Dime Savings Bank is offering a special 15-month IRA CD with a 2.50% APY. Minimum deposit is $500, and the maximum is $250,000. New money is required. The special is listed at this Dime promotions page as of 3/12/2010.
In the small print of the promotion, it states:
Additional deposits have the same maturity date as the initial deposit and become part of the principal. Additional deposits are also subject to IRS contribution limits.
So it appears add-on deposits are allowed. The Dime IRA CD special that I reported on last November also had this add-on deposit feature. This feature is not as beneficial for IRA CDs as it is for a regular CDs due to the IRS contribution limits.
Dime Savings continues to offer fairly competitive long-term regular CD rates. These include a 2.75% APY 4-year CD and a 3.25% APY 5-year CD. These rates are listed at the rates page as of 3/12/2010. I have more details about Dime Savings' CDs in this previous post.
When I last checked with a Dime CSR last November, the IRA CD was able to be opened without a branch visit. If you call (800.321.3463), they should be able to mail you the application documentation. You can also open the IRA CD at a branch. Dime Savings' branches are located throughout the Greater New York metro area.
Dime Savings Bank has some solid financial ratings for soundness: 4 stars (excellent) at BauerFinancial (based on 12/31/09 data) and 4 stars (sound) at Bankrate.com (based on 9/30/09 data). The bank has been a FDIC member since 1943 (FDIC Certificate # 16012).
Credit for this find goes to this BestCashCow post.
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