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Special 5-Year CD Rate at Androscoggin Bank in Maine - Local Only

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Androscoggin Savings Bank

Androscoggin Bank is offering a special CD that it calls the 12345 Certificate of Deposit. It has a blended APY of 3.05% APY for a term of 5 years. It's a step-up type of CD with rates that go up each year (1st year 1.00%, 2nd year 2.02%, 3rd year 3.04%, 4th year 4.07%, 5th year 5.12%). Minimum deposit is $500 for both a regular and IRA CD. This special CD is listed in the bank's rates page as of 5/12/2011.

It appears that a branch visit is required to open an account. Androscoggin Bank branches are located in several cities across Maine including Portland, Auburn, Brunswick and Lewiston.

The bank has an overall health score at DepositAccounts.com of 4 stars (out of 5) with a Texas Ratio of 12.69% (above average) based on December 2010 data. Please refer to our financial overview of Androscoggin Bank for more details. The bank has been a FDIC member since 1957 (FDIC Certificate # 17751).

Step-Up CD and How It Compares with the Best CD Rates

The only advantage that I can see with this step-up type of CD is that your taxes should be less in the early years when the interest rate is low (assuming the bank doesn't average the interest for 1099 reporting). The one downside is that the low rate will hurt you for an early withdrawal. If you keep the CD until maturity, it'll be a good deal when you consider the best nationally available CD rate is 3.00% APY at Connexus Credit Union. This requires an active checking account. The second best is still Melrose Credit Union which is offering a 2.93% APY 5-year CD.

To search for the best nationwide CD rates and the best CD rates in your state, please refer to the CD rates section of DepositAccounts.com.


  Tags: Androscoggin Savings Bank, CD rates, IRA rates, Maine

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4 Comments.
Comment #1 by CapitalClimate (anonymous) posted on
CapitalClimate
"assuming the bank doesn't average the interest for 1099 reporting"

Interest is taxable only when actually paid or accrued.

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Comment #2 by KenBDG posted on
KenBDG
So it seems it's safe to say that one will be paying less tax in the early years of these step-up CDs.

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Comment #3 by Mike posted on
Mike
Ken, last week this would automatically come up in the CD list - as top choice - now the top rate does not appear.  However, it is still on the bank specific page, on your site:

(you have to jump through some hoops to get that rate - see bank webpage - like linking to a specific checking account with $2500 min balance, I think)



Sanford Institution for Savings CD Rates[/H2]
  Apy Min Max Product
  3.56% $10k - 10 Year Silver Link CD
  3.04% $10k - 7 Year Silver Link CD
  2.78% $500 - 7 Year CD
  2.38% $500 - 5 Year CD
  2.02% $500 - 4 Year CD
  1.76% $500 - 3.5 Year CD
  1.61% $500 - 3 Year CD
  1.26% $500 - 2.5 Year CD
  1.16% $10k - 2 Year Silver Link CD
  1.06% $500 - 2 Year CD
  1.00% $500 - 1.5 Years CD
  0.80% $10k - 1 Year Silver Link CD
  0.75% $500 - 1 Year Special CD
  0.50% $500 - 9 Month CD
  0.50% $500 - 1 Year CD
  0.45% $10k - 6 Month Silver Link CD
  0.40% $2k - 3 Month Special CD
  0.35% $500 - 6 Month CD
  0.30% $500 - 91 Day CD
  0.25% $1k - 7 Day Special CD

[/H2]


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Comment #4 by Mike posted on
Mike
NO, I was wrong, in the 10 year CD list, it is still listed as the top choice.

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