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Bank Deals Blog - 2017


March 2017

27th1st Colonial Community Bank (NJ) Has Competitive 36-Month CD
NEFCU's (NY) 5-Year Certificate's APY Hits Five Year High
Popular Direct (Internet Bank) Ups 3-Year CD Rate
26thWhy You Need to Be Careful With Large Cash Bank Deposits
25thHanover Community Bank (NY) Celebrates With New CDs
Windsor Locks FCU (CT) Ups Rate On 5-Year CD and Jumbo CD
24thFirst Central Direct Has Nationally Available 36-Month CD (2.00% APY)
Ally Bank Increases Rates on 1-Year, 5-Year and Raise Your Rate CDs
Bankers Trust Company (IA/AZ) Adds 9-21 Pick-A-Term CD
Vibrant Credit Union (IL/IA) To Add High Interest Checking In April
23rdSharePoint CU (MN) Has "Sweet Savings" With New CD Specials
22ndNeighborhood CU (TX) Doubles Kasasa Cash Balance Cap To $50k
New Internet Bank, PurePoint Financial, Debuts Top National Rate
Cyprus CU (UT) Ups Rate On 60-Month CD (2.60% APY) and 48-Month CD
Wright-Patt CU (OH) Adds 25-Month CD Special (1.96% APY)
21stBest Bank Account Interest Rates - Summary for March 21, 2017
Synchrony Bank Increases CD Rates to Very Competitive Levels
20thEvansville Teachers FCU's Vertical Dividend Checking (3.00% APY) Available Nationwide
Idaho Central CU Features 60-Month Promo CD (2.75% APY)
Newton Federal Bank (GA) Now Offers Kasasa Cash State Wide
18thWashington Savings Bank (PA) Boosts 60-Month CD Rate
17thCornerstone Bank (NE) Adds 17-Month Jump-Up CD
Neighborhood CU (TX) Offers 17-Month Online Add-On CD
16thMercantil Commercebank (FL/TX) Adds More Smart CD Specials
Crescent CU (MA) Adds 25- And 37-Month CD Specials
15thAnother Fed Rate Hike - What Savers Should Expect in 2017
New Buffalo Savings Bank Has 24-Month Bump Rate CD (1.75% APY) Nationwide
14thCD Rates Summary March 14, 2017
How Have the Recent Fed Hikes Affected Different Deposit Rates
Big CD Rate Hikes at Capital One, 5-Year CD Now 2.30% APY
MIDFLORIDA CU Celebrates Merger With 2.50% APY 5-Year CD
13thLakeside Bank (Chicago) Has New Kasasa Cash Account
First United CU (MI) Adds "Sky's The Limit" CD Specials
M.Y. Safra Bank Features Online Special CDs
11thFlorida Community Bank Offers 4-Month 1.35% APY On MMAs
KEMBA FCU Adds March Madness 60-Month CD (3.00% APY) w/Relationship
$150 Gift Card Could Be Yours At Hancock/Whitney Bank
10thCD Investing: Revisiting Brokered CDs
PNC Bank Extends $300 Checking Bonus Through March 31, 2017
Diversified CU (MN) Features 15- And 60-Month CD Specials
9thFinancial Health Grades Updated from Q4 FDIC and NCUA Reports
Seneca Savings (NY) Offers 1.56% APY 13-Month CD
Directions Credit Union (OH/MI) Has Competitive CD Specials
8thMajor Credit Union Project (and New CU Resources) at DepositAccounts
Great Lakes Credit Union Has Limited Time 18-Month CD Special
McGraw-Hill FCU Adds 1.25% APY Ascend Account (Money Market)
Wells Fargo Offers Easy $250 Checking Bonus
7thDepositAccounts.com March 2017 Rate Trends
First Central Savings Bank Offers Competitive Money Market Rate
Liberty Bank (CT) Has 21-Month CD Special and $100 Checking Bonus
6thAlly Bank Raises Its 5-Year High Yield CD Rates
American United FCU Ups Bump Option 36-Month CD Rate
Bank of the West Offers $150 And $300 Checking Bonuses
5thWhy You May No Longer Need Your ATM Card
4thFirstBank (FL/PR) Features 29-Month CD (1.70% APY)
3rdIRA CD Specials Available At First National Bank Of Long Island
EverBank Raises 1-Year CD Rate - Tied for Top Internet Bank CD
HSBC Offers Limited-Time 1.30% APY 5-Month Promo CD
AgFed Credit Union Brings Back 30-Month No Penalty CD
2ndCollins CCU Adds New 15- And 28-Month Certificate Specials
M&T Bank $150 Checking Bonus Extended
Earn $200 Checking Bonus At BMO Harris Bank
1stCredit Union of New Jersey Has Nationwide 1.70% APY Money Market
Firstmark Credit Union (TX) Adds Limited-Time 18- And 30-Month CDs
Capital One Raises 1-Year 360 CD Rate to Competitive Level
Mercantil Commerce Bank (FL/TX) Adds More "Smart" CDs

