CIBC USA is the 63rd largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1991 and as of March of 2019, it had grown to 1,586 employees. CIBC USA's savings rates are 5X the national average, and it boasts an A+ health rating.
They have been running a 1.31% APY first 6 month deal for a year or more now. If you call at the end of it, in one step they'll renew the deal if you close and reopen. I've had no problems wiring into the account and EFT'ing out of the account. I'm not sure what the negative reviews are about!
I have been with this bank for a couple of years as their rates for savings accounts have been competitive up until recently. What is annoying however is that the promo rates are guaranteed for only 6 months and then revert to a much lower one. In order to maintain the better rate a new account must be opened which is an unnecessary hassle requiring that new external linkages must then be established. Out going ACH transfers are also limited adding further hoops for gaining access to your funds. Now that even the promo rate is not near the leaders I am done with dealing with this banks idiosyncrasies and plan to move on.
They currently have a very good promotional rate of 1.30% fixed for the first six months the savings account is open. HOWEVER, when I read the disclosure statement, three things kept me from opening the account:
1. No trusts, and no POD accounts--therefore, no beneficiaries!!!! A deal breaker for me, no matter how good the interest rate is.
2. There is a maximum initial deposit of $100,000.00.
3. You can ACH by "pulling" from another external account with no fees or maximums, but you have a 90 day waiting period after opening the account before you can do so. Not good if an emergency arises during that time and you would need the funds.
At least their disclosure statements are posted on their website. Many banks do not do this (but they all should).
I just opened, and closed, a CIBC agility account. I didn't know that they do not allow you to pull money in from an external bank account. You have to wire it over or send them a check. I called customer service question this and they said as they are new to the online banking business, they still are working out the kinks. So, until they do, do not open an online account with them.
|FDIC Certificate #||33306|
|Return on Assets - YTD||1.01%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||5.07%|
|Annual Interest Income||$313.8MM|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q1 2019vs Q1 2018||$30.18B$25.59B|
|Loans||Q1 2019vs Q1 2018||$20.00B$17.07B|
|Deposits||Q1 2019vs Q1 2018||$22.06B$17.82B|
|Equity Capital||Q1 2019vs Q1 2018||$5.93B$5.42B|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q1 2019vs Q1 2018||$212.0MM$81.4MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q1 2019vs Q1 2018||$190.8MM$99.6MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q1 2019vs Q1 2018||$665.00K$1.3MM|
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|APY||MIN||MAX||ACCOUNT NAME||VIEW DETAILS|
|2.39%||-||$1m||CIBC Agility Savings - Online Only|
CIBC USA is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 120 South LaSalle Street - Chicago, IL 60603