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Earn 2.50% With Top 6-Month CD Rates

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Six-month CD rates have slumped to record lows the summer.

The average return is a depressing 0.89% APY, the lowest it’s been since Bankrate began tracking 6-month CD rates in January 1984.

But you can still earn 2%, or close to it, on these short-term certificates of deposit if you take advantage of the very best deals.

These offers top our list of the highest-paying 6-month CDs available nationwide:

2.50% APY with a $1,000 minimum from Wilshire State Bank, based in Los Angeles with branches in Southern California, New York, New Jersey and Texas.

This is actually more than the best 6-month CDs were paying back in April when Ebank in Atlanta was offering 2.30%.

2.00% APY with an $8,000 minimum deposit from UFB Direct. The CDs it sells actually come from Waterfield Bank, which has a couple of branches in Carmel, Ind., and Germantown, Md.

1.95% APY with a $10,000 minimum deposit from Corus Bank in Chicago.

1.95% APY with a $500 minimum deposit from Ascencia Bank, an online operation of Porter Bancorp, which also owns PBI Bank of Louisville, Ky.

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  1. SP said:
    on June 22nd at 11:54 am

    2.50%APY deal is not available from Wilshire State Bank anymore.