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3.00% 25-Month CD & 2.70% 13-Month CD at Broadway Bank in Chicago


Update 6/20/09: The special CD rates have fallen. Please check the bank's website for the latest rates and specials.

Update 5/09/09: The 13-month special CD rate has fallen to 2.50% APY.

Broadway Bank is offering two special CDs with competitive rates: a 3.00% APY 25-month CD and a 2.70% APY 13-month CD. Minimum deposit is $2,500. The bank also has some competitive rates on its standard long-term CDs including a 4.00% APY for 60 months and 3.50% APY for 48 months. The standard CDs have a minimum deposit of $1,000 and are also available as IRAs. These rates are listed at the bank's rate table as of 4/12/09.

The bank does a good job at listing the details of these CDs under the rate table. Some of the important details include:
  • You may not withdraw any principal from this Certificate before maturity without the bank's consent (which may be withheld)
  • Early withdrawal penalty is 180 days of interest on amount withdrawn for maturities over one year
  • Grace period at maturity is 10 days
  • You may elect to receive monthly interest checks
A branch visit appears to be required to open an account. Branches are located in Chicago and Glencoe, Illinois.

Broadway Bank's ratings for safety and soundness are a little weak: 2 stars (problematic) at BauerFinancial (based on 12/31/08 data) and 1 star (lowest) at Bankrate.com (based on 9/30/08 data). The bank has been FDIC insured since 1979 (FDIC Certificate # 22853).

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