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Online CD Rates 2019 – 2-Year CDs

Two Year Certificates of Deposit (CD) rates from online banks are often 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 Two-Year Online CD Rates - May 22, 2019

2 Year CD National Average: 1.31% ?

Advertiser Disclosure
BANK APY? Vs.
Nat'l
Av.
MIN?
Comenity Direct
2.95% 2.25x $1,500
Early Withdrawal Penalty is 12 months interest.
Early Withdrawal Penalty is 360 days interest.
Colorado Federal Savings Bank
2.88% 2.20x $5,000
Rising Bank, a Division of Midwest BankCentre
2.87% 2.19x $100,000
Warning: Early Withdrawal Penalty is the greater of all credited interest or 90 days interest.
Live Oak Banking Company
2.85% 2.18x $2,500
Citizens Access
2.85% 2.18x $5,000
American Express Bank, FSB
2.80% 2.14x $0
TIAA Bank / Everbank
2.80% 2.14x $1,000
Synchrony Bank
2.80% 2.14x $2,000
Capital One 360
2.80% 2.14x $10,000
Purepoint MUFG Union
2.80% 2.14x $10,000
Navy Federal Credit Union
Restrictions
2.75% 2.10x $0
My Banking Direct, a division of New York Community Bank
2.75% 2.10x $0
Early Withdrawal Penalty is 270 days interest.
Bank5 Connect
2.70% 2.06x $500
Discover Bank
2.70% 2.06x $2,500
Sallie Mae Bank
2.70% 2.06x $2,500
USAA Federal Savings Bank
2.68% 2.05x $175,000
Marcus: By Goldman Sachs
2.65% 2.02x $500
ableBanking, a division of Northeast Bank
2.65% 2.02x $1,000
BAC Florida
2.65% 2.02x $100,000
Incredible Bank, a division of River Valley Bank
2.52% 1.92x $1,000
Ally Bank
2.50% 1.91x $0
Early Withdrawal Penalty is 2% of principal.
Northern Bank Direct
2.41% 1.84x $10,000
Vio Bank, A Division of MidFirst Bank
2.40% 1.83x $500
Early Withdrawal Penalty is 180 days interest.
Dollar Savings Direct, a division of Emigrant Bank
2.00% 1.53x $1,000
Radius Bank
1.70% 1.30x $500
CIT Bank
1.40% 1.07x $1,000
Axos Bank, a division of Bofi Federal Bank
1.20% 0.92x $1,000
OneWest Bank, a division of CIT Bank
1.10% 0.84x $1,000
CNB Bank Direct
0.86% 0.66x $1,000
iGobanking.com, a division of Flushing Bank
0.15% 0.11x $1,000
BankPurely, a division of Flushing Bank
0.15% 0.11x $1,000
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

Two Year CDs - Online Banks 2019

Two year certificates of deposit provide a saver with a fixed rate for two years in return for a commitment for keeping the money in the bank during that period. If the CD is "broken" and the funds are taken out earlier, banks assess a substantial penalty. A depositor should only invest in a two year CD if they do not need the money for the term of the CD. All two year CDs listed on BestCashCow are FDIC insured.

Online banks often offer rates that are higher than a CD from a branch-based bank. An individual who is comfortable banking and managing their money online may find an online bank to be a good choice. But before opening an account, it is wise to research the following questions:

  • How long does it take to open a CD and when is the rate locked?
  • How can the account be funded? More sophisticated banks provide an electronic means of funding while less sophisticated rely on sending a check via the mail.
  • How is the consumer notified when their CD is nearing maturity?
  • How can the funds be withdrawn once the CD has matured?
  • Is there an advantage to 2-Year Certificate of Deposit over Online Savings Accounts?

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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