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Including New Haven, Waterbury, Hartford, West Hartford, East Hartford, Hamden, Milford, Manchester, Middletown, Enfield, and 148 other towns.

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Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and is one of the oldest cities in America. This city boasts its history, which includes the nation's oldest public art museum and oldest publicly funded park. It is also, famously, the home town of the great Mark Twain. Hartford is also home to great industry and is nicknamed the “Insurance Capital of the World,“ due to the many insurance companies that claim it as their headquarters.

Hartford's metropolitan area is also thriving. It was ranked very highly both in total economic production and in per capita income. With such a combination of history and industry, Hartford demands a big banking industry as well. For individuals and families who live in the Hartford area and for those who are visiting for business or leisure, they are sure to find all of their banking needs fulfilled.

Hartford is not only a major hub for headquartering an insurance company, there are an astounding number of financial institutions, which are headquartered in this city as well. This includes more than 35 banks and 80 credit unions. Among those banks that have headquarters in Hartford, some of the more notable institutions include United Bank, Farmington Bank, Webster Bank, Liberty Bank, and Connecticut State Employees. Liberty Bank is the oldest and was established nearly 200 years ago, in 1825. There are also approximately an additional 25 banks and 20 credit unions that are located in the Hartford area. The total number of branches in the city come out to roughly 1,420 locations.

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2.28% APY 36 Mth, 2.02% 24 Mth, 1.51% 15 Mth. $500 Minimum
According to e-mail I received, this suite of CDs make up their unadvertised specials called “Cooperative Rewards.” Offer is available through August 31 w/promo code “COOPCD”. Enrollment in e-statements required.
Navy Fed’s New Special Certificate: 3.00% APY 5-Month ($10K Max)
Deal Summary: 3% APY 5-month add-on CD, Maximum deposit $10k. Availability: Requires a connection to the military. Navy Federal Credit Union’s (Navy Fed) has come out with another high-rate add-on
3% 5 Month Taxable CD - $10K Max
my understanding is that this is for taxable accounts only. Very short term, but better than money market rates.
Washington Trust (RI/CT/MA) Adds 18-Month Promo CD
Deal Summary: 18-month Promotional CD, 1.80%, $500 minimum deposit, new money, checking relationship required. Availability: Market area is Rhode Island, southeast Connecticut, and the portion of Massachusetts near Providence (RI).
Connecticut Share Certificate Specials - 1.80% 24Mo / 1.40% 9Mo
Scient Federal Credit Union special rates 1.80% apy - 24 month term 1.40% apy - 9 month term $5,000 minimum $250,000 maximum Limit one set of special Share Certificate per
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