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Bank Deals Blog - 2011


December 2011

28thKindle Fire Checking Account Bonus at Washington Savings Bank in MA & NH - Local Only
Reward Checking & Savings Accounts at Washington Savings Bank in MA & NH
Competitive Long-Term CD Rates at Charter Oak FCU in CT - Local Only
Special 3-Year CD Rate at Florida Credit Union - Local Only
27thCompetitive CD & Money Market Rates at Nationwide Bank
Top CD & Savings Account Rates at American Plus Bank in CA - Local Only
26th4-Month CD Special at First Entertainment Credit Union in SoCal - Local Only
22ndNavy Federal's IRA CD Special & Top CD Rates - Limited Membership
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Polam Federal Credit Union in SoCal - Limited Membership
21stLittle Known Service at Your Local Bank: Medallion Stamp
20thBanks & Credit Unions that Don't Allow POD Beneficiaries
19thTop 5-Year Jumbo CD Rate at Nutmeg State FCU in Connecticut - Local Only
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Royal Bank America in PA & NJ - Local Only
16thTwo Banks in Florida and Arizona Closed by Regulators
15thCompetitive CD Rates Continue at Quaint Oak Bank in PA
Top CD & Money Market Rates at Floridian Community Bank in South FL - Local Only
14thTop 18-month CD Rate at Civic Bank & Trust in Nashville - Local Only
13thNo FOMC Policy Changes, Fed Cites Some Economic Improvements
12thSpecial 7-Month CD Rate at Chartway Federal Credit Union - Limited Membership
Special 13-Month CD Rate at North American Savings Bank - Available Nationwide
8thMy Experience with Ally Bank's No Penalty CD
Top Mid-Term CD Rate at NavyArmy Federal Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
7thSocial Security Numbers Overused by Banks
Top 5-Year CD Rate Continues at Washington Federal in Western States
Competitive Long-Term CD Rates at Raymond James Bank
6thVirginia Credit Union Increases Reward Checking Rate But There's a Catch
5thCompetitive Short-Term CD at Beal Bank in Some Cities
$100 to $125 Checking Bonus at MidFirst Bank in AZ & OK - Local Only
2ndSmartyPig Announces a Major Rate Cut
The Berkshire Bank in New York City Changes Its Reward Checking Account
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Nicolet National Bank in WI & MI

November 2011

30thFlagstar Bank's Savings Account Promotion
Top CD Rates at John Marshall Bank in the DC Metro Area - Local Only
29thTop Savings & Checking Account Rates Continue at Alliant Credit Union
Competitive CD Rates Continue at First American Credit Union in AZ & NM
Top CD and Savings Account Rates Continue at Cross River Bank in NJ - Local Only
28thMy Experience as a Beneficiary Claiming POD Bank CDs
$200 Checking Account Bonus at MB Financial in Parts of IL, IN & PA
25thFDIC's 3rd Quarter Report & Our Updated Health Ratings
22ndService Credit Union's Black Friday Specials
21stBest CD Rates in the Nation in Southeast Texas - Local Only
19thVelocity Credit Union Extends CD Promotion - CD Application & Deposit Insurance Issues
18thTwo Banks in Iowa and Louisiana Closed by Regulators
Resolution on My Wells Fargo CD Beneficiary Problem
High-Interest Reward Checking Account Deal for Missouri Residents
Competitive CD Rates at mBank in Michigan - Local Only
Top CD and IRA CD Rates at HEW Federal Credit Union in DC - Local Only
17thThe Big List of Credit Unions Open to Anyone
16thCompetitive CD and IRA CD Rates at AmeriCU in New York - Local Only
15thReview of GiftsforBanking.com Apple iPad 2 CD Special
A Few Competitive CD Rates at TotalBank in South Florida - Local Only
14thTwo Top CD & IRA CD Rates at iGObanking.com
My Problems with a Mega Bank Part 2 - Bank of America
Competitive Money Market Rate at Admirals Bank in MA & RI - Local Only
Top CD Rates at Michigan Credit Union That Has Expanded its Field of Membership
13thMy Problems with a Mega Bank Part 1 - Wells Fargo
11thTop CD & IRA CD Rates at Harris County Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
10thOne Small Georgia Bank Closed by Regulators
10 Gotchas to Avoid for Bank CD Investors
9thBank of America IRA CD Early Withdrawal Issues
Competition Leads to Top CD Rates in Iowa
8thSpecial CD Rates at Velocity Credit Union in Texas - Easy Membership
$150 Checking Account Bonus at Horizon Bank in Parts of IN & MI
7thSpecial 3-Month CD Rate at Homebanc - Florida Only
$125 Checking Account Bonus at Westerra Credit Union in Colorado - Local Only
$125 Checking Account Bonus at Mountain America Credit Union in UT, AZ, NV & NM
Top CD & IRA CD Rates in Vermont at North Country Credit Union - Local Only
4thTwo Small Banks in Nebraska & Utah Closed by Regulators
Updated Review of Coastal FCU's Reward Checking Account - NC, SC & VA Only
3rdTop 3-Year CD Rate at Institution for Savings in MA - Local Only
Special 1-Year CD Rate at BankUnited in South Florida
2ndNo FOMC Policy Changes, Bernanke Tells Savers Low Rates Are for a "Greater Good"
Top CD Rates at State Department FCU in Virginia - Easy Membership
Reward Checking with a Twist at Great Lakes Credit Union in IL - Local Only
Top Mid-Term CD Rates at Chaco Credit Union in Ohio - Local Only
1stBank of America is Latest Big Bank to Back Down on Debit Card Fees
Treasury Announces New Series I Savings Bond Rate of 3.06%
Checking Account Bonus & Top Features at Northwest FCU in Virginia
$200 Checking Account Bonus at Advance Financial in Indiana - Local Only

