Northfield Bank is offering a special 1.75% APY 15-month CD. Minimum deposit is $2,500. The bank continues to offer a competitive 5-year CD with a 3.25% APY which I reported on in April. These rates are listed in the bank's rates page as of 5/28/2010.
It appears that a branch visit is required to open an account. Branches are located in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York and in New Jersey.
Northfield Bank's ratings for safety and soundness are above average: 5 stars (superior) at BauerFinancial, 3 stars (performing) at Bankrate.com and an overall health score of 4 out of 5 at DepositAccounts.com (see our Northfield Bank rates and reviews page). The bank has been a FDIC member since 1983 (FDIC Certificate # 28710).
Searching for the Best CD Rates
It's getting hard to find CDs with terms around 1-year with yields above 1.75%. There are a few listed in the 1-Year CD rates section of DepositAccounts.com.