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Online CD Rates 2018 – 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.

May 26, 2018

2 Year CD National Average: 0.94% ?

BANK APY? Vs.
Nat'l
Av.
MIN?
Sponsored Advertiser Disclosure
Bank5 Connect
2.70% 2.87x $500
M.y. Safra Bank, Fsb
2.56% 2.72x $5,000
Virtualbank, A Division Of Iberiabank
2.55% 2.71x $10,000
Colorado Federal Savings Bank
2.51% 2.66x $5,000
Airbanking
2.50% 2.65x $500
Tiaa Bank / Everbank
2.50% 2.65x $1,500
Popular Direct
2.50% 2.65x $10,000
Purepoint Mufg Union
2.50% 2.65x $10,000
Bac Florida
2.50% 2.65x $100,000
Live Oak Banking Company
2.45% 2.60x $2,500
Incredible Bank, A Division Of River Valley Bank
2.42% 2.57x $1,000
Nationwide Bank
2.40% 2.55x $100,000
Ally Bank
2.35% 2.49x $0
Bankpurely, A Division Of Flushing Bank
2.35% 2.49x $1,000
Capital One 360
2.35% 2.49x $10,000
Pentagon
Restrictions
2.33% 2.47x $1,000
Barclays Bank Delaware
2.30% 2.44x $0
Sallie Mae Bank
2.30% 2.44x $2,500
My Banking Direct, A Division Of New York Community Bank
2.25% 2.39x $0
Synchrony Bank
2.25% 2.39x $2,000
Discover Bank
2.20% 2.34x $2,500
Navy Federal Credit Union
Restrictions
2.10% 2.23x $0
Dollar Savings Direct, A Division Of Emigrant Bank
2.00% 2.12x $1,000
American Express Bank, Fsb
1.75% 1.86x $0
Northern Bank Direct
1.75% 1.86x $10,000
Radius Bank
1.70% 1.80x $500
New Dominion Direct
1.50% 1.59x $1,000
Commercial Investment Trust
1.45% 1.54x $100,000
Commercial Investment Trust
1.40% 1.49x $1,000
Bank Of Internet, A Division Of Bofi Federal Bank
1.20% 1.27x $1,000
Onewest Bank, A Division Of Cit Bank
1.10% 1.17x $1,000
Cnb Bank Direct
0.86% 0.91x $1,000
Usaa Federal Savings Bank
0.86% 0.91x $175,000
Ablebanking, A Division Of Northeast Bank
0.70% 0.74x $1,000
Igobanking.com, A Division Of Flushing Bank
0.15% 0.16x $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 2018

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?

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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