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Including Nashville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Clarksville, Brentwood, Cookeville, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Hopkinsville, Lebanon, and 124 other towns.

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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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Navy Federal Increases 2-Year IRA CD Rates
Navy Federal Credit Union made an unusual rate increase this week. Its 2-year IRA certificate rates increased 20 bps. The new 2-year IRA certificate rates: 1.76% APY minimum $1,000 1.80%
$150 Wells Fargo Checking Bonus - Select Cities
If you missed the previous $250 bonus and you live in an eligible city, you may want to give this a try. To get a $150 bonus, open an Everyday
Navy Fed Ends a Backdoor Way To Qualify for Membership
Last December I reported on a little-known way to qualify for Navy Federal Credit Union (Navy Fed) membership. This backdoor to Navy Fed membership has been closed. The backdoor involved
Wells Fargo Long Term 3.00% Callable Step-Up CD Via TD Ameritrade
I frequently get notices of new issue callable CDs from TD Ameritrade. This one looks like a rate leader. My calculations indicate the blended rate over the entire term is
New May 4, 2017
New rate as of this morning. One-year (12 month) CD at 3% APY.
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