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A bank CD is a great savings vehicle with high returns and virtually no risk, regardless of the amount you choose to invest as long as the amount remains under the maximum covered by the FDIC. Before investing in a CD there are several points that an investor should consider. Just like any other type
WaMu is back advertising some of the best CD rates available. We found one ad in the
Spokesman-Review on Sunday November 23, 2008. The ad by Wamu, which is part of JPMorgan Chase Bank now, promotes the banks three year term CD and five year term CD. The three year CD has an interest rate of
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As of November 26, 2008 Flagstar Bank is offering one of the best one year CD rates in Tennessee. The interest rate on a Flagstar Bank one year CD opened online is 4.20%. The minimum deposit is $500.00. Flagstar’s web site address is www.flagstar.com. The bank can be reached by phone at 800-642-0039. Flagstar Bank
Bank of China, headquartered in New York, is offering a special CD rate promotion on their one year CD based on the Chinese currency or Renminbi (RMB). The CD rate on the Bank of China promotion is fixed at 2.68% and is available at the Bank of China local offices in New York on Madison
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On Friday evening, February 6, 2009 the FDIC announced the closure of three more banks: FirstBank Financial Services of McDonough, GA; Alliance Bank of Culver City, CA and County Bank of Merced, CA. These bank failures make the seventh, eighth and ninth failure this year of a federally insured bank. 2008 was expected to be
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American Bankers Association. A trade association for banks and savings associations.
Fifth Third Bank continues with aggressive advertising for their CD products. The Sunday Nov. 16th, 2008 Charlotte Observer carries a Fifth Third Bank advertisement offering a 13 month CD at 4.00%. The ad also carries a promotion fro their money market account with an interest rate of 3.25% on balance over $50,000.00 Both accounts require
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New Century Bank is a local Chester County bank offering some of the best CD rates in Pennsylvania. The bank was established in 1997 and has evolved within the heart of Phoenixville.
As of Janurary 7, 2009 New Century Bank is offering the following competitive CD rates: A 3 month certificate of deposit earning an interest
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