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TD Bank offers a variety of terms on its certificates of deposit, a boon for consumers looking to build a CD ladder. The interest rates vary slightly depending on what type of CD you choose, but even its top offering pales in comparison to the best CD rates. TD Bank’s CD rates are below Bankrate’s national average.
TD Bank has a tiered-rate structure for its CDs, but rates are currently the same regardless of the amount deposited.
TD Bank earned a 3.7 out of 5 in Bankrate’s overall rating of the bank, and its CDs earned 3.6 out of 5 stars.
TD Bank CD rates
TD Bank offers standard Choice Promotional CDs, Choice Promotional CDs with a bump rate, Step Rate CDs and TD No-Catch CDs. Each comes with a range of term options. TD Bank’s CDs may not be available in all markets.
Here’s a look at TD Bank’s CD rates:
These are the rates for TD Bank’s Choice Promotional CDs.
|Account||Term||Relationship Bump Rate||Minimum deposit to earn APY|
|TD Choice Promotional CD||3 months||0.05% APY||$250|
|TD Choice Promotional CD||6 months||3.51% APY||$10,000|
|TD Choice Promotional CD||9 months||0.05% APY||$250|
|TD Choice Promotional CD||1 year||3.51% APY||$250|
|TD Choice Promotional CD||1 year||4.00% APY||$10,000|
|TD Choice Promotional CD||18 months||0.05% APY||$250|
|TD Choice Promotional CD||2 years||3.75% APY||$250|
|TD Choice Promotional CD||2 years||4.25% APY||$10,000|
|TD Choice Promotional CD||3 years||0.05% APY||$250|
|TD Choice Promotional CD||5 years||0.05% APY||$250|
TD Bank’s bump rates are for customers who have an eligible checking account at TD Bank.
TD Bank also offers a Step Rate CD. The account starts out paying the same APY as Choice CDs but increases 5 basis points each year for the length of the CD term. (Five basis points equal 0.05 percent.) Two term options are offered: three and five years. Step Rate CDs also allow customers to make one penalty-free withdrawal within 10 calendar days of the anniversary date of opening the account.
These are the composite yields for Step Rate CDs at TD Bank.
|Account||Term||Composite APY||Minimum opening deposit|
|TD Step Rate CD||3 years||0.10%||$250|
|TD Step Rate CD||5 years||0.15%||$250|
Note: Annual percentage yields (APYs) shown on this page are as of Jan. 24, 2023, and may vary by region for some products.
How TD Bank CD rates compare to top-yielding banks
Some of TD Bank’s relationship CDs might be worth considering if you live near a TD Bank store or have a checking account at TD Bank, but TD Bank’s standard rate CDs fall well short of those offered by online bank competitors.
Choosing a highly rated online bank that’s insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) can be a way to get a higher APY and to keep your money safe in case of a bank failure. Just make sure your money is within FDIC limits and guidelines.
Consider a bank that offers consistently higher rates, such as Marcus by Goldman Sachs or Ally Bank. Though there are other online banks that might offer higher APYs than Marcus and Ally.
Other savings options at TD Bank
TD Bank offers a no-catch CD, which allows one penalty-free withdrawal per term.
|Account||Term||APY||Minimum opening deposit|
|TD No-Catch CD||6 months||0.05%||$250|
|TD No-Catch CD||1 year||0.05%||$250|
TD Bank also offers savings accounts. TD Bank’s standard savings APYs offer relatively uninspiring interest rates. But the bump rate with the TD Signature Savings account can offer a competitive yield with a large balance.