Competitive 18-Month CD Special at Greater Western Bank in Several States - Local Only


Greater Western Bank is offering three CD specials. The most competitive one is a 2.18% APY 18-month CD. The other two are a 2.68% APY 38-month CD and a 3.08% APY 58-month CD. These rates include a 0.15% bonus for new or existing checking or savings account customers. Minimum deposit is $5,000, and new money is required. These special CD rates are listed in the bank's CD page as of 2/01/2010.

It appears that a branch visit is required. Branches are located in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Missouri.

The bank's ratings for safety and soundness are strong: 4 stars (excellent) at BauerFinancial and 4 stars (sound) at Both ratings are based on 9/30/09 financial data. The bank has been a FDIC member since 1935 (FDIC Certificate # 15289).

2.22% 13-Month CD at Great Western Bank in Colorado - Local Only
Great Western Bank is offering two CD specials: a 2.22% APY 13-month CD and a 1.71% APY 7-month CD. Minimum deposit is $500. These specials are not listed at the bank's website. A reader emailed me info on these, and I called the bank today (9/16/09) for additional details. According to the CSR, they prefer that new customer also open a checking account with this special CD. It didn't sound like it was a requirement.

A branch visit is required to open an account. This special appears to be available at...

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3.63% 7-Month / 3.63% 27-Month CD at Multi-State Bank (Great Western).
Update 6/21/08: The special CD rates have fallen. Please check the bank's website for the latest rates and specials.

Great Western Bank has a CD promotion with a 3.63% APY on terms from 7 months to 27 months. The minimum deposit is $5,000, and an additional banking relationship is required.

There's no mention on the promotional page about the details of the required relationship. To view the rate, you must select your state and your zipcode. The only states that can be selected include Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota....

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