Republic Bank (Chicago) Adds 19-Month CD Special

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Deal Summary: 19-month CD Special, 1.80% APY, $1k minimum deposit, new money.

Availability: Market area is Chicago’s metropolitan area, aka Chicagoland.

About a week ago, a DA reader sent me a Chicago Tribune ad for a new limited-time CD Special offered by Republic Bank of Chicago (Republic Bank): a 19-month CD Special (1.80% APY). The minimum opening deposit is $1k of new money, with a $250k balance cap.

APYMINMAXINSTITUTIONPRODUCTDETAILS
1.80%$1k$250kRepublic Bank of Chicago19 Month CD Special - New Money
Accounts mentioned in this post. Rates as of September 19, 2017.

According to CSR, the Early Withdrawal Penalty is six months interest.

Thanks to the DA reader who let me know about this new product and to DA reader, miked, for his Forum post.

Availability

Headquartered in Oakbrook, Illinois, Republic Bank’s market area is the Chicago metropolitan area (Chicagoland), which has an estimated population of 9.4 million.

Opening the CD Special requires an in-branch visit to any of nine Illinois branches located in Addison, Berkeley, Berwyn, Chicago (5), Darien, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Lincolnwood, Naperville, Oak Brook, Orland Park, Palos Park, Tinley Park, and West Chicago (2).

Republic Bank’s online banking platform is currently limited to account management and bill payment services.

Bank Overview

Republic Bank has an overall health grade of "B+" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 17.93% (above average) based on March 31, 2017 data. In the past year, Republic Bank has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $16.38 million, an above average annual growth rate of 1.19%. Please refer to our financial overview of Republic Bank (FDIC Certificate # 19333) for more details.

Founded in 1964, Republic Bank of Chicago is currently Illinois’ 21st largest bank, with assets in excess of $1.8 billion. Between 1994 and 2015, Republic Bank acquired seven Chicago area banks, expanding its footprint in Chicagoland. As a stable and growing bank, it should not be confused with the former National Republic Bank of Chicago, which was taken over by the Dallas-based State Bank of Texas.

How the CD Special Compares

When compared to the 257 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that require a similar deposit and are available within the Bank’s market area, Republic Bank’s 19-month CD Special APY currently rank first.

Interest RateCD Length of TermCredit Union/Bank
1.80% APY19-Month CD SpecialRepublic Bank
1.76% APY15-Month Special CDVeridian Credit Union
1.73% APY18-Month CertificateMutual Federal Bank

The above rates are accurate as of 8/30/2017.

To look for the best CD rates, both nationwide and state specific, please refer to our CD rates table or our Rates Map page.

Related Pages: Chicago CD rates, 1-year CD rates

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