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Rates Updated: 10/16/2017
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Fed Stands Pat on Rates as Online CD Rates March Higher
The Federal Reserve wrapped up their two day meeting yesterday and decided to keep the fed rates unchanged. The Fed was expected to stand pat on rates during the September meeting. Even though the Fed kept rates where they are, online CD rates continue to march higher. Read more...
CD Rates Continue to Move Higher in September
Keeping with the uptrend in 2017, CD rates continue to move higher in September. In August, the top 1 year CD rate was at 1.55 percent, this month the top 1 year CD rate is at 1.60 percent. Popular Direct, EverBank, and Pacific National Bank are all offering 1 year CD rates at 1.59 percent with a yield of 1.60 percent.
At the beginning of the year, the top 1 year rate was only at 1.35 percent, 25 basis points lower than the current rate. Shorter term CD rates moved higher this year because the Federal Reserve has been increasing the fed funds rate, the rate banks use to lend each other money overnight. These rate increases have put upward pressure on short term interest rates and bond yields.
CD rates with terms shorter than 1 year are also moving higher. The top 3 month CD rate is week is from Luana Savings Bank at 1.05 percent. Last month, the top 3 month CD rate was at 1.00 percent. The top 6 month CD rate this month is at 1.26% from M.Y. Safra Bank, FSB. In August, the top 6 month rate was at 1.21 percent.
CD Yield Curve Flattening
As short term CD rates move higher, longer term rates have been stagnant, increasing a lot less than short term rates, which is flattening the yield curve. The top 2 year CD rate is at 1.71 percent, only 11 basis points higher than the top 1 year rate.
Looking at longer term certificates of deposit, rates are only marginally higher. The top 3 year rate is at 2.00 percent, the top 4 year rate is at 2.16 percent, and the top 5 year rate is at 2.40 percent. The CD yield curve will continue to be flat in the coming years, even if short term rates are pushed higher.Read more...
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.Read more...
Top Savings Rates Update - January 11, 2017
Listed below are the top savings account rates available on our database for January 11, 2017. The sole leader with the best savings account rate this week is Popular Direct with a rate of 1.14 percent and a yield of 1.15 percent.
Top Savings Rates
Interest rates change constantly, you can always get a list of the most current rates by searching our rate database at Savings Rates.
Fed Increases Fed Funds Rate, Banks Yet to Increase Deposit Rates
Another Fed meeting came and went last week with one major difference. The Federal Open Market Committee increased the fed funds rate 25 basis points. This is only the second increase in the past decade. The new target range for the fed funds is 0.50 percent to 0.75 percent.
The rate increase was announced a few days ago and as of this morning, none of the financial institutions in our database increased their rates. There is hope for higher rates, maybe not with this fed rate increase but with future increases.
If rates do move higher we will quickly announce any increases from banks or credit unions.
In additional to increasing the rate this time around, the Fed did something it never has done before. The Fed announced there will likely be three rate increases in 2017 and possibly more if needed. This was a surprise not only because the announcement was made prior to this meeting but also because only one rate increase was expected in 2017.
Three fed funds rate increases in 2017 will likely entice banks and credit unions to increase their deposit rates. Three rate increases will put the top savings rates and money market rates near 2.00 percent.
The current top savings account rate in our database is from Popular Direct at 1.14 percent with a yield of 1.15 percent. The current top money market account rate is at 1.10 percent with a yield of 1.11 percent from EverBank (6 month promo rate/yield).
You can always get a current list of the best savings rates and money market rates by reaching our rate database at Variable Deposit Rates.Read more...
Highest Deposit Rates November 27, 2016
Variable deposit rates continue to inch slowly higher this week. The best savings rate available is at 1.25 percent with a yield of 1.26 percent. The best money market account rate available is slightly lower at 1.24 percent with a yield of 1.25 percent.
Listed below are the best savings rates and money market rates available in our database for November 27, 2016.
Best Savings Rates
Best Money Market Account Rates
Astoria Bank CD Rates Increased on Intermediate and Long Term Accounts
Astoria Bank CD rates were increased on intermediate term and long term certificates of deposit. The largest CD rate increase was on Astoria Bank's 5 year certificate of deposit which was increased 25 basis points. 5 year CD rates were increased from 1.49 percent with a yield of 1.50 percent to 1.73 percent with a yield of 1.75 percent.
The 25 basis point increase puts Astoria Bank's 5 year rate at 9th place on our rate list, up from 17th. Right now the top 5 year CD rate on our list is from Popular Direct at 2.03 percent with a yield of 2.05 percent. You can see the complete list of 5 year CD rates by searching our rate database at MonitorBankRates.com.
Other Astoria Bank CD rate increases include the bank's 18 month CD rate which was increased from 0.75 percent to 0.80 percent.
The bank's 2 year and 30 month CD rates were both increased from 1.04 percent with a yield of 1.05 percent to 1.14 percent with a yield of 1.15 percent.
4 year CD rates were increase from 1.39 percent with a yield of 1.40 percent to 1.49 percent with a yield of 1.50 percent.
You can find the best CD rates at MonitorBankRates.com.Read more...
Best Variable Deposit Rates October 12, 2016
Variable deposit rates have been slowly creeping up for the past several months. The interest rate increases have been small; in increments of less than 10 basis points for the most part. Even with the small increases, the best variable deposit rates are almost comparable to best the 1 year CD rates.
The best savings rate on our rate database is at 1.25 percent with an APY of 1.26 percent from Popular Direct. This savings rate is only 4 basis points lower than the top 1 year CD rate in our database at 1.29 percent with a yield of 1.30 percent. The highest money market yield on our list is 5 basis point lower at 1.24 percent with a yield of 1.25 percent.
Listed below are today's current highest savings rates and money market rates
Highest Savings Rates
Highest Money Market Rates
To view a current list of savings account rates and money market account rates search our database at SavingsAccount.MonitorBankRates.com.Read more...
Popular Direct's Top Savings Rate and Account Review
Popular Direct, the online banking arm of Banco Popular North America (BPNA), is currently offering the best savings rate in our database. Popular Direct's savings rate is at 1.25 percent with an annual percentage yield of 1.26 percent. Popular Direct's savings yield of 1.26 percent is 21 basis points higher than the second best savings rate in our database.
Popular Direct is also in a healthy financial position and gets a 5 out of 5 star rating.
These days, most online savings accounts have a bare minimum opening deposit of $1 or less. The minimum opening deposit for a savings account at Popular Direct is $5,000. Popular Direct's savings rate is tiered based on the account balance but right now all tiers have the same rate and yield.
There is an ongoing minimum balance of $500 that has to be maintained for each statement period. If the balance falls below $500 for even a single day a fee of $4 is charged to the account.
Another popular feature with most online deposit accounts is the ability to deposit checks by just taking photos of the check with your mobile device. Popular Direct also has this feature called Mobile Deposit. Other mobile features include checking your account balance and transferring money between accounts.
Popular Direct's Savings Account Fine Print
For more information on this savings account or to open an account go to Popular Direct Savings Account.
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