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Raleigh Metro Area

Including Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Cary, Chapel Hill, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Sanford, Garner, and 92 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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BB&T Checking Account $100 Bonus
Just learned of this BB&T checking account promotion  BB&T Promotion page U by BB&T is their “new mobile and online banking experience”
PenFed Credit Union Raises Short-Term CD Rates - Top 1-Year Rate
Availability: Easy membership requirement Three years ago PenFed Credit Union (PenFed) kicked off December with a hot 5-year CD rate. There are no hot deals to report, but PenFed is
PenFed Credit Union Raises CD Rates
Availability: Easy membership requirement Today is Veteran’s Day, and on behalf of DA’s staff, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many veterans and active service members
CD Rate Increases
Looks to me like PenFed just increased some CD rates as of 11/10--e.g., 24-month from !.31% APY to 1.46% APY, 36-month from 1.36% APY to 1.61% APY.
Coastal FCU's Go Green Checking/MMA Available Nationwide
Availability: Easy membership requirement I last wrote about Coastal Federal Credit Union’s (Coastal FCU) Go Green Checking in 2011, when it earned 2.51% APY on qualifying balances (30 debit card