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Ken Tumin founded the Bank Deals Blog in 2005 and has been passionately covering the best deposit deals ever since. He is frequently referenced by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications as a top expert, but he is first and foremost a fellow deal seeker and member of the wonderful community of savers that frequents DepositAccounts.

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Mountain America CU Unveils Term Deposit Plus With Add-On Feature
Deal Summary: Term Deposit Plus Accounts (an add-on version of the regular Term Deposits earning the same APYs), $5 min/$100k max, minimum $10 automatic monthly deposit.

Availability: Easy membership requirement.

Utah-based Mountain America Credit Union (MACU) has expanded their product line to include Term Deposit Plus accounts (TDP), which are essentially an add-on version of their Term Deposit accounts.

The TDPs earn the same APYs as the Term Deposits, but "makes saving for long-term goals easy." The TDP promo page outlines how these new accounts work.

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Pacific National Bank Nationally Available 12-month CD Earns 1.60% APY
Deal Summary: 12-month CD, 1.60% APY, $1k min/$250k max deposit, new money

Availability: Nationwide

Miami-based Pacific National Bank (PNB) has raised the rate on its 12-month CD (1.60% APY), making it the top-rated 1-year nationally available CD. The minimum deposit is $1k of new money and is capped at $250k.

PNB is one of those banks that makes it very difficult to determine what the Early Withdrawal Penalty (EWP) is. When I saw there was a Terms and Conditions document listed on the online application, I thought I...

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Atlantic Stewardship Bank Has Nationally Available 20-Month CD (1.70%)
Deal Summary: Special 20-Month Power CD, 1.70% APY, $500 minimum.

Availability: Nationwide

New Jersey-based Atlantic Stewardship Bank (ASB) has raised the rate on its nationally available Special 20-Month Power CD to 1.70% APY. The minimum opening deposit is $500, with no stated balance cap.

This CD has two “Special Powers”: a one-time rate bump-up option (initiated by the customer) and a one-time additional deposit feature (equal to, but not greater than the opening deposit).

Following maturity, the Special 20-Month Power CD converts to an 18-23 Month CD, which...

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USALLIANCE Adds Cooperative Rewards CD Specials - 24-month, 2.02% APY
Deal Summary: Cooperative Rewards CD Specials: 15-month, 1.51% APY; 24-month, 2.02% APY; 36-month, 2.28% APY, $500 minimum deposit, promo code COOPCD, e-Statements required.

Availability: Easy membership requirement.

Now through August 31, 2017, USALLIANCE Financial (USALLIANCE) is offering three Cooperative Rewards CD Specials: 15-month, 1.51% APY; 24-month, 2.02% APY; 36-month, 2.28% APY. The minimum deposit is $500, with no stated balance cap. In the past, USALLIANCE has required new money for their CD Specials, there’s no mention of that restriction for the Cooperative Rewards CD Specials....

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MutualOne Bank Again Offers Nationwide 61-Month CD (2.53% APY)
Deal Summary: 61-Month CD, 2.53% APY, $5k minimum, $1 million maximum opening deposit.

Availability: Nationwide

In April, I wrote about MutualOne Bank’s new 61-month CD, which was initially offered at 2.53% APY. Unfortunately, that competitive CD was available for only about a month before it was removed from the Bank’s website.

MutualOne Bank is again offering the 61-month CD, earning the same 2.53% APY. The minimum deposit is $5k, with the opening deposit capped at $1 million, which is different from the original $500 min/no max opening deposit.

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Live Oak Bank Ups Savings Account Rate To 1.40% APY
Deal Summary: Savings Account, 1.40% APY, no minimum, $5 million maximum

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

Today, Live Oak Bank increased its Savings Account rate to 1.40% APY. This is currently the highest rate on a nationally available savings account. Live Oak Bank now shares this top spot with DollarSavingsDirect, which had been alone as the rate leader since July 13. This might not last long. DollarSavingsDirect advertises itself as “America’s highest rate,” and it has already increased its rate twice this year when a challenger matched its rate. Live Oak...

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PurePoint Financial Raises Online Savings Rate
Deal Summary: Online Savings, 1.30% APY, $10k minimum.

Availability: Nationwide

Five months ago, I had occasion to write about Union Bank’s online division, PurePoint Financial. At that time, PurePoint Financial had unveiled its initial offerings – an Online Savings Account and four online CDs. The Online Savings Account rate was raised today to 1.30% APY on balances of $10k or more; balances less than $10k earn 0.25% APY. The minimum opening deposit is $10k.

This rate increase of 5 bps is small, but it puts PurePoint Financial’s...

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GTE Financial Ups Nationally Available Long-Term CDs
Deal Summary: Member Advantage Share Certificates – 36-month (2.02% APY), 48-month (2.27% APY), 60-month (2.58% APY), $500 minimum deposit.

Availability: Easy membership requirement by joining CU Savers ($10 one-time membership fee); residents of certain Tampa Zip Codes; SEGs.

Florida-based GTE Financial has raised the rates on its long-term Member Advantage Share Certificates: 36-month (2.02% APY), 48-month (2.27% APY), 60-month (2.58% APY). Rates are 25 bps lower without Member Advantage. The minimum deposit is $500, with no stated balance cap.

The Share Certificates are also available as IRAs (Traditional,...

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Mountain America Credit Union Raises 5-Year CD Rate

Deal Summary: 5-year CD, 2.60% APY, $500 minimum deposit.

Availability: Easy membership requirement.

Yesterday, Mountain America Credit Union (MACU) increased its 5-year Term Deposit by 10 bps to 2.60% APY. The minimum deposit is $500, with no stated balance cap. The 5-year Term Deposit is also being offered as an IRA (Traditional and Roth), earning the same APY with the same funding requirements.

MACU is one of the few institutions which has increased its long-term CD rates. Most banks and credit unions that have raised their deposit rates...

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Navy Fed’s New Special Certificate: 3.00% APY 5-Month ($10K Max)

Deal Summary: 3% APY 5-month add-on CD, Maximum deposit $10k.

Availability: Requires a connection to the military.

Navy Federal Credit Union’s (Navy Fed) has come out with another high-rate add-on certificate special. This new one has a 3.00% APY with a term of 5 months. The downside is a maximum balance of only $10k. Thus, if you’re not already a Navy Fed member, this special may not be worth the effort. However, if you’re already a Navy Fed member with enough extra cash sitting in savings or checking accounts, this is...

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