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Online CD Rates 2020 – 3-Month CDs

Three-month 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 3-Month Online CD Rates - October 28, 2020

3 Month CD National Average: 0.18% ?

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Ohio Catholic
0.50% 2.78x $100,000 Learn More
Ohio Catholic
0.40% 2.22x $25,000 Learn More
My Banking Direct, a division of New York Community Bank
0.35% 1.94x $0 Learn More
TIAA Bank / Everbank
0.25% 1.39x $1,000 Learn More
Axos Bank, a division of Bofi Federal Bank
0.25% 1.39x $1,000 Learn More
Radius Bank
0.25% 1.39x $1,000 Learn More
First Internet Bank of Indiana
0.25% 1.39x $1,000 Learn More
Discover Bank
0.25% 1.39x $2,500 Learn More
Ohio Catholic
0.20% 1.11x $500 Learn More
Virtualbank, a division of Iberiabank
0.20% 1.11x $10,000 Learn More
Ally Bank
0.20% 1.11x $25,000 Learn More
OneWest Bank, a division of CIT Bank
0.10% 0.56x $1,000 Learn More
USAA Federal Savings Bank
0.05% 0.28x $175,000 Learn More
All rates listed are Annual Percentage Yield (APY). The Min listed is the minimum deposit account balance required to obtain the rate listed.


3 Month Online Certificates of Deposit 2020

Three month CDs are generally the shortest CD term offered by a bank. Online CDs are opened via the Internet from banks that do not have brick-and-mortar operations. In general, online banks offer higher rates by passing on the savings from a lack of a branch network. The disadvantages of an online bank, especially for a short term 3 month CD is that users need to roll over the CD and conduct all business via the Internet and sometimes by phone. A depositor does not have the ability to walk into a branch and handle the transaction.

Three year CDs generally pay significantly less an online savings accounts but offer less flexibility and liquidity. The CD also offers very little in the way of a fixed interest rate because the term is only for three months. After that, the CD must be renewed at the prevailing interest rate. In most cases, depositors would be better off with an online savings or money market account.

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Online CD Rates 2020 – 3-Month CDs