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Including Washington, Alexandria, Arlington, Rockville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Frederick, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and 204 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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Wells Fargo Offers Easy $250 Checking Bonus
Availability: Nationwide Wells Fargo Bank (Wells Fargo) is offering a $250 checking account bonus for “new checking customers.” According to a CSR, "new" means new, as in "never, ever having
Citibank Offers $500 Checking Bonus
Availability: Nationwide Now through April 14, 2017, Citibank has a $500 bonus when opening a new Citi Priority Account Package checking account. $500 Bonus Requirements Open a new eligible consumer
$25 Referal Bonus
fatwallet.com user is reporting that you can get a $25 referral bonus for referring a new member to NAVY FCU.  Does anyone know more.  They say both parties gets bonus. 
PenFed Kicks Off New Year with Competitive Long-Term CD Rates
Availability: Easy membership requirement Happy New Years! PenFed Credit Union (PenFed) has started the new year with higher long-term CD rates. PenFed has a history of offering top long-term CD
New CD Rates--APR/APY
6 Month    0.85%/0.85% 1 Year       1.35%/1.36% 15 Month   1.40%/1.41% 2 Year        1.50%/1.51% 3 Year        1.70%/1.71% 4-Year        1.85%/1.87% 5 Year         2.25%/2.28% 7 Year         2.35%/2.38%
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