Texas Leadership Bank is offering a special 1.25% APY 6-month CD. Minimum deposit is $2,500. This limited time offer is listed on the bank's front page as of 7/18/2011.
The last time I mentioned this bank was back in 2007 when the bank was having a 1-year CD special with a 5.55% APY (the good old days).
Texas Leadership Bank is located in Royse City which is about 20 miles east of Dallas on Interstate 30.
It's a one-office bank that was established in 2006. The bank has an overall health score at DepositAccounts.com of 4 stars (out of 5) with a Texas Ratio of 26.65% (average) based on March 2011 data. Please refer to our financial overview of Texas Leadership Bank for more details. The bank has been a FDIC member since 2006 (FDIC Certificate # 58312).
How Does This CD Rate Compare
In today's interest rate environment, it's hard to find 6-month CD rates over one percent. There is one nationally available 6-month CD with a 1.50% APY. That's at Connexus Credit Union, but it requires an active checking account. The second best rate is much lower at 1.15% APY at Bank of Internet. I still like Ally Bank's 11-month No-Penalty CD better than this Bank of Internet CD. Ally's rate is a little lower at 1.13% APY, but since it's a no-penalty CD, the depositor can make the term anything he wants from 7 days to 11 months.
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Edit: corrected FDIC membership date.