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Waco Metro Area

Including Waco, College Station, Bryan, Temple, Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Belton, Marlin, Mexia, and 56 other towns.

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Waco is a city in central Texas, about halfway between Dallas and Austin. It is best known as the home of Baylor University, a large Baptist university. Its other claim to fame is being the home of Dr. Pepper! The city itself has about 130,000 people, and the wider metropolitan area has about 230,000 people. Notable cities in the Waco region include College Station, Bryan, Killeen, Temple, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Belton, Fort Hood, and Mexia.

Waco's economy is based largely on education and healthcare, while having a diverse range of employers. The banking sector is fairly large for a city of its size. There are 39 banks and 26 credit unions with headquarters in the Waco region. Notable institutions with local headquarters include Extraco Banks, N. A., First National Bank Texas, American Momentum Bank, Spirit of Texas Bank, SSB, and First National Bank of Central Texas. The oldest bank still operating in the area is Incommons Bank, which was established in 1882. Including banks headquartered elsewhere that operate in and around Waco, the area has more than 80 banks and 30 credit unions with about 370 total branches.

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Citibank Fined For Illegal Student Loan Servicing Practices
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently took action against Citibank, N.A. for its student loan servicing practices. The CFPB outlined its charges against Citibank, the nation’s fourth largest bank, with
Slight Rate Increase On Some Money Market Certificates
6 Month 1.00% 1.00%** 12 Month 1.60% 1.61% 15 Month 1.70% 1.71% 18 Month 1.75% 1.77% 2 Year 1.85% 1.87% 3 Year 1.90% 1.92% 4 Year 2.00% 2.02% 5 Year
Two Small CD Rate Increases at PenFed
Deal Summary: Rate increases: 15-month (1.71% APY) and 2-year (1.87%); $1k minimum deposit Availability: Easy membership requirement For those hoping for a repeat of 2013, it’s a disappointment. PenFed Credit
Interest Rates Up On Money Market Certificates
TERM DIVIDEND RATES APY 6 Month 1.00% 1.00%** 12 Month 1.60% 1.61% 15 Month 1.60% 1.61% 18 Month 1.75% 1.76% 2 Year 1.80% 1.82% 3 Year 1.90% 1.92% 4 Year 2.00% 2.02% 5 Year 2.25% 2.27% 7 Year 2.25% 2.27%
PenFed Increases Rates On All Certificates
Deal Summary: Most competitive are the 18-month (1.77% APY) and 1-year (1.61%); $1k minimum deposit Availability: Easy membership requirement PenFed Credit Union (PenFed) increased the rates on all of its
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