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Bank Deals Blog - 2009

  • 31st
    New Year's Eve Credit Union Liquidation
    Update on ASI, Velocity Credit Union and Private Deposit Insurance
    Competitive Money Market, Checking and CD Rates at Georgia Primary Bank - Local Only
    4.08% Reward Checking Account at Partners Financial FCU in Virginia - Local Only
    Beware of Wrong Reports of FDIC Guarantee Changes
  • 30th
    UmbrellaBank and Imperial Capital CD Holders Take a Beating
    High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Peoples Bank & Trust in MO - Local Only
    Update on Chase Checking Account Bonuses
    Top 14-Month CD Rate at Blueharbor Bank in North Carolina - Local Only
    2.26% 12-Month CD at 1st Financial FCU in Missouri - Local Only
  • 29th
    2.15% 7-Month CD at One Georgia Bank - Atlanta Area Only
    Expired Rates: 2.48% 24-Month CD & 2.02% 12-Month CD at Atlas Savings and Loan Association in New York - Local Only
    2.25% 12-Month CD at North Alabama Bank - Local Only
    2.00% 6-Month CD & 2.00% Money Market at United Financial Bank of Florida - Local Only
    How the Proposed Fed CDs Will Affect Savers?
  • 28th
    2.15% 12-Month Online CD at Franklin Synergy Bank - Available Nationwide
    5.01% Reward Checking Account at St. Paul FCU in MN - Local Only
    4.00% Reward Checking Account at Guaranty Bank and Trust in MS - Local Only
    $200 Checking Account Bonus at Union Bank in CA, WA and OR
    The Differences between Credit Unions and Banks
  • 27th
    Bank Deals Weekly Summary for December 27, 2009
  • 26th
    NYTimes Article: At Tiny Rates, Saving Money Costs Investors
  • 24th
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
  • 23rd
    Useful Reward Checking Account Tips
    3.04% Reward Checking Account at Old Florida National Bank in Florida - Local Only
    3.00% 36-Month CD at State Bank of India (California) - Local Only
    3.50% 60-Month CD at City National Bank in NJ, NY & PA - Local Only
  • 22nd
    Update on My Short List of Top Savings Accounts
    Update on the 4.07% 18-Month CD ($25K Max) at Citibank via its Secured MasterCard Program
    2.10% 15-Month CD at Bank of Fayetteville in AR
    2.15% Money Market Promo with Rate Guaranteed to 3/31/10 at One World Bank in Dallas - Local Only
    2.50% 24-Month CD at First American International Bank in New York City - Local Only
  • 21st
    Why Choose CDs Instead of Reward Checking Accounts?
    3.00% Reward Checking Account at Foothill FCU in California - Local Only
    3.00% 3-Year CD & Other Competitive CD Rates Continue at Pinnacle Bank in Florida - Local Only
    3.75% Jumbo 60-Month CD at Coastline FCU in North Florida - Local Only
  • 20th
    3.50% 48-Month CD at Rollstone Bank & Trust in MA - Local Only
    Competitive 2- and 5-Year CDs at Northwest FCU - Available Nationwide
  • 19th
    Bank Deals Weekly Summary for December 19, 2009
  • 18th
    7 Banks Fail Including UmbrellaBank's Parent and Imperial Capital
    Important Gotcha for Those with Reward Checking Accounts
    2.29% 18-Month CD at BankFirst Financial Services in MS - Local Only
    2.25% 15-Month CD & 2.10% 9-Month CD at Commercial Bank in TN & KY - Local Only
    3.01% Reward Checking Account at Commercial Bank in TN & KY - Local Only
    2.07% 18-Month CD at Signature Bank in New York City - Local Only
    3.56% 60-Month CD & 3.30% 48-Month CD Continue at Qualtrust Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
  • 17th
    Flagstar Internet Money Market Rate Plummets and Is No Longer Competitive
    OneWest Bank's Competitive 5-Year CD - Benefits and Issues of Long-Term CDs
    $50 Checking Account Bonus at Thrivent Financial Bank - Available Nationwide
    3.00% Reward Checking Account at First State Bank in New York - Local Only
    3.00% Reward Checking Account at Citizens & Northern Bank in PA - Local Only
    2.45% 12-Month CD at Bank of Granite in North Carolina - Local Only
  • 16th
    Fed Still Saying Exceptionally Low Rates for Extended Period - Update
    2.00% 15-Month CD & 2.50% 23-Month CD at Regions Bank in Several States - Local Only
    3.50% 48-Month CD & 2.00% 12-Month CD at Terrabank in Miami - Local Only
    2.25% 12-Month CD at Insight Bank in Ohio - Local Only
    2.20% CDs with Terms from 6 to 18 Months at Communitywide FCU in Indiana - Local Only
    2.00% 9-Month CD at United Orient Bank in New York City - Local Only
    1.76% 9-Month CD at Miami Postal Service Credit Union - Local Only
    2.55% 24-Month CD & 2.10% 12-Month CD at Navy Army FCU in Texas - Local Only
  • 15th
    3.00% 36-Month CD & 3.50% 60-Month CD at First Priority Credit Union in MA - Local Only
    3.09% Reward Checking Account at Bank of Agriculture & Commerce in California - Local Only
    2.00% 6-Month Jumbo CD at Mutual Federal Bank in Chicago - Local Only
    2.70% 24-Month CD at Communication FCU in OK - Local Only
    2.25% CD for Terms of 3 to 11 Months at MidCoast Community Bank - Local Only
  • 14th
    Competitive Short-Term Internet CD at EBSB Direct - Available Nationwide
