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New Orleans Area

Including New Orleans, Metairie, Houma, Covington, Slidell, Mandeville, Hammond, Kenner, Harvey, Thibodaux, and 63 other towns.

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Banking in the New Orleans Area

The Louisiana city of New Orleans is located along the Mississippi River close to the Gulf of Mexico. One can find vibrant music, exciting nightlife, and a uniquely spicy cuisine that embodies the area’s melting pot of African, French, and American culture. The Big Easy is most noted for its annual Mardi Gras celebration that includes public parties and costumed parades. New Orleans also offers residents numerous banking options from well-established financial institutions such as Eureka Homestead, which opened in 1884 and still serves the city’s people today.

There are 40 banks and 67 credit unions headquartered in New Orleans that offer residents banking services such as checking and savings accounts and lending that includes student, home, and personal loans. Those living in this area will find financial help at every stage of life. Families can open saving club accounts for short term goals like Christmas or vacation as well as long range saving and investing with the retirement savings plans available. Retired individuals can rest assured that their finances are safe and secure in these New Orleans institutions.

Throughout the city one will find notable banks such as Whitney Bank, First NBC Bank, Bank of New Orleans, First Guaranty Bank, and the Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. Banking is easy with many ATMs in convenient locations along with access to one’s accounts online. In addition, there are approximately 940 branches from more than 55 banks and 85 credit unions available to those living in New Orleans.

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Navy Fed’s New Special Certificates, 2.25% APY 15-Month ($50k Max)
Deal Summary: 2.25% APY 15-month add-on CD, Maximum deposit $50k. 2.75% APY 32-month add-on IRA CD, Maximum deposit $250k. Availability: Requires a connection to the military. Navy Federal Credit Union
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
Capital One Money Market Rate Hike
Capital One raised the rate on their money market to 1.30% up from 1.20%. I wish they had better rates on their savings and CD's. I forgot to mention the
Capital One Logon unusual request.
Apparently, if you have a Capital One credit card you may encounter an unexpected login request; detail and resolution follow- Why Does Capital One Need My Income To Sign Into
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