Update 12/05/09: Rates have changed. Please check the bank's website for the latest rates.
Security Savings Bank has a competitive 17-month CD and IRA CD special with a 2.47% APY. Their 7-month special is not quite as competitive with a 1.77% APY. Minimum deposit is $500. These rates are listed in the bank's rate table as of 7/30/09.
I contacted the bank today, and I was told that they can open a CD even for those out of state. They prefer that you call to open the account (1-800-323-8958) They'll need a signature card along with a copy of your ID. This can be done by mail or by fax. Update 12/15/09: Security Savings Bank no longer offers CDs to customers outside their local market.
Branches are located in the Kansas City Metro area, and in the Kansas cities of Wichita, McPherson and Salina. The bank has been FDIC insured since 1957 (FDIC Certificate # 30898).
The bank'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 3/31/09 financial data. The bank has been a FDIC member since 1957 (FDIC Certificate # 30898).
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