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Dayton Firefighters Credit Union's Competitive 4-Year and 5-Year CDs
Dayton Firefighters Credit Union

Dayton Firefighters Credit Union (DFCU) has recently raised the rates on two of its long-term CDs: 4-Year CD (1.89% APY) and 5-Year CD (2.19% APY). These CDs require a minimum deposit of $2K to open, and there is no maximum balance cap. Both CDs are also available as IRAs, with the same funding requirements.

The Early Withdrawal Penalty, as stated in DFCU's Savings Rates Sheet, is as follows:


Don't be fooled by the name: Dayton Firefighters Credit Union membership is open...

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General Electric CU Raises Rates On 1-Year Jumbo and 5-Year CDs
General Electric Credit Union

This week, General Electric Credit Union (GECU) raised the rates on two of its CDs: 1-Year Jumbo CD (1.50% APY) and 5-Year CD (2.50% APY). The 1-Year Jumbo CD is also available as an IRA, and both CD and IRA have a minimum $100K deposit. The 5-Year CD is also available as an IRA, but the CD has a $500 minimum deposit, while the IRA requires a $100K minimum deposit.

The Early Withdrawal Penalty is a 90-day dividend penalty for the 1-Year Jumbo CD and 180-day dividend penalty...

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Citizens Bank's CollegeSaver Account Rewards with End of Term $1,000 Bonus
RBS Citizens, National Association

With school starting soon, it's a good time to review your college savings plan options. And if you say, "What college savings plan?", you may want to consider Citizens Bank's "CollegeSaver Account," as a starting point. The CollegeSaver Account pays a $1K bonus at the end of the deposit term. You will owe taxes on the interest, as the CollegeSaver Account is not a 529, but the funds saved and the $1K bonus do NOT have to be spent on educational costs.

To qualify for the...

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Kemba Credit Union Offers Higher Rates on 4-Year and 5-Year CDs
Kemba Credit Union

In late June 2014, Kemba Credit Union was offering a special 42-month CD with a 2.00% APY. Unfortunately, that CD is no longer available, but Kemba Credit Union has raised its rates on the 4-Year CD (2.10% APY) and the 5-Year CD (2.40%). The required minimum balance to open and earn dividends is $500 and no bonuses apply. These rates are listed at the credit union’s CD page as of 7/29/14.

Kemba Credit Union continues to offer its Get Green Checking Account paying 2.50% APY on balances up to...

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Competitive Short- and Mid-Term CD Rates in Ohio at Belmont Savings Bank
Belmont Savings Bank (OH)

Belmont Savings Bank in Ohio has several competitive short-term and mid-term CD rates, and there are even better deals that are not listed on the bank’s website. The bank currently offers an extra 25 basis points for Jumbo CDs with minimum deposit of $98,000. With this extra 25 basis points, all of the bank’s CDs become very competitive, and the short-term and mid-term CDs become hot deals. IRA CDs have the same rates for terms of 18 months and over. The best CD deal is the 12-month term. It has...

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Cooper State Bank Raises Rates on 36-Month Step Up CD & 12-35 Month CD
Cooper State Bank

Cooper State Bank (a private, locally owned and managed community bank in the Columbus, Ohio area) has raised the rates on two of its CDs: the 36-Month Step Up Special and the 12-35 Month CD. The 36-Month Step Up Special CD's new rate is 1.60% APY and can be opened with $500; it also allows one "step-up" during the term of the CD. The 12-35 Month CD's new rate is 1.10% APY and also has a low minimum of $500 to open.

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4-Year and 5-Year CD Specials at Firelands FCU - Parts of Ohio Only
Firelands Credit Union

Approximately a year ago, Firelands Federal Credit Union offered two short-term CD specials with very competitive rates. Firelands is continuing to offer competitive rates with a 4-year CD (1.75% APY) and a 5-year CD (2.25% APY). New money is required for both of these CDs, with a minimum initial deposit of $500. These rates are listed in the credit union’s rates page as of 7/8/2014. Thanks to DA member pearlbrown for posting on this deal in the forum.

Credit union membership is primarily limited to persons who reside, work,...

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Competitive CD Rate Specials at Fifth Third Bank in Several States
Fifth Third Bank (OH)

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...

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WesBanco’s Checking Account Promotion for Parts of OH, WV & PA
WesBanco (WV)

WesBanco has a new checking account promotion that's scheduled to last until July 7, 2014. You can earn up to $150 with checking account activities and $50 by referring a friend for a total of $200. To earn the full $200 requires some work. However, you can skip some of the requirements and still get most of the bonus. The offer is listed at this WesBanco promotions page. Below is a list of requirements to receive the full $200 bonus:

  • $25 for opening account
  • $25 for debit card use (15 debit card...
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Special 42-Month CD at Kemba Credit Union in the Greater Cincinnati Area - 2.5%
Kemba Credit Union

Kemba Credit Union has a special 42-month CD with a 2.00% APY. The minimum balance to open and earn dividends is $2.5K, and no bonuses apply. There is a penalty of up to 6 months dividends for early withdrawal. The special rate is listed at the credit union’s CD page as of 6/25/14. Thanks to DA member Shorebreak for posting on this in the forum.

A 42-month CD is an unique length of term, but when compared to the highest earning nationally available 3-year and 4-year CDs, its rate of return...

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Third Federal’s New 49-Month CD Rate Special - 1.65%
Third Federal Savings and Loan (OH)

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...

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9-Month CD Rate Special at Connexus Credit Union
Connexus Credit Union

It has been awhile since Connexus Credit Union has offered something new on its deposit accounts. That recently changed with a new CD special. It’s a 9-month CD special with a 1.01% APY. Minimum deposit is $5,000. This is a limited-time special. Details are listed in the credit union’s CD page as of 6/10/2014. At the bottom of this page there’s a link to the CD disclosure. Unlike its regular CDs, I don’t see any checking account requirement for this CD special to qualify for the top rate.

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