Michigan-based First National Bank of America (FNBA) is currently offering top rates on its long-term CDs: 60-month (3.35% APY), 72-month (3.45% APY), and 84-month (3.55% APY). Any of these CDs can be opened with a $1k minimum deposit, with no stated balance cap.
|3.00%||$1k||-||First National Bank of America||84 Month CD|
|2.95%||$1k||-||First National Bank of America||72 Month CD|
|2.90%||$1k||-||First National Bank of America||60 Month CD|
The 60-month CD is available as an IRA (Traditional and Roth), earning the same APY with the same funding requirements. The 72- and 84-month CDs are not offered as IRAs.
FNBA also offers Flex CDs, which “allow for a one-time rate increase during the term of the account.” While the 72- and 84-month terms are not available as a Flex CD, the 60-month is, but with a lower APY of 3.25%.
The Truth-in-Savings document is not available on FNBA’s website. A very helpful and knowledgeable CD Specialist provided the following:
- The Early Withdrawal Penalty for the 60-, 72- and 84-month CDs is 540 days interest on the amount withdrawn, with partial withdrawals permitted.
- Up to four beneficiaries can be named on the online application, but more can be added by phone. Social Security numbers for beneficiaries are not required. Primary beneficiaries (one or two) and contingent beneficiaries (one or two) can be named. Beneficiaries can also be assigned equal shares.
- Funding can only be done through an ACH transfer. There is a limit of $250k per each online application.
- The standard method of distributing maturing funds is a cashier’s check, although a wire transfer is possible. A transfer of funds to an FNBA checking or savings accounts is not possible for those customers who live outside the Bank’s Michigan market area.
Thanks to DA reader, rockies, for the Forum post about First National Bank of America.
Headquartered in East Lansing, Michigan, First National Bank of America offers its CDs on a nationwide basis to US citizens and alien residents possessing a valid Social Security number.
CSR pointed out that the last page of the online application requires a copy of your government-issued ID be uploaded. Having the ID available in a digital format will help insure your online application won’t time out. Following the submission of a completed online application, the Bank will contact you to finalize the application.
First National Bank of America has an overall health grade of "B" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 26.71% (average), based on December 31, 2018 data. In the past year, FNBA has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $81.74 million, an excellent annual growth rate of 15.52%. Please refer to our financial overview of First National Bank of America (FDIC Certificate # 17438) for more details.
Established in 1955 as the First National Bank of East Lansing, First National Bank of America is currently Michigan’s seventh largest bank, with $1.8 billion in assets and more than 24,400 customer accounts. The Bank re-branded as First National Bank of Michigan in 1978 and as First National Bank of America in 1998. (FYI – the “First National Bank of Michigan” brand was recycled in 2006, when a Kalamazoo bank opened using the name.) Sixty-four years after opening its doors for business, FNBA is still a private, family-owned company offering traditional banking services and mortgages, with a subsidiary company involved in the note buying industry.
How the CDs Compare
When compared to similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that require a similar minimum deposit and are available nationwide, all of First National Bank of America’s long-term CD APYs currently rank first.
The above rates are accurate as of 4/24/2019.
To search for the best CD rates, both nationwide and state specific, please refer to our CD rates table page.