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Bank Deals Blog - 2008

  • 31st
    Rate Cuts and Other Banking News
    $190 Checking Account Bonus at HomeStreet Bank in WA, OR & HI
    4.00% 18-Month CD at Credit Union of New Jersey
    4.00% 24-Month CD at Colonial Bank in AL, GA, FL, TX & NV
  • 30th
    2.51% Checking Without Debit Card Requirement at First New England FCU - Easy Membership
    3.75% 7-Month CD & 3.85% 13-Month CD at Greater Atlantic Bank in MD & VA
    3.90% Reward Checking Account at UMassFive College FCU in Massachusetts
    4.50% 12-Month & 6-Month CD at CorePlus FCU in Connecticut
  • 29th
    GMAC and IndyMac News
    4.01% Reward Checking Account at Carolinas Telco FCU
    4.03% 18-Month CD at USAlliance FCU in NY, NJ & MA
    5 Basic Steps to Becoming a Millionaire
    Canival of Saving Money – Issue 2, Surviving a Recession in 2009
  • 28th
    10 Lessons from the 2008 Bank Failures
    4.50% 12-Month CD at San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union
    2.53% Reward Checking Account at State Bank of Southern Utah
  • 27th
    Bank Deals Weekly Summary for December 27, 2008
    Planning for Unexpected Expenses
    How to Choose a Money Market Account
  • 26th
    Banking News of the Day
    4.04% 9-Month CD at First New England FCU - Easy Membership
    4.06% 12-Month CD at Metro Phoenix Bank
    4.50% 36-Month CD at Federal Trust in Florida
    5.00% Reward Checking Account at Neighbors Credit Union in Missouri
  • 24th
    4.00% 12-Month CD at GMAC Bank - Nationally Available
    4.00% 15-Month CD at Nassau Educators FCU in New York
    High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Nassau Educators FCU in New York
    3.00% Reward Checking Account at Advantage National Bank in Illinois
  • 23rd
    4.00% 16-Month Online CD at Dollar Savings Direct
    5.00% 5-Year CD & 4.00% 18-Month CD at Community One FCU in Las Vegas
    4.00% 12-Month CD at Mountain America Credit Union in UT, AZ & NV - Easy Membership
  • 22nd
    3 Tips from the OCC's Website, Help With My Bank
    High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Bank of Gloucester in Massachusetts
    4.32% 6-Month CD at Gloucester Bank in Massachusetts
    Carnival of Saving Money - First Edition
  • 21st
    $25 Bonus at Citibank for Opening the Ultimate Savings Account - Update
    4.01% Reward Checking Account at Classic Bank in Texas
    5.00% 5-Year & 4.00% 2-Year CD at FedChoice FCU in MD, DC & PA
  • 20th
    Bank Deals Weekly Summary for December 20, 2008
    3.05% Checking Guaranteed Until 6/30/09 at Old Southern Bank in Florida
  • 19th
    4.00% 4-Month CD at Great Lakes Credit Union in IL & WI
    Last Days of Two $150 Checking Account Promotions
    4.00% 9-Month CD at Endura Financial FCU in MN & MO
    High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Endura Financial FCU in MN & MO
    4.10% 18-Month CD & 4.00% 5-Month CD at Hyde Park Savings Bank in MA
  • 18th
    Rate Cuts - ING Direct, WaMu, E*Trade, UFB Direct & Others
    Issues of Long-Term CDs and Early Withdrawal Penalties
    Last Chance to Lock into a 5 Percent CD?
    4.15% 10-Month CD & 4.30% 15-month CD at Omni National Bank in Florida & Georgia
    5.00% 60-Month CD at Pacific Capital Bank in California
    4.00% 7-Month CD at Spencer Savings Bank in Massachusetts
  • 17th
    Bank of Internet's High Yield Savings Account - New Higher Yield
    4.15% 17-Month CD at Western FCU - Easy Membership
    Pentagon Federal Credit Unioin's 4.75% 3-Year CD
    Apple Bank for Savings One-Year 3.75% Money Market Promo Continues in New York
    Investing In A Rocky Economy
  • 16th
    FDIC Prepares for More Bank Failures
    $40 Checking Account Bonus for Opening EverBank's Checking Account
    3.50% Reward Checking Account at Venture Bank Direct
    Fed Cuts Key Rate to Near Zero
    4.25% 18-Month CD at Central Star Credit Union in Kansas
    4.05% 10-Month CD & 3.65% Checking at East River Bank in Philadelphia
    4.15% 12-Month CD & 4.00% 6-Month CD at Friends Bank in Florida
    One Year CD Yield as High as 4.40% at Generations FCU in Texas
    4.20% 12-Month & 4.10% 9-Month CD at Community Banks of Colorado
  • 15th
    Which Banks Have and Haven't Applied for the $700 Billion Bailout Funds
    2-Year CD with Yields Up to 4.40% at Metlife Bank - Nationally Available
    Update on Chase Personal Checking Account Bonus
    New FDIC Rules Making it Tougher on Bank Start-Ups
    4.00% 7-Month Add-On CD at America's Credit Union in WA - Easy Membership
    4.30% 12-Month CD at Peoples Credit Union In South Florida
    $100 Checking Account Bonus at Wainwright Bank in Massachusetts
  • 14th
    Wachovia Checking Account Bonuses, News, CDs and Other Deals
    4.32% 21-Month CD at Olin Community Credit Union in Illinois
    5.00% 24-Month CD at Frankenmuth Credit Union in Michigan
    4.00% 7-Month CD at Northfield Bank in New York & New Jersey
  • 13th
    Bank Deals Weekly Summary for December 13, 2008
    GMAC's Problems and its Effect on GMAC Bank - What Can be Learned from Lehman Brothers
    4.00% Reward Checking Account at Evantage Internet Bank
  • 12th
    25th Bank Failure of 2008: Sanderson State Bank in Texas
    24th Bank Failure of 2008: Haven Trust Bank in Duluth, Georgia
    RevolutionCard's $100 Credit Card Bonus
    WaMu's $100 Checking Account Bonus and WaMu News
    4.26% 24-Month CD & 4.00% 12-Month CD at FNBO Direct
    3.60% Reward Checking Account at CornerStone Bank in North Dakota
    3.75% Money Market Account Guaranteed through 6/1/09 at Suburban Bank & Trust in Chicago
    4.00% 6-Month CD & 4.25% 14-Month CD at United Financial Bank of Florida
    Delta Community Credit Union's 4.50% 12-month CD Ending on Dec 13th
  • 11th
    4.25% 18-Month CD (Nationwide) & 3.75% Checking Until 6/30/09 (PA/NJ) at Nova Bank
    3.00% Reward Checking Account at Buckhead Community Bank in Georgia
    CD Rates from 3.85% for 3-mo Term to 4.20% for 24-mo Term at NavyArmy FCU in Texas
    Bank of America's $50 Checking Account Bonus
    4.10% 12-Month CD & 3.90% 6-Month CD at Earthstar Bank in PA - Nationally Available
    4.15% 12-Month CD at Park Avenue Bank in New York City
    Will Opening a Deposit Account Affect My Credit Score?
