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Online CD Rates 2022 – 18-Month CDs

Eighteen-month Certificates of Deposit (CD) rates from online banks are often well above average if you are willing to open and manage your account using the Internet. Most online banks offer an online application and money can be transferred to fund the CD via an electronic transfer, check, wire, or credit card. To view rates for other CD terms, click the tabs above.

Highest Eighteen-Month Online CD Rates - January 19, 2022

18 Month CD National Average: 0.45% ?

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| Nov 13, 2021

Rate is not unattractive in this environment but I will wait until January or February and see where things are then.

| Jun 21, 2021

Bad experiences with this bank and maturing CD's. I wanted the funds returned to my external bank and not rolled over into another CD. After several phone calls, and messages sent through their secure mess... Read More

| Dec 16, 2021

This is the one. I've been a customer for many years. Never a problem. Great service. Rates are always consistently among the best. No need to constantly move. Read More

| Jan 23, 2021

In terms of service, you cannot do anything online. On every other bank, you can message someone online and get a quick response. You need to call Synchrony and speak with someone in the Philippines. N... Read More

Early Withdrawal Penalty is 180 days.

| Apr 22, 2015

Hello, I am interested in a line of credit against my home. I have a high interest credit card that I want to move to this credit. I have a wells fargo mortgage which is only a few years old which I do no...

| Mar 4, 2021

They are liers. Please don't open their credit cards to avoid being taking advantage of!!! I hope they bankrupt SOOOOOON. Read More

| Nov 6, 2021

Website agonizingly SLOOOOOWWW. Only 3 linked external accounts allowed.

| Apr 29, 2021

You will not collect any interest and lose a good chunk of the principal. They don't take all of it you will still recover some money. The early withdrawl clause is always part of the terms you acknowled...

Warning: Early Withdrawal Penalty is 2% of the account balance.

| Apr 12, 2021

Frustrating. The initial application form is a breeze. Then the problems start. Many hoops to jump through.

| Nov 8, 2021

As of 11/03/2021 online savings rate increased to 0.50%

| Jul 15, 2021

I finally closed my account. Was great back in the day as everbank but now it is a joke in every way. Read More

| Jan 3, 2021

This is the worst online banking I have seen. Without any warning they restricted access to withdrawals to $1000. Representative said they implemented on ALL accounts for ALL customers due to “fraud”... Read More

| Feb 28, 2021

ACH transfers limited to $3,000, unsecured website, emailing acct numbers, hours to reach customer service. Need not say more.

| Sep 14, 2020

two thumbs up Read More

| Feb 7, 2021

I cannot comment on Bankdirect, but I can comment on the Bask Bank subsidiary. Opening this account to earn AAdvantage miles is the best move I've made in years! I am getting 100,000 frequent flier miles... Read More

| Nov 5, 2021

I opened an interest checking account with Ally after reading all the glowing comments online. My first experience with Ally was anything but glowing. The customer rep tried to charge me $15 for a debit ca... Read More

| Jul 16, 2021

David

Warning: Early Withdrawal Penalty is the greater of all credited interest or 90 days interest.

| Apr 9, 2021

Unprofessional in every way imaginable.

| Jul 15, 2021

Marcus is the very best online banking experience that I have ever had. Read More

| Dec 6, 2021

Works fine, but I wish interest were credited monthly and not quarterly.

| Jul 16, 2021

David

| Jan 4, 2020

I am surprised at all the negative reviews. I have had several large CDs at this bank for several years, and I've gotten the best customer service I've ever gotten at any bank in the last 45 years. Read More

Available in all states except MA/RI.

| Jul 17, 2021

I've been with this bank for 6 months and have not had any problems. Bill pay works good. The 24 month investing CD is another vechile I use. Rates are above average considering the national rate. I'd reco... Read More

| Jun 25, 2020

Nope. As with the CIT quote 1.25% APY is a bit optimistic. Banesco's site offers .90%.

