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Monroe Metro Area

Including Monroe, West Monroe, Ruston, El Dorado, Bastrop, Winnsboro, Rayville, Crossett, Farmerville, Hamburg, and 49 other towns.

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Monroe is a city of about 50,000 people in northern Louisiana, making it the eighth-largest city in the state. The wider Monroe area has about 200,000 people and includes the cities of West Monroe, Ruston, El Dorado, Bastrop, Farmerville, Jena, Oak Grove, Rayville, and Winnsboro. The city is largely known as a center of higher education, with three major universities in the area.

When it comes to banking, Monroe punches far above its weight. There are more than 35 banks and 15 credit unions with headquarters in the Monroe area. Notable institutions with headquarters in the region include Origin Bank, First Financial Bank, Ouachita Independent Bank, Progressive Bank, and Concordia Bank & Trust Company. The oldest institution with its headquarters in the region that is still operating today is Bank of Winnfield & Trust Company, which was established in 1901. Including other institutions operating in the area, there are more than 55 banks and 20 credit unions with a total of approximately 240 branches.

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360 Money Market Raised To 1.40% APY
Capital One's 360 Money Market rate was raised to 1.40% APY today. Applies to balances of $10k+.
Capital One Savings Rate Increase
Capital One is still behind their peers. They raised the rate on their savings account to 1% up from .75%
First Financial Bank (AR/MS) Boosts Kasasa Cash APY
Deal Summary: Kasasa Cash, 4.08% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k. Availability: Arkansas and Mississippi Yesterday, First Financial Bank (FFB) raised the rate on its Kasasa Cash to 4.08%
Large 360 CD Rate Hikes at Capital One
Deal Summary: CD rate hikes. Three noteworthy ones include 5yr CD, 2.45% APY; 2yr CD, 1.85% APY; 1yr CD, 1.65% APY; no minimum deposit Availability: Nationally available Capital One increased
Capital One Bumps Up 360 Money Market
Deal Summary: 360 Money Market, 1.30% APY ($10k+), 0.60% APY (less than $10k) Availability: Nationwide Two months ago to the day, I wrote about a 10 bps increase on Capital
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