Sometimes banks will offer higher rates for IRA CDs than for regular CDs. That’s the case Ridgewood Savings Bank which has very competitive rates for its long-term IRA CDs. It’s offering a 7-year IRA CD with a 2.25% APY and a 6-year IRA CD with a 2.00% APY. The regular 5-year CD has a 1.75% APY. Minimum deposit is $500. These rates are listed in the bank’s deposit rates page as of 8/15/2013. Thanks to the reader who emailed me news of these IRAs.
There’s an online application, but at the top of the first page of the application it states “We welcome all residents of the communities we serve.” The “communities” text is a link that when clicked will popup the following list:
- The Bronx
- Kings County
- Queens County
- Nassau County
- Staten Island
- Suffolk County
- Westchester County
Ridgewood Savings Bank branches are located throughout the counties and boroughs listed above.
The bank has an overall health score at DepositAccounts.com of 4 stars (out of 5) with a Texas ratio of 8.98% (above average) based on March 2013 data. Please refer to our financial overview of Ridgewood Savings Bank for more details. The bank has been a FDIC member since 1943 (FDIC Certificate # 16026).