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Nashville Metro Area

Including Nashville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Clarksville, Brentwood, Cookeville, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Hopkinsville, Mount Juliet, and 123 other towns.

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Banking in the Nashville Area

Nashville is the second-largest city in Tennessee behind Memphis, with a population of about 660,000. However, it has a large surrounding area, with a metropolitan population of about 1.8 million - the largest in the state. Notable cities in the Nashville area include Franklin, Murfreesboro, Clarksville, Brentwood, Cookeville, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Lebanon, and Mount Juliet.

Though Nashville is known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry and an important city in the country music scene, it actually has a very diversified economy, one in which banking plays a significant role.

There are 86 banks and 48 credit unions with headquarters in the Nashville area. Notable institutions with their headquarters in Nashville or surrounding cities include Pinnacle Bank of Tennessee, FirstBank, Franklin Synergy Bank, Wilson Bank and Trust, and Ascend Federal Credit Union. The oldest institution with headquarters in the area that is still operating today is Elkton Bank & Trust Company, which was established in 1866. In total, including banks headquartered elsewhere that operate in and around the city, Nashville has approximately 139 banks and 60 credit unions with a total of more than 1,140 branches.

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Local Deals & News

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.
First Citizens Bank Offers $200 Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening a new Premier or Prestige checking account, now through September 30, 2017. Availability: Market area includes AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, KS, MD, MO,
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
First Tennessee Offers $150 Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: Premier Checking $150 bonus; Money Market Savings $50 bonus, now through August 31, 2017. Availability: Market area includes Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
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