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2.05% 12-Month CD & 2.15% 18-Month CD at Premier Bank in Chicago - Local Only


Premier Bank
Update 1/3/10: The rates of the CD specials have dropped. Please check the bank's website for the latest rates.

Premier Bank is offering two competitive CD and IRA specials: 2.05% APY for 12 months and 2.15% APY for 18 months. Minimum deposit is $5,000. These specials are listed in the bank's rate sheet as of 12/01/09. The rate sheet link is located on the front page in the piggy bank image on the right.

My last post on this bank was about one year ago when they had a 4.40% 13-month CD special. You can see how much rates have declined in the last year. That old special ended around December 10th, so hopefully, this new one has some time left.

It appears a branch visit is required to open an account. Branches are located in Chicago and Wilmette, Illinois.

Premier Bank's financial ratings for soundness are fair: 3 stars (adequate) at BauerFinancial and 3 stars (performing) at Both ratings are based on 6/30/09 data. The bank has been a FDIC member since 2000 (FDIC Certificate # 35419).

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Comment #1 by Anonymous posted on
These rates seem to have vanished, and the current rates are no longer competitive.

Comment #2 by Banking Guy (anonymous) posted on
Banking Guy
Yes, these CD special rates are now below 2%. Thanks for the note.