Depositors May Have to Wait a Bit Longer for Interest Rates to Rise TheStreet and RateWatch Report Top CD Rate Issuers PR Newswire NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2013 NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --RateWatch, a premier banking data and analytics service owned by TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) reported today that interest rates for savings products generally decreased over the previous week with the average national rate on a 2-year, 3-year, 4-year, and 5-year CD decreasing by 0.01 percent based on data collected from over 90,000 financial institution locations. Bank deposit rates have been range-bound at historically low levels because the Federal Reserve has kept its target range for the short-term federal funds rate in a range of zero to 0.25% since late 2008. While the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp's Transaction Account Guarantee Program -- which provided unlimited insurance coverage for non-interest bearing transaction accounts -- has ended, banks are flush with liquidity, making it unlikely that there will be significant competition for deposits over the short term. It appears that depositors may have to wait a bit longer for interest rates to begin to rise, but for the banking industry, the yield curve has been improving. Long-term U.S. Treasury securities were trading at a yield of 1.81% Tuesday morning, with yields as high as 1.91% on Jan. 3, rising from a range of 1.60% only a month earlier. During this painful economic cycle, U.S. Treasury yields briefly went as low as 1.38% in July. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130102/NY35868LOGO-b ) NATIONAL AVERAGE RESULTS - $10K This Last week week Money Market 0.12 0.12 1 month CD 0.06 0.06 3 month CD 0.10 0.10 6 month CD 0.17 0.17 1 year CD 0.26 0.26 2 year CD 0.41 0.42 3 year CD 0.55 0.56 4 year CD 0.68 0.69 5 year CD 0.88 0.89 TOP RATE ISSUERS - $10K This is a list of issuers with top interest rates. The issuer's Financial Strength Rating is an independent, unbiased evaluation of quarterly regulatory statements. Institutions are assigned a letter grade of A-E with "A" representing the highest rating based on a review of many aspects of financial safety including capitalization, asset quality, profitability and liquidity. For more information, visit www.weissratings.com/help/what-our-ratings-mean.aspx. Information is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed. Financial Minimum Money Market Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest Sallie Mae Bank 801-281-1423 A- 1 1.050 www.salliemaebank.com Green Bank, National Association 713-275-8370 C+ 500 1.000 www.greenbank.com Ally Bank 877-247-2559 B+ 1 0.950 www.ally.com Financial Minimum 1 Month CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest First NBC Bank 504-671-3550 B- 1000 0.510 www.firstnbcbank.com Pinnacle Bank 402-529-3581 B- 500 0.500 www.pinnbank.com Carter Bank & Trust 828-325-9800 C+ 2500 0.500 www.carterbankandtrust.com Financial Minimum 3 Month CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest Eloan.com 888-533-5333 C- 10000 0.650 www.eloan.com EverBank 888-882-3837 D+ 1500 0.610 www.everbank.com Beal Bank, SSB 205-202-8511 C 1000 0.511 www.bealbank.com Financial Minimum 6 Month CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest Carter Bank & Trust 910-630-2500 C+ 2500 1.000 www.carterbankandtrust.com Doral Bank 212-329-3700 E+ 1000 0.900 www.doralbankdirect.com Beal Bank USA 702-598-3500 B- 1000 0.750 www.bealbankusa.com Financial Minimum 1 Year CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest Beal Bank USA 786-347-3601 B- 1000 1.110 www.bealbankusa.com Sallie Mae Bank 801-281-1423 A- 1 1.050 www.salliemaebank.com Doral Bank 850-914-2525 E+ 500 1.050 www.doralbankflorida.com Financial Minimum 2 Year CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest Doral Bank 850-914-2525 E+ 500 1.300 www.doralbankflorida.com FirstBank Florida 305-740-9522 D+ 1000 1.250 www.firstbankfla.com Compass Bank 205-297-1986 D+ 5000 1.250 www.bbvacompass.com Financial Minimum 3 Year CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest First NBC Bank 504-671-3550 B- 10000 1.970 www.firstnbcbank.com First Guaranty Bank 985-345-7685 C 500 1.450 www.fgb.net Doral Bank 850-914-2525 E+ 500 1.450 www.doralbankflorida.com Financial Minimum 4 Year CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest Institution for Savings In Newburyport 978-462-3106 B 1 1.750 www.institutionforsavings.com First Guaranty Bank 985-345-7685 C 500 1.700 www.fgb.net Green Bank, National Association 713-275-8370 C+ 1000 1.700 www.greenbank.com Financial Minimum 5 Year CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest First NBC Bank 504-671-3550 B- 10000 2.120 www.firstnbcbank.com Carter Bank & Trust 828-325-9800 C+ 100 2.020 www.carterbankandtrust.com Institution for Savings In Newburyport 978-462-3106 B 1 2.000 www.institutionforsavings.com Financial Strength Rating: A=Excellent, B=Good, C=Fair, D=Weak, E=Very Weak Plus sign "+" = top of range, Minus sign "-"= bottom of range Data is surveyed weekly with averages calculated each Monday afternoon from RateWatch's unbiased national interest rate survey of over 90,000 financial institution locations across the United States. 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Depositors May Have to Wait a Bit Longer for Interest Rates to Rise
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