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Venture Rewards: 40,000 mile bonus

Capital One logoNew account holders can earn 40,000 miles with the Capital One Venture Rewards card after spending $3,000 within their first three months of card membership.

The bonus will post to your account within two billing cycles. Click here to read more

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Will 6-Month CDs Just Do Something?

Not only hasn’t the top nationally available 6-month CD rate on our CD Rates Leaderboard moved from 0.87% APY since April, the term saw only a single change in August.

And it was a rate drop, no less.

That’s unpleasant news for fans of short-term certificates of deposit, we know. Click here to read more

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5 Banks Now Pay At Least 1% On Savings

Hand grabbing money out of a jarFor the first time in more than 2 ½ years, five banks are offering a savings account rate of at least 1% APY available to all U.S. savers.

Last month, we wondered if savings accounts were finally taking a tentative step away from the bottom. This latest news suggests a small rebound is occurring for some banks.

In recent weeks, both Palladian PrivateBank (www.palladianprivatebank.com) and CSBDirect (www.csbdirect.com) rejoined our savings leaders after extended absences. Click here to read more

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Highest CD Rates Roundup For Aug. 29

Bringing you the very best CD rates from credit unions and local banks.The sleepy summer for CD rates came to an end in the last two weeks of August.

Since Aug. 20, we have seen two dozen rate changes from the banks we track for our CD Rates Leaderboard.

Most of those changes have been positive, including three banks that raised rates enough to tie for the very best nationally available deals. Click here to read more

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Chicago-Area Deal On 42-Month CDs

Illinois quarterLisle Savings Bank’s 42-month CD rates are the best deal we’ve found for Chicagoland savers in some time.

It pays 1.76% APY with a $2,000 minimum deposit.

The top nationally available 36-month offer on our CD Rates Leaderboard recently rose to 1.46% APY. Click here to read more

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GE Capital Joins CD Rate Hike Parade

We now have a four-way tie for the best nationally available 12-month CD on our CD Rates Leaderboard.

GE Capital Bank (www.gecapitalbank.com) today boosted its 1-year CD rate to 1.10% from 1.05% APY. This online bank owned by the financial services division of General Electric requires a $500 minimum deposit. Click here to read more

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Texas Deal: CD Rates Top Out At 2.50%

$100 bills fanned outSan Antonio’s Select Federal Credit Union is celebrating its 75th anniversary with bonus CD rates on four certificates.

With a $500 minimum deposit of new money, it pays an extra quarter of a percent, or:

  • 2.50% APY for 60-month CDs.
  • 1.75% APY for 36-month CDs.
  • 1.45% APY for 24-month CDs.
  • 1.35% APY for 12-month CDs.

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ableBanking Returns With Top 1-Year CD

After a brief run at the top this spring, ableBanking cut its 12-month CD rate nearly in half to 0.65% APY.

But today, the online division of Northeast Bank in Maine put itself back in a tie for the best nationally available 1-year CD. ableBanking boosted its rate to 1.10% APY. Click here to read more

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National Deal: 29-Month CD Pays Up To 2%

blue first place ribbonSan Diego County Credit Union is offering an attractive 29-month CD available to savers nationwide as part of its Member Appreciation Week.

Appreciation Week began Monday and ends Saturday. It’s not clear whether the promotion will continue beyond this week.

This CD special pays 2% APY for members having an “active” SDCCU checking account. Without active checking, it pays a more modest — but nevertheless impressive — 1.74% APY. Click here to read more

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