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Top 6-Month CD Still Paying 2.0%

H&R Block Bank leads our latest rankings of the best, 6-month CD rates.

The tax preparation company’s online bank is paying 2.0% APY on a 6-month CD with a $10,000 minimum deposit.

This special was scheduled to end Sept. 30, but has been extended for a few days and accounts can still be opened online.

It matches the best nationally-available rate that United Central Bank offered from July through early September, when it cut the yield in half.

Indeed, rates on the top-paying 6-month CDs have held their own even over the past few months, even though the average rate has fallen from 0.85% APY on July 1 to 0.62% APY.

The tax preparation company's online bank is paying 2.0% APY, the best nationally-available deal.

The other top 6-month CD rates in our October rankings are:

1.80% APY with an $500 minimum deposit from Country Bank, with 14 locations in the Ware, Mass. area. Country Bank CDs must be applied for by mail. Call the bank to get started.

1.76% APY with an $500 minimum deposit from Ascencia, the Louisville, Ky.-based online division of Porter Bancorp, Inc.

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4 Existing Comments
  1. Ron Hasbrouck said:
    on October 7th at 09:31 am

    As of Tuesday afternoon (10/6), this rate had been cut in half to 1% as
    shown on the H. & R. Block website.

  2. DealMaven said:
    on October 8th at 08:30 am

    H&R Block initially offered this CD as a special that was set to expire on Sept. 30.

    It was still available on Oct. 1, so we called and they said they were extending the offer for a few more days. As of right now it’s still being promoted on the bank’s home page.

    The 1% rate is the regular CD rate. The special never appeared on the page with the regular rates.

  3. Monica Knott said:
    on October 11th at 01:16 pm

    this 6 monhs CD is still available if you fill out the application right away. I had to send it in by mail with the money, as I was not able to change the $10,000 to more money on the application form on the Internet. This letter with the application will only go out on Tuesday.

  4. yona loriner said:
    on October 14th at 07:08 pm

    Is it still available? Anyone know?