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BBVA Compass has a very nice money market promotion. It’s guaranteeing a 1% APY on balances up to $2.5 million through 2015. Unfortunately, this isn’t available nationwide. It’s only available in states where BBVA Compass has branches (see below). For those who are eligible for this promotion, it’s a good way to ensure you get a 1% APY on all of your liquid savings. Hopefully, by the time 2016 comes, it’ll be easy to get higher rates. That may be why BBVA Compass if offering this type of promotion. Perhaps...Continue Reading
BBVA Compass is offering another checking account promotion. In this latest one, you can earn up to $150, but it will take a year to earn the full amount. Refer to this BBVA Compass promotions page for the full details. The checking account must be opened by September 30, 2014. Below is a summary of what’s required:
HomeBanc has another CD special, but unlike most of its past specials, this one has a much longer term. The new one is a 39-month CD with a 1.75% APY. Minimum deposit is $10,000, and the maximum deposit is $75,000. Only one CD offer is allowed per household. Funds must be new money to HomeBanc, and the offer is not available to customers who have participated in CD promotions and closed their HomeBanc accounts within the previous 24 months. This special rate is listed at the bank's rates page as...Continue Reading
Less than 5 months ago, I wrote about four Special CDs with competitive rates at Florida Credit Union (FCU). Those four Special CDs are still available, but FCU has raised the rate on a fifth product: the 25-month Special CD (1.51% APY). This highly attractive 25-month Special CD is also available as an IRA, and both CD and IRA require a $10K minimum deposit to open. There is a substantial penalty of 360 days interest for early withdrawal.
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Citizens State Bank in Florida has just come out with a great summer special that’s nationally available. It’s offering an internet savings account and an internet money market account with a 1.06% APY. If these accounts are opened by August 31, 2014, the bank will guarantee the 1.06% APY for six months from account opening. These are tiered accounts. To earn 1.06% requires a balance of between $10K and $250K. Much lower rates are earned for balances below and above these tiers. I don’t see a mention of the rate...Continue Reading
BBVA Compass now has special CD rates that are competitive for both the mid-term and long-term maturities. In March I reviewed the bank’s special 29-month and 60-month CDs. The bank also has a special 18-month CD with a competitive 1.15% APY. Minimum deposit is $500, and the maximum deposit is $2,500,000 ($250,000 maximum deposit for CD accounts opened online). This rate is listed in the bank’s CD promotion page as of 7/17/2014.
BBVA Compass customers who have preferred client relationship may be able to get an extra 10 basis points...Continue Reading
Another large regional bank has come out with new CD specials. Fifth Third Bank has improved the CD specials that it started to offer in January. Its two best CD specials are a 2.00% APY 5-year CD and a 1.50% APY 44-month CD. There’s also a 28-month CD with a 1.00% APY. Minimum deposit is $5,000, and a new or existing checking account is required. These rates are listed in Fifth Third’s CD promotional page as of 7/8/2014.
It’s important to note that the early withdrawal penalty for CD terms...Continue Reading
Every now and then a large bank offers a decent rate on a promotional CD. The latest large bank to offer this type of deal is Regions Bank. It’s advertising two promotional CDs. The best one is a 70-month CD with a 2.00% APY. The other one is a 40-month CD with a 1.10% APY. Only the 40-month iCD is also available in an IRA. Minimum deposit is $10,000, and the maximum is $1 million. A checking account is required, and it must remain open during the entire term...Continue Reading
First Republic Bank has again increased its long-term CD rates, and now they are even more competitive. The 6-year CD rate increased 10 basis points to 2.35% APY. The 5-, 4- and 3-year CD rates increased by 25 basis points. The new rates are 2.25% APY for the 5-year CD, 2.00% APY for the 4-year CD and 1.50% APY for the 3-year CD. Minimum deposit is $10,000. These rates are listed at the bank's rates page as of 6/17/2014. Rates may vary by location. You have to select your region...Continue Reading
Third Federal Savings & Loan just came out with a new CD special, and the rate is very competitive. It has a 2.00% APY with a 49-month term. The bank continues to offer two other CD specials. The best of these two is a 29-month CD with a 1.50% APY. The other one is a 19-month CD with a 1.00% APY. Minimum deposit is $500. These special rates are listed in the bank’s CD page as of 6/11/2014. Thanks to DA member me1004 who first posted on this 49-month CD...Continue Reading
Doral Bank NY has maintained very competitive CD and IRA CD rates for more than a year. Rates on two of these CDs just went up by 5 basis points. The 18-month CD rate is now 1.30% APY and the 2-year CD rate is 1.50% APY. The other rates have remained the same. The best ones include a 1.20% APY 1-year CD and a 1.60% APY 3-year CD. These rates are also available as IRA CDs. Minimum deposit is $500. These rates are listed in the Doral Bank NY rates...Continue Reading
Update 4/25/14: The term of this special CD has been reduced from 39 months to 29 months.
Third Federal Savings & Loan is offering a competitive CD special. It has a 1.50% APY with a 39-month term. There’s also a special 19-month CD with a 1.00% APY. Minimum deposit is $500. These special rates are listed in the bank’s CD page as of 4/16/2014. According to the bank's disclosure, the early withdrawal penalty for the 39-month CD is 12 months’ interest. That’s a harsh penalty.
Third Federal has a long history...Continue Reading