February 2017

28thEarn $100 With A New Gesa Credit Union (WA) Checking Account
Money FCU (NY) Features 1.26% APY 6-Month CD
27thSantander Bank Offers Nationwide $225 Checking Bonus
Patelco Credit Union (CA) Offers 2% APY on 3-Year CD
26thThe Evolution of the Bank Branch: Step Into My Parlor
25thMy e-BAnC Adds Super Saver (1.11% APY) & Ups 12-Month CD Rates
24thTriangle Credit Union (NH/MA) Hikes 28-Month CD Special Rate
Arbor Financial Credit Union (MI) Has "Lucky 7" 7-Month CD Special
Earn Up To $300 In Bonuses At OceanFirst Bank (NJ)
23rdFirst Internet Bank Boosts All CD Rates
22ndPrimary Bank (NH) Has Limited Time 2- And 4-Year Choice CDs
Sandy Spring Bank (MD/VA) Ups 27-Month Premier CD Special Rate
21stGreater Iowa Credit Union Has New 22-Month CD Special
BMO Harris Bank Adds Three Relationship CD Specials
20thWestfield Bank Offers $100 Checking Bonus
First Bank Financial Centre (WI) Has $300 Checking Bonus
17thCapFed Savings Bank Presidents' Day CD Specials - February 20 Only
McGraw-Hill FCU Introduces 17-Month Promo CD
Colorado Federal Savings Bank Has Top Internet Bank 1-Year CD
Texasgulf FCU's 60-Month CD Reaches 3.00% APY
16thCD Investing: Relationship Rate CDs
United States Senate FCU Ups 60-Month Smart CD Rate
15thIcon Credit Union (ID/OR) Adds New High-Yield Checking
Discover Bank Has $100 Bonus On New Online Savings
Bank of New England Boosts 36-47 Month CD Rate By 102 Basis Points
14thFairport Savings Bank (NY) Offers CD and Money Market Specials
13thFirst Tennessee Bank Promotes Money Market Introductory Rates
Mountain America CU Adds 5-Year CD (2.75% APY) With Bump Option
Ally Bank Offers Limited-Time 13-Month Select CD
12thModernizing the Joint Bank Account
11thKALSEE CU (MI) Adds Kasasa Cash And Kasasa Saver
Direct FCU (MA) Raises Rates On 8-Month CD And Jumbo CD
10thMelrose Credit Union Placed into Conservatorship Under the NCUA
State Farm Bank Adds 20 Basis Points To 60-Month CD
9thMilitary Veterans and Family Members Now Eligible To Join Navy Fed
Pacific National Bank Nationally Available MMA Earns 1.06% APY
Arbor Financial CU (MI) Adds 62-Month CD Special
Industrial Bank's (DC) Kasasa Cash Checking Available Nationwide
8thTD Bank Has $50/$150/$300 Checking Bonuses and $100 Savings Bonus
INOVA FCU Celebrates 75 Years With 14-Month CD (1.75% APY)
7thCountry Bank (MA) Offers Nationally Available Kasasa Cash
Third Federal S&L Adds Three CD Specials, Available Nationwide
6thVirtualBank Raises Rates On Short-Term eCDs
Utah Community CU Adds 120 Basis Points To 60-Month CD
3rdCIT Bank Extends $200 Bonus For New High Yield Savings Account
Andrews FCU Hikes 12-Month CD Rate (1.45% APY)
Transportation FCU Adds 3-Year CD (2.51% APY)
2ndSynchrony Bank Ups Long-Term CD Rates
CFCU Community CU (NY) Adds 2.20% APY 36-Month CD Special
1stFed Holds Rates Steady - Strategies for Savers
Old Missouri Bank Adds Kasasa Cash And Kasasa Saver
VisionBank (IA) Adds 14-Month Winter CD Special

