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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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Wells Fargo Everyday Checking $100 Offer
$100 offer expires 09/01/2016. Requirements: Open an Everyday Checking account with a $25 minimum deposit. Make 10 debit card purchases/payments within 60 days. Offer Link Offer details courtesy of
Veridian Drops Rates For Most CD Terms 1 Year & Above
Of 11 non-jumbo CDs requiring $1000 minimum, I count 7 with a decline in rates, 3 no change, 1 increase.  Top rate remains the 39 month, albeit 1.70% APY for
Veridian CU — Rate Decrease On 25 Mth CD, Increase On 15 Mth
Effective July 14 thru July 20: 1.85% APY 25 Mth $100K min (from 1.95%) 1.70% APY 25 Mth $1K min (from 1.80%) 1.65% APY 15 Mth $100K min (from 1.55%)
$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
Veridian Credit Union - 39Mo CD Rate Cuts But 15Mo CD Rate Hikes
While the rates on both 39-month CDs were lowered today, the rates on the 15-month CDs were raised: 1.90% APY 39-month Jumbo CD $100K min (was 2.40%) 1.75% APY 39-month CD $1K