Update 12/07/09: It looks like the rates fell a few hours after I first published this post. However, these special CD rates remain fairly competitive: 1.66% APY 7-month, 2.02% APY 14-month and 2.52% APY 25-month. The title has been updated with the new rates.
First Bank is offering three competitive CD specials: 1.86% APY 7-month CD, 2.22% APY 14-month CD and a 2.73% APY 25-month CD. The 7-month CD has a $500 minimum and the longer term ones have a $2,500 minimum. These rates are listed at the bank's featured products page as of 12/07/09.
It appears that a branch visit is required to open an account. Branches are located in the Kansas cities of Sterling, Lyons and Chase.
First Bank's ratings for safety and soundness are very strong: 5 stars (superior) at BauerFinancial (based on 9/30/09 data) and 5 stars (superior) at Bankrate.com (based on 6/30/09 data). The bank has been a FDIC member since 1946 (FDIC Certificate # 16473).
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