Best certificate of deposit rates in Washington state (Top 3)

July 22, 2009 2 Comments »

Below are the highest yielding certificate of deposit rates available to the residents of Washington state. After researching a few dozen local and regional credit unions and banks serving the state, we compiled a list of the top 3. These rates are time-sensitive in nature, therefor you must take the date of this article into consideration. If you feel they may be outdated you can dig through our archive of best CD rates in Washington state to find a more current offer.

The institutions in which we have listed below whom are currently offering the most lucrative rates may have strict eligibility requirements, especially if they are a credit union. If you do not reside in the state of Washington, then you may have a difficult time taking advantage of these products. If you do reside in Washington state, then you may still want to visit the institution’s membership eligibility page to see if you are eligible.

When forming this list, we realize that the highest deposit yields will be accompanied with the longest maturities, therefor we took the CD rates which are beating the national average by the highest margins so that we would not be strictly listing long term deposit certificates.

Top 3 CD rates (Washington State)

(clicking on the institution will bring you to their rates page)

Wings Financial Federal Credit Union (PDF): Seattle, WA. 12 month CD yielding 2.78% APY with a minimum deposit amount of $500. The current national average rate for a 1 year CD is roughly 1.67% APY. Wings Financial Federal Credit Union serves employees of entities engaged in the Air Transportation Industry who work in the United States, meaning:

  • employees of airlines;
  • government employees who work directly in the administration, regulation, or security of airlines, airports, or air transportation; and
  • employees who are located at an airport if they work directly with:
    • air transportation of freight
    • air courier services
    • air and air transportation support and services, for example, janitorial services, airport baggage handling, aircraft cleaning, maintenance and repair services, and runway maintenance services; and
    • on-board airline food services.

North Cascades National Bank: Wenatchee, WA. 36 month CD yielding a rate of between 3.09% – 3.40% APY. The rate you receive is dependent upon how much you deposit. If you deposit the minimum amount you will receive 3.09% APY if your deposit is greater than $100,000 you will receive 3.40% APY. Although, in the title, this bank claims to be a national one, they list community banking with local locations as one of the greatest strengths. They are headquartered in Chelan, WA and serve the state of Washington and perhaps more. You may want to contact them for further eligibility requirements.

Cashmere Valley Bank: Wenatchee, WA. 48 month CD yielding 3.40% APY with a minimum deposit amount of $100. Cashmere Valley Bank was established September 24, 1932 by two brothers, Hy W. Rieke and H.H. Rieke, who moved to Cashmere after selling their interest in another bank in Odessa, Washington. Cashmere was chosen as the site to begin their new bank because the community was without a financial institution after the failure of two banks during the beginning of the Great Depression. They currently have 11 locations serving most of the middle to east side of the state.

If you reside in Washington state and know of a better deposit rate offered by your local bank or credit union, please share by leaving a comment.

All of the above mentioned institutions are federally insured by the FDIC.

Compare with today’s top CD rates nationwide below:

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  • kat

    Why do advertise rates that are years out of date?

  • BankVibe

    This article is dated 2009. Please click on our CD rates tab at the top to get updated rates from around the country. These rates are updated every 12 hours.