Interest Rate Roundup
National CD rates for May 13, 2010

Here's a look at the state of CD rates from's weekly national survey of large banks and thrifts conducted May 12, 2010.


Yields: 0.71 percent (1-year CD yield); 2.12 percent (5-year CD yield)

CD rates continue to erode in the weekly Bankrate rate survey.

The average yield on a one-year CD remained 0.71 percent for the fourth week in a row. The yield on the average five-year CD slipped 1 basis point to 2.12 percent.

The average one-year jumbo CD is yielding 0.76 percent and the five-year jumbo lost 1 basis point to 2.11 percent.

For a money market account, the average yield is down 1 basis point to 0.22 percent.

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