Pentagon Federal Credit Union's Information and Current CD Rates
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Pentagon Federal Credit Union CD Rates
Rates Updated: 04/24/2017
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Top 2 Year CD Rate Now at 1.70 Percent
The top CD rates continue to move higher as the best 2 year CD rate hits 1.70 percent this week. 2 year CD rates at Connexus Credit Union take the top spot this week at 1.69 percent with a yield of 1.70 percent. Connexus has the best rate this week but two banks are right on the credit union's tail.
Northern Bank Direct, EverBank, and Popular Direct have the second best 2 year rate this week at 1.64 percent with a yield of 1.65 percent. We have another three-way tie for third place, My e-BAnC by BAC Florida Bank, TAB Bank, and VirtualBank all have a current 2 year rate of 1.61 percent with a yield of 1.62 percent.
Not only are the top rates moving higher this week, average 2 year CD rates are also higher. The current average 2 year CD rate is at 1.50 percent, up from last week's average 2 year rate of 1.47 percent. Listed below are the top ten 2 year CD rates for the week ending April 15, 2017.
Best 2 Year CD Rates
CD Rates Report: 1 Year CD Rates as of January 14, 2017
Listed below is a current CD rates report for 1 year certificates of deposit as of January 14, 2017.
Current 1 Year CD Rates
For a list of today's 1 year CD rates in our database go to MontiorBankRates.com.
CD Rates Slowly Inch Higher as Fed Meets This Week
CD rates are slowly inching higher and will continue to move higher in the coming months. A more immediate impact that will force CD rates higher is the Federal Open Market Committee increasing rates. The FOMC meets this week to decide on monetary policy and is widely expected to increase the fed funds rate by 25 basis points.
The CME Group's FedWatch Tool has a 97.2 percent probability that the Fed will increase the rate to a range of 0.50 percent to 0.75 percent. The last time the Fed increase the rate was December 2015 when the rate was increased to a range of 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent.
Several banks already increased CD rates on short term certificates of deposit recently, likely in anticipation of a Fed rate hike. The highest CD rates on 1 year certificates of deposit are approaching 1.50 percent and may hit 1.50 percent after the expected rate hike.
Currently, the best 1 year CD rates on our rate list are from Pentagon Federal Credit Union at 1.35 percent with a yield of 1.36 percent. The best 1 year rate offered on our list of from a bank is from VirtualBank at 1.30 percent with a yield of 1.31 percent.
The highest 2 year CD rates on the list are already above 1.50 percent. Two banks, EverBank and Virtual Bank are offering 2 year CD rates at 1.51 percent with a yield of 1.52 percent. We could see the top 2 year rates increase above 1.60 percent in the coming weeks.
At what pace CD rates rise in the coming year will be mostly dependent on how much and how quickly the Fed increases the fed funds rate. As of this morning, the FedWatch Tool has a probability of one rate hike in 2017, putting the rate between 0.75 percent and 1.00 percent.
The Fed's own projections for the fed funds rate for 2017 is all over the place. Advance projections for this week's meeting put the rate between 1.875 percent and 3.375 percent with the majority between 1.875 percent and 2.625 percent.
The Fed's own projections are a lot higher than the FedWatch Tool, which is the market’s view on where the fed funds rate will be by the end of 2017. Unless there is a recession next year, CD rates will finally be moving higher.Read more...
This Past Week's CD Rate Changes
Eight banks and one credit union in our database changed some of their CD rates this past week. Most of the CD rate changes were higher, which was nice to see. EverBank CD rates were changed more than once this past week, the most recent changes are at the top of the rate list below.
There is some good news regarding bank CD rates possibly moving higher in the near future. Despite September's employment numbers being slightly weaker than expected, CNBC reported the probability of a fed rate hike moved higher this morning. CNBC is basing their report on the CME Group's FedWatch Tool. The tool is used to track the market's expectation of a rate hike. Before the employment report, the probability of a December rate hike was at 63.9 percent. After Friday's report was released, it moved up to 70.2 percent.
