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TheStreet and RateWatch Report Top National & Regional CD Rate Issuer

NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RateWatch, a premier banking data and analytics service owned by TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) reported today that national averages this week for CD rates all durations remained unchanged as the Federal Reserve has continued to keep the short-term federal funds rate at a range of zero to 0.25% since late 2008.

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"For the fourth week in a row CD rates remained unchanged, and it appears that savers should become accustomed to this lack of fluctuation. The Fed has backed down from a hard deadline for when it will raise rates, and instead is emphasizing that the central bank will keep rates low for 'considerable' time after it ends the economic stimulus program," reported Joe Deaux, Economics Analyst for TheStreet. "Savers may have to wait until the fall for clues as to the Fed's time table to push up the federal funds rate, which eventually will lead to an increase in CD rates." 

NATIONAL AVERAGE RESULTS - $10K


This week

Last week

Money Market

0.15

0.15

1 month CD

0.11

0.11

3 month CD

0.15

0.15

6 month CD

0.23

0.23

1 year CD

0.36

0.36

2 year CD

0.55

0.55

3 year CD

0.75

0.75

4 year CD

0.93

0.93

5 year CD

1.14

1.14

* National Average is calculated using one unique rate per institution. Averages are based on Banks, Savings & Loans, Brokers and Internet Banks with assets greater than $1 Billion.

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.

Money Market

Financial Strength Rating

Minimum to Earn Interest ($)

APY     (%)

First NBC Bank

B-

10000

1.260

504-671-3550

www.firstnbcbank.com

Salem Five Direct

B

1

1.000

800-850-5000

www.salemfivedirect.com

Doral Bank

D-

1

0.930

212-584-6820

www.doralbankny.com

Sallie Mae Bank

A-

1

0.900

877-346-2756

www.salliemaebank.com

Mercantil Commercebank, National Association

C

10000

0.900

305-460-8701

www.mercantilcb.com

1 Month CD

Financial Strength Rating

Minimum to Earn Interest ($)

APY     (%)

Beal Bank USA

C+

1000

0.400

702-598-3500

www.bealbank.com

Umbrellabank.com

C-

1000

0.400

866-862-7355

www.umbrellabank.com

Beal Bank, SSB

C-

1000

0.400

619-894-8066

www.bealbank.com

Merchants Bank of Indiana

A-

1

0.350

765-874-2511

www.merchantsbankofindiana.com

Pinnacle Bank

B+

500

0.350

402-454-6515

www.pinnbank.com

3 Month CD

Financial Strength Rating

Minimum to Earn Interest ($)

APY     (%)

Beal Bank USA

C+

1000

0.510

702-598-3500

www.bealbank.com

Umbrellabank.com

C-

1000

0.510

866-862-7355

www.umbrellabank.com

Institution for Savings In Newburyport

B

1

0.500

978-462-3106

www.institutionforsavings.com

Doral Bank

D-

500

0.500

850-914-2525

www.doralbankflorida.com

Firstbank Florida

D

1000

0.500

305-740-9522

www.firstbankfla.com

6 Month CD

Financial Strength Rating

Minimum to Earn Interest ($)

APY     (%)

Doral Bank

D-

500

1.000

850-447-3000

www.doralbankflorida.com

Beal Bank USA

C+

1000

0.750

702-598-3500

www.bealbank.com

GE Capital Bank

A

500

0.700

801-517-5000

www.gecapitalbank.com

National Republic Bank of Chicago

D-

1000

0.700

312-738-4900

www.nrbchicago.com

Colorado Federal Savings Bank

B-

5000

0.700

877-484-2372

www.coloradofederalbank.com

1 Year CD

Financial Strength Rating

Minimum to Earn Interest ($)

APY     (%)

Doral Bank

D-

500

1.200

212-584-6820

www.doralbankny.com

Beal Bank USA

C+

1000

1.110

786-347-3601

www.bealbank.com

VirtualBank

B

10000

1.070

561-776-8860

www.virtualbank.com

EverBank

B-

1500

1.060

888-882-3837

www.everbank.com

GE Capital Bank

A

500

1.050

801-517-5000

www.gecapitalbank.com

2 Year CD

Financial Strength Rating

Minimum to Earn Interest ($)

APY     (%)

Institution for Savings In Newburyport

B

1

2.000

978-462-3106

www.institutionforsavings.com

Doral Bank

D-

500

1.500

212-584-6820

www.doralbankny.com

VirtualBank

B

10000

1.260

561-776-8860

www.virtualbank.com

Salem Five Direct

B

10000

1.250

800-850-5000

www.salemfivedirect.com

Cape Bank

C+

500

1.200

609-465-5788

www.capebanknj.com

3 Year CD

Financial Strength Rating

Minimum to Earn Interest ($)

APY     (%)

Northern Bank & Trust Company

B-

500

1.600

781-937-5423

www.nbtc.com

Doral Bank

D-

500

1.600

212-584-6820

www.doralbankny.com

Oritani Savings Bank

B+

1000

1.500

201-664-5400

www.oritani.com

Sallie Mae Bank

A-

2500

1.450

877-346-2756

www.salliemaebank.com

Intervest National Bank

C

2500

1.450

212-218-8383

www.intervestnatbank.com

4 Year CD

Financial Strength Rating

Minimum to Earn Interest ($)

APY     (%)

Institution for Savings In Newburyport

B

1

2.000

978-462-3106

www.institutionforsavings.com

VirtualBank

B

10000

1.790

561-776-8860

www.virtualbank.com

EverBank

B-

1500

1.780

888-882-3837

www.everbank.com

Northern Bank & Trust Company

B-

500

1.750

781-937-5423

www.nbtc.com

Oritani Savings Bank

B+

1000

1.750

201-664-5400

www.oritani.com

5 Year CD

Financial Strength Rating

Minimum to Earn Interest ($)

APY     (%)

VirtualBank

B

10000

2.310

561-776-8860

www.virtualbank.com

CIT Bank

B+

1000

2.251

801-412-6800

www.bankoncit.com

Barclays Bank Delaware

C+

1

2.250

888-710-8756

www.banking.barclaysus.com

GE Capital Retail Bank

C+

2000

2.250

866-869-4671

www.gecrb.com

First Republic Bank

B+

5000

2.250

415-392-1400

www.firstrepublic.com

 Financial Strength Rating: A=Excellent, B=Good, C=Fair, D=Weak, E=Very Weak, U=Unrated  

                                                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 97,000 financial institution locations across the United States. National Average is calculated using one unique rate per institution. Averages and Top Rate Issuers are based on Banks, Savings & Loans, Brokers and Internet Banks with assets greater than $1 Billion.

About RateWatch
For over 20 years, RateWatch has been the premier provider of competitive interest rate and product information to financial institutions across the United States.  Consistently providing top quality, highly relevant data RateWatch maintains the largest database in the industry with deposit, loan, and fee information monitoring over 97,000 locations. Rate surveys, product comparisons, financial strength reporting, local/regional/national averages, fee reporting, specialty reports and more are available.  To learn more about RateWatch, visit www.rate-watch.com.  RateWatch is a division of TheStreet, Inc.

About TheStreet
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Contact:

Emily Scheer
TheStreet, Inc.
212-321-5521
emily.scheer@thestreet.com

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