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75 North Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

CIT Bank is a well-capitalized Internet bank offering personal banking products to consumers. The bank’s acronym is an abbreviation for Commercial Investment Trust, which was a name the company used early on. CIT Bank’s holding company, CIT Group, is a leader in middle market lending across a variety of industries. Since 2008, the company has shifted to a more bank-centric business focus and offers very competitive interest rates on its deposits.

CIT Bank offers three main depository product types: savings accounts, Certificates of Deposit (CDs), and IRA CDs. Each of its products typically comes with one of the top interest rates available nationwide, helped by the fact that the bank does not have the overhead costs associated with operating branch locations because of its wholly online system.

The high yield savings account has a $100 minimum opening and maintenance balance requirement and comes with free money transfers to another account at CIT or to an account with another bank. An outgoing wire transfer fee is the only fee associated with the account and can be avoided by maintaining a balance over $25,000. CIT introduced free ACH transfers for this Internet savings account in the summer of 2012.

The bank offers three Certificate of Deposit options: RampUp CDs, Jumbo CDs, and Term CDs. DepositAccounts.com recognized CIT’s RampUp Plus CDs (formerly known as Achiever CDs) as an excellent option for savers just after they were introduced in March of 2012. Of note, the RampUp Plus CDs allow for one additional deposit during the life of the 1- or 2-year CD, as well as one ‘bump-up’ allowance that would achieve a higher rate if the bank increases the rate on that product in the future after the CD has been purchased. IRA CDs are also available and in term lengths ranging from 6 months to 5 years.

CIT Bank online banking offers a sophisticated and secure system through which customers can access their savings or CD accounts to view account balances and transfer funds. To apply for an account, consumers must access the bank’s website and fill out a registration form.

CIT Bank was originally established in 2000 as CIT Online Bank before transitioning to its current name two years later. The bank is one of hundreds of subsidiary institutions operating under the umbrella of CIT Group, a Fortune 500 holding company. CIT Group is involved in a variety of financing and leasing activities through hundreds of entities located all over the world. CIT Bank is the group’s retail banking entity headquartered in Pasadena, California, and serves its customers solely through its online banking system.

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CIT Bank Raises High Yield Savings APY By 10 Basis Points - 1/12/2017

CIT Bank (internet bank) has raised the rate on its High Yield Savings account (1.05% APY). The minimum opening deposit is $100 and there are no maintenance fees.

CIT Bank’s Limited-Time High Yield Savings Account Bonus - Up to $200 - 1/3/2017

CIT Bank is offering a cash bonus of up to $200 for opening its High Yield Savings account. The minimum initial deposit to qualify for the bonus is $25,000.

CIT Bank Savings Account Promo - Up To $200 Plus 0.95% APY - 11/17/2016

Open a High Yield Savings account by December 31, 2016, and get a .95% APY and up to $200 Cash Bonus $200 bonus requires a $100,000 deposit $125 bonus requires a $50,000 deposit $95 bonus requires a $25,000 deposit The lowest average monthly balance from among the first three monthly statement cycles will determine the bonus amount, based on the schedule below. Any Bonus for which the customer qualifies will be deposited to the account within 30 days of the end of the third monthly statement cycle. Link to offer

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12/5/14 - CIT Bank’s Jumbo 5-Year CD Is the New Rate Leader
11/12/14 - My Interview with the CIT Bank President
10/17/14 - CIT Bank Increases Savings Account and CD Rates
10/14/14 - Groups Urge U.S. To Reject CIT Takeover Of OneWest Bank
10/10/14 - Are Regulators About To Let Another Bank Get Too Big To Fail?
9/19/14 - CIT Bank Increases 1-Year and 5-Year CD Rates to Very Competitive Levels
7/3/14 - CIT Bank Increases Rates on Its RampUp CDs
6/23/14 - CIT Bank Keeps The Great Deals Coming
6/11/14 - CIT Bank Launches New RampUp CDs
6/10/14 - Rampup Cds
5/14/14 - Are “Raise Your Rate” Type of CDs a Good Deal?
5/8/14 - Customer Loyalty CD Promotions At CIT Bank
3/20/14 - CIT Bank Takes Back the Top Spot for 5-Year CD Rates
2/13/14 - CIT Bank Savings Account Rate Hike
1/29/14 - CIT Bank - New 5-Year CD Rate Leader for Internet Banks
11/6/13 - Higher CD and IRA CD Rates at CIT Bank
10/28/13 - Review of Today’s Bump-Up CDs - Is the Bump-Up Feature Useful?
9/11/13 - How Add-On CDs Can Benefit Savers
8/30/13 - Higher Long-Term CD and IRA CD Rates at CIT Bank
4/18/13 - CIT Bank Now Offers IRAs with CDs and the Savings Account
12/4/12 - CIT Bank Cuts Savings Account and Achiever CD Rates
7/9/12 - New Competitive 5-Year CDs at CIT Bank
6/11/12 - Online Transfer Service Now Available to CIT Bank Savings Account Customers
5/29/12 - Best Bank Accounts for a Future of Uncertain Interest Rates
5/15/12 - CIT Bank Raises Savings Account and CD Rates
4/3/12 - CIT Bank Launches an Internet Savings Account
3/13/12 - Flexible CDs and Savings Accounts with Rate Guarantees
2/26/12 - Improvements In CIT Group's Financial Health
1/9/12 - CIT Bank Launches New 2-Year Achiever CD with Add-On & Rate Bump Features
11/21/11 - 4 Internet Banks That Offer Flexible CDs
10/17/11 - CIT Bank Launches Internet CDs with Unique Features & Top Rates
4/15/08 - Indymac Bank Raises 5-Month Internet CD Yield to 5.70%
2/21/08 - Indymac Bank CD Rate Update - 5.65% 4-Month, 5.50% 9-Month CD

Reviews (107)

CIT Bank a great choice.