    4.00% Reward Checking Account at Adams Bank & Trust in NE & CO - Local Only
    Update on National City's $300 Bonus and PNC's $100 Bonus - Limited to Certain States
  • 13th
    IndyMac Depositors Are Still Out of Luck - Review of Deposit Insurance Changes Since IndyMac's Closure
    2.75% Reward Checking Account with a $100K Balance Cap at Pacific Mercantile Bank in CA - Local Only
    $150 Checking Account Bonus Continues at NuVision Credit Union in CA - Local Only
    2.50% 2-Year CD & 3.00% 3-Year CD at Washington Federal Savings in Several States - Local Only
    2.50% 25-Month CD at First Financial Bank in OH, IN & Other States - Local Only
    2.00% 6-to-13 Month CD & 2% Savings Account with Rate Guarantees at CrossFirst Bank in Kansas City Metro - Local Only
    1.97% 12-Month CD with Some Liquid Features at FirsTier Bank in CO - Local Only
  • 12th
    Bank Deals Weekly Summary for December 12, 2009
  • 11th
    Three Banks Closed by Regulators in FL, AZ and KS
    ING Direct Raises Yield on its 1-Year CD to 2.00% - Available Nationwide
    The Last Remaining 6% Reward Checking Account
    2.60% Reward Checking Account with $100K Balance Cap at Savoy Bank in NYC - Local Only
    3.00% 45-Month Online CD at Reliabank Dokota - Available Nationwide
    High-Yield Reward Checking Account & Savings Account at Mid America Bank & Trust Co. in MO - Local Only
    3.00% 42-Month CD at First Financial Bank in IN & IL - Local Only
  • 10th
    Ally Bank News - Fee Changes and CD Renewal Bonus
    2.45% 15-Month CD at Lumbee Guaranty Bank in North Carolina - Local Only
    4.50% Reward Checking Account at Lumbee Guaranty Bank in North Carolina - Local Only
  • 9th
    Competitive Long-Term CD Rates at Hudson City Savings Bank - Available Nationwide
    2.25% 11-Month CD & 3.70% 59-Month CD at CharterBank in GA & AL - Local Only
    2.15% 13-Month CD & 3.50% 60-Month CD at Fort Knox Federal Credit Union in Kentucky - Local Only
    Free High-Yield Reward Checking Accont at R Bank in Texas - Local Only
  • 8th
    More Information on the Transition to DepositAccounts.com
    3.01% Reward Checking Account at Indiana Bank & Trust Company - Indiana State Only
    4.06% 48-Month CD & 3.29% 36-Month CD at Founders FCU in SC/NC - Local Only
    2.50% 24-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at Montauk Credit Union in New York - Local Only
    2.75% 18-Month CD & 4.00% 60-Month CD at Greylock FCU in MA - Local Only
  • 7th
    High-Yield Reward Checking Account and Savings Account at Sonoran Bank in Arizona - Local Only
    3.85% 6-Year CD at Kemba Credit Union in Ohio - Local Only
    3.50% Reward Checking Account at Kemba Credit Union in Ohio - Local Only
    2.15% 18-Month CD at Valliance Bank in Texas - Local Only
    2.10% 14-Month CD & 2.30% 19-Month CD at First Commercial Bank of Florida - Local Only
    2.52% 25-Month CD & 2.02% 14-Month CD at First Bank in Kansas - Local Only
  • 6th
    4.05% Reward Checking Account at Cross Key Bank in Louisiana - Available Nationwide
    5.01% Reward Checking Account at First National Bank of Scottsdale in AZ - Local Only
    Competitive CD Rates at Self-Help Credit Union in NC & CA - Available Nationwide
    2.25% 24-Month Add-On CD at NexBank in Texas - Local Only
    2.00% 11-Month CD Continues at Stillwater National Bank in OK - Local Only
  • 5th
    Bank Deals Weekly Summary for December 5, 2009
  • 4th
    AmTrust Bank and Five Other Banks Are Shut Down by Regulators
    Update on SmartyPig's High-Yield Savings Account
    4.41% Reward Checking Account at United Bank of Kansas - Local Only
    2.12% 21-Month Bump & Add-on CD at Woodstone Credit Union in WA - Local Only
  • 3rd
    2.10% 12-Month CD at First Choice Bank in California - Local Only
    2.53% 24-Month CD at Commerce National Bank in Texas - Local Only
    Velocity Credit Union in Texas Begins Voting Process for Switch to Private Insurance
    High-Yield Reward Checking Account at River City Bank in Georgia - Local Only
    2.40% 16-Month Jumbo CD at Teachers Federal Credit Union in New York - Local Only
    2.00% 6-Month CD Continues at Vision Bank Texas - Local Only
    3.00% 36-Month CD Continues at SchoolsFirst FCU in California - Local Only
    2.50% 24-Month CD at Heritage Bank of Florida - Local Only
  • 2nd
    Update on PenFed CDs for January - New and Rollover CDs
    AmTrust Financial Files for Bankruptcy - Future of AmTrust Bank?
    2.00% Reward Checking Account at Legacy Bank of Florida - Local Only
    2.11% 13-Month No-Penalty CD at First Federal Savings Bank in KY & IN - Local Only
    2.00% 15-Month CD and CD IRA at Parke Bank in NJ & PA - Local Only
    3.50% 60-Month CD at CEF Credit Union in IL & CA - Local Only
  • 1st
    Credit Union News - ASI Review and a Credit Union Liquidation
    2.25% 14-Month CD & 1.85% 8-Month CD at National Bank of South Carolina - Local Only
    2.05% 12-Month CD & 2.15% 18-Month CD at Premier Bank in Chicago - Local Only
    2.30% 24-Month CD at Main Street Bank - Available Nationwide
    The Future Home For Bank Deals: DepositAccounts.com

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