There's also a checking account special with a 1.66% APY and a $100 bonus when the account is opened with either direct deposit or an e-banking package.
These specials don't seem to listed at the bank's website. It was advertised in the 5/24/09 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The ad is available online here. The offers are scheduled to last through 6/30/09. The checking account appears to only be available at their new Creve Coeur branch. However, I don't see this restriction for the CDs.
Branches are located throughout Missouri and in a few parts of Kansas and Nebraska.
The bank's ratings for safety and soundness are a little weak: 2 stars (below peer group) at Bankrate.com and 3.5 stars (good) at BauerFinancial. Both ratings are based on 12/31/08 financial data. The bank has been FDIC insured since 1952 (FDIC Certificate # 29546).
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