October 2011

31stIncredible Bank's 2-Year Anniversary
Competitive 59-Month CD Rate at US Bank - Available Nationwide
$130 Checking Account Bonus at American Heritage FCU in Philly
28thOne Bank Failure and One Credit Union Placed Into Conservatorship
M&T Bank's Cash Bonus But Don't Forget the Fees
Riverset Credit Union's $150 Checking Bonus in Pittsburgh - Local Only
Top CD Rates in Miami & NYC at People's Alliance Federal Credit Union
27thUpdate on Alliant Credit Union - Top Rates Continue
Consumers Credit Union's Reward Checking Guarantees 4.09% Through June 30, 2012
26thHigh-Interest Reward Checking Account at Quest Credit Union - KS Only
25thAlly Bank's eCheck Deposit is Now Available to All Customers
Competitive CD Rates at MidCoast Community Bank in Delaware - Local Only
Top CD Rates at Eagle One Federal Credit Union in Philadelphia - Local Only
24thTop CD Rates at XCEL Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
21stAnother 4 Banks Closed by Regulars - Yearly Total at 84
EverBank Offers Checking Account Promo to Win Over Megabank Customers
Top 5-Year CD & IRA CD Rate at Visions FCU in New York State - Local Only
20thInternet CD Specials with Top Rates at Atlantic Coast Bank
Competitive Short-Term CD Rates at Biscayne Bank in Florida - Local Only
19thNext I Bond Inflation Component Makes I Bonds Better than CDs
18thBonus and Free Checking at Co-Op Services Credit Union in Michigan - Local Only
Competitive 2-Year CD Rate at International Bank of Chicago - Local Only
17thCIT Bank Launches Internet CDs with Unique Features & Top Rates
Checking Bonus & Other Deals at First Trade Union Savings
Competitive CD Rates at Columbus Metro Credit Union in Ohio - Local Only
14th4 Small Banks in 4 States Closed by Regulators
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Piedmont Advantage Credit Union in NC - Local Only
12thMethods to Make Deposits to Your Internet Bank Accounts
Top CD Rates and Checking Bonus at Pasadena FCU in SoCal - Local Only
$200 Checking & Money Market Bonus at First Tennessee Bank - TN Only
11thCompetitive Long-Term CD Rates at Space Coast Credit Union in Florida
10thTop 5-Year Bank CD Rate at 5Star Bank - Nationally Available
WesBanco’s $100 Checking Account Bonus for Parts of OH, WV & PA
7thTwo Small Banks in Minnesota & Missouri Closed by Regulators
Updated Review of PNC's Virtual Wallet
PNC's $100 Bonus for Opening a New Virtual Wallet Performance
6thBest Response to Bank of America's New Debit Card Fee?
5thPenFed's Long-Term CD Rates are Now Competitive
Top CD Rates at Digital Credit Union in MA - Easy Membership
4thCompetitive 3-Year CD Rate at EBSB Direct - New England and New York Only
Competitive Money Market and Reward Checking Rates at Money One FCU - Easy Membership
Top CD Rates at McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
3rdBump-Up & Add-On CD at NexBank in Dallas - Texas Only

September 2011

30thOne Small Texas Bank is Closed by Regulators
Bank of America Adding Debit Card Fees - Future for Debit Cards?
Top Reward Checking Account at Communications FCU - Open to All in OK & KS
29thTop Money Market Account Rate at Huntington Bank in Some States
Top CD & Savings Account Rates at American Plus Bank in CA - Local Only
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Floridian Community Bank in South FL - Local Only
28thCompetitive CD Rates at Dept of Commerce FCU in DC - Local Only
Top CD Rates at Commerce National Bank & Trust in Central Florida - Local Only
27th$100 Checking Account Bonus at NVE Savings Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
26thTop Long-Term CD Rates at US Senate Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
$150 Checking & Money Market Bonus at CoreFirst Bank & Trust in Kansas City - Local Only
23rdTwo Banks Fail in Virginia and California
NCUA Rules in Favor of Credit Union That Raised Early Withdrawal Penalty on Existing CDs
Special 5-Year CD Rate & Gift at First National Bank of Long Island in NY - Local Only
22ndTop 5-Year CD Rates at Firstmark Credit Union in San Antonio - Easy Membership
Competitive CD Rates at City of Boston Credit Union - Local Only
21stFOMC Meeting: Fed Begins Operation Twist
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Liberty Savings in New Jersey - Local Only
Special CD and Checking Promo at NuVision Federal in SoCal - Local Only
19thLarger Checking Account Fees at Citi, But Bonuses Continue
Competitive 5-Year CD Rate at Washington Federal in Western States
Top CD Rates Continue at the Exclusive Progressive Credit Union in New York City
16thAugust Inflation Numbers and Impact to Series I Savings Bonds
Nation's Top Savings Account Rate at Bank of Internet's UFB Direct
Top CD Rates at SPCO Credit Union in Houston - Local Only
15thTips for Safe Online Banking
Competitive 5-Year CD Rate at Garden Savings FCU in New Jersey - Easy Membership
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Velocity Credit Union - Easy Membership
14thFDIC's Summer 2011 Consumer News: P2P Payments & Old Bank Accounts
13thTop Savings Account and CD Rates at Quabbin Online Credit Union in MA - Local Only
Special CD Rates at Iberia Bank in Southeast Florida - Local Only
12thSpecial 40-Month CD Rate at Institution for Savings in MA - Local Only
$100 Gas Card Checking Account Promotion at People's United Bank - Northeast Only
9thOnly One Friday Bank Failure: The First National Bank of Florida
Higher Wire Transfer Fees at Wells Fargo and Citizens Bank - Wire Alternatives
Top 1-Year CD Rate at General Electric Credit Union in Ohio - Local Only
Top Long-Term CD Rates at First General Credit Union in Michigan - Local Only
8thCompetitive 54-Month CD Rate at San Diego County Credit Union - Local Only
$150 Checking Account Promotion at Lockheed FCU in CA & NH - Local Only
7thSpecial CD Rates at Urban Partnership Bank - Available Nationwide
Competitive CD Rates at State Bank of India (California) - Local Only
6thTop CD, Money Market and Reward Checking Rates at Grand Bank in NJ - Local Only
5thBBVA Compass Increases Fees and Cuts Features on its Checking Accounts
Top Money Market and CD Rates at AmTrust Bank
Competitive Long-Term CD Rates at Malvern Federal Savings in PA - Local Only
2ndTwo More Georgia Banks Fail
1stCD Rate Increases at Melrose Credit Union

