It's not the best 9-month certificate of deposit rate, but at 5.25% APY it is competitive. Also, for those who have an ING CD that is about to mature, ING Direct offers an extra 0.10% bonus for renewal. ING Direct's CDs have some nice features. First, like its savings and checking accounts, there is no minimum deposit. Also, once you have a savings or checking account, the CD is very easy to open and to close. It all can be done online within a couple of minutes.
For more information on ING Direct's new checking account, please refer to this post, and for more information on the Orange Savings Account and the $25 refer-a-friend bonus, please refer to this post.