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Including Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ames, Ankeny, Marshalltown, Clive, Fort Dodge, Urbandale, Johnston, Newton, and 164 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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Local Deals & News

Veridian CU Is Back On The Big List Of Credit Unions Anyone Can Join
Let’s start the week off with some good news: Veridian Credit Union is still part of the “Big List” of credit unions anyone can join. I want to thank the
Veridian Credit Union Raises Rates On CD Specials
UPDATE: 7/24/17 – Veridian CU is an easy membership requirement credit union. Deal Summary: CD Specials - 9-month (1.51% APY), 15-month (1.76% APY), $1k minimum deposit. Jumbo CD Specials -
Veridian Credit Union's Easy Membership Status
UPDATE 7/24/07: We have received clarification from Veridian Credit Union informing us that Veridian remains an easy membership credit union. Please refer to this new blog post for details. In
Veridan CU 15 Month CD Up To 1.76%. Quick Look.
Another bump today (Wednesday, 7-19) by Veridian CU on its' 15m CD; APY (was 1.60%) now 1.76%; $1K min.  Easy membership c.f. Ken's May 2017 blog post.
University of Iowa CCU Adds 16-, 26- and 35-Month CD Specials
Deal Summary: CD Specials with tiered APYs - 16-month (1.65% APY, $250k), 26-month (2.20% APY, $250k), 35-month (2.60% APY, $250k). Availability: Residents of Iowa (all 99 counties) and four Illinois
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