August 2011

31stTop 3-Year CD Rate at Randolph Bank - Available in NC, SC, GA, VA, TN & FL
30thTop Long-Term CD Rates at American Heritage FCU in Philadelphia - Local Only
Special 51-Month CD at Clinton Savings Bank - MA Only
29thChecking Bonus and CD Special at Members Plus Credit Union in MA - Local Only
Special 6-Month CD Rate at Your Community Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
26thDebit Card Fraud and Keeping Your PIN a Secret
Competitive CD Rates at Collins Community Credit Union in Iowa - Local Only
25thThe Search for Higher Rates - Foreign Currency CDs
Top Reward Checking Account at Pasadena Service Credit Union in CA - Local Only
24thFDIC's 2nd Quarter Report & Our Updated Health Ratings
23rd$100 Checking Account Bonus at Salal Credit Union - Washington State Only
20thNYT Op-Ed: Save the Savings Bond
19thVirtual Bank and Three Other Banks Closed by Regulators
Top 5-Year CD Rate at TDECU in the Houston Area - Local Only
18thTop CD Rates in The Bank of Princeton in New Jersey - Local Only
16thSome Important Ally Bank CD Details
Top Reward Checking and Savings Combo at Security Bank - Texas Only
15thNew Rate Tiers of Incredible Bank's Money Market Account
Top Indiana Long-Term CD Rate at Teachers Credit Union - Local Only
Top Arizona CD Rates at First American Credit Union
12thOne Kansas Bank and One ASI-Only California Credit Union Fail
11thCompetitive CD Rates at Paradise Bank in South Florida - Local Only
9thFOMC Statement: Exceptionally Low Rates To At Least Mid-2013
$100 Checking Account Bonus at America's Credit Union
8thBank of the West's $100 Checking Account Bonus - Certain States Only
Valley National Bank $150 Checking Account Promotion - NY & NJ Only
5thTwo Banks in Illinois and Washington State Closed by Regulators
4thBank of Internet's New Airline Miles Rewards Savings & Checking Accounts
Review of GiftsforBanking.com iPod touch CD Special
3rdTop CD Rates at Signature Bank in New York City - Local Only
2ndTop CD Rates at HAPO Community Credit Union - Washington State Only

July 2011

26thFree Paper Shredding - Perks from Local Banks & Credit Unions
22ndRegulators Close 3 Banks in Florida & Colorado
Update on Ally's Bank-to-Bank Transfers
21stBusiness Checking Accounts Can Now Pay Interest
High-Yield Savings Account Continues at Dollar Bank in PA & OH - Local Only
19thTop CD Rates in Pennsylvania at Police & Fire Federal Credit Union - PA Only
Top CD Rates in Louisiana - Jefferson Financial & Other Credit Unions - Local Only
18thNew Higher CD Rates at Bank of Internet - Available Nationwide
$100 Free Checking Account Bonus at Members Advantage Credit Union in NW Indiana - Local Only
16thSouthwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card Bonus Review
Money Market Account Special at Dime Savings Bank in New York
15thRegulators Close Four Banks & One Questionable Credit Union
Issues and Tips on Closing CDs at Dime Savings Bank & Other Banks
New Internet Savings Accounts and CDs at airbanking
14thTop Long-Term CD & IRA CD Rates at EECU in Fort Worth Texas - Local Only
Top CD Rates Continue at Chasewood Bank in Houston - Local Only
Competitive Long-Term CD Rate at Third Federal in Florida & Ohio
13thPaper Savings Bonds Will No Longer Be Sold by Banks
FNBO Direct's Special Offer for Existing Customers and Keeping Accounts Open
Top 4-Year CD Rates at FCN Bank in Parts of IN & OH - Local Only
12thThe New Free Rewards Checking Account at Bank of Internet
Top 2-Year CD Rate at Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
11thHigh-Yield Reward Checking at ABCO Federal Credit Union in NJ - Easy Membership
iPod touch KeyBank Checking Account Promotion - Certain States Only
8thRegulators Close Three Banks & One Credit Union
7thCompetitive 1-Year CD Rate at Bank of Internet USA - Available Nationwide
Top CD and Savings Account Rates at Cross River Bank in NJ - Local Only
Top Mid-Term CD Rates at United Republic Bank in Nebraska - Local Only
6thBanco Popular's Checking Bonus Continues But There's a New Gotcha
5thNew Long-Term CDs with Top Rates at iGObanking.com - Available Nationwide
Competitive Long-Term CD Rate at NVE Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
Top CD Rates at LOMTO Federal Credit Union in New York City - Local Only
3rdHigh Yield Reward Checking with Catches at Crescent Credit Union in MA - Local Only
1stCompetitive CD and IRA CD Rates at Hanscom FCU in MA - Easy Membership

