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2.64% 6-Month CD & Other Competitive Rates at American First National Bank in Texas

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American First National Bank has a CD promotion with a 2.64% APY for terms of 6, 9 and 12 months. Minimum deposit is $1,500. There's also a Jumbo CD rate of 2.75% APY for the same terms. Minimum deposit is $100,000. An even better deal is available for their IRA CD which has a 3.50% APY for terms of 12 and 18 months. These rates are listed at the promotions page as of 5/12/09.

There's also a good savings account deal listed in their savings account page. It's the VIP Savings Account and it has a 3.25% APY as of 5/12/09. Minimum opening balance is $10,000. On the down side, only 6 withdrawals per quarter are allowed. There are no limit for deposits. There's a rate guarantee period, but unfortunately, it appears I found this too late. The guarantee period ended on 4/30/09. Now the rate is subject to change.

Since this is an Asian-American bank, I thought they may offer an installment savings account. And sure enough, they do. At the bottom of their savings account page, they describe the Installment CD for terms of 1, 2 and 3 years. They don't list the rates. If you find out the rates, please leave a comment.

It appears a branch visit is required to open accounts. Branches are located in Houston, Dallas and their suburbs.

The bank has decent ratings for safety and soundness: 3.5 stars (good) at BauerFinancial and 4 stars (sound) at Bankrate.com. Both ratings are based on 12/31/08 financial data. The bank has been FDIC insured since 1998 (FDIC Certificate # 34656).

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