Bank of the Ozarks is advertising a limited-time offer 13-month CD Special (1.30% APY) in the Dallas Morning News. The minimum opening deposit is $1k of new money, with no stated balance cap. According CSR, the Early Withdrawal Penalty is six months interest.
This 13-month CD Special is only available at the nine Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex branch locations and does not appear on Bank of the Ozark’s website. CSR was not able to give me a definite end-date for this limited-time special, but he pointed out that previous Bank of the Ozark limited-time specials have lasted a couple months.
Many thanks to DA reader, jtkirk, for his Forum post about this CD Special.
As stated above, this advertised 13-month CD Special is only available at the nine Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Bank of the Ozarks branches located in Allen, Carrollton, Frisco (2), Keller, Lewisville, Plano, Southlake, and The Colony.
Bank of the Ozarks does have account maintenance online banking features, but opening this CD Special requires an in-person visit.
Bank of the Ozarks has an overall health grade of "A+" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 2.61% (excellent) based on June 30, 2016 data. In the past year, Bank of the Ozarks has increased its total deposits by $3.11 billion, an excellent growth rate of 43.78%. Please refer to our financial overview of Bank of the Ozarks for more details.
Bank of the Ozarks (FDIC Certificate # 110) began in 1903 as a small community bank in Jasper, Arkansas, and maintained a financially solid, albeit low level, profile for the next 90 years. In 1994, with a total of five banking offices in rural Arkansas markets, Bank of the Ozarks launched an aggressive growth strategy to expand the number of banking offices and product and service offerings. Today, Bank of the Ozarks has 200+ locations throughout Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida and holds assets in excess of 12.2 billion.
How the CD Compares
When compared to the 265 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com, with similar minimum deposit requirements and available to the residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Bank of the Ozarks’s 13-month CD Special currently ranks second.
These rates are accurate as of 9/13/2016.