June 2011

30thTop Short-Term CD Rates at First Choice Bank in Southern California - Local Only
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Meritrust Credit Union in Kansas - Local Only
29thTop Short-Term CD Rates at Affinity Bank in Georgia Only
CD Special & Reward Checking Update at United Heritage Credit Union in Texas
28thCD Rates Fall But Remain Competitive at Melrose Credit Union
Higher CD Rates at South Florida Federal Credit Union - Local Only
Top California 5-Year CD Rate at Balboa Thrift and Loan - Local Only
27thTop 4-Year CD Rate at UniBank in Massachusetts - Local Only
New Maryland 22-Month CD Special Rate at Community Bank of Tri-County - Local Only
26thRetirement: Estimating Your Monthly Income Needs
Competitive CD Rates at Habib American Bank in NJ and CA - Local Only
24thOne Bank Failure, One Credit Union Liquidation and Two Credit Union Conservatorships
Ally Bank's New Debit Card Cash Back Program: Ally Perks
23rdAlly Bank's Popmoney - New Service for Person-to-Person Transfers
Updated Review of MB Financial's Reward Checking Account
Competitive CD Rates at Umpqua Bank in CA, WA, OR & NV - Local Only
Top Jumbo CD Rates at Lighthouse Bank in Santa Cruz California - Local Only
Competitive 5-Year CD Rate at Xceed Financial Credit Union - Easy Membership
22ndFOMC Statement & Press Conference: Fed is on Hold
Top Money Market Account Rate at MyBankingDirect
Add-On CD & Savings Account Promo at NMTW Community Credit Union in MA & NH - Local Only
Top CD Rates in South Florida at Professional Bank - Local Only
21stAlly Bank's New Raise Your Rate CD - Better Than the 5-Year CD?
High Rate Callable CD at MidFirst Bank in Arizona & Oklahoma
$75 Checking Account Bonus at First Savings Bank of Hegewisch in IL & IN - Local Only
20thAlly Bank's New IRA CDs and IRA Savings Account
19thWhen Should You Close Your Bank Account?
Ally Bank Launches Several New Accounts and Services
17thTwo Banks in Georgia and Florida Fail - Total for Year at 47
Capital One to Acquire ING Direct - Effect on Savers?
Highest 5-Year CD Rate in the Nation at Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
Top Massachusetts CD Rates at Institution for Savings - Local Only
16thSpecial CD Rates at Raymond Federal Bank in WA State - Local Only
Top Long-Term CD Rates in Michigan at Eaton Federal Savings - Local Only
Competitive Long-Term CD Rates at Quaint Oak Bank in PA - Available Nationwide
15thBank of America Changing Checking Accounts and Increasing Fees
Top Rates on CD Specials at Dupaco Community Credit Union in IA, IL & WI - Local Only
14thReward Checking & Savings Accounts at Focus Bank for MO, AR, KY, TN & IL
Competitive CD Rates at Clifton Savings Bank in NJ - Local Only
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Reunion Bank in Central Florida - Local Only
13thTop Online CD Rates at Focus Bank for MO, AR, KY, TN & IL
$100 Checking Account Promotion at Citizens Bank in Some States
12thBanking 101: What Do You Need to Open a Bank Account?
$150 Checking Account Bonus at Northfield Bank in NY & NJ - Local Only
CD Rate Specials at Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union in IL & NY
10thReview of Ally Bank's eCheck Deposit
9thSenate Fails to Delay Debit Card Interchange Fee Caps
Top CD Rates at Premier Federal Credit Union in NC - Local Only
8th$150 Checking Account Bonus at KeyBank in Certain States Only
7thTop CD Ladder Rates at American Airlines Credit Union - Limited Membership
Higher Short-Term CD Rates at MidCoast Community Bank in Delaware - Local Only
6thCD Interest, Bank 1099-INT Forms and Taxes
Checking Account Bonus of Up to $100 at Commerce Bank in Some States
3rd45th Bank Failure and 9th Credit Union Liquidation of the Year
Incredible Bank Offers New Internet CDs
Top CD Rates & Other Deals at Consumers Credit Union - Easy Membership
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Vermont Federal Credit Union - Local Only
High CD Rates at Randolph-Brooks Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
2ndSmartyPig Announces Major Rate Cut
US Bank Hits IRA Customers with Higher Fees