  • 10th
    0% T-Bills, FDIC Trust, GMAC Problems and other Banking News of the Day
    4.50% 22-Month CD & $150 Checking Bonus at Advance Financial FCU in Indiana
    4.00% 11-Month CD at LA Financial Credit Union in California
    4.00% CD for Terms of 6 to 18 Months at Brickyard Bank in Illinois
    4.25% 14-Month CD & 4.00% 5-Month CD at United Midwest Savings Bank in Ohio
    4.58% 12-Month CD at Transportation FCU in DC & MA
    4.05% 12-Month CD at Astoria Federal Savings in New York
  • 9th
    Brokerage Certificates of Deposit and IRAs
    Fidelity's 2% Cash Back American Express Credit Card
    3.00% Reward Checking Account at Global Credit Union in WA & ID
    4.08% 10-Month CD at Bank 1440 in Arizona
    4.20% 15-Month CD at Arizona Federal Credit Union
    4.25% 12-Month CD at Cyprus Credit Union in Utah
    4.00% 6-Month CD at Temecula Valley Bank in California
    Bank of America's 4.01% 48-Month CD in FL and MA
  • 8th
    4.00% 5-Month No-Penalty CD at First Priority Credit Union in MA
    4.40% 7-Month CD & 4.50% 13-Month CD at Ocean Bank in South Florida
    $50 Electric Orange Checking Account Bonus at ING Direct
    4.35% 15-Month CD at Champion Bank in Missouri - Nationally Available
    3.75% Money Market Account with Yield Guaranteed for One Year at Apple Bank for Savings in New York
    4.25% 10-Month No-Penalty CD at Agriculture FCU - Easy Membership
  • 7th
    3.75% Money Market Promo Guaranteed for 3 Months at Dime Savings Bank
    4.00% 4-Month CD & 4.20% 13-Month CD at Second Federal Savings Bank in Chicago
    4.25% 7-Month CD at Altura Credit Union in California
    4.00% 6-mo CD, 4.25% 12-mo CD & Other High Yield CDs at Bay Ridge FCU in Brooklyn, NY
  • 6th
    Bank Deals Weekly Summary for December 6, 2008
    23rd Bank Failure of the Year: First Georgia Community Bank
    An Overlooked Way to Save Money
    The Painless Guide to Switching Checking Accounts
  • 5th
    New FDIC and NCUA Documentation with Latest Deposit Insurance Coverage Changes
    4.25% 12-Month CD at RTN Federal Credit Union in MA - Easy Membership
    3.22% Reward Checking Account at Crow River Bank in Minnesota
    5.01% Reward Checking Account at Ocean Communities FCU in Maine
    4.00% 5-Month CD at Garden Savings FCU in New Jersey
    5.00% 55-Month CD at Freedom FCU in Maryland
  • 4th
    4.01% Reward Checking Account at Provident Community Bank in South Carolina
    4.50% 24-Month CD Family First Credit Union in Michigan
    5.32% 5-Year Jumbo CD at USAA Federal Savings Bank
    4.05% 6-Month CD, 4.25% 12-Month CD and Other High CD Rates at RomAsia Bank in New Jersey
  • 3rd
    4.68% 12-Month CD & 4.32% 6-Month CD at State Bank of India, New York
    High-Interest Reward Checking Account at Belvoir Federal Credit Union in Virginia
    4.33% 6-Month CD with Add-On Feature at SnoCope FCU in Washington State
    High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Bank of the Sierra in California
    4.00% 3-Month CD at Oregon Coast Bank
  • 2nd
    Charles Schwab Visa 2% Cash Back Credit Card
    High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Hyperion Bank in Philadelphia
    4.00% 3-Month CD at Hudson Vally FCU in New York
    4.75% 5-Month CD at Coventry Credit Union in Rhode Island
    4.15% 1-Year CD & 4.50% 3-Year CD at Montauk Credit Union in New York
  • 1st
    $50 to $250 New Account Bonus at WTDirect
    14-Month CD Special at Banco Popular with Yields from 4.00% to 4.35%
    4.18% 6-Month CD at Florida Bank of Commerce
    4.50% 12-Month CD at Transstar FCU in Houston
    4.05% 5-Month CD at Home Savings of America in California
    4.70% 38-Month CD & 4.18% 13-Month CD at Bank of Shorewood in Illinois

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