January 2017

31stValor CU Seeks to Merge with PenFed - Impact To Valor CD Holders?
Perpetual Fed Savings Bank (OH) Ups 36- And 48-Month CD Rates
30thInspire FCU (PA) Raises Rates On Short- And Long-Term CDs
Citizens Bank Has $150 Checking Bonus In Supermarket Branches
28thFirst Two Bank Failures of 2017
Glass City FCU (OH) Adds 40-Month CD and 30-Month IRA Specials
27thOn-Site Notifications with MyDepositAccounts
SallieMae Bank Adds 15 Basis Points To Money Market Account
Nutmeg State Financial CU (CT) Has 20-month CD Special (1.70% APY)
26thFirelands FCU (OH) Increases Rate On 60-Month CD
Andrews FCU Adds 3.00% APY 84-Month Share Certificate
25thLive Oak Bank (Internet Bank) Increases Short-Term CD Rates
Connexus CU (Easy Membership) Adds Two Limited-Time CD Specials
Haverhill Bank (MA/NH) Boosts 36-Month CD Rate
24thFifth Third Bank Again Offers $200 Checking Bonus
23rdMemoryBank’s Internet Checking Account with a First-Year 1.50% APY
CIT Bank Raises Rates On Shorter Term CDs
Earn $150 When Opening An Associated Bank Wild® Checking Account
Island FCU (NY) Raises Rates On Long-Term CDs
22ndEvolution of Deposit Insurance in America – ASI Overview and History
21stSantander Bank Extends $150 Checking Account Bonus
20thNorth Shore Bank (WI/IL) Offers $200 Checking Bonus
University FCU (UT) Adds 20 Basis Points To 60-Month CD
19thCoastal Heritage Bank (MA) Adds 9- or 12-month CD Special (1.60% APY)
My Banking Direct Increases Money Market APY to 1.15%
Huntington National Bank Again Extends $200 Checking Bonus
18thPartner Colorado Credit Union (Easy Membership) Adds Celebrate CDs
East Boston Savings Bank (MA) Hikes 48-Month CD Rate
$400 Checking Bonus Available At Regions Bank
17thSunTrust Bank Extends Three Checking Bonuses
HomeBanc (FL) Adds 21- And 31-Month CD Specials
16thNorthwest Savings Bank Offers Up To $200 In Checking Bonus
TruMark Financial CU (PA) Raises 60-Month CD Rates
13thReview of the 2016 Bank Failures and Their Effects on Depositors
Nationwide Bank (Internet Bank) Raises Rate On 24-Month CD
Evergreen Bank (IL) Adds 6-Month Money Market Rate Guarantee
12thMidFirst Direct Has Competitive Long-Terms CDs
CIT Bank Raises High Yield Savings APY By 10 Basis Points
11thBankers Trust Company Offers Limited Time 7-27 Month CD
10thRegions Bank Offers $300 LifeGreen Checking Bonus
EverBank Leads With Internet Bank CD Rates
9thCitibank Offers $500 Checking Bonus
Mid-Minnesota FCU Raises Rate On 36-Month Fast Forward CD
Greater Iowa Credit Union Adds 27-Month CD Special
8thDeposit Account Strategies for 2017
6thTopic Filter Links Now Included in Blog Header
United FCU Has New Certificate Specials For The New Year
Self-Help FCU (Easy Membership) Raises Money Market APYs
5thPopular Direct’s 5-Year CD - Rate Leader for Internet Banks
Popular Direct CD Issue with Listed Rates and APYs
Jefferson Financial CU (LA) Raises Long-Term CD Rates
4thKirtland FCU Boosts All Share Certificate Rates
SafeAmerica CU Has Top Nationally Available 60-Month CD
3rdEverBank's 1-year Yield Pledge CD Is Top Internet Bank CD
CIT Bank’s Limited-Time High Yield Savings Account Bonus - Up to $200
Rockland Federal Credit Union (MA) Hikes 18-Month CD Rate
2ndPinnacle Bank Offers $100 Checking Bonus In Six States
Lincoln 1st Bank (NJ) Adds Loyalty Checking
1stInterest Rate Predictions for 2017
PenFed Kicks Off New Year with Competitive Long-Term CD Rates
Happy New Year!