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Lexington Metro Area

Including Annville, Barbourville, Beattyville, Berea, Booneville, Brodhead, Burnside, Campton, Carlisle, Clay City, and 61 other towns.

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Lexington, known as the Horse Capital of the World, is the second-most populated city in Kentucky, behind Louisville. The city ranks tenth across all cities in the United States by rate of college education, with close to 40% of the city's population holding at least a bachelor's degree.

Other cities in the Lexington area include Richmond, Frankfort, Somerset, London, Nicholasville, Corbin, Georgetown, Winchester, and Berea. The oldest active bank in the area is Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Company, established in 1850. There are approximately 580 branches from more than 90 banks and 20 credit unions. Of those, 62 banks and 13 credit unions are headquartered in the area.

Notable financial institutions headquartered in the Lexington area include Central Bank & Trust Co., Whitaker Bank, Traditional Bank, Inc., Commonwealth CU (KY), Forcht Bank, and National Association. Forcht Group, which operates Forcht Bank, is a holding company that employs more than 2,100 people across Kentucky. Other finance-oriented businesses operated by Forcht in Lexington include First Corbin Bancorp, Kentucky National Insurance Company, and BSC, a bank data services company.

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Essential Checking $500 Bonus With Balance Of $15,000 Or More For 90 Days no DP requirements
Last year I took advantage of this offer for $550.00 with both a checking ($250) and savings account ($300) from a targeted mailer invitation. I got my bonus at about
5-Year Certificate, 3.40% APY ($100K), 3.30% APY ($500)
The 5-year Jumbo Certificate is new. Field of membership includes residents of 22 Kentucky counties, mostly in the Bluegrass area of the state (Lexington).
Altra Federal Credit Union Adds A+ Platinum Checking, 3.50% APY
Deal Summary: A+ Platinum rewards checking, 3.50% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k. Availability: Select census tracts in MN, TN, TX, and WI; many SEGs, including Trane and Trane
18-Month CD, 3.00% APY
Minimum deposit of $500. Small credit union but the field of membership includes residents of 24 Kentucky counties and all public sector employees in Kentucky.
PNC Ups Relationship Account Rates Again
PNC has raised rates on $100K+ Premiere Money Market Account with relationship checking to 2.00%!
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