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California CD Rates

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Below are the best one-year CD Rates from banks in California. One-year CDs are usually the most popular term and offer a decent yield without having to lock-up money for an extended period of time. One year CD Rates are generally comparable to or a little higher than their savings and money market counterparts.

CA - June 19, 2024

1 Year CD National Average : 0.56% ?

Banks APY MIN MILES ?

Rate History: 5.15% → 5.60% → 5.40% → 5.20% → 5.30%

| Apr 20, 2024

Save your tears for another day. Very frustrating. 1-star. Read More

Early Withdrawal Penalty is 180 days interest.
Rate History: 5.00% → 5.25%

| Nov 21, 2023

A real pain in the *** process to try and get approved! They were unable to match my drivers license photo with my live image after several times trying! Went to limelight bank instead and got approved in ... Read More

Rate History: 4.80% → 4.75% → 5.20% → 5.00% → 5.15%

| Dec 27, 2022

They gave a hard time with their cashier's check. They returned my deposited check that was emitted by them. Could you believe? Read More

Rate History: 4.85% → 5.15%

| Feb 9, 2021

The wonderful assistants at Beal Bank are wonderful. Rebeca took great care of me and made sure all my concerns were addressed. Read More

Rate History: 4.85% → 5.15%

Rate History: 5.55% → 5.40% → 5.55% → 5.38% → 5.15%

Rate History: 5.13% → 5.12% → 4.85% → 5.12%

| Mar 5, 2021

The best rate on any CD or savings account is .40% Read More

| Jan 10, 2024

Applied for the Joint 5.50% Hi Yield Savings special. (Note: some places reference it is guaranteed for 6 months, other parts of website only guarantee rate for 3 months). We applied and surprising denied ... Read More

Warning: Early Withdrawal Penalty is 2% of the account balance.
Rate History: 5.25% → 5.05% → 4.95% → 4.80% → 4.95%

| Jul 3, 2023

A 2% early withdrawal fee on a 1-year CD is almost equally insane as a 270 day one. Read More

Rate History: 5.25% → 4.85%

| Nov 28, 2022

While USAA was at one point a great option for all your banking needs, the service has deteriorated so much that I'm currently in the process of changing banks after more than 2 decades. The final straw w... Read More

Rate History: 5.40% → 5.25% → 4.85%

| Nov 18, 2023

bank delayed 1-2days to credit into your account, pay less interest. Read More

Rate History: 5.00% → 5.25% → 5.00% → 4.90% → 4.80%

| Jan 2, 2024

Like others, I've been with Capital One and its predecessor ING Direct since 2007. I've also been getting cheap bank rates on my savings account and didn't realize that there was something better, although... Read More

Rate History: 4.25% → 4.75%

Rate History: 4.85% → 5.00% → 4.80% → 4.70%

| Apr 14, 2020

I call HSBC they told me they don't have 1.85 1 year CD. current CD is 0.8 / year Read More

Rate History: 4.75% → 4.60% → 4.70%

| Dec 3, 2019

Have done business with "Hope's" San Diego branch for a few years. Always courteous and helpful. Looking forward to doing business with them in the future. Read More

Rate History: 4.00% → 4.50%

4.30%

0.40%

$5,000

$4,999

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Rate History: 5.00% → 4.00%

| May 19, 2018

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Rate History: 3.44% → 3.29% → 4.00%

Rate History: 4.86% → 4.00%

| Aug 5, 2022

The worst customer service during covid. I lost my wallet they were nit understanding when things were shutting down. I knew covid was going to be bad and did not want to be around people. They did nit eve... Read More

Rate History: 3.05% → 3.30% → 3.80%

| Aug 16, 2022

good customer service and always give me new information about CD rates. They have 2.3% now. Read More

Rate History: 3.51% → 0.03% → 3.75%

| Jul 24, 2023

BOFA is a den of people thieves camouflaged as bank operatives. There’s a soon to be uncovered carrel of money laundry there. They took all my money and don’t want to release it to me for no particular... Read More

Rate History: 4.76% → 3.05%

Rate History: 1.20% → 3.00%

| Feb 13, 2018

Is it legal to bring someone into the branch and shake them down and threaten them when they want to redeem their CD upon maturity (as opposed to allowing it to automatically renew)? If not, these guys an... Read More

Rate History: 4.25% → 3.00%

| Oct 18, 2016

IF the Cd's our that high then way i'm i the last to find out what The apys are. Read More

Rate History: 3.04% → 2.48%

Rate History: 4.30% → 4.00% → 2.75% → 2.00%

| Feb 25, 2022

I joined Citi with a Costco-VISA card. An Accelerate followed, and then a checking account. Costco-VISA is necessary for using a credit card at Costco, otherwise cash is necessary. Accelerate Savings w... Read More

