Top Savings and CD Rates Flat - Little Movement in Past Week

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Savings and CD rates were mostly flat this past week with the top rates holding.

Savings Rates

Average rates remained at 1.34% APY. Southern Community Bank continues to have the highest non-promotional ate at 1.75% APY. For promotional rates, Everbank remains on top with their 3-month introductory bonus rate of 2.25% APY. After the three-month period, the rate drops down to 1.26% APY for a blended one year APY of 1.51% APY.

CD Rates

The average 1-year CD also remained steady at 1.57% APY. First City Bank continues to hold the top spot with a 1.80% APY CD. First City Bank is in bad financial shape and has been operating under a FDIC Cease and Desist Order since 10/09. Tennessee Commerce Bank maintained the second spot at 1.70% APY.

The average 3-year CD rate is the only average to drop and it fell from 2.45% APY to 2.43% APY. The top spot continues to be occupied by USAA Federal Savings Bank, which offers a 2.65% APY CD with a minimum deposit of $175,000. The next highest rate is Acacia Federal Savings at 2.50% APY and a $500 minimum deposit.

The average 5-year CD rate remained steady this week at 3.12% APY after dropping from 3.17% APY two weeks ago. The average is now closing in on the 3% mark.

USAA continues to have the top rate at 3.31% APY. Everbank which holds the second highest rate dropped from 3.30% APY to 3.25% APY. Two weeks ago Everbank was offering the same CD for 3.39% APY.

The spread between savings and 3-year CD rates dropped slightly and now stands at 1.09, from from a high of 1.24 in March.. While savings rates have continued to come down, 3-year CD rates are coming down even faster. The ratio between 1-year CDs and 5-year CDs has remained steady over the past month and appears to have topped off. Expect 3-year CD rates to fall further to bring this ratio down.

Sol Nasisi
Sol Nasisi: Sol Nasisi is the co-founder and a past president of BestCashCow, an online resource for comprehensive bank rate information. In this capacity, he closely followed rate trends for all savings-related and loan products and the impact of rate fluctuations on the economy. He specifically focused on how rates impact consumers' ability to borrow and save. He also has authored a wee

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