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Des Moines Area

Including Ackley, Adair, Adel, Afton, Albia, Alden, Algona, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, and 167 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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Deere Employees Credit Union Unveils Rate-Leading 13-Month CD
Deal Summary: 13-month Share CD, 5.00% APY, $500 minimum deposit. Availability: Employees and retirees of Deere & Company and their family members. With 5% CDs still being hard to find
Advantage Credit Union (IA) Offers 6% APY 12-Month CD Special
Deal Summary: 12-month CD, 6.00% APY, $10k minimum deposit, new money. Availability: 19 Central Iowa counties Advantage Credit Union (Advantage CU) is starting 2023 off with a “New Year Savings
6% 12-Month CD - Limited Time Deal - Min $10,000
Very limited membership but probably the best CD you can get right now. More details at: https://www.acuiowa.org/savings-investing#TermShare6
Coming Soon: M1 Finance 4.50% Savings Acct
The acct will be available to M1 Plus members early next year. There are 3 caveats: M1 Plus charges a $125 annual fee, though the fee is waived for the
Wells Fargo CD Rates Not Half Bad
In the Southern California market, 2.47% (2.50% APY) for 7 months, 2.71% (2.75% APY) for 13 months. A 0.25% boost for those with Prime Checking or higher ($20,000 minimum balance
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