United Bank is advertising three attractive deposit specials:
- 1.50% APY money market account with the rate guaranteed to 9/30/10. Minimum balance to qualify for this rate is $20,000.
- 1.75% APY 11-month CD. Minimum deposit is $500. IRA CD is also available
- $100 sign-up bonus for opening a free banking package (checking and a savings account) with direct deposit.
These specials don't seem to be listed at the bank's website. They were advertised in a 4/8/10 edition of a Greater Boston Area newspaper. The ad is available online here. I just called the bank, and I confirmed these are still available for this week.
According to the small print of the ad, these specials are only for the Worcester region. Please refer to the bank's location page for the addresses of the bank branches.
The bank's ratings for safety and soundness are strong: 5 stars (superior) at BauerFinancial (based on 12/31/09 data) and 4 stars (sound) at Bankrate.com (based on 9/30/09 data). The bank has been a FDIC member since 1986 (FDIC Certificate # 26486).