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3.10% 24-Month CD & Other CD and Money Market Deals at AnchorBank in WI

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Update 5/09/09: The CD rates have fallen. Please check the bank's website for the latest rates.

AnchorBank continues to offer competitive rates on its CD specials. One is a 2.70% APY 13-month CD. Minimum deposit is $5,000. The other is a special 3.10% APY 2-year CD. Minimum deposit is $10,000. The rate is 3.00% APY for a $500 minimum. These rates are listed in the bank's CD rate table as of 5/03/09. Note, it requires you to enter a Wisconsin zip code. I'm not sure if rates vary by zip code.

The 2-year CD is called the Collector's Addition CD. It allows deposits of $100 or more anytime prior to maturity. However, the disclosure states that the interest rate may vary if you use the option of depositing into the account. Also, they reserve the right to refuse deposits.

There's also a good deal on a 7-month CD that the bank calls Seven Month Rising Rate CD. The interest rate is 2.30% APY for the 7-month period as of 5/03/09. At the end of the 7 months, you can opt out or automatically opt up to a guaranteed higher interest rate for the next six months. Currently that rate is 2.70%. So if you keep the CD for 13 months, the rate is 2.50% APY.

These rates are down since my March post on this bank, but the rates remain competitive.

Money Market Account with 2.10% APY through 10/01/09

There's also a money market account special with a 2.10% APY guaranteed to 10/01/2009 on balances of at least $25,000. For balances under $25,000 but over $10,000, the rate falls to 0.72%. The rate goes way down to 0.10% for balances under $10,000. Maximum deposit is $250,000.

A branch visit appears to be required to open an account. Branches are located throughout Wisconsin including the cities of Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee.

AnchorBank's ratings for safety and soundness are a little weak: 2 stars (problematic) at BauerFinancial and 1 star (lowest) at Bankrate.com. Both ratings are based on 12/31/08 financial data. The bank has been FDIC insured since 1938 (FDIC Certificate # 29979).

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Comment #1 by Anonymous posted on
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I would caution against depositing at this institution. This Bank was one of the riskier Banks during the real estate development boom, and as such are seeing their share of deliquencies. Not to mention a plummeting of their stock price (ABCW).

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