Update 10/10/2009: The 2.50% 18-month CD special is no longer listed on the bank's front page. Please check with the bank for the latest specials.
Centrue Bank is offering a special 18-month CD with a 2.50% APY. Minimum deposit is $5,000. It's also available as an IRA CD. This special is listed on the bottom right of the bank's front page as of 9/27/09.
It appears a branch visit is required to open an account. Branches are located several cities throughout Illinois and in St. Louis, Missouri.
The bank's ratings for safety and soundness are fair: 3 stars (adequate) at BauerFinancial (based on 6/30/09 data) and 3 stars (performing) at Bankrate.com (based on 3/31/09 data). The bank has been a FDIC member since 1934 (FDIC Certificate # 3744).
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