Texas Exchange Bank has just raised the rates on two of its New Money CDs – 12-month (3.00% or 2.70% APY), 24-month (3.10% or 2.80% APY). The minimum deposit for any the above rates is $10k of new money, with no stated balance cap.
Both CDs are offered as IRAs (Traditional and Roth), earning the same area-specific APYs with the same funding requirements.
Texas Exchange Bank’s website shows different rates for Texas geographical areas. Dallas and Fort Worth continue to have the higher rates for the featured CDs, with the Houston CDs currently offering APYs 30 bps lower.
What if you don’t live in one of the named areas? The Bank's outgoing phone message states, "If you’re calling about our CD rate specials, dial #4." According to the #4 CSR, if you do not live in one of the named areas, the default rate is the Fort Worth rate, as the Bank is headquartered in the Fort Worth area. When asked if the Fort Worth rate would be automatically applied during the online application process, CSR stated that after an online application is submitted, there is a follow-up call to confirm the details and the APY would be determined at that time.
According to CSR, the Early Withdrawal Penalty for the 12-month CD is 90 days interest and 180 days interest for the 24-month CD.
Headquartered in Crowley (suburban Fort Worth), Texas Exchange Bank’s footprint covers the entire state of Texas through its online application.
Opening a New Money CD can be done online, or at either of two Texas branches located in Crowley and Fort Worth. The New Account Application is also available for download and it can be returned by fax (817.870.9735) or mail.
Important: A CD can be funded through an ACH transfer, but CSR stated that if you want to fund via ACH, you have only one chance to do so: the last option on the online application asks if you want to "fund it now." You must click YES to fund via ACH. If you click NO, you have lost the ACH opportunity and must fund by check. As in life, there is no back-button.
Texas Exchange Bank has an overall health grade of "B+" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 0.00% (excellent and not a typo) based on June 30, 2018 data. In the past year, Texas Exchange Bank has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $51.57 million, an excellent annual growth rate of 16.24%. Please refer to our financial overview of Texas Exchange Bank, SSB (FDIC Certificate # 20099) for more details.
Texas Exchange Bank was established in 1970 as The Bank of Crowley and has been locally owned and opened for the past 48 years. The name was changed in 2008 in anticipation of an expansion that included a branch in Fort Worth (2010) and a loan production office in Houston (2011). Texas Exchange Bank is currently the 51st largest bank headquartered in Texas with assets in excess of $1.1 billion.
How the CD Specials Compare
When compared to 594 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com, which require a minimum deposit of $10k or less and are available to Texas residents, Texas Exchange Bank’s Dallas/Fort Worth 12-month New Money CD APY currently shares the top spot with Greenwood Credit Union’s 12-month CD APY.
When compared to 564 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com, which require a minimum deposit of $10k or less and are available to Texas residents, Texas Exchange Bank’s Dallas/Fort Worth 24-month New Money CD APY currently ranks third.
The above rates are accurate as of 11/10/2018.
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