May 2011

31stBank Health Ratings Updated from First Quarter FDIC & NCUA Data
Tips and Warnings When Closing a Discover Bank CD
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Advance Financial in Indiana - Local Only
30thCompetitive Internet CD Rates Return to E-LOAN Bank
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Northwest Savings Bank in FL, NY, PA, OH & MD - Update
27th44th Bank Failure of the Year: First Heritage Bank in Washington State
26thING Direct’s Personal Finance Access Code Solves Main Issue with Account Aggregators
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Harbor Federal Credit Union in Southern California - Limited Membership
25thWill New Checking Account Fees Have Any Effect on Bank of America?
The Highest CD Rate in the Nation at First Federal in Mississippi - Local Only
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Northwest Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
24thFDIC's First Quarter Report - Number of Problem Banks Increased to 888
WesBanco’s $129 Checking Account Bonus for Parts of OH, WV & PA
Competitive 5-Year CD Rate at Coastline Federal Credit Union in North Florida - Local Only
People's Alliance Federal Credit Union’s Top 5-Year CD Rate in Miami & New York - Local Only
23rdCompetitive CD Rates at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in AK, WA & CA - Local Only
Top Long-Term CD Rates at TruService Community Credit Union in Arkansas - Local Only
20thTwo Georgia Banks and One Washington State Bank Fail
Higher Long-Term CD Rate at Alliant Credit Union - Available Nationwide
High-Interest Reward Checking Account at Consumers National Bank in Ohio - Local Only
Top CD Rate Specials at Royal Asian Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
19thCompetitive CD Rates at AloStar Bank - Available Nationwide
$100 Checking Account Bonus at TCF Bank in Certain States
New Higher CD Rates at Wings Financial Credit Union - Limited Membership
Hot 11-Month CD Special at Island Federal Credit Union in New York - Local Only
18thMaximizing Your FDIC Coverage with Beneficiaries
Top CD Rates & Checking Account Bonus at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union - Local Only
17thHot CD Special at Visions Federal Credit Union at Rochester New York Branch Only
Top 27-Month CD Rate & Checking Account Rates at mBank in Michigan - Local Only
High-Interest Checking Account at Carolina Cooperative Federal Credit Union - Local Only
16thAvoiding Chase Bank Checking Account Monthly Fees
High 18-Month CD Rate at Community Bank of Tri-County in Maryland - Local Only
High-Interest Reward Checking Account at South Central Credit Union in Michigan - Local Only
13thHigher Interest Rate on Reward Checking Account at DuPont Community Credit Union in Virginia
High Interest Savings Accounts and CDs at Regal Bank in Northern NJ - Local Only
12thCompetitive 3-Year CD Rate at 1st Source Bank - Available Nationwide
Free iPod touch with KeyBank Checking Account Promotion - Certain States Only
Special 5-Year CD Rate at Androscoggin Bank in Maine - Local Only
11thInternet Banks Improving Their Person-to-Person Payment Services
New High-Yield Reward Checking and Savings Accounts at Hope Credit Union
Competitive 3-Year CD Rate at Rabobank - California Only
18-Month No-Penalty CD Special at First Virginia Community Bank - DC Metro Area Only
10thLarge Deposits Often Don't Get the Best Rates
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Red Rocks Credit Union in Colorado - Local Only
9thPros and Cons of Foreign Currency CDs and Bank Accounts
Higher 3-Year CD Rates at Security Service FCU in Texas & Colorado - Local Only
Competitive CD Rates at Parke Bank in New Jersey & Pennsylvania - Local Only
8thTop 1-Year CD Rate with Liquid Features at Alma Bank in New York - Local Only
15-Month Breakable CD Special at First Commons Bank in Massachusetts - Local Only
$100 Gas Card Checking Account Promotion in the Suburbs of Chicago
6thOne Florida Bank Fails and Two Credit Unions Placed into Conservatorship
Bank of America Increases CD Early Withdrawal Penalties
Top Mid-Term CD Rates at DHCU Community Credit Union in Parts of Iowa & Illinois - Local Only
5thIncredible Bank's New Money Market Account
Competitive Long-Term CD Rate at San Diego County Credit Union - Local Only
Top 4-Year CD Rate at University of Iowa Community Credit Union - Local Only
4thHot Capital One Checking Account Promotion in Austin Texas
Top Reward Checking Account at Fort Morgan State Bank
Competitive 13-Month CD Rate at Amalgamated Bank in CA, NV, NY, NJ & DC
3rdWhat Your Old Series I Savings Bonds Will Be Earning
Competitive 2-Year CD and Money Market Rates at Hyperion Bank in Philadelphia - Local Only
Competitive 9-Month CD Rate at Washington Federal Bank for Savings in Chicago - Local Only
Top 1-Year CD and Money Market Rates at Libertad Bank in Austin Texas - Local Only
2ndTreasury Announces New Series I Savings Bond Rate of 4.60%
$180 Checking & Money Market Account Bonus at First Tennessee Bank - Local Only

