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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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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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VisionBank (IA) Adds 14-Month Winter CD Special
Deal Summary : 14-month Winter CD Special (1.50% APY, $100k; 1.40% APY, $1k) Availability: Market area is primarily Ames and Boone Counties, Iowa, but out-of-state customers are welcomed. In anticipation
$400 Checking Bonus Available At Regions Bank
UPDATE 1/19/2017: The $400 bonus is no longer available. Availability: New checking customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Wells Fargo Offers Easy $250 Checking Bonus
UPDATE 2/20/2017: Offer extended through March 3, 2017. UPDATE 2/1/2017: The fine print on promotion page now reads, "This is an exclusive, nontransferable offer, available to those who received our
Regions Bank Offers $300 LifeGreen Checking Bonus
UPDATE 1/19/2017: The $300 bonus is no longer available. Availability: New checking customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
20-Month CD Special 1.51% APY
Only available at the lone branch in State Center, Iowa (which just happens to be located at the center of the state).  $5k minimum deposit.
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