Last week, FirstBank & Trust added a new 15-month CD Special (1.40% APY) to its product line. This limited time offer requires a minimum opening deposit of $10K, although the minimum balance to earn the stated 1.40% APY is $1K. In addition, there is a $245K balance cap.
According to CSR, the Early Withdrawal Penalty is dependent on when the withdrawal occurs:
- Within 3-5 months, 30 days interest
- Within 6-11 months, 90 days interest
- 1 year or greater, 180 days interest
Headquartered in Lubbock, FirstBank & Trust’s market area includes the Texas Counties of Lubbock, Lynn, Mitchell, and Scurry.
Opening an account with FirstBank & Trust requires an in-person visit to any of eight Texas branches, located in Colorado City, Lubbock (4), Snyder, Tahoka, and Wilson. Currently, FirstBank & Trust’s online banking platform is dedicated to day-to-day banking needs, such as account management and bill payments.
FirstBank & Trust has an overall health rating of "A" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 11.12% (excellent), as of June 30, 2015 data. In the past year, FirstBank & Trust has increased its total deposits by $145.16 Million, an excellent annual growth rate of 26.65%. Please refer to our financial overview of FirstBank & Trust for more details.
While FirstBank & Trust (FDIC Certificate #14778) is a young bank (founded in 1996), its story reads more like a scenario from the early 1900s: a man promises his wife and his friends that he would "start a bank that would become profitable through relationships, hard work, and determination." That’s exactly what Barry Orr (current FirstBank & Trust Chairman and CEO) said and did. As FirstBank & Trust approaches its 20th anniversary, the Bank’s assets have grown to over $797 Million, as its market area as expanded, including the acquisition of three Texas banks.
How the CD Compares
When compared to the 324 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that are available to Texas residents, FirstBank & Trust’s 15-Month CD Special currently ranks fourth, regardless of minimum deposit requirements.
The above rates are accurate as of 9/21/2015.
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