Top Long-Term CD Rates at First Federal Savings Bank in Parts of Kentucky & Indiana


If you are looking for the highest interest rate regardless of the CD term, you may be interested in First Federal Savings Bank. It's offering a 10-year CD and IRA CD with a 3.67% APY. That's the highest CD rate that I can find for any bank or credit union in the nation. The bank also offers some other competitive long-term CD rates. These include a 2.67% APY 5-year CD, a 2.46% APY 4-year CD and a 2.00% APY 3-year CD. Minimum deposit is $500. These rates are listed in the bank's rate table for zip codes in the Louisville area as of 2/16/2011. They require you to provide your zip code to see the rate table. If your zip code is outside their market area, a box will pop up with the message "No Rates Available".

The bank has its CD disclosure on its website. The early withdrawal penalties listed vary by term. The 5-year CD has a 9-month interest penalty, and the shorter terms listed above have a 6-month penalty. I can't find any mention of the 10-year CD early withdrawal penalty. However, in my last post on this bank, a reader who is a customer said the early withdrawal penalty for the 10-year CD is 12 months of interest.

It appears that a branch visit is required to open an account. Branches are located in Kentucky and in Southern Indiana. Most of the branches are in Kentucky. Some of the Kentucky cities include Louisville, Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Radcliff, Brandenburg and Bardstown. The Indiana cities include Georgetown, Corydon, Elizabeth and Lanesville.

The bank has an overall health score at of 3 out of 5 with a Texas Ratio of 57.77% (average) based on September 2010 data. It's a sizable bank with $1.09 billion in deposits. Please refer to our financial overview of First Federal Savings Bank for more details. The bank has been a FDIC member since 1936 (FDIC Certificate # 28610).

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Anonymous   |     |   Comment #1
Their 10 year rate is almost exactly the rate on 10 yr Treasuries at the last auction.
Anonymous   |     |   Comment #2
great bank.great customer service..a real hidden treasure.i just opened a 10 year cd with so glad i did.they have the highest long term cd rates in the country.the lady told me that as long as you live within 200 miles from their home base location of should be ok in opening a cd with them.i live in the northern part of the state where they have no branches and they did not have a problem with me in opening a cd with them.
Competitive CD Rates at First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown in Kentucky & Indiana

First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown is having a CD special called the November to Remember. The promotion has two CDs with quite competitive rates: a 1.81% APY 15-month CD and a 2.41% APY 27-month CD. Minimum deposit is $500. These rates are listed in the bank's CD promotions page as of 11/04/2010.

The bank also has some competitive standard CD and IRA CD rates. These include a 3.97% APY 10-year CD, a 2.97% APY 5-year CD and a 2.76% APY 4-year CD. Minimum deposit is $500. These rates are listed...

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