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Top 24-Month CD Yield Moves Up To 1.55%

Here are the best nationally available 24-month CDs.

New Top 1-Year CD Yield Is 1.31%

Here are the best nationally available 1-year CDs.

One Bank Offers Best 60-Month CD Yield

Here are the best nationally available 60-month CDs.

Top 3-Year CD Yield Jumps To 1.70%

Here are the best nationally available 36-month CDs.

Top 6-Month CD Yield Drops To 0.92%

Here are the best nationally available 6-month CDs.

Top 3-Month CD Rate Dips To 0.81% APY

Here are the best nationally available 3-month CDs.

2014 Retail Banking Satisfaction Survey: North Central

With a score of 828, Huntington National Bank ranks highest in the region, performing particularly well in the product offerings, account information and fees factors. Following in the rankings are Regions Bank (816) and Flagstar Bank (809).

2014 Retail Banking Satisfaction Survey: Northwest

Umpqua Bank ranks highest in the region with a score of 841 and performs particularly well in the product offerings, facility, account information, fees and channel activities factors. U.S. Bank (793) and Sterling Bank (791) follow in the rankings.

2014 Retail Banking Satisfaction Survey: Midwest

First Midwest Bank ranks highest in the region with a score of 813 and performs particularly well in the facility, account information and channel activities factors. Following First Midwest Bank in the rankings are Commerce Bank (801) and AnchorBank and UMB Bank in a tie (799 each).

2014 Retail Banking Satisfaction Study: Mid-Atlantic

Northwest Savings Bank ranks highest in the region with a score of 832 and performs particularly well in the product offerings factor. Susquehanna Bank (829) and National Penn Bank (825) follow in the rankings.

2014 Retail Banking Satisfaction Survey: South Central

Arvest Bank ranks highest in the region with a score of 843, performing particularly well in the product offerings, facility, account information and channel activities factors. Following in the rankings are PNC Bank and Trustmark National Bank in a tie (816 each).

2014 Retail Banking Satisfaction Survey: Florida

Chase ranks highest in the Florida region with a score of 826, performing particularly well in the facility and channel activities factors. TD Bank (823) and SunTrust (814) follow in the rankings.

2014 Retail Banking Satisfaction Survey: Southeast

United Community Bank ranks highest in the region with a score of 854 and performs particularly well in the product offerings, facility, account information, fees and channel activities factors. Following United Community Bank in the rankings are First Citizens Bancorp (836), and Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T) and First Citizens Bancshares in a tie (815 […]

2014 Retail Banking Satisfaction Survey: California

Rabobank ranks highest in the California region with a score of 832 and performs particularly well in the account information, fees and channel activities factors. Following Rabobank in the rankings are Bank of the West, Chase, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo in a tie (796 each).

2014 Retail Banking Satisfaction Survey: Texas

Frost Bank ranks highest in the Texas region with a score of 856, and performs particularly well in the product offerings, account activities, fees and account information factors. Woodforest National Bank (843) and Amegy Bank (812) follow in the rankings.

2014 Retail Banking Satisfaction Survey: New England

Eastern Bank ranks highest in the region with a score of 817 and performs particularly well in the account information and fees factors. Rockland Trust Co. (810) and Webster Bank (794) follow in the rankings.

2014 Retail Banking Satisfaction Survey: Southwest

With a score of 831, Arvest Bank ranks highest in the region, performing particularly well in the product offerings, facility, account information, fees and channel activities factors. MidFirst Bank (822) and Chase (814) follow in the rankings.

Bank Fee Practices By State

State Bans ATM Overdrafts Bans Point-of-sale Overdrafts Bans Transaction Reordering National Average 3% 17% 20% Alabama 0% 0% 22% Alaska 0% 0% 0% Arizona 0% 18% 11% Arkansas 0% 43% 51% California 11% 31% 31% Colorado 0% 0% 35% Connecticut 3% 26% 4% Delaware 3% 9% 5% Florida 2% 22% 22% Georgia 0% 18% 15% […]

Profile: Nexity Bank

Nexity Bank is making a fresh start with some of the best CD rates in the country. That’s unusual for a bank that’s been seized and sold by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Most new owners want to cut the interest rates savers are being paid. But Nexity’s new leaders want to grow the online […]

Profile: California First National Bank

California First National Bank, more commonly known as CalFirst Bank, is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. But you won’t find any CalFirst branches there, or anywhere else for that matter. It’s strictly an online bank, with all transactions handled by phone or through its website. Savers like CalFirst because of the above-average returns it offers on […]

Profile: Aurora Bank

Aurora Bank is based in Wilmington, Del., with a single branch in Jersey City, N.J. Savers like Aurora because it often offers above-average returns on certificates of deposit with terms ranging from 6 months to 5 years and a $1,000 minimum deposit. Click here to see Aurora’s latest CD rates. You can apply for accounts […]

Profile: Salem Five Savings Bank

Founded in 1855, Salem Five Cents Savings Bank is headquartered in Salem, Mass., just north of Boston. The unusual name comes from the bank’s earliest days, when it was known as the Nickel Bank because it took five-cent deposits. Salem Five currently offers a wide array of consumer and business loans, deposit accounts and insurance […]

Profile: Colorado Federal Savings Bank

Colorado Federal Savings Bank is an FDIC-insured online bank based in Greenwood Village, Colo. It’s a pretty simple operation that offers certificates of deposit and savings accounts along with fixed- and variable-rate mortgages. It operates with fewer than 30 employees serving 185,000 deposit accounts that hold just under $600 million. It usually offers competitive returns […]

Profile: Melrose Credit Union

Melrose Credit Union consistently offers some of the top nationally available CD rates. Click here to see its latest rate sheet. Melrose can do that because it’s developed a lucrative business putting those deposits to work financing New York cabs. Not the actual cars, but the municipal licenses that those taxis must have to pick […]

Profile: Bank of Internet USA

Bank of Internet USA is a fully insured, publicly traded online bank. It offers a full line of consumer products, including checking and savings accounts, exclusively over the Internet. It has no bricks-and-mortar branches and fewer than 100 employees working out of a single office in San Diego. Bank of Internet USA says that by […]