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Including Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ames, Ankeny, Clive, Marshalltown, Urbandale, Fort Dodge, Johnston, Newton, and 164 other towns.

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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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$300 And $150 Checking Bonuses At Bank Of The West
My local BotW branch in San Diego was advertising this. Also saw it listed at the BotW home page. You can get $300 with Premier Checking or Get up to
University Of Iowa CCU (37-43 Mo Pick It Special CD, 2.25%APY)
As of 11/1/15, minimum $1K deposit.     2.35% APY for amounts greater than $100,000.    2.45% APY for amounts greater than $250,000
University Of Iowa CCU (23-Mo CD, 1.8%APY) And (37-43Mo CD, 2.4%APY)
The CDs have a $1K minimum deposit.    APY increases by 10 bp for deposits over $100K and by 20 basis points for deposits over $250K.    See additional info here.
Earn $350 For Opening A Checking Account At Regions Bank
Receive a sign up bonus of $300 (and another $50 referral bonus) when you open any LifeGreen checking account using the promo code 300P2 and complete the following requirements:    
University Of Iowa CCU Cds (15-Mo 1.50%APY, 37 - 47Mo Pick It CD, 2.25%APY)
Rates are effective today, 6/1/15.  See additional details here.  Minimum deposit for these CDs is $1K.  Higher rates are available for larger balances as follows: 15 mo CD specia l