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Including Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Cary, Chapel Hill, Goldsboro, Garner, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Sanford, and 90 other towns.

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Raleigh is a southern metropolitan area filled with the best of North Carolina’s educational institutions, artists who create wonderful cultural and culinary works, and storytellers who enjoy continuing on the heritage of this historic capital city. Here one will discover world class museums, sporting events, and Broadway shows along with a variety of shopping experiences all within a scenic, park-like setting. Those fortunate enough to live in this thriving city can enjoy a multitude of banking needs close to home. Raleigh has maintained a reliable financial system with approximately 25 banks and 30 credit unions headquartered within the community.

Notable financial institutions such as State Employees’ Credit Union, Square 1 Bank, First Bank, and Coastal Federal Credit Union offer banking to the residents of Raleigh. Savings and checking accounts can be opened through many of the more than 990 office branches that stem from approximately 55 banks and 40 credit unions. Lending such as first time home loans, mortgages, student loans, and refinancing can be handled through these banks as well as long term banking that one needs when saving for their children’s college or planning one’s own retirement.

The banks and credit unions of Raleigh loyally serve the people of this area. First Citizens Bank has been open since 1898 and is still in operation now. They, along with the other notable institutions, now offer modern conveniences for today’s busy world like online banking and local ATMs. Other services include savings clubs, investment opportunities, and check cashing.

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91-Day, 1.90% APY CD. Quick Look.
INOVA Federal Credit Union is once again offering high rate short term CDs:     91-Day, 1.90% APY with checking         "       1.60% APY without checking     Easy
Up To $250 Checking And Savings Bonus At Suntrust
SunTrust is offering up to a $250 bonus for opening a checking and savings account and adding direct deposit. This promotion is essentially an extension of the promotion they were
Penfed Merging With Belvoir FCU On May 1
PenFed to Merge Belvoir FCU May 1
Penfed Lowers CD Rates
New rates on 2/23/16: 6 Month 0.60% 1 Year 1.10% 15 Month 1.15% 2 Year 1.30% 3 Year 1.30% 4 Year 1.30% 5 Year 1.40%
15 Mo CD 1.51% APY
I just noticed this rate today, which I don't believe I have seen anyone mention.  It seems to compare pretty favorably to the 12 month and 18 month options listed