US Bank’s 59 month certificate of deposit: 4.0% APY

July 4, 2009 1 Comment »

us bank 59 month cd rateUpdate – US Bank is no longer offering 60 month deposits with a four percent yield. As of 2012, US Bank’s CD rates have been pulled from their website. Their highest yielding savings product appears to be their “Health Savings Account” which features tiered rates based on deposit amount. The highest yielding tier provides an APY of 2.4%.

Don’t expect much in regards to interest rates on any FDIC or NCUA insured product until at least 2014. This is the current timeframe in which the FED will consider raising rates again. We would recommend sticking with a liquid savings account such as an online savings account, so that your funds are readily available when interest rates rise or something unexpected happens.

- Offer from Archive -

This is one of the first decent savings rates I have seen come out of US Bank in a while. If you happen to be in the market for a certificate of deposit with a long maturity …say 59 months to be exact, then this may be your best bet.

Currently US Bank has a 59 month CD with an interest rate of 3.92% or 4.00% APY. To put this offer in perspective, the national average sits at around 3.0% APY. I’ve seen a few national banks raise the rates for their long maturity CD products lately and slim down the rates for their short term CD’s. Both Ally bank and Discover bank have made somewhat similar moves lately.

US Bank doesn’t offer any great shakes on it’s 6 month CD, 12 month CD, or 24 month CD. In fact they have a 13 month CD that is only yielding 1.00% APY which is about 40% below the national average of 1.75%.

As always, here is a magnifying glass over the fine print:

  • must open a CD in person at a local US bank branch
  • CD will automatically renew upon maturity without prior written notice
  • Penalty for early withdrawal
  • Rates subject to change without notice
  • Fixed rate CD (once you’re money is locked in, the rate will remain the same until maturity)

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    Thanks a lot for the Independence Day gift to your readers ;-) 4% for a 5 year CD is not too bad. If we believe the talking heads on CNBC however, by the time this CD expires in 2015, the US dollar would be replaced by the chinese yuan..;-) What is your opinion on hyper-inflation?