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855-462-2652
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 Ups Bonus To $400 On High Yield Savings - 4/5/2017

CIT Bank (internet bank) has bonuses of $100 ($15k min), $250 ($100k), and $400 ($300k min) when opening a new High Yield Savings account now through June 30, 2017.

CIT Bank Extends $200 Bonus For New High Yield Savings Account - 2/3/2017

CIT Bank (internet bank) is offering a $100 (minimum $15k) or $200 (minimum $150k) bonus when opening a new High Yield Savings account now through April 28, 2017.

CIT Bank Increases Its 2-Year Rampup Plus CD Rate - 1/30/2017

CIT Bank recently increased the 2-year RampUp CD rate from 1.22% to 1.27% APY. Minimum deposit is $25,000. Interestingly, the 2-year rate is now just 1 bps higher than the 1-year rate. It’s a small increase, but those with this RampUp Plus CD need to be updated on all rate increases so they can decide when to use the step-up option on this CD. For these readers, you may want to use our alert service for CIT Bank that can email you whenever there are CIT Bank rate changes.

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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
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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 (131)

CIT Bank is a great experience

I have been a CIT bank member for over 30 years now. It is a bank that offers everything I need as far as my savings account. The customer service with this bank is excellent. They help me save anything I need for my future retirements. For example, my aunt gave me these bonds when I was a child. I wanted to make sure I put these bonds in a savings. CIT bank made sure I made the most money with these bonds. When I put these bonds in with CIT, they were only a $1000.00. 30 years later, they are now worth $30,000. I also have been saving $50.00 a month for the last 15 years from my checking account. CIT bank makes sure they take it out automatically for me the 15th of every month. I am so glad to be a CIT customer.

Long term customer

I have been a long-term CIT customer. Everything they offer seems to be fairly typical of all the major banking institutions. The only big issue I have is with their web design. The website is poorly designed and it makes navigation really hard. This day and age it is important to have a bank which offers as much online interaction as possible, considering how much e-commerce is done.

Terrible Website / Back-End Systems Very Buggy

Posted by: slovokia | Mar 21, 2017

I have banked with CIT since 2014. Initially their website was poorly organized and difficult to use. They revamped their website in 2016 and it actually got even WORSE. It now appears to be a Frankensteinien combination of two different systems.

Their back-end systems are also very buggy. For example to take advantage of CIT's $100/$200 new account bonus I opened a new high yield savings account via their website on 3/18. I specified that this new account should be funded via an ACH transfer from a new external account at bank X. It has taken until 3/21 for the new CIT account to even appear in my CIT online banking page. The new external account at bank X does not appear in my list of external accounts even though 2 test deposits were made to that account on 3/21. So how am I supposed to validate the new external account? I ended up manually adding the new external account all over again - hopefully things will work the second time around.

The only reason to do business with CIT are the interest rates / special bonus deals - all other aspects of doing business with this bank are clearly inferior compared to most other online banks. If you look at the rate history for CIT you will see that they often attempt to reduce their rates after a while so be prepared to move your money around in the future.

Finally I suspect some of the positive reviews of CIT bank at depositaccounts are illegitimate and have not been left by real customers of this bank. If you read them closely they seem likely to be authored by non Americans. Be forewarned. It might not hurt if depositaccounts.com did a geolocation of the source IP address of people giving reviews. If these IP addresses are outside the United States, I would doubt the authenticity of the review.

Very bad disrespectful service

I used them for a time and the service was not that great. They were difficult to set up with for the first thing which was a pain then they offered me direct deposit for my checking account, which I declined. Even though halfway through I decided against it and had asked them to shred the documents they actually just submitted the info without my approval which was awful. Honestly, I plan to never use them again and to tell others that they are not worth giving a chance you should stay far away. I mean it was not just the bad service but they ignored the request for my checking account and went over what i said and did it. That was rude and disrespectful to their customer and honestly worth giving bad marks and impressions over. I say they deserve the lowest possible score which is one star nothing more and to avoid them like the plague.

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Overall
FDIC Certificate #58978
Year Established2009
Employees3678
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD-0.36%
Return on Equity - YTD-2.84%
Annual Interest Income$1.78B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$42.25B$43.80B
LoansQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$28.12B$29.88B
DepositsQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$32.36B$32.88B
Equity CapitalQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$5.21B$5.61B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$406.6MM$337.5MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$536.5MM$582.5MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$21.7MM$21.8MM
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CIT Bank Increases Its 2-Year Rampup Plus CD Rate

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CIT Bank recently increased the 2-year RampUp CD rate from 1.22% to 1.27% APY. Minimum deposit is $25,000. Interestingly, the 2-year rate is now just 1 bps higher than the 1-year rate.

It’s a small increase, but those with this RampUp Plus CD need to be updated on all rate increases so they can decide when to use the step-up option on this CD. For these readers, you may want to use our alert service for CIT Bank that can email you whenever there are CIT Bank rate changes.

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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
1.45%$100k-2 Year Jumbo CD
1.40%$1k-2 Year Term CD
1.40%$100k-3 Year Jumbo CD
1.38%$50k$250k4 Year RampUp CD
1.32%$1k-1 Year Term CD
1.30%$1k-3 Year Term CD
1.27%$25k-2 Year RampUp Plus CD
1.26%$25k-1 Year RampUp Plus CD
1.20%$25k$250k3 Year RampUp 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
1.45%$100k-2 Year Jumbo IRA CD
1.40%$1k-2 Year Term IRA CD
1.40%$100k-3 Year Jumbo IRA CD
1.38%$50k$250k4 Year RampUp IRA CD
1.32%$1k-1 Year Term IRA CD
1.30%$1k-3 Year Term IRA CD
1.27%$25k-2 Year RampUp Plus IRA CD
1.26%$25k-1 Year RampUp Plus IRA CD
1.20%$25k$250k3 Year RampUp 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