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CIT Bank Gives Some CD Customers Option of Penalty-Free Early Withdrawal

A DA reader who has CIT Bank CDs forwarded me an email he received from CIT Bank. According to the email, they’re allowing him to move his long-term CDs into their High Yield Savings Account with no penalty. I’m not sure how many CIT Bank CD customers received this offer. It may be targeted to CD customers who have certain CDs that were opened when their rates were the highest. If you have CIT Bank CDs, make sure to keep an eye out for their emails, and please leave a...

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Ally Bank’s Deposit Agreement Changes - Next Day Transfers

Ally Bank informed customers by email this morning of changes to its deposit agreement that will take effect on December 3, 2016. The email summarized the key changes which include faster ACH transfer speeds and improved funds availability for check deposits. I did a quick review of the new deposit agreement, and I don’t see other significant changes. If you see any, please leave a comment. The changes appear favorable to customers. Below is an excerpt from the email that includes all of the description of the changes....

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VirtualBank Raises Rates On Four CDs
Availability: Internet bank

There hasn’t been much occasion to write about any of VirtualBank’s products in almost 18 months. That changed over the weekend with the rate increases on its 12-month eCD (1.26% APY), 18-month eCD (1.31% APY), 2-year eCD (1.51% APY), and 3-year eCD (1.56% APY). These new rates are the highest for these eCDs in more than five years.

The minimum opening deposit for any of VirtualBank’s eCDs is $10k, with no stated balance cap. Interest is compounded and credited monthly.

As stated in VirtualBank’s Terms...

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EBSB Direct Introduces Money Market Special, 1.25% APY $10k+
Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

In May, I wrote about EBSB Direct’s new Money Market Special 2 that earned 1.08% APY on balances between $10k and $1m. Five months later, EBSB Direct has brought the new, improved model: Money Market Special 3 (MMS3), which earns 1.25% APY on balances between $10k and $2m. MMS3’s rate tiers are structured as follows:

    0.00% APY – Less than $10 balance

    0.25% APY – $10-$9,999.99 balance

    1.25% APY – $10,000 -$1,999,999.99 balance

    0.58% APY – $2,000,000 and above balance

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CD Rates Summary May 24, 2016
CD Rates Summary May 24, 2016

Last week’s release of the minutes of the Fed’s April meeting indicates a decent chance of a rate hike at the next Fed meeting on June 14-15. This is how economist Tim Duy summed up the minutes in his Fed Watch blog:

In addition to the minutes, comments from Fed officials have been suggesting that a rate hike is definitely on the table in June. However, Tim Duy still thinks there’s a better chance of the Fed postponing the rate hike until July or September.

Changes in both Treasury yields and Fed...

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Best Bank Account Interest Rates - Summary for May 17, 2016
Best Bank Account Interest Rates - Summary for May 17, 2016

Today’s inflation report increases the chance that we’ll see a Fed rate hike in June. The Labor Department reported that the CPI increased 0.4% in April, above expectations of 0.3%. The core CPI, which excludes energy and food, increased 0.2% which was inline with expectations. The increased chance of a June Fed rate hike doesn’t mean that it’s a good chance. It’s still low. According to this Wall Street Journal article:

On Wednesday the Fed will be releasing the minutes of last month’s FOMC meeting. That may provide hints of what...

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