Rising Bank is an online subsidiary of Midwest BankCentre, a well-established community bank based in St. Louis with total assets worth $1.9 billion. Rising Bank was launched in 2018, and carries a bare-bones suite of savings products, including:
- A high-yield savings account
- Term CDs (1-, 2- and 3-year terms available)
- A jumbo CD (2-year term available)
- Rising CDs (18- and 36-month terms available)
Each product comes with fairly standard terms. You can make up to six withdrawals per month from the high-yield savings account, and CDs will automatically renew unless you withdraw the money during a 10-day grace period.
The bank’s Rising CDs, on the other hand, are a unique twist on a traditional bump-up CD. You can opt to boost your interest rate once per term (or twice per term, for 36-month Rising CDs) if the rates that the bank offers do indeed increase. You can also make an additional deposit at any time (or two deposits, for 36-month Rising CDs), but each deposit has to be at least $5,000 or more.
The rates offered on each of these accounts are very competitive, and land near the top of the class within each of the product categories on DepositAccounts. In addition, there are no monthly fees with any of its accounts, although you do need to keep a high minimum deposit amount (at least $1,000 for its term CDs and high-yield savings account, $25,000 for Rising CDs and $100,000 for jumbo CDs) in order to earn any interest.
Rising Bank’s website is clean and easy to navigate, which isn’t surprising given that it only offers a small suite of products. All of your account management can be done from its online site. The bank also offers a mobile app, although it’s unclear if you can use it to do certain commonplace things, such as deposit a check into your savings account or open a new account type.