Rate History: 3.00% → 2.00%

| Jan 2, 2023

Terrible customer service by investment side. Fees too high , too full of themselves Read More

| Feb 6, 2023

after over 100k in transactions through this bank in the course of a year not only did i suffer from fraud but this bank closed my accounts and i have been lliable for all the losses and to top it off with... Read More

| Jan 30, 2021

Sterling hasn't offered a 1% rate for over a year. Best one can do now is .20%. The rates shown on this site are grossly outdated. Read More

Rate History: 4.25% → 3.82% → 4.25% → 1.46%

Rate History: 3.50% → 1.00%

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$10,000

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0.90%

$10,000

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0.80%

$100,000

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0.80%

$10,000

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0.75%

$100,000

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0.75%

$100,000

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0.75%

$100,000

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| Mar 2, 2019

does require us citizenship? Read More

| Mar 10, 2021

I think that it is absolutely despicable that I have been a customer of the Bank for more than 8 years and I bring in rolled coins with my account number on each wrapper and I am charged 5% fee. Cost me $3... Read More

0.65%

$100,000

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$100,000

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$100,000

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$100,000

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$10,000

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$100,000

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$100,000

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$100,000

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0.61%

$10,000

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0.60%

$100,000

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| Aug 22, 2020

Good for mobile home loans in parks, Read More

0.60%

$10,000

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$100,000

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0.60%

$10,000

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$100,000

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0.55%

$10,000

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$10,000

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| Mar 17, 2015

I called this bank to start a CD and was told needed $250,000 to get the offered rate??? The page shows $10,000 as a minimum amount. Very False advertising and a waste of time for many. Read More

| Jan 29, 2019

The Bank does not have this product. Read More

0.55%

$10,000

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0.55%

$10,000

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0.50%

$1,000

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0.50%

$10,000

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| Mar 2, 2019

does require us citizenship? Read More

0.50%

$10,000

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0.50%

$100,000

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$100,000

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$100,000

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$10,000

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$100,000

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$10,000

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| Jul 22, 2015

Fix your automated system so I can find information after you close Read More

0.45%

$10,000

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$10,000

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0.45%

$100,000

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$100,000

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$10,000

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0.45%

$100,000

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0.42%

$100,000

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0.40%

$10,000

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0.40%

$10,000

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0.40%

$2,500

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0.40%

$10,000

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0.40%

$100,000

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$10,000

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$10,000

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$100,000

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$100,000

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$10,000

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$10,000

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0.35%

$100,000

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$10,000

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$100,000

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$100,000

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$10,000

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| Apr 9, 2020

I would stay away from this bank. It was much better run when it was Valley Community Bank, but went into the toilet when it was bought by Bay Commercial Bank. Their online banking terms and conditions cha... Read More

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$100,000

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$10,000

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0.30%

$10,000

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0.30%

$100,000

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0.30%

$10,000

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$10,000

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0.30%

$10,000

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$10,000

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$10,000

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| Jun 8, 2021

Someone from Beneficial State Bank tried to cash a fraudulent check on my EECU account for $469.99. On 6/1/21. Read More

0.30%

$100,000

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| Mar 25, 2015

OLIVER NORTH AIR LINES GOVERNOR BLANCO Read More

0.30%

$100,000

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$100,000

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0.30%

$10,000

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0.30%

$10,000

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0.27%

$10,000

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0.27%

$10,000

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0.25%

$10,000

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0.25%

$10,000

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$10,000

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0.25%

$10,000

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$100,000

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$100,000

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| Apr 15, 2019

Very friendly and helpful here. We had closed an account last year, and were not asked what we planned to do with the money or if we found a better rate elsewhere. Just thanks for banking with us...so we ... Read More

0.25%

$10,000

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$10,000

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$10,000

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| Apr 9, 2020

I would stay away from this bank. It was much better run when it was Valley Community Bank, but went into the toilet when it was bought by Bay Commercial Bank. Their online banking terms and conditions cha... Read More

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$100,000

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$100,000

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$100,000

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0.20%

$10,000

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$10,000

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$10,000

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$10,000

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$10,000

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$100,000

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$10,000

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$10,000

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$10,000

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$100,000

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$10,000

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$10,000

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$10,000

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| Mar 9, 2021

the worst bank I've ever dealt with in my 72 years Read More

0.19%

$10,000

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0.18%

$10,000

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0.15%

$10,000

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| Mar 17, 2015

I called this bank to start a CD and was told needed $250,000 to get the offered rate??? The page shows $10,000 as a minimum amount. Very False advertising and a waste of time for many. Read More

