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Lexington Metro Area

Including Lexington, Frankfort, Richmond, Nicholasville, Georgetown, Somerset, London, Danville, Corbin, Versailles, 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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PNC Hikes Rate On High Yield Savings Account
Deal Summary: PNC High Yield Savings, 2.35% APY on balances of $1 and above. Availability: Areas of U.S. outside of PNC’s branch footprint (based on zip code) Last month when
PNC At 2.35%
They raised their rate to 2.35% - it's on their web site (if you are in the targeted region).
PNC Offers High Yield Savings Account
Deal Summary: PNC High Yield Savings, 2.20% APY on balances of $1 and above. Availability: Areas of U.S. outside of PNC’s branch footprint (based on zip code) PNC, the sixth
PNC Bank 2.20% High Yield Account
2.20% high yield savings, $2000 in credit card funding allowed. Or, if you have a PNC Virtual Wallet Growth account you get 2.25% if you qualify for the relationship tier,
$200 Checking Promotion
$200 bonus for opening a "Bright Banking"* checking account and either adding two direct deposits (min. $100 ea) or three online bill-pay transactions (min $25 ea) within 75 days. Enter
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