I guess there is always a gem to be found in the realm of investing. iGoBanking has one of the highest CD rates we have seen in a long time, although rates are not on the incline yet. There has been talk of CD rates increasing in early 2011, but that will all depend on ‘if and when’ the Fed increases its interest rates.
Anyways, iGoBanking has an interest rate of 1.35% on their 3 month CD! This not only is the highest 3 Month CD we have found, but also beats the highest 6 month CD and even beats the national ‘average’ rates on the 1-year, 2-year and 3-year certificates of deposit.
iGoBanking is based out of Flushing Savings Bank in New York and is the bank’s online division.
Bankaholic has been following this rate says, “iGoBanking has stuck with this deal since late July”. With their low minimum deposit of $1,000 it’s a CD rate that many will be able to take advantage of. If you do plan on investing into a certificate of deposit, shorter termed CDs are better than longer term.
With a $1,000 deposit into iGoBanking’s 3 month CD @ 1.35%, you will earn $3.38 or on a $10,000 deposit your earnings would be about $33.79. That isn’t much in the way of earnings, but its still the best rate you will find. If you are looking to store your cash for a few months, this might be the best place to make a little interest while your money sits around.
To compare how high iGoBanking’s 3 Month CD rate really is, we have listed the next 3 banks with a minimum deposit of $10,000:
- 0.95% APY offered at VirtualBank, a division of Lydian Private Bank in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.
- 0.90% APY offered at Goldwater Bank, out of Scottsdale, AZ.
- 0.80% APY offered at Woodlands Commercial Bank, located in Salt Lake City, UT.
(These CD rates were checked by Bankrate)
All of these banks allow anyone to buy their CDs regardless of where they live.
If you are looking for longer term CDs, be sure to check out our list of CD rates from top banking institutions.