3.25% 40-Month CD at Legacy Banks in NY & MA - Local Only


Legacy Banks have a CD special with a competitive rate on a 40-month term. The APY is 3.25%, and it has a minimum deposit of $1,000. There's also a 4-month CD special which has a less competitive APY of 1.25%. These rates are listed in the bank's CD rates page as of 10/06/09 for both New York and Massachusetts.

It appears that a branch visit is required to open an account. Branches are located in several MA and NY cities including Pittsfield and Lenox, MA and Albany and Windham, NY.

The bank's ratings for safety and soundness are above averge: 4 stars (excellent) at BauerFinancial (based on 6/30/09 data) and 3 stars (performing) at Bankrate.com (based on 3/31/09 data). The bank was established in 1893 and has been a FDIC member since 1985 (FDIC Certificate # 90265).

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