Posted by: Mesala | Dec 7, 2016

CIT Bank is one of my best banking experiences overall to this date. Their deposits come through very fast at a reasonable time of four to five hours, which is very good considering other banks. My experience was nearly perfect with customer service. Once, a transaction wasn't getting through. I gave CIT bank a call and didn't get put on hold and was able to get the issue fixed within 15 minutes. The bank has been able to fix issues in minutes what any other bank would take at least 1 hour to fix. Overall their customer service is fantastic. It is an easy and clean experience on the web. They show everything on their website and it's easy to navigate. Best of all are their fees. I hardly notice their fees due to how small they are.

Great for an online user

I can't speak for other people but I use this bank online and have had a great experience so far. I opened a checking account with just $200 to start and it was mostly just to see if any weird fees or anything would happen as I swapped out of my current bank. I didn't get any weird monthly fees or any other kinds of fees so I have swapped my money over from my old bank to CIT and haven't had any issues so far. I don't have any bank options around me so I was forced into finding an online bank and a friend suggested this one.

Maturing CIT CD's

Posted by: zaqxsw | Nov 14, 2014

I owned a 2yr, high 5 figure CD with CIT. It was coming close to maturing and I inquired on my options to receive the proceeds. I was advised I could ACH transfer the proceeds by giving a bank name, account #, and routing number. I provided those and was told I would receive a confirmation on these instructions. No confirmation after two weeks, so I asked about it again. No confirmation after a total of 3 weeks.

The CD matured on 11/13/14 and I was advised on that day that the ACH transfer could not happen because I had not previously verified the transfer account. Of course, I had given myself a month lead time and could have easily done this had CIT just confirmed my instructions to ACH transfer or clarified that I needed to verify. Now I am trying to just get a check snail mailed to me.

Very disappointing given the month lead time I had provided to get this right.

Will Not Release Funds To An Estate Account

Posted by: sarag13 | Jan 9, 2017

If you are going to invest with CIT bank , be sure you are a residence of California. CIT BANK will not honor an estate account that has been probated in a sister state nor will it honor the terms of the filed will with another state. BUYER BEWARE!

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FDIC Certificate #58978
Year Established2009
Employees3698
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.31%
Return on Equity - YTD2.46%
Annual Interest Income$1.33B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$42.95B$43.58B
LoansQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$28.58B$29.99B
DepositsQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$32.90B$32.42B
Equity CapitalQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$5.54B$5.56B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$399.7MM$307.5MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$525.8MM$604.2MM
Real Estate OwnedQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$29.2MM$24.4MM
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CIT Bank Savings Account Promo - Up To $200 Plus 0.95% APY

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Open a High Yield Savings account by December 31, 2016, and get a .95% APY and up to $200 Cash Bonus

$200 bonus requires a $100,000 deposit
$125 bonus requires a $50,000 deposit
$95 bonus requires a $25,000 deposit

The lowest average monthly balance from among the first three monthly statement cycles will determine the bonus amount, based on the schedule below.

Any Bonus for which the customer qualifies will be deposited to the account within 30 days of the end of the third monthly statement cycle.

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CIT Bank Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.05%--High Yield Savings

CIT Bank CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.75%$100k-5 Year Jumbo CD
1.70%$1k-5 Year Term CD
1.60%$100k-4 Year Jumbo CD
1.50%$1k-4 Year Term CD
1.40%$100k-3 Year Jumbo CD
1.38%$50k$250k4 Year RampUp CD
1.35%$100k-2 Year Jumbo CD
1.30%$1k-2 Year Term CD
1.30%$1k-3 Year Term CD
1.22%$1k-1 Year Term CD
1.22%$25k-2 Year RampUp Plus CD
1.20%$25k$250k3 Year RampUp CD
1.16%$25k-1 Year RampUp Plus CD
0.72%$1k-6 Month Term CD

CIT Bank IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.75%$100k-5 Year Jumbo IRA CD
1.70%$1k-5 Year Term IRA CD
1.60%$100k-4 Year Jumbo IRA CD
1.50%$1k-4 Year Term IRA CD
1.40%$100k-3 Year Jumbo IRA CD
1.38%$50k$250k4 Year RampUp IRA CD
1.35%$100k-2 Year Jumbo IRA CD
1.30%$1k-2 Year Term IRA CD
1.30%$1k-3 Year Term IRA CD
1.22%$1k-1 Year Term IRA CD
1.22%$25k-2 Year RampUp Plus IRA CD
1.20%$25k$250k3 Year RampUp IRA CD
1.16%$25k-1 Year RampUp Plus IRA CD
Locations

CIT Bank is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 75 North Fair Oaks Ave - Pasadena, CA 91103