A branch visit is required to open the accounts. The reader who emailed me news of this special said that it requires a visit to their new main branch at 2502 196th St SW; Lynnwood, WA. However, the CSR said that it may also be available at the other branches. If you're interested in this CD and if another branch is closer, I recommend calling that branch to confirm availability. In addition to Lynnwood, branches are located in Kenmore and Mill Creek.
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 1995 (FDIC Certificate # 34022).
Thanks to the reader who emailed me news of this CD special.
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