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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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Wells Fargo Offers Easy $250 Checking Bonus
Availability: Nationwide Wells Fargo Bank (Wells Fargo) is offering a $250 checking account bonus for “new checking customers.” According to a CSR, "new" means new, as in "never, ever having
Regions Bank Offers $300 LifeGreen Checking Bonus
UPDATE 1/19/2017: The $300 bonus is no longer available. Availability: New checking customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Self-Help FCU (Easy Membership) Raises Money Market APYs
Availability: Easy membership requirement Earlier this week, Self-Help Federal Credit Union (Self-Help FCU) raised the rate on its Money Market account (1.03% APY, $500+; 1.13% APY, $500k+). The minimum opening
$25 Referal Bonus
fatwallet.com user is reporting that you can get a $25 referral bonus for referring a new member to NAVY FCU.  Does anyone know more.  They say both parties gets bonus. 
PenFed Kicks Off New Year with Competitive Long-Term CD Rates
Availability: Easy membership requirement Happy New Years! PenFed Credit Union (PenFed) has started the new year with higher long-term CD rates. PenFed has a history of offering top long-term CD
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