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The largest city in the Pacific Northwest is famed as the home of grunge. And whether your own musical tastes take on a grunge overtone, or you prefer something a bit more up-market, Seattle has something to offer all tastes and is the birthplace of grunge everywhere. Nirvana, Pearl Jam and a host of other rock greats played their earliest gigs in the Seattle area.

With its thriving nightlife and music scene, Seattle is also home to large companies such as Boeing, Amazon and Microsoft in and around the metropolitan areas which include the smaller cities of Bellevue, Lynnwood. Kirkland, Kent, Auburn, Renton, and others. Naturally, there are also plenty of banking opportunities in the area.

With more than 40 banks and 65 credit unions headquartered in Seattle, some of which include the Boeing Employees Credit Union, HomeStreet Bank, Columbia State Bank, Heritage Bank and others, Seattle offers a myriad of choices when it comes to financial institutions. The bank that lays claim to the honor of being the oldest in the area is Security State Bank (WA), which was established in 1903.

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3% 5 Month Taxable CD - $10K Max
my understanding is that this is for taxable accounts only. Very short term, but better than money market rates.
First Citizens Bank Offers $200 Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening a new Premier or Prestige checking account, now through September 30, 2017. Availability: Market area includes AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, KS, MD, MO,
US Bank Offers $200 Summer Checking Bonus
UPDATE 7/10/2017: As some DA readers have noted in the Comments section below, this offer is not available nationwide. I have included more detail in the Availability section below. Thank
BMO Harris Bank Adds CD Specials (Checking Relationship)
Deal Summary: CD Specials – 15-month (1.50% APY), 30-month (1.85% APY), and 50-month (2.25% APY) with checking relationship, $5k minimum deposit. $200 bonus when opening a new checking account. Availability:
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%
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