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Raleigh Metro Area

Including Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Cary, Chapel Hill, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Sanford, Garner, and 91 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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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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