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WaMu’s Unpublished (In Branch) Rates?

Longtime reader and frequent contributor, Thai, was nice enough to email me to inform me that WaMu is offering an astonishing 4.25% APY savings account (unconfirmed). You need $25k minimum to open, and apparently this deal is valid only in local branches.

Dan also mentions that he was able to get a 4.00% APY rate (unconfirmed) by asking for it in the brick & mortar branch.

If this really is true, these are killer rates. Can someone visit their local branch and leave a comment to confirm these rates? They may vary by ZIP code.

UPDATE (8/11/08): Bankaholic reader Tim has confirmed that these promo rates are currently running in WaMu branches. No word yet on when this promo will end, but I’ve been hearing rumors that these rates are only valid for a week or two longer.

  • 8 mo. CD w/ $1000 minimum – 4.25% APY
  • 13 mo. CD w/ $1000 minimum – 4.50% APY
  • 4 yr. CD w/ $1000 minimum – 5.00% APY
  • Money Market Savings w/ $25,000 minimum – 4.00% APY

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  1. Erin said:
    on August 30th at 02:55 am

    I got these rates as an online savings account only. I called the branch and they said they could not offer the 4.25% but it was available to people opening a new wamu savings account online. We opened and that rate lasted us about a month, 6 months later it’s earning maybe 3%. Hope this helps!

  2. ram said:
    on August 30th at 01:48 pm

    The Wamu rates are correct. 8 mth cd yielding 4.25% $1000 min to open. 13 mth cd yielding 4.50% $1000 min to open. 48 month cd yielding 5% $1000 min to open. Available to new and existing money. The money market savings is yielding 4.00% with $25k minimum and a free checking acct. On the business side all the cd’s are available to business customers and they are offering a 4.07% yield with a minimum of $50k plus a free business checking (no min balance required). They are having great deals and it keeps going for the month of september. ram in NJ

  3. Teri said:
    on September 11th at 03:29 am

    5.00% 13 mth CD in 85224, chandler and Alma School branch! They have great customer service too!

  4. bro. john said:
    on October 5th at 04:37 pm

    So someone tell what to do 250000.00 cash 🙂

  5. Michael Jackson said:
    on October 9th at 02:17 pm

    I tried opening a online cd and had a lot of problems, made calls to customer service and was given misleading information, which is unacceptable to me.
    I never did fund the cd and I’m glad because I’ll never do business with them again.
    Too many other honest places out there and rates are going up anyway.