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Waco Metro Area

Including Waco, College Station, Bryan, Temple, Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Belton, Marlin, Mexia, and 57 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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Local Deals & News

Community National B&T of Texas Adds 15- and 23-Month CDs
Availability: 15-month CD (1.76% APY), 23-month CD (2.02% APY), $1k minimum deposit. Availability: Market area includes parts of North Texas. Community National Bank & Trust of Texas (Community National) has
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%)
Small CD Rate Hikes At Penfed
The good news is that PenFed increased some of its CD rates at the start of September. The bad news is their rates are still lower than several internet banks.
$200 Checking Bonus - BBVA Compass FL Branches
Earn $200 when you open any new eligible BBVA Compass consumer checking account and receive a qualifying direct deposit. Visit your local Florida-area BBVA Compass branch before August 21st to
Navy Fed’s New Competitive Special Certificate: 5-Month ($10K Max)
Deal Summary: 3% APY 5-month add-on CD, Maximum deposit $10k. Availability: Requires a connection to the military. Navy Federal Credit Union’s (Navy Fed) has come out with another high-rate add-on
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