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Compare rates on 2 year CDs from banks and credit unions. Use the filter box below to customize your results. You may want to try our Early Withdrawal Penalty Calculator to compare a 2-year CD rate to the effective APY of a CD with a longer term and higher rate that is broken at the 2-year mark. Click here to read more about features and tips related to 2-year CDs.

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Hughes FCU29 Month CD
Service Credit Union27 Month Share Certificate Special13 Reviews
Popular Direct2 Year Popular Direct CD8 Reviews
EverBank2 Year Yield Pledge CD20 Reviews
NexBank24 Month CD1 Review
EBSB Direct25 Month Bump-Up EBSB CD1 Review
My e-BAnC by BAC Florida BankBAC Internet Time Deposit 24 Months12 Reviews
Melrose Credit Union2 Year Share Certificate17 Reviews
Blue FCU24 Month CD - Sapphire4 Reviews
Alliant Credit Union24 - 35 Month Jumbo Share CD34 Reviews
Barclays24 Month Online CD101 Reviews
Self-Help FCU24 Month CD
PenFed Credit Union2 Year Money Market Certificate40 Reviews
HSBC24 Month Online CD21 Reviews
Communitywide FCU24 Months Share Certificate3 Reviews
CIT Bank2 Year Term CD97 Reviews
Northpointe BankBusiness 23 Month Fixed CD Special7 Reviews
Silvergate Bank2 Years High Yield Online CD1 Review
State Farm Bank28 Month CD Special26 Reviews
Aspire FCU24 Month Certificate2 Reviews

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2 Year CD Rate Trend

2-Year CD Rates

What are CDs?

CDs, also called certificates of deposit, are low-risk investments with a predetermined, fixed rate of return (interest) sold by financial institutions. The 2-Year CD is one of many time horizons typically offered by banks and credit unions, and serves as a fairly liquid way to store savings while growing them at higher interest rates than usually afforded by standard savings accounts.

Contribution Limits

CDs, or time deposits, usually come with no maximum limits on how much you are able to deposit. In most cases, the bigger your principal, the more you will earn in interest – this is called “tiered interest.” However, some financial institutions offer just a flat interest rate for any amount of principal.

Mini CD Ladders and Add-On CDs

2-Year CDs are commonly termed 24-month CDs and make for a good last rung on a mini CD ladder. The simplest way build this ladder is to invest in 5 CDs ranging in duration from 3 months to 24 months (i.e., a 3-month CD, 6-month CD, 12-month CD, 18-month CD, and a 24-month CD). After the first CD reaches maturity, you can decide whether to open another 24 month CD to extend your ladder. Repeat this process until you have 24 Month CDs expiring every 3 months, and you will have achieved higher rates of return than a savings account, while maintaining good liquidity (access to funds penalty free every 3 months). Alternatively, Add-On CDs are designed so that the bank or credit union will allow you to invest additional funds into an already opened CD. This could be advantageous, especially if the interest rates are tiered.

Small banks and credit unions typically offer the best interest rates on CDs, which is why you will predominantly see share certificates at the top of the CD rate tables on DepositAccounts. Whether bank or credit union, make sure the CD being offered is federally insured. The FDIC or NCUA guarantees each depositor up to at least $250,000 per insured financial institution where he or she has an account. American Share Insurance (ASI) is a private insurer that covers each account you may have at an insured credit union up to $250,000.

Some financial institutions offer Bump-Up CDs that allow the certificate of deposit holder to switch to a higher rate (if available) one time during the life of the investment without incurring a penalty. This is a helpful feature, but is usually offered with long term CDs as an incentive to “loan” the bank or credit union money for a longer period of time.

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† The rates for some products vary by region. In these cases we have listed the rates for the region closest to the bank's headquarters.