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Including Washington, Alexandria, Arlington, Rockville, Fairfax, Silver Spring, Frederick, Fredericksburg, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and 207 other towns.

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The United States Capital of Washington, D.C. is a city located on the Potomac River, and its compact size (68 square miles) is bordered by Virginia and Maryland. It is known for its impressive neoclassical buildings and monuments that include the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court. Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company opened in Washington in 1852 and continues to serve the financial needs of this bustling city today along with several other notable financial institutions.

Among the notable institutions in Washington, one will find recognizable names such as Capital One Bank, HSBC Advance, Navy Federal Credit Union, E*TRADE Bank, and PenFed Credit Union. There are 64 banks and 146 credit unions headquartered in Washington D.C. Many of these banks are providing needed daily banking services to area residents such as checking accounts and savings accounts as well as check cashing and direct deposit options. Residents can also apply for student loans, refinancing, first time home loans, auto loans, and personal loans through several of these establishments.

Washington is a fast paced metropolitan area where one can benefit from convenience when it comes to banking. There are approximately 2,750 branch offices serving the community from more than 125 banks and 170 credit unions. ATMs are found throughout the city, and online banking is now provided by many of the city’s financial institutions, which allows around the clock access to one’s accounts.

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Columbia Bank (MD) 1.25% 4-Month Intro Rate MMA, $150 Checking Bonus
Via direct mail (not listed on web site): Columbia Bank (MD) has 1.25% introductory money market rate for 4 months (0.83% APY). - $10K min, $1 million max - offer
TD Bank Checking Account Bonus Of Up To $300
Saw the advertisement when I was logging into my Yahoo account. TD Bank’s promotion page shows two bonuses: $150 for opening a TD Convenience Checking account with cumulative direct deposit
Overview Of Opening Andrews FCU's 3% 7-Year IRA CD
Harry Sit of The Financial Buff has an excellent overview of the process he used to join Andrews Federal Credit Union and open the 3% 7-year IRA CD (currently one
Wells Fargo Everyday Checking $100 Offer
$100 offer expires 09/01/2016. Requirements: Open an Everyday Checking account with a $25 minimum deposit. Make 10 debit card purchases/payments within 60 days. Offer Link Offer details courtesy of MoneysMyLife.com
Special 20-Month Certificate 2.00% APY
2.00% APY 20-month term $20,000 maximum balance $20 minimum to open Certificates | Navy Federal Credit Union