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ING Joins Leaders In 12-Month CD Rates

A new offer from ING Direct has claimed a top spot in our rankings of the best, nationally-available 12-month CD rates.

The American online bank of the Dutch financial giant ING is paying 2.10% APY with no minimum deposit.

The online operation of the Dutch financial giant is paying 2.10% APY with no minimum deposit.Although that’s not quite as good as the 2.25% APY available MetLife Bank, you have to invest at least $25,000 to qualify for that rate.

New South Federal Savings Bank, based in Birmingham, Ala., rounds out the top three, paying a similar 2.10% APY with a $1,000 minimum.

Deposits in ING Direct are FDIC insured and you can buy a certificate of deposit online. The interest can be paid monthly and deposited in a checking or savings account at any bank.

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  1. Mike M said:
    on October 8th at 03:15 pm

    ING is offering 2.25% on 12 month CDs if you fund them from an external account.

    It seems like this is the first time in almost a year that ING has offered competitive CD rates

  2. RateRunner said:
    on October 9th at 09:26 am

    Thanks, Mike! You’re right. ING Direct just introduced “The Added Value CD” that pays 2.25% when funded from an outside source. That’s an even better deal!

  3. Cliff said:
    on October 14th at 10:26 am

    ING Direct does not allow beneficiary on their online account.

  4. Shelley said:
    on October 16th at 07:40 am

    I’m not really that impressed, I have high yeild savings accounts at 2.25%

  5. Mina said:
    on October 26th at 01:02 pm

    What savings account has a 2.25%?

  6. DealMaven said:
    on October 27th at 09:10 am

    That would be SFGI Direct, the online division of Summit Community Bank in West Virginia. For complete details and an online application just go to the Oct. 11 post at: