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Including Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ames, Ankeny, Marshalltown, Urbandale, Fort Dodge, Clive, Johnston, Pella, and 169 other towns.

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Banking in the Des Moines Area

Des Moines is both the capital city and largest city in Iowa. Des Moines has a large metro area, with the city itself only making up about one-third of the entire metropolitan area. Other surrounding cities include West Des Moines, Ankeny, and Clive. Because of its size and location, Des Moines has become a major financial center, mostly for insurance, but also for banking.

Des Moines is the home city for a whopping 108 banks and 37 credit unions. What is interesting, though, is that nearly all those banks are small. Notable institutions with headquarters in the Des Moines area include Bankers Trust Company, Principal Bank, West Des Moines State Bank, Bank Iowa, and First American Bank. Hardin Bank has been around since 1868, making it the oldest Des Moines bank that's still operating.

Like any other large city, Des Moines has many branches other regional and national banks as well. Overall, there are more than 150 banks and 50 credit unions with a presence in the Des Moines metro area, and those institutions have a combined 730 branches.

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Greater Iowa Credit Union Adds 24-Month CD Special, 3.00% APY
Deal Summary: CD Specials – 24-month (3.00% APY), 13-month (2.75% APY), $1k minimum Availability: Residents of 33 Iowa counties; several SEGs; military relationship. Greater Iowa Credit Union (GICU) is currently
Kasasa Cash, 3% APY Up To $15,000
New Kasasa Cash account. Field of membership includes residents of 14 Iowa counties (Des Moines area). · 3.00% APY* on balances up to $15,000 · 0.25% APY on balances over
9-Month CD Special, 3.03% APY
$5,000 opens this CD Special if you live in the Ames/State Center, Iowa area.
45-Month Jumbo CD Special, 3.26% APY
Minimum $100,000 deposit. Field of membership includes all of Iowa, and 4 SW Wisconsin counties and 5 NW Illinois counties.
Community 1st Credit Union Offers 18-Month CD Special, 3.00% APY
Deal Summary: 18-month Bump-Up CD Special, 3.00% APY, $1k min/$250k max deposit, one-time rate increase option. Availability: Residents of 57 southern Iowa counties and eight northeastern Missouri counties. Iowa-based Community
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