Citizens Access

Citizens Access
Deposit Rates APY Vs.Others
Savings 0.40% 0.85% →
1-Year CD 0.10% 0.75% →
2-Year CD 0.10% 0.80% →
3-Year CD 0.15% 0.85% →
4-Year CD 0.20% 0.85% →
5-Year CD 0.25% 1.10% →

2021 Overview

General Online Bank Information

Money that you deposit is held by Citizens Bank, National Association. Citizens Bank, National Association is an FDIC insured institution founded in 2005. It has approximately $185.04 billion in assets.

Deposits FDIC Insured Yes
Insured Bank Citizens Bank, National Association
FDIC Certificate # 57957
Date Established 2005
Assets $185.04 billion
Loans $124.3 billion
Deposits $153.77 billion
Capital $22.5 billion

For a more detailed analysis of Citizens Bank, National Association's financial condition and a description of what these numbers mean, please visit the Financial Details section.

Deposit Rates - October 15, 2021

Online Savings and Money Market Rates
Online Savings and Money Market Rates APY MIN MAX
Citizens Access Online Savings Account
0.40% $5,000 - Learn More
Online CD Rates
Online CD Rates APY MIN MAX
Liquid CD - 11 month term
0.05% $5,000 - Learn More
12 Month CD
0.10% $5,000 - Learn More
24 Month CD
0.10% $5,000 - Learn More
3 Year CD
0.15% $5,000 - Learn More
4 Year CD
0.20% $5,000 - Learn More
5 Year CD
0.25% $5,000 - Learn More


Bank Offers

Citizens Access Raises Online Savings Rate to 2.25%
Oct 29, 2018

Citizens Access has raised its online savings rate to 2.25%.   Citizens Access has also raised all of its CD rates today.     BestCashCow has rated Citizens Access's online savings account as a Best Bet for 2019 (read more here).

Citizens Access Raises Savings Rate to 2.35%
Jan 14, 2019

Citizens Access has raised it savings rate to 2.35%.

It has also increased its one-year CD rate to 2.85%.

Both rates are among the most competitive listed on BestCashCow.


Citizens Access Drops CD rates
May 3, 2019

CitizensAccess has dropped its 6-month and 1-year CD rates.   The new rates are 2.20% and 2.70%, respectively.   The 1-year rate has gone from being the best CD rate available nationally to being not competitive.  See the best 1-year CD rates here.

Citizens Access Drops Savings Rate to 2.20%; Also Drops CD rates
Jul 3, 2019

Citizens Access has dropped its savings rate by 15 basis points to 2.20%.   It has also lowered all of its CD rates.   See all of Citizens Access's current rates here.   

Citizens Access Drops All Of Its CD Rates Again
Aug 27, 2019

Citizens Access has slashed its CD rates again for the third time in less than two months.   This time all rates have been cut by 25 basis points.  The bank has gone from offering the most attractive CD rates across virtually all maturities to no longer being competitive.   If you are interested in seeing their rates, click here.

Citizens Access Cuts Savings Rate to 2.00%
Sep 10, 2019

Citizens Access has cut its savings rate to 2.00%, effective 9/11.

Citizens Access Cuts Savings Rate to 1.85% APY
Oct 31, 2019

Citizens Access has cut its savings rate to 1.85% APY, effective November 1.   The rate had peaked earlier this year at 2.35%.

It has also lowered all of its CD rates by 15 to 20 basis points.   The Citizens Access one-year CD, for example, now stands at 2.10% APY.   Earlier in 2019, Citizens Access had offered 2.85% on this product.

Citizens Access lowers its Online Savings Rate to 1.70%
Feb 27, 2020

The bank has also lowered all of its CD rates by 15 basis points.

Citizens Access lowers its Online Savings Rate to 1.50%
Apr 15, 2020

Citizens Access has lowered its online savings rate from 1.70% to 1.50%.   The account continues to require a $5,000 minimum balance to earn this rate.

CitizensAccess Lowers All Savings and CD Rates by 20 Basis Points
May 14, 2020

CitizensAccess's online savings rate was lowered from 1.50% to 1.30% APY this morning.  It CD rates were also lowered by 20 basis points.   Its 1-year CD rate now stands at 1.30% APY while its 11-month No Penalty CD now stands at 1.15% APY.

CitizensAccess Lowers Its Online Savings Rate to 1.15% APY
Jun 15, 2020

The rate had been at 1.30% APY immediately prior to this move.

Citizens Access Lowers Online Savings Rate to 1.00% APY
Jun 30, 2020

Citizens Access is lowering its online savings rate to 1.00% APY, effective tomorrow.

CitizensAccess is Lowering Online Savings Rate to 0.60% APY
Sep 24, 2020

CitizensAccess is lowering its online savings rate to 0.60% APY on September 25th.

Citizens Access Lowers Online Savings Rate to 0.50% APY
Nov 13, 2020

Citizens Access is lowering its online savings rate to 0.50% APY this weekend.   The rate had previously stood at 0.60% APY.

Citizens Access to Lower Online Savings Rate to 0.40% APY
Jan 6, 2021

Citizens Access is lowering its online savings rate tomorrow to 0.40% from 0.50% APY.

Climate Initiatives

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Customer Reviews for Citizens Access (24)

  • August 25, 2020 |

    Online Savings Rates

    I cannot say that I am too happy about the rate, but the service on this one is excellent.

  • February 28, 2020 |

    Online Savings Rates

    I've had accounts with all the most recognized banks on this list. CItizens Access is the best. Followed closely by Purepoint and then my Marcus. The others have awful websites (CIT, Synchrony) or awful customer service (Sallie Mae, Cap1, Synchrony again). I have nothing to gain personally from saying this, but if where the rates are close, chose this one.

  • February 14, 2020 |

    Online Savings Rates

    This is the best bank on the list. Sure rates have come down and all that, but they are still competitive and their service is second to none.

  • August 10, 2019 |

    Online Savings Rates

    It was a grand entrance but the bank has given up being competitive.

  • August 5, 2019 |

    Online Savings Rates

    Got sucked into this one with all of the hoopla and advertising and now the service and the rate suck. It is like Synchrony. I am going to close this down and go for a smaller bank with better service.

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