October 19 CD Rate Update - Some Banks Increasing Rates

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Happy Friday. On this day we have several banks who have increased their CD rates. Banks are looking for your money.

It's Friday!  And there's no better way to celebrate than to let you know that several banks have increased their rates.

Perhaps the biggest news is the aggressive increase by Amtrust Direct.  They raised the rate on their e-Savings account from 5.06% APY to 5.36%APY.  They now have the highest rate with the minimum required deposit amount - $1.

Several banks also raised their CD rates:

  • Umbrella Bank raised their 1 year CD from 5.00% APY to 5.15% APY.
  • E-Loan increased the rates on their 2 and 3 year CDs by 5 basis points.  A basis point is equivalent to .01%.  So if something increased by 5 basis points it went from 5.05% to 5.10%.
  • Corus Bank raised the rate on its 1 year CD and now has the second place on the rate table.

For more information on the best CD rates in the country, please visit the BestCashCow CD Rate tables

Have a nice weekend.

Ari Socolow
Ari Socolow: Ari Socolow is the Chief Economist and Editor-in-Chief at BestCashCow. He is particularly interested in issues relating to financial literacy and bank transparency. Since co-founding this website in 2005, Ari has been frequently cited in the media as an expert on local and national savings accounts, CD products, mortgage and loan products and credit card rewards products.

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Today's Highest Online CD Rates

Bank Product Term Interest Rate (APY)
Navy Federal Credit Union 1-Year 0.85% APY with $100,000 minimum
Primary Bank 1-Year 0.80% APY with $1,000 minimum
Gateway First Bank 1-Year 0.75% APY with $25,000 minimum
Primary Bank 3-Year 1.00% APY with $1,000 minimum
USAA Federal Savings Bank 3-Year 0.91% APY with $175,000 minimum
Comenity Direct 3-Year 0.85% APY with $1,500 minimum
Primary Bank 5-Year 1.30% APY with $1,000 minimum
Navy Federal Credit Union 5-Year 1.25% APY with $100,000 minimum
USAA Federal Savings Bank 5-Year 1.11% APY with $175,000 minimum

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Comments

  • Marco

    October 20, 2007

    Do you have any experience with Amtrust? Do they charge for the incoming and outgoing money transfers?

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