Bankrate.com’s CD early withdrawal penalty study looked at five of the most common maturities and liquid CDs. This chart gives you an easy way to compare CD offerings by institution, metropolitan area and maturity as of the date of the survey.
In addition, the chart states the minimum deposit required to open an account, the yield to maturity, the institution’s stated penalty for early withdrawal, the reduction in principal if the unpaid interest is less than the penalty, the grace period on automatically renewable CDs and whether the early withdrawal penalties are the same for retirement CDs.
|Penalty for early withdrawal||Grace period on automatically renewable CDs||Early withdrawal penalties same for retirement CDs?|
|Bank of America||$1,000||2.25||180 days interest||7 days||Yes — 180 days interest|
|BBVA Compass Bank||$5,000||2.5||180 days interest||10 days||Yes — 180 days interest|
|Chase Bank||$1,000||1.25||$25 + 3% of withdrawal amount||10 days||Yes — $25 + 3% of withdrawal amount|
|Wachovia||$1,000||1.16||180 days interest||7 days||Yes — 180 days interest|
|Wells Fargo Bank||$2,500||1.65||$25 min/6 months interest||7 days||Yes — $25 min/6 months interest|
|Beal Bank||$1,000||0.7||30 months interest||10 days||Yes — 30 months interest|
|Colonial Savings||$1,000||2||180 days interest||10 days||Yes — 180 days interest|
|OmniAmerican Bank||$500||3||90 days interest||10 days||Yes — 90 days interest|
|Southwest Securities||$1,000||3||90 days interest||10 days||Yes — 90 days interest|
|Viewpoint Bank||$1,000||2.7||$25 + 3% of withdrawal amount||10 days||Yes — $25 + 3% of withdrawal amount|