CD rates Blog

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:36 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

In the weird world of prolonged near-zero interest rates, the premium banks used to pay CD investors to lock up their money is disappearing.

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Monday, May 13, 2013 4:55 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD rates plumbed new depths in April. Rates varied though. Savers in Cincinnati had access to CD rates half a percent higher than people in Pittsburgh.

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Monday, April 29, 2013 5:28 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A federal judge orders Allen Stanford, perpetrator of a massive Ponzi scheme involving fake CDs, to pay $6.7 billion in penalties.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:47 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Finding special CD offers takes some work. Savers may have to call the bank or credit union or go to the website to find out what specials are on tap.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:38 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

If your bank isn’t up to snuff when it comes to capital, it’s possible the FDIC is capping the CD rates it can offer you.

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Tags: banks, CD rates, CDs
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:41 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The stereotype of the retiree living off the interest from CDs and savings is gone. The question is, will it ever return? It may take longer than you think.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:17 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

With rates at historic lows, Americans are abandoning CDs en masse. Adjusted for inflation, CD balances nationwide are at their lowest level since 1968.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:27 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The minutes of the last Fed meeting show that many committee members see the end of QE at the end of 2013. Could that mean higher CD rates?

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Monday, April 8, 2013 5:18 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A CD can’t earn you much interest these days, but it can help you qualify for a CD-secured loan at many banks and credit unions.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 5:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Would you rather save money in a CD or buy a lottery ticket? What if you could do both at the same time?

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