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Raleigh Metro Area

Including Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Cary, Chapel Hill, Goldsboro, Garner, Rocky Mount, Sanford, Wilson, 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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INOVA FCU (Easy Membership) Brings Back 14-month CD (1.75% APY)
Deal Summary: 14-month Certificate, 1.75% APY, $200 minimum deposit Availability: Easy Membership Requirement In early February, INOVA Federal Credit Union (INOVA) offered a special 1.75% APY on its 14-month Certificate
PenFed’s New Money Market Certificate Rates
PenFed’s new CD rates aren’t blog-worthy, but at least they’re moving in the right direction. Hoping for wow-worthy (like in 2013) for later this year. 1.46% APY 1-year (was 1.41%)
Centra Credit Union (IN/KY) Adds 47-month Special Rate CD (2.40% APY)
Deal Summary: 47-month Special Rate Share Certificate, 2.40% APY ($100k), 2.25% APY ($1k) Availability: Residents of 61 Indiana and seven Kentucky counties Over the weekend, Centra Credit Union (Centra CU)
INOVA FCU Added 14 Month Certificate 1.75% APY
Minimum is $200. $75.00 Visa gift card for $100,00 or more new money. Also for IRAs.
First National Bank (PA) Adds 13-month CD Special
Deal Summary: 13-month CD Special, 1.75% APY, promo code CD155 , $5k min/$500k max, new money, checking relationship required. Availability: Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
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