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Those 3% rumors turned out to be true. PenFed is now officially offering a 5-year and a 7-year CD with a 3.04% APY. The rates are listed at PenFed’s certificates overview page as of 12/01/2013. Thanks to the readers who reported on these early. There’s also good news for those who prefer shorter terms. PenFed’s 4-year CD rate increased to 2.22% APY, and the 2-year CD rate increased to 1.41% APY. PenFed’s 3-year CD still has a very competitive 2.02% APY. Below is a summary of the new December rates...Continue Reading
Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) CD rates are getting better each month. Last month PenFed raised its 5-year and 7-year CD yields to 2.02%. Today PenFed raised its 3-year and 4-year CD rates to this same 2.02% APY. This is the first nationally available 3-year CD with a yield above 2% that we’ve seen in a long time. Thanks to DA member Shorebreak who posted on this news in the forum. Below is a list of these new CD and IRA CD rates in effect as of November 1, 2013:
After several months of subpar CD rates, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) will be making a pleasant change in October. On Sunday, PenFed advertised in the LA Times about its October CD rates. Thanks to DA member saverguy99 who posted on this news in the forum. Below is a list of these new CD and IRA CD rates that should be official by October 1st:
We’re now seeing some large banks raising their long-term CD rates. The latest is Fifth Third Bank which is offering a special 4-year CD with a 1.50% APY. You can get a higher 4-year CD rate at a few internet banks and credit unions, but this 1.50% APY is competitive especially for large banks. There are also shorter-term CD specials: a 1.25% APY 38-month CD and a 1.00% APY 28-month CD. Minimum deposit is $5,000, and a new or existing checking account is required. These rates are listed in Fifth...Continue Reading
First Flight Federal Credit Union is offering several promotional certificate rates. Some of these are very good deals. The two best deals are a 15-month CD with a 1.25% APY and a 23-month CD with a 1.50% APY. Minimum deposit is $10,000. These promotional CDs are listed in the credit union’s certificates page as of 9/4/2013. Thanks to the DA reader who mentioned this special in the comments.
First Flight makes it easy to join. In the certificates page, you can click on the “open account” button. This takes you to...Continue Reading
The one-time CD rate leader, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed), made substantial rate increases on its long-term CD rates for September. However, the rates had been so low, the new CD rates are still far from the rate leaders. Nevertheless, it’s yet another sign that long-term CD rates are rising. Since so many DA readers are PenFed members, I thought it would be useful to review the rate increases even though the new rates are not exciting. Below are the new rates as listed in PenFed’s certificates page and IRAs...Continue Reading
High-interest reward checking accounts are looking more appealing these days when it looks like rates may be on the rise. These offer rates higher than CD rates, and you don’t have to worry about locking into a long-term low-rate CD. There are a few downsides with reward checking. It requires work to meet the monthly requirements. Rates may fall, and there’s a balance cap which can also fall. We have seen many reward checking accounts with balance caps that fell from $25K to $10K. We have also seen many new...Continue Reading
In today’s interest rate environment, the vast majority of rate changes have been cuts. When there’s a rate hike, it’s noteworthy, and that’s the case at INOVA Federal Credit Union. The rate of its high-yield reward checking account (called Ovation Checking) increased from 2.00% to 3.00% APY for balances up to $20,000. This checking account yield had been 2% APY for the last year. Thanks to the DA reader pearlbrown who mentioned this change in the discussion forum.
The other features of the Ovation Checking account have remained the same. Below...Continue Reading
Providence Bank in North Carolina has a good deal on its CD special. It’s a 15-month CD with a 1.15% APY. Minimum deposit is $1,000. This special is listed on the bank’s front page and in its rates page as of 3/28/2013. Thanks to DA member klink for noting this 15-month CD in the forum.
There’s also a good deal on a checking account. The bank’s E-checking has a 1.00% APY for balances up to $25K. This is also listed in the bank’s rates page as of 3/28/2013. This isn’t a...Continue Reading
Regions Bank is again advertising a checking account promotion in which you can earn $125. This is another big bank that lacks free checking so you'll have to be careful to avoid monthly fees. The offer requires a new customer open a LifeGreen Checking Account online with the promo code 125, have at least $500 in total direct deposits and at least 10 Visa check card purchases in the first 60 days. Offer is scheduled to end on 4/7/2013. The offer is listed in this Region's promotion page.
There's no mention...Continue Reading
Live Oak Bank is offering very competitive rates on its money market account and on its CDs. The money market account is a tiered-rate account with a top rate of 1.35% APY for balances of at least $250K. The rate falls to 1.25% APY for $100K, 1.10% APY for $25K and 1.00% APY for lower balances. Minimum deposit to open an account is $5,000.
The bank's CD rates are also very competitive. The three best are the 2.00% APY for 4 years, 1.85% APY for 3 years and 1.75% APY for...Continue Reading
If you had been planning to open a PenFed CD, you need to hurry before March. PenFed CD rates appear to be falling quite a bit for March. Thanks to the reader who forwarded me the new rates he received from his correspondence with PenFed. Below are the new rates that the reader received by email. I also included the current rates. All of the new rates are 25 bps lower.