April 2011

29thFive Banks and One Credit Union Closed by Regulators - Update
Top Checking Account No Longer Nationally Available at Morrill & Janes Bank
28thCompetitive 7-Year CD Rates at BOK Financial Banks in Several States
27thFOMC Statement & Fed News Conference Point to the Same Old Monetary Policy
Salem Five CD and Savings Account Promo Updates
Special 18-Month CD Rate at Altra Federal Credit Union in Parts of WI, MN, TN & TX
25th10 Common Traits of High-Yield Reward Checking Accounts
New High-Yield Savings Account at Randolph Bank Available in Many Southeast States
21stMore Checking Account Fees at Chase, But Bonuses Are Larger
Competitive CD Rates at Security Service FCU in TX, CO & UT - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Union Square Federal Credit Union in Northern Texas - Local Only
20thCompetitive CD Rates at Veridian Credit Union in Iowa - Local Only
19thTop 5-Year CD Rate at Northfield Savings Bank in Vermont - Local Only
18thSmartyPig Savings Account: Gift for Grads & Improvements for Cashing Out Goals
New Long-Term CD Special at SunTrust Bank
CD and Checking Account Specials at Citadel Credit Union in PA - Local Only
17thTop Rate for Health Savings Account at The Adirondack Trust Company - Available Nationwide
Top 4-Year CD Rate at Home Loan Investment Bank in Rhode Island - Local Only
16thDividing Your Emergency Savings into Long Term and Short Term
15thSix Banks Closed and Two Credit Unions Placed into Conservatorship
New I Bond Rates Will Surpass Short-Term CD Rates
Salem Five Direct Savings Account Promotion - Available Nationwide
14thAlly Bank Starts Roll Out of eCheck Deposit for Scanning Checks at Home
$240 Checking Account Promotion at Citizens Bank in Some States
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Civic Bank & Trust in Tennessee - Local Only
Competitive CD Rates at Credit Union of Atlanta - Local Only
13thTop Money Market & CD Rates at First Peoples Community FCU in Parts of MD, PA & WV
Competitive CD and Savings Account Rates at Cross River Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
12thTop CD and IRA CD Rates at Premier Community Credit Union in California - Local Only
11thCompetitive Money Market and CD Rates at Affinity Bank - Georgia Only
10thTop Savings Account Rate for New England and New York State
$100 Cash & Flip Video Bonus at Flushing Bank in New York City - Local Only
Competitive 3-Year CD & IRA CD Rate at Mutual Federal Bank in Chicago - Local Only
8thTwo Banks and One Credit Union Closed by Regulators
Review of BankDirect and Its AAdvantage Miles Program
Top Reward Checking Account with a Long History in Washington State
Unique Reward Checking Account with a Long History in Florida
7thLarger CD Early Withdrawal Penalties
Top 4-Year CD Rate at Family Trust Federal Credit Union in South Carolina - Local Only
6thBB&T Is Ending Its Free Checking Account
New Higher CD Rates at University FCU in Texas - Easy Membership
5thCompetitive CD Rates at Community Bank of Tri-County in Maryland - Local Only
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Cal-Com Federal Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
4thCompetitive CD Rates Continue at TotalBank in South Florida - Local Only
Checking Bonus and 7-Month CD Special at Members Plus Credit Union in MA - Local Only
3rdSpecial IRA CDs at Affinity Federal Credit Union in New Jersey
1stNavy Federal Raises CD Rates Again - Available Nationwide But Limited Membership
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Home Federal Bank in Louisiana - Local Only
New Higher CD Rates at Bayer Heritage FCU in WV, OH & SC - Local Only
Competitive CD Rates at First Central Savings Bank in New York - Local Only

March 2011

31stCredit Union Increases Early Withdrawal Penalty on Existing CDs
30thHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at BANK'34 in New Mexico - Local Only
Competitive 2-Year CD Rate at Haven Savings Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
Special Long-Term CD Rate at Wildfire Credit Union in Michigan - Local Only
29thCompetitive CD Rates at State Bank of India (California) - Local Only
Special 2-Year CD Rate at Pacific Alliance Bank in Southern California - Local Only
28thImportant Details of CD Early Withdrawal Penalties
Top 4-Year CD and IRA CD Rates at Founders Federal Credit Union in SC/NC - Local Only
27thThe Highest CD Rates in the Nation at San Antonio Federal Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
Checking Account Promotions at Oritani Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
25th26th Bank Failure of 2011: The Bank of Commerce in Illinois
Top 5-Year CD and IRA CD Rates at Hingham Institution for Savings in MA - Local Only
Competitive Long-Term CD Rates at Neches Federal Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
24thCompetitive Long-Term CD Rates at Garden Savings FCU in New Jersey - Easy Membership
22ndSpecial 19-Month CD Rate at US Bank in Southern California
21stThe Best CD Rates and the Smallest Early Withdrawal Penalties
Special 2-Year CD & Money Market Rates at Texas Security Bank in Dallas
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Sun National Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
18thReviewing the Rate History of Savings Accounts
March Madness 2-Year CD Special with a Top Rate at Civic Bank & Trust in TN - Local Only
17thIncredible Bank's CD Deals Are Over - Best 1-Year CD Rate?
16thTop 5-Year CD Rate at TDECU in Texas - Local Only
15thNo Policy Changes But More Inflation Recognition at the FOMC
Amazon Kindle Checking Account Bonus at People's United Bank in the Northeast
14thTop 4-Year CD Special at UniBank in MA - Local Only
Competitive Long-Term CD Rates at Valley National Bank in NJ & NY
12thRegulators Close Two Small Banks in Oklahoma and Wisconsin
10thCD Special and Eligibility Update at Wings Financial Credit Union
8thUpdate on Future PenFed 10-Year CDs
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Urban Trust Bank in FL & DC - Local Only
7thSpecial 2-Year & 3-Year CD Rates at Velocity Credit Union in Texas - Easy Membership
4thIncredible Bank Cuts Checking Account Rates But CD Rates Hold
March Madness 1-Year CD Special at Countryside Federal Credit Union in New York - Local Only
$125 Chase Bonus & Chase Total Checking Account Review
3rdTop 30-Month CD Rate at Island FCU in New York - Local Only
CD Specials & a Unique Reward Checking Account at McGraw-Hill FCU in NJ & NY - Limited Membership
High CD & IRA CD Rates with Relationship at First New England Federal Credit Union in CT - Easy Membership
2ndHigher Rates for AAA Members at Discover Bank
CD and Savings Account Specials at Start Community Bank in CT - Local Only
1stHigher CD & IRA CD Rates at Navy Federal Credit Union - Limited Membership
Higher CD and Reward Checking Account Rates at University of Iowa Community Credit Union - Local Only

