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Great Falls Area

Including Great Falls, Havre, Lewistown, Shelby, Chester, Choteau, Fairfield, Fort Benton, Glasgow, Cut Bank, and 19 other towns.

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Banking in the Great Falls Area

Great Falls is a city of about 60,000 people in north-central Montana, about 100 miles south of the Canadian border. Including the surrounding towns of Havre, Lewistown, Shelby, Conrad, Glasgow, Chinook, Chester, Cut Bank and Fairfield, The Great Falls metro area has about 85,000 people. The city got its start as a mining town and grew to be Montana's largest city in the 1950s and 60s. However, as the mining economy declined, so did the city and its population, which now is about the same as it was in 1960.

Because of its size and relative isolation from large cities, Great Falls has a good-sized banking industry. There are 15 banks and 11 credit unions that have their headquarters in the Great Falls area, and overall there are more than 30 banks and 15 credit unions with a total of about 130 branches operating in the area. Notable institutions include Independence Bank, First Community Bank, Montana Federal Credit Union, The Citizen's State Bank of Choteau, Montana, and 1st Liberty Federal Credit Union. The oldest bank still in operation is First Community Bank, which was established in 1891.

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2.60% 11-Mo CD & 2.10% Savings Acct Regional Promotions
Wells Fargo is currently offering a 2.60% APY, 11-month CD which requires a minimum deposit of $25,000 (new money).They are also offering a 2.10% APY, Platinum Savings Account which also
Platinum Savings/Fixed Cds. Not Bad For A B&M National Bank
Wells Fargo enters the rate race (sorta). In todays Sun Sentinel, Wells Fargo is now offering their Platinum Savings account, minimum new money deposit of $25,000, with a minimum average
Wells Fargo 2-Yr. Brokered CD: 3.00%
new issue maturing Oct. 26, 2020, available at Vanguard
2.75% 2 Year CD
Just took down a 2 year 2.75% CD. Pretty good rate for now.
US Bank Offers $200 Summer Checking Bonus
UPDATE 7/10/2017: As some DA readers have noted in the Comments section below, this offer is not available nationwide. I have included more detail in the Availability section below. Thank
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