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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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PenFed Increases Rates On All Certificates

Deal Summary: Most competitive are the 18-month (1.76% APY) and 1-year (1.61%); $1k minimum deposit

Availability: Easy membership requirement

PenFed Credit Union (PenFed) increased the rates on all of its Money Market Certificates (CDs) today. PenFed typically changes rates at the start of each month, so this increase is a good sign that PenFed saw the need to do another rate hike so soon after its October 1st increase. The new rates aren’t exceptional, but they are competitive. The most competitive ones are the 18-month CD (1.76% APY) and the 12-month...

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Northpointe Bank Offers Nationally Available 17-Month CD Special
Deal Summary: 17-month CD Special, 1.75% APY, $1k minimum.

Availability: Nationwide

Michigan-based Northpointe Bank has added a 17-month CD Special that earns 1.75% APY. The minimum deposit is $1k, with no stated balance cap.

The CD Special is also offered as an IRA, earning the same APY with the same funding requirements.

As stated in the Truth in Savings disclosure, the Early Withdrawal Penalty reads as follows:

For CD Terms of 1 year but less than 3 years the
penalty is 90 days interest on principal amount withdrawn.


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Bank5 Connect Adds Nationally Available 18-month Special Rate CD
Availability: 18-month Special Rate Connect CD (1.75% APY), $500 min/$100k max

Availability: Nationwide, with the exception of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Bank5 Connect has added an 18-month Special Rate ConnectCD that earns 1.75% APY. This limited-time offer requires a $500 minimum deposit and “up to $100,000 per customer may be deposited for promotional rate.”

As stated in the CD FAQs, the Early Withdrawal Penalty reads as follows.

There is an early withdrawal penalty on a Connect CD of 3 months of interest for
terms less than one year and...

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Capital One’s 5-Year 360 CD Rate Back to 2.30% APY

Deal Summary: CD rate hikes: 5yr CD, 2.30% APY; 2yr CD, 1.75% APY; 18mo CD, 1.50% APY; no minimum deposit

Availability: Nationally available

Capital One increased the rates on six of its 360 CDs this morning. Most notably, the 5-year CD rate is back at 2.30% APY. This repeats the 5-year CD rate increase Capital One did in March of this year. The 2.30% lasted about six weeks. Since March, rates overall have risen, but most of the gains have been on liquid accounts and short-term CDs. Long-term CDs have lagged...

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GS Bank Increases Online Savings Account Rate to 1.30% APY

Deal Summary: Online Savings Account, 1.30% APY on all balances of $1 and above.

Availability: Nationwide

GS Bank raised its Online Savings Account rate by 10 bps to 1.30% APY. This is the second rate increase this year. In June, GS Bank had its first savings account rate increase since GS Bank was formed in April 2016 from Goldman Sachs Bank’s acquisition of the internet-bank portion of GE Capital Bank.

As I mentioned last week when Barclays increased their rates, the combination of internet bank competition and the...

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New Internet Bank (Limelight Bank) Offers Competitive CD Rates

Deal Summary: 18-month CD (1.65% APY), 12-month CD (1.55% APY) and 6-month CD (1.30% APY). Minimum deposit $1k.

Availability: Nationwide

Utah-based Capital Community Bank has launched a new internet bank called Limelight Bank. Currently, the product selection is limited to only three short-term CDs which include an 18-month CD (1.65% APY), a 12-month CD (1.55% APY) and a 6-month CD (1.30% A PY). These rates aren’t the best when compared to other internet banks. Nevertheless, it’s always nice to see a new internet bank. It will be worth watching to see...

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GTE Financial Has Top CD Rates – Up to 2.78% - Nationally Available
Deal Summary: Share Certificate Specials – 6-month (1.56% APY), 12-month (1.76% APY), 18-month (2.32% APY), 24-month (2.48% APY), 30-month (2.78% APY), $100k minimum, new money required. APYs 25 bps lower with $500 minimum.

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

Florida-based GTE Financial is offering limited-time Share and Jumbo Share Certificate Specials, with very competitive rates. New money is required for both the Share Certificates ($500 minimum) and Jumbo Share Certificates ($100k minimum).

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NRL FCU Adds Limited Time 2% APY 1-Year CD ($10K Max)
Availability: 1-year Member Appreciation Day Certificate, 2.00% APY, $500 minimum/$10k maximum deposit, only offered October 14-21, 2017, must be a Member in good standing, checking account required.

Availability: Easy membership requirement

For one week, NRL Federal Credit Union (NRLFCU) is offering a 1-year Member Appreciation Day Certificate (2.00% APY). The minimum deposit is $500, with a $10k balance cap, and there is a limit of one Member Appreciation Day (MAD) Certificate per primary member. UPDATE: A checking account is also required.

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Advancial Raises CD Rates Across The Board
Deal Summary: Jumbo Certificates, $50k minimum - 6-month (1.72% APY); 1-year (1.87% APY); 18-month (1.96% APY); 2-year (2.04% APY); 3-year (2.17% APY); 4-year (2.38% APY); 5-year (2.56% APY).

Availability: Residents of several Louisiana parishes; employees of many SEGs; easy membership requirement by joining Connex ($5 fee).

In late July, I wrote about Advancial’s across-the-board CD rates increases, which placed the APYs near or at the top of every length of term category. Since that time, Advancial’s CD rates have been a mixed bag: some up and some down....

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Barclays Increases Online Savings Account Rate to 1.30% APY
Deal Summary: Online Savings Account (1.30% APY); no minimum balance to open.

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

Barclays has just raised the rate of its Online Savings Account by 10 bps to 1.30% APY. It was just over two months ago when Barclays increased the savings account yield to 1.20%. Since May 16 when the yield increased from 1.00% to 1.05%, Barclays has been steadily increasing the rate.

The combination of internet bank competition and the expectation of future Fed rate hikes are likely important factors for this...

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