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Wilmington Area

Including Wilmington, Leland, Southport, Sunset Beach, Whiteville, Elizabethtown, Hampstead, Shallotte, Burgaw, Calabash, and 13 other towns.

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Wilmington is a city in southern North Carolina, right on the Atlantic Coast. It has about 115,000 people, making it the eighth-largest city in North Carolina. The wider Wilmington area has about 265,000 people and includes the cities of Southport, Leland, Sunset Beach, Whiteville, Elizabethtown, Hampstead, Shallotte, Tabor City, and Burgaw.

Wilmington has a diverse economy, driven by manufacturing, tourism and healthcare. One area of the economy where it is not strong is in banking, however. There is only one bank, Live Oak Bank, and one credit union, Riegelwood Federal Credit Union, with headquarters in the Wilmington area. Riegelwood Federal Credit Union is the oldest institution still operating in the area, having been established in 1953. Despite its lack of locally headquartered banks, Wilmington does have a fair amount of other banks and credit unions that have operations in the city. Altogether, there are nearly 30 banks and 10 credit unions with a total of about 220 branches.

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2.50% Savings Account 20K Minimum, By Invitation
Got an email for this deal, and it appears you need to have an existing account and get invited. 2.50% Savings, guaranteed rate for 12 months 20k minimum to avoid
PNC Ups Relationship Account Rates Again
PNC has raised rates on $100K+ Premiere Money Market Account with relationship checking to 2.00%!
Live Oak Bank Savings Account Rises to 2.25% APY
Deal Summary: Savings Account, 2.25% APY on all balances up to $5 million. Availability: Nationwide (internet bank) The latest institution to increase the rate on a savings account is Live
Live Oak Savings Moves Up To 2.25%
Live Oak Bank has increased the Personal Savings rate to 2.25% APY (was 2.10%)
Live Oak Bank 1-Year Nears The Top With New APY
Deal Summary: 1-year CD (2.85% APY), 18-month CD (2.90% APY), $2.5k minimum deposit, maximum $250k per account Availability: Nationwide (internet bank) For the third time in as many weeks, Live
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