TIAA Bank offers high rates on CDs with terms ranging from three months to five years. While the bank is predominantly online, customers can visit a few of its brick-and-mortar branches in Florida. The lack of physical branches keeps costs low, allowing TIAA Bank customers to enjoy a higher yield on their CDs and other savings products.
TIAA Bank scored 4.2 out of 5 stars in Bankrate’s review.
TIAA Bank CD Rates
Here are TIAA Bank’s CD rates as of July 30, 2020.
Basic CD rates
Yield Pledge CD rates
Bump Rate CD rate
How TIAA compares to top-yielding banks
TIAA Bank’s rates for its Yield Pledge CD are among the industry leaders. TIAA Bank finds itself in the company of other online-only banks such as Marcus by Goldman Sachs, Comenity Direct and Ally Bank, who all offer 1 percent APY on a one-year CD.
For TIAA Bank customers, it will take a minimum deposit of $5,000 to open a Yield Pledge CD. Ally Bank doesn’t require a minimum deposit, Marcus by Goldman Sachs has a $500 minimum deposit and Comenity Direct has a $1,500 minimum deposit.
If that’s too much, there is the Bump Rate CD with an opening deposit of $1,500 with a term of 3 1/2 years. It also has a Basic CD that only requires a deposit of $1,000, but at a lower APY.
Other savings options at TIAA Bank
TIAA Bank offers competitive APYs on its savings products. Its money market account offers an APY similar to a CD and only requires a minimum deposit of $500. Its checking account also offers a great APY and includes free online bill pay, a debit card and no monthly account fee when the minimum balance of $25 is maintained.
TIAA also offers a Basic Savings with an APY that compares to the CD accounts at other institutions. It offers anytime access to the funds, a low minimum opening balance of $25 and no minimum account balance payable when that $25 balance is maintained.
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