0.15%

$100,000

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0.15%

$10,000

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0.15%

$10,000

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$100

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| Dec 6, 2018

I have to say, as a local business owner, I purposefully chose to work with a 'local business bank'. I moved my checking over when I incorporated and assumed that I would go to them when my needs increased... Read More

| Aug 25, 2021

I have banked with Umpqua in Gig Harbor since 2013 and although there money market rates are not good didn’t have much problem until I moved to Spokane and started using this branch on south hill. They ... Read More

| Jun 17, 2022

Midfirst doesn't seem to encourage any accounts other than checking. I have two. I've tried opening others, but they talk me out of it every single time. Read More

| Mar 9, 2021

the worst bank I've ever dealt with in my 72 years Read More

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$10,000

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| Mar 17, 2015

I called this bank to start a CD and was told needed $250,000 to get the offered rate??? The page shows $10,000 as a minimum amount. Very False advertising and a waste of time for many. Read More

| Apr 10, 2022

these are the absolute worst rates in history--a 5 year old could see that--either wake up or close your doors to legitimate customers! Read More

0.10%

$10,000

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$10,000

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$10,000

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| Mar 15, 2023

Oh Natty natty natty, haha the fact you need to take out (probably a second) loan for $160,000 on a $625,000 sends up all kinds of red flags. The bank was right to run away from YOU dear hahaha. Read More

0.10%

$100,000

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0.05%

$10,000

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$10,000

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| Mar 28, 2023

On line banking gives a confirmation number when paying bills. But it doesn’t confirm that the bill will be paid only that they have the information. Ridiculous. Read More

0.05%

$10,000

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| Jun 12, 2023

US Bank reported me to dult Protective Services because my husband is 85 and I am63. He got sick and went into a nursing hime for 3 months. My husband always handled the financial affairs. I had to take ov... Read More

| May 18, 2019

Had checking and savings for years when living in Philly. Went into PNC 2.35 APY high yield savings. They have thus far maintained rate. Easy web site and great customer phone service. Still maintain check... Read More

| Feb 25, 2023

I have been working for this company more than 5 years. I would not recommend any investment with First Citizens Bank. They are the worst performer on the market based on the customer and employee reviews... Read More

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Certificates of Deposit - Branch Banks 2024

A certificate of deposit (CD) is a savings product offered by a bank in which a depositor (someone who has money to put into the bank) agrees to commit a certain amount of money for a set period of time, in return for a fixed rate of interest. While it is possible to withdraw the money earlier (breaking the CD) doing so comes with high interest penalties and is generally not advised.

CD Terms

The time period in which money is held in a certificate of deposit is called the term. Terms can run for any period of time but in general, banks use the following terms: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 36 months, 48 months, and 60 months. Terms can either be described in months or years. The term that is right for each individual depends on their goals, the rate they which to earn, and their future plans for the money. In general, if rates are going up, savers should avoid putting the money into a long-term CD. If rates are going down, then the opposite is true, and savers should try and lock into a good rate for an extended period of time. In stable rate environments, CDs that are over 12 months in length can enable depositors to pick up a slight premium over savings accounts.

CD Risk

Almost all banks provide CDs to their consumers and they have been a mainstay of savers and retirement accounts for years. If FDIC insured, the CD represents a safe place to put money that will generate a predictable return.

Inflation is the main risk of a CD. Inflation can often run higher than the inflation adjusted return on a CD, thus eroding the value of the money stored in the CD over time. This is especially true for longer-term CDs opened in low interest rate environments.

How Interest is Paid

The method of distributing the interest earned on a CD varies by bank. Some banks pay interest monthly, other semi-annually, and others at the maturity of the CD. One advantage of a branch-based bank is that a depositor can walk into the bank and receive their interest that day in the form of a check. Online banks tend to use electronic funds transfer or check via mail.

Interest Rate

Since the financial crisis in 2008, CDs have become less popular because the yields they offer have dropped precipitously, making it difficult for retirees and savers to generate sufficient income. But investors looking for a place to stash some cash might still find CDs an attractive place for some of their savings. Online banks generally offer better rates on six month CDs but the accounts must be opened online. View online bank rates.

When interest rates are falling, it is often preferable to lock in high rates for an extended period of time with a longer-term CD. When interest rates are rising, depositors should avoid committing their money for long periods of time. To see interest rate trends, visit the BestCashCow rate analysis page.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

The advantages of a Certificate of Deposit from a branch bank are:

  • Funds deposited in FDIC banks and within insurance limits are protected by the full faith and credit of the United States government.
  • CDs provide a predictable, set rate of return.
  • Depositors can walk into a local branch and open the CD and fund it that day. Question and inquiries can also be handles in-person.

The disadvantages of branch-based CDs are:

  • The deposited money is committed for a certain period of time and can only be withdrawn with substantial penalties.
  • One year CDs from branch banks often pay less interest than from online banks. Please see those rates here.

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