February 2011

28thUnivest Bonus and Online Checking Account Review
$150 Checking Account Bonus at Associated Bank in Wisconsin, Illinois & Minnesota
Competitive CD Rates at MidFirst Bank in Arizona & Oklahoma
27thSpecial 5-Year CD Rate at First National Bank of Long Island in New York - Local Only
26thFinancial Accounts for Minors
25thRegulators Close One Bank and One Credit Union
FDIC's Winter 2011 Consumer News: Unlimited FDIC Insurance, Financial Records, College Savings
Update on the BankOn Online Savings Account and Bonus - CO, KS, MO, NE & WY Only
Competitive 3-Year CD Rates at Coast Central Credit Union in California - Local Only
24thHigh-Yield Reward Checking at Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union in Northern New Jersey - Local Only
Top CD Rates at HAPO Community Credit Union - Washington State Only
23rdFDIC's Fourth Quarter Report - Number of Problem Banks Increased to 884
State Farm Bank Update: Special CD Rates & Online Check Deposits
Top 5-Year CD Rate at First Community Credit Union of Houston - Local Only
Special 3-Year CD Rate at United SA Federal Credit Union in San Antonio - Local Only
Special 33-Month CD at Via Credit Union in Indiana - Local Only
22ndReview of Some Useful Features of Ally Bank CDs
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Huntington Bank in Some States
Competitive Short-Term CD Rates at Central Bank in Florida - Local Only
21stEverBank's MarketSafe Diversified Commodities CD - Is It a Good Deal?
Many May Be Eligible for This Top High-Yield Reward Checking Account
Top Long-Term CD and IRA CD Rates at Aventa Credit Union in Colorado
Special 2-Year CD at North Jersey Community Bank - Local Only
20thDo I Have to Pay Taxes on Deposit Account Earnings?
19thNew ATM Fees for TD Bank Checking Accounts - Tips to Avoid ATM Fees
18thRegulators Close Four Banks and One Credit Union
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at American National Bank in Nebraska - Local Only
Higher Long-Term CD Rates at Apple Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
18-Month No-Penalty CD at First Virginia Community Bank in DC Metro Area - Local Only
16thHigh-Yield Reward Checking with Two Options at PriorityONE Credit Union of Florida - Local Only
15thCompetitive 5-Year CD Rate at Bayer Heritage FCU in WV, OH & SC - Local Only
Top 18-Month CD Rate at Security Service FCU in TX & CO - Local Only
14thNew Competitive 1-Year and 18-Month CD Rates at Incredible Bank - Available Nationwide
No Longer Offered - Competitive Savings Account at Chartway Federal Credit Union - Limited Membership
Top CD Rates Continue at Greater Metro FCU in New York City - Limited Membership
Top Mid-Term CD Rates at Arcadia Credit Union in Wisconsin - Local Only
13thSpecial Checking and 18-Month CD Rates at Flushing Bank in New York - Local Only
Bank of the West's $100 Checking Account Bonus
Hot 1-Year CD Rate at Justice Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
11thRegulators Closed Four Banks in Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin and California
What Makes You Love Your Bank?
Update to Velocity Credit Union's 18-Month CD & 5-Year CD Rates
Add-On 5-Year Certificate of Deposit at Inter National Bank in Texas
10thValley National Bank $100 Checking Account Promotion - NY & NJ Only
Competitive 5-Year CD Rate Special at Sovereign Bank - Available Natiowide
Checking Account $100 Cash Bonus at Comerica Bank
9thHow Ally Bank Has the Best CD Rates For Most CD Maturities
Special 18-Month CD Rate at The Berkshire Bank in New York City - Local Only
Big CD Rate Increases at Credit Union of Atlanta in Georgia - Local Only
8thReview of GiftsforBanking.com CD Special - iPad Valentine Bundle
Top 1-Year & 2-Year CD Rates at The MINT National Bank in Texas - Local Only
Top Long-Term CD Rates at John Marshall Bank in the DC Metro Area - Local Only
6thAmericaNet's Mega Money Market & Rewards Checking are Sold Out
Special CD Rates at Bridgewater Credit Union in MA - Local Only
What’s NOT Protected by FDIC Insurance
4thRegulators Close Three Banks and One Credit Union
High-Yield Reward Checking at Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union in California - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Hancock Bank & Trust in Kentucky
Special IRA CD Rates at United Heritage Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
3rdReview of OneWest Bank CD Rates and Terms - Available Nationwide
Competitive CD Rates at E-Central Credit Union in Los Angeles - Easy Membership
Top 5-Year CD and IRA CD Rates at Redstone Federal Credit Union in Alabama - Limited Membership
2ndMelrose Credit Union's Competitive CD and IRA CD Rates
Top CD and IRA CD Rates at University of Iowa Community Credit Union - Local Only
Top 9-Month CD Rate Continues at Miami Postal Service Credit Union - Local Only
1stTop CD Rates Continue at Connexus Credit Union - Easy Membership
Competitive Money Market & CD Specials at InsBank in Nashville - Local Only