If there is a December rate hike, it will most likely be 25 basis points. This hike might entice banks to increase their short term and intermediate term CD rates. If there is a rate hike, we won't see all banks and credit union increase their CD rates. It's likely that some online banks with the highest current CD rates will increase their rates.
The best CD rates on our 1 year certificates of deposit rate list are currently at 1.30 percent. A 0.25 percent fed fund rate hike might send the best 1 year rates towards 1.50 percent. It's been several years since we've seen 1 year rates as high as 1.50 percent.
This past week's CD rate changes are listed below.
Recent CD Rate Changes Are Mostly Lower
Bond yields across the globe have tumbled since U.K. voters voted yes to leave the European Union. Yields on German and Japanese bonds are negative, so investors are paying to hold those bonds instead of receiving interest. This week, long term U.S. bonds hit new record lows. 30 year yields have fallen to 2.09 percent and 10 year yields fell to 1.34 percent.
While there isn't a direct link between bond yields and CD rates, banks are taking a cue from lower bond yields to lower CD rates and other deposit rates. The majority of recent CD rate changes have been lower. Another factor that will keep downward pressure on deposit rates is the Fed deciding to not increase the fed funds rate.
The U.K. vote to leave the European Union has created so much uncertainty, it's very unlikely the Fed will increase the fed funds rate anytime in 2016. This is bad news for savers because there is a direct correlation between the fed funds rate and deposit rates.
On a positive note, lower long term bond yields will mean lower mortgage rates. 30 year mortgage rates today are averaging 3.39 percent, only 8 basis points from an all-time low set in 2012.
Recent CD Rate Changes
Current CD Rate Changes from Banks and Credit Unions
Several banks and one credit union made changes to the CD rates they offer. The CD rate changes are listed below. You can see a list of rates from many banks and credit unions at MonitorBankRates.com.
CD Rate Changes this Past Week - Top 1 Year CD Rate Lowered 10 BPS
We now have six banks tied for the top 1 year CD rate. Several banks increased their CD rates recently as we wait for the Fed to increase rates, possibly as soon as next week.
California First National Bank was the highest bank rate last week but now CFNB's 1 year rate is tied with 6 other banks for the top rate of 1.24. The highest 1 year rate from a credit union in the rate database is slightly higher at 1.32 percent with an APY of 1.33 percent.
Listed below are CD rate changes from this past week.
To run your own search of CD rates in our database, go to MonitorBankRates.com.Read more...
1.33% APY - New Top 1 Year Top CD Rate in the Database
There is a new top rate in our 1 year CD rate database. Connexus Credit Union is now offering 1 year certificate rates at 1.32 percent with an APY of 1.33 percent. As with any credit union, you are required to join Connexus CU to open a certificate account and you must meet eligibility requirements or to make a one-time $5 donation to Connexus Association, which will in turn make you a member of the credit union.
If you're not eligible or you don't want to join Connexus, there are two online banks in our database offering 1 year rates only 3 basis points lower than Connexus' rate. CIT Bank and E-Loan are both offering 1 year rates at 1.29 percent with an APY of 1.30 percent.
Listed below are the highest 1 year CD rates for October 28, 2015.
1 Year CD Rates
You can check on CD rates for all certificate of deposit terms by searching our database at MonitorBankRates.com/CDRates.Read more...
1.30% APY - This Week's Top 1 Year Rate
The Federal Open Market Committee meets in just over a week to decide on interest rates. August job's report, released last Friday, showed the labor market continuing to improve, adding pressure to the Fed to increase the fed funds rates. Read more...
CD Rate Report June 2, 2015: Best 6 Month CD Rate at 1.00 Percent
A couple of banks increased their CD rates this past week. California First National Bank increased their 6 month CD rate from 0.85 percent to 0.95 percent, putting them in second place in our 6 month rate database. CIT Bank increased their 2 year CD rate from 1.35 percent to 1.40 percent. Read more...
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