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Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city and has a vibrant banking industry and a large economy; it is also home to seven Fortune 1000 companies. The historical city was founded in 1682 by William Penn and is now home to over 1.5 million people. It boasts many museums and cultural institutions, as well as 67 national landmarks, including Independence Hall.

Nestled within Philadelphia are the headquarters of more than 125 banks and 190 credit unions. The city's oldest remaining bank is PNC Bank, which was originally established in 1804. Some of the other notable banking institutions headquartered in the Philadelphia metropolitan area include Citizens Bank Of Pennsylvania, TD Bank, Chase Bank USA, National Association, and Sovereign Bank. The area boasts an enormous number of bank branches, around 3,850. These branches hail from more than 225 credit unions and 195 banks. The city is also home to The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, which helps to design and implement monetary policy and supervises both banks and bank holding companies.

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15-Month Online Only CD, 1.51% APY
15-month Online Only CD, 1.51% APY, $500 minimum deposit. Available only online to residents of New Jersey and New York. https://www.connectonebank.com/Banking/PersonalBanking/PersonalSavings.aspx
$150 Direct Deposit Bonus - PA
Saw this at a PSECU branch in Harrisburg, but they have branches throughout PA To receive $150, new members must: join PSECU before 6/30/2017 with a promotional code (FS150); sign
Amtrust Bank’s CD Specials In South Florida
AmTrust Bank’s ad in today’s Miami Herald 1.41% APY 12-month CD 1.51% APY 24-month CD $500 minimum Small print: Get these great rates when you enroll in NYCB Elite, link
1.45% APY 18-Month - CD Special - South Jersey
Saw this at a Cornerstone Bank branch in South Jersey near Philly 1.45% APY 18 Month CD $500 minimum Limited time offer http://www.cornerstonebanknj.com/Documents/18_Month_CD_Special_May2017.pdf
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
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