January 2011

30thCD Special and Top Reward Checking Rate at Foothills Federal Credit Union in California - Local Only
Top 6-Year CD Rate at INOVA FCU in IN, CA & NC - Easy Membership
Short-Term CD Specials at The First State Bank in Oklahoma - Local Only
28thFour Banks Closed by Regulators with No Buyer for a Colorado Bank
Special 18-Month CD and IRA CD Rates at Velocity Credit Union in Texas - Easy Membership
Top Reward Checking and Savings Account at First State Bank - Illinois Only
27thTop Jumbo Mid-Term CD Rates at USAA Bank - Available Nationwide
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Sound Credit Union - Washington State Only
26thFed Stays the Course with Unanimous Vote
Less-Than-Ideal Features of Ally Bank's Transfer Service
Competitive CD Rates at CNBBankDirect - Available Nationwide
25thUpdate on Alliant Credit Union's Savings and Checking Accounts
Top 15-Month Special CD Rate at US Century Bank in South Florida - Local Only
24thTop CD Rates Continue at Digital Credit Union in MA - Easy Membership
Special 35-Month CD Rate Continues at 1st MidAmerica Credit Union in Parts of IL & MO
Amazon Kindle or $125 Bonus at MidFirst Bank in AZ & OK - Local Only
23rdSpecial 39-Month/63-Month CD Package at SunTrust Bank - Available Nationwide
Money Market Account Special at Oritani Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
21stFour Banks Fail Including United Western Bank in Colorado
Update on Jeff Davis Bank's Reward Checking and Savings Accounts
Top 5-Year CD Rate at People's Alliance FCU in Miami & New York - Local Only
20thBonus and Other Checking Account Perks at Community West Credit Union in Michigan - Local Only
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Granite Credit Union in Utah - Local Only
Competitive CD Rates at Ascend FCU in Tennessee - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Resource Bank in Illinois - Local Only
19thChinese Bank Accounts and Other Foreign Currency Accounts
Top CD and IRA CD Rates at Security Service FCU in TX & CO - Local Only
Top Reward Checking and CD Rates at Numerica Credit Union in WA & ID - Local Only
18thCompetitive CD and IRA CD Rates at Nationwide Bank - Nationally Available
$125 Checking Account Bonus at Tower Federal Credit Union in Maryland - Local Only
Top CD and IRA CD Rates at TriStar Bank in Tennessee - Local Only
Competitive Long-Term CD Rates at University FCU in Texas - Easy Membership
17thHow Banks Make Money
$150 Checking Account Bonus at Flushing Bank in New York City - Local Only
CD and Money Market Specials Continue at Customers Bank in PA, NJ & NY - Local Only
16thReview of Fifth Third Bank's Relationship Savings Account
Top CD Rate Specials at Texas National Bank - NE Texas Only
14thJust One Bank Failure Today
Competitive Long-Term CD Rates at TFCU in El Paso - Local Only
13th$300 Checking Account Bonus at HomeStreet Bank in WA, OR & HI - Local Only
Special 15-Month CD Rate at Aspire FCU in NJ, NY, NH and VA
Top CD Rates at MPD Community Credit Union in Nashville - Local Only
12thUpdate on Salem Five Bank's CD Specials - Available Nationwide
11thMalware on Laptop Caused Security Breach at PenFed
Personal Banking 101: Money Market Accounts
Top CD Rates Are Back at Habib American Bank in CA, NY & NJ - Local Only
Special 1-Year CD Rate at South Florida FCU - Local Only
10thCredit Unions That Paid Out Special End-of-Year Dividends
Top CD and IRA CD Rates at Hanscom FCU in MA - Easy Membership
9thTop CD and Money Market Rates at General Electric Credit Union in Ohio - Local Only
Expired: $100 Checking Account Bonus at Belmont Savings Bank in MA - Local Only
7thA Florida Bank and an Arizona Bank Closed by Regulators
Top CD & Reward Checking Rates at Tinker FCU in Oklahoma - Local Only
Special 14-Month IRA CD at Apple Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
6thBBVA Compass Adds Monthly Fees to Build-to-Order Checking
Top 7-Year CD Rate at West Town Savings Bank in Illinois
Top Reward Checking and 5-Year CD Rates Continue at RCB Bank in KS & OK - Local Only
5thWhy Police and Fire FCU CD Rates Have Been So High
High CD Rates Continue at the Exclusive Progressive Credit Union in New York City
4th$100 Checking Account Bonus at Union Bank in Select California Branches
3rdSmartyPig Quietly Cuts its Savings Account Rate
PNC Bank's $100 Checking Account Promotion in Certain States
Top Long-Term CD Rates at South Jersey Federal Credit Union - Local Only
1stPenFed CD Update for January