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Archive for New Jersey CD Rates

Top 3 Month CD Rate Drops To 0.76% APY

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

The leader of the 3 month CD rate, AloStar Bank of Commerce just lowered their rate to 0.76% APY from 0.81% APY.

The online bank has been offering the best 3 month CD for some time now and is a rate available to anyone nationwide. AloStar Bank of Commerce is based out of Birmingham, Alabama.

The next best 3 month CDs go to Virtual Bank and Hudson City Savings at a rate of 0.75% APY. The difference between the two banks is the minimum deposit required. Hudson City requires a minimum deposit of $500 for local residences or $5,000 for everyone else, while Virtual Bank requires a minimum of $10,000 to achieve this rate.

Hudson City Savings has 130 locations throughout New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

Virtual Bank is based out of Palm Beach, Florida and is the online division of Lydian Private Bank.

The next best 3 month CD drops down to 0.70% APY from OneWest Bank with a minimum deposit of $1,000. Other than these banks, the next best CD rate starts at 0.50% from Discover Bank.

All of these banks allow savers from anywhere in the United States to obtain their rates as long as you meet their minimum required deposits.

Be sure to compare the best CD rates around the nation from our CD rates database.

Best 24 Month CD Rates Stay At 2.50%

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Over the past month the best 2 year cd rates have not change even though the average returns on a 24 month certificate of deposit plunged to record lows.

In September the top rates ranged from 2.50% APY to 2.40% APY, the same as in the new October ratings that have just been released.

Here are the best deals nationally on the 24 month CDs:

2.50 APY from Hudson City Savings Bank with a minimum deposit $5,000. If you live near one of their branches in New Jersey, New York or Connecticut your minimum deposit drops to $500.

2.50 APY from Frontier Bank with a minimum deposit of $50,000 for “Silver CDs” which has 50 branches in Washington and Oregon.


2.40% APY from Frontier Bank with a minimum deposit of $500.

2.40% APY from Equity Bank in Dallas Texas with a minimum deposit of $1,000.

Check out the best CD rates currently from dozens of other banks as rates change all of the time.