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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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Alliant Drops 5-Year CD Rate
Looks to me like Alliant CU has also dropped 5-year CD rates in the last few days.  It's now 1.85% APY for $25k-plus, 1.80% APY for less than $25k. 
12-Mo, 18-Mo & 24-Mo CD Specials In The DC Metro Area
Cardinal Bank is offering three CD specials with competitive rates: 1.00% APY 12-month 1.12% APY 18-month 1.25% APY 25-month Minimum opening deposit $1,000. Maximum deposit $1,000,000. Available for Personal &
49-Month Special Drops To 2.00%
As should have been expected, NASA Federal lowered the 49-month CD rate to 2.00% today.
Up To $500 Referee Bonus And $100 Referer Bonus through July 1, 2016
$500 with a Premier Checking; $250 with an Advance Checking. Need to be referred. Referer can get $100. More details: HSBC Review: $100 Referral Bonus & $500 Referee Bonus from [hustlermoneyblog]   Bank
$400 Checking Bonus After 120 Days, Through 8/31/16
30 Days of $15K; then reduce to $10K while awaiting $400 reward; then downgrade to $1,500 min account -- for another month -- to avoid closing fee hassles. Details /Analysis