Jacksonville, Fla. – (February 2004) – Forbes Magazine has awarded EverBank with it's "Best Of The Web" designation for online banking for the Winter 2003 edition. This is the fourth consecutive time that EverBank has been awarded this prestigious distinction by Forbes. Of nearly 10,000 financial institutions in the U.S. today, EverBank is one of only five banks so recognized with this award.
Forbes said of EverBank, "EverBank ... offers all the basic banking services you'd expect."
* "A cost effective way to hedge the dollar's fall: open a World Currency account and invest in CDs denominated in foreign currencies."
* "You can also trade stocks here for $20 (up to 2,000 shares), as well as buy and sell bonds through Evertrade brokerage."
* "Your deposits will earn 2.5% interest for the first three months, then it goes down but EverBank pledges to keep it in the top 5% of savings yields in the country. You can pay all of your bills for free, track your expenses, apply for a mortgage or a credit card."
* "The knowledgeable live help really does answer your phone call."
"Forbes is a powerful, respected leader in financial services where consumers, business people and investors look for advice. Being recognized as 'Best of the Web' for the fourth time, is a great honor and a tribute to the EverBank team. This award reflects EverBank's commitment to being a leader in the national direct banking business," said Robert Clements, EverBank's Chairman and CEO.
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