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Washington Area

Including Washington, Alexandria, Arlington, Rockville, Silver Spring, Fairfax, Frederick, Bethesda, Fredericksburg, Gaithersburg, and 211 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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Bayer Heritage FCU's 12-23 Months CD Now Earning 1.77% APY
Deal Summary: 12-23 months Share Certificate (1.77% APY), minimum $500 deposit Availability: Employees of Bayer Corporation; Residents of Marshall, Tyler, and Wetzel Counties, West Virginia; Belmont, Licking, Monroe, and Muskingum
Capital One Savings Rate Increase
Capital One is still behind their peers. They raised the rate on their savings account to 1% up from .75%
Navy Fed’s New Special Certificates, 2.25% APY 15-Month ($50k Max)
Deal Summary: 2.25% APY 15-month add-on CD, Maximum deposit $50k. 2.75% APY 32-month add-on IRA CD, Maximum deposit $250k. Availability: Requires a connection to the military. Navy Federal Credit Union
12-Month CD And MMA Special In South Florida - Beal Bank USA
Ad in Sunday’s Sun Sentinel: 1.70% APY 12-month CD $1,000 minimum balance 1.40% APY Money Market Account through March 31, 2018 $25,000 minimum balance Both products are available only at
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
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