open your account online in five minutes or less

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Top Ranked

Among the top U.S. banks of 2022 and 2023 by influential sources from American Banker and Bank Director

High-Yield Savings Premier

More than 10x the national average APY

With rates that are more than 10x the national average APY, your money simply grows faster with Western Alliance Bank. 

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About Western Alliance Bank

Top Savings with a Top-performing Bank

$70B in assets

With more than $70 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is one of the the country's top-performing banking companies. 

Top Rated

Ranked among the top U.S. banks in 2022 and 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. 


A robust data protection & information security program to: 

  • Protect accounts
  • Secure funds
  • Highest level of security protects all data

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Getting Started is Simple


Open your account online in five minutes or less


Apply at any time with a computer or mobile device


Fund your new account by linking your existing checking account

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Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a high-yield savings account?

    A high-yield savings account (HYSA) is a type of savings account that pays a higher than average interest rate on deposits.

    With Western Alliance Bank, your account allows unlimited transactions and doesn't have fees.

    Are my savings deposits secure and FDIC insured?

    The Western Alliance Bank High-Yield Savings Premier is available at a $250,000 maximum per single deposit account holder. Please visit www.fdic.gov for current deposit insurance limits. Your deposits are insured by the FDIC up to the maximum limits allowed by law. Western Alliance Bank employs a robust data protection and information security program to protect your account, keep your money secure and ensure that all data is protected with the highest level of security.

    What do I need to open an account?

    To open a High-Yield Savings Premier account with Western Alliance Bank, you need to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be 18 years or older. Please have the following information available when you begin your application:

    1. Social Security Number

    2. Current U.S. residential address (P.O. Box is not accepted)

    3. Valid email address

    4. Mobile number with SMS capabilities

    5. Existing checking or savings account login information

    6. Open with $500 to fund your new High-Yield Savings Premier account

    How do I fund my account or move money?

    When opening your High-Yield Savings Premier account, you will link it to an existing checking or savings account from another bank. You may fund your High-Yield Savings Premier account from the linked account through online account transfers.4 Only one linked account is allowed. Checks and wires are not accepted.

    How do I withdraw from my account?

    You can withdraw from your High-Yield Savings Premier account by logging in to your portal and transferring the funds back into your linked account.

    How often is interest compounded?

    The interest for the High-Yield Savings Premier account accrues daily and compounds and is paid to you monthly. Interest begins the business day funds are received. Closed accounts may forfeit unearned interest.

    Will I get a debit card or checks with this account?

    No, the High-Yield Savings Premier account does not include a debit card or checks.

    Ready to Get Started?

    Open a High-Yield Savings Premier account in minutes. It’s safe and easy to apply online.

    1.  5.36% annual percentage yield (APY) is accurate as of 1/17/2024 and subject to change at the Bank’s discretion. Minimum deposit required to open an account is $500 and a minimum balance of $0.01 is required to earn the advertised APY.
    2.  Accurate as of the time of publication. The national average rate referenced is from the FDIC’s published National Rates and Rate Caps for Savings deposit products, accurate as of 6/17/2024. See the FDIC website for more information.
    3.  No account activity or maintenance fees.
    4.  Funds received by ACH transfer initiated from the designated linked account to your account will generally be available five (5) business days for withdrawal after you initiate the ACH transfer.

    Please refer to the account disclosures provided when you open an account for additional information.