Warning: Early Withdrawal Penalty is 12 months of interest

| Jun 20, 2018

Their website says the offer is going away tomorrow at 9AM EST. Hurry! Read More

OneWest Bank, a division of First-Citizens Bank and Trust
0.40% $1,000 Learn More

| Oct 13, 2021

Good for savers. Easy to transfer funds in and out, not paying high transaction processing $ or being limited to low amounts per day. Does not subject applicants to very much ID interrogation and apparent... Read More

| Dec 5, 2020

I know rates are variable, at their discretion*, but in the time frame of 9 months their rates have dropped to 1/3 of what they were ! is that what some call a teaser rate in the beginning ??? Read More

| Jul 21, 2020

Opened account a month ago. I've already seen the rate fall a couple of times, but have no other complaints. Easy process and a clear easy to use site (unlike Ally where I was before). Read More

| Aug 3, 2020

There is a lot to like about this account. American Express is a real organization and you are not playing with a bunch of amateurs like with a lot of these banks. However, they will be sure to lower the ... Read More

Warning: Early withdrawal penalty is 2% of principal

| Sep 6, 2019

Went to bank yesterday this is not a good rate. Needs to be updated. Read More

| Jul 3, 2019

Just set up an account. Don't know long term yet, however they were (Kelsey) a dream to work with.

Early Withdrawal Penalty is 270 days interest.

| Apr 10, 2021

I opened an account a couple of years ago and had a dreadful experience. I saw two weeks ago that the rate was better than at Citizens so I closed that account for this one. I cannot access my money now or... Read More

| Dec 8, 2021

Marcus (GS) and Barclay high yield savings both 0.50%. Read More

| Aug 7, 2020

Had a car loan with them. Paid it off because I was selling the vehicle. They told me it would take 10 business days to clear the transaction (it was immediate via electronic) and was out of my account th... Read More

| Jul 9, 2021

"Vio" application process is defective, I used to work on bank security so truthfully responded. Requires documentation which I sent in at length and then got denied because of unknown reasons. Have excell... Read More

Ohio Catholic
Restrictions
0.15% $25,000 Learn More

| Jan 10, 2022

Opened for the higher rate. Somewhat tricky to get the account opened, and I am disappointed to learn that albeit a Massachusetts bank it does not do DIY so cannot deposit over 1/4 mil.

Ohio Catholic
Restrictions
0.10% $500 Learn More

| Feb 24, 2020

I had been with USAA for 20 years. Had my checking, savings, auto and renters insurance and 2 credit cards with them. I work in the service industry and make a good portion of my income in cash tips. For 4... Read More

All rates listed are Annual Percentage Yield (APY). The Min listed is the minimum deposit account balance required to obtain the rate listed.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

18 Month CDs - Online Banks 2022

Eighteen-month CDs are offered by many online banks. They are a medium-term CD product that often provide a slightly higher yield than a 12-month CD in return for the extra six months of commitment to keep the money on deposit at the issuing bank. All eighteen-month CDs offered by online banks on BestCashCow are FDIC insured.

Opening an eighteen-month CD online is an easy process. Applications generally take between 10-15 minutes to complete. Funding the CD can usually be done electronically by making a ACH transfer from a checking or savings account to the bank opening the CD. The CD rate is usually locked once the application has been received and approved. Funds transfers can take between 1-5 days depending on the process used by the opening bank.

In some cases, branch-based banks and credit unions will offer higher rates on 18-month CDs than online banks. You should check the rates available in your area using the tabs above.

Jumbo CDs refer to those CDs with minimum deposits of $100,000. While some banks still reserve their best CD rates for those customers opening jumbo products with deposits of $100,000 or more, the table above indicates that many online banks now offer their highest yielding CD rates to those depositing much less.

The advantages of an eighteen month online CD are:

  • 18-month CDs offer a higher rate than 12-month CDs in return for leaving the money in the bank longer.
  • A fixed rate during the 18 month period.
  • FDIC insurance.
  • Convenience of opening and managing the CD without needed to visit a local branch.

The disadvantages of an eighteen month online CD are:

  • Rates are generally not significantly higher than the top online savings and money market accounts, and may not compensate you adequately for your loss of liquidity.
  • Money is tied up for 18 months. It may not always be possible to remove your money early, and, where possible, removing it early may result in penalties and the penalties may be significant (including a loss of principal).

All banks listed on BestCashCow are FDIC insured; BestCashCow.com strongly recommends that you stay within FDIC insurance limits and that if you are unsure of how the limits affect you, please visit the FDIC website.

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