Two-Year CD Rates Fluctuate Following Fed Chairwoman's Signal That Rising Rates Could Be At Hand TheStreet and RateWatch Report Top National & Regional CD Rate Issuers

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RateWatch, a premier banking data and analytics service owned by TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) reported today that national averages for two-year CD rates decreased by one basis point, while all other durations remained unchanged this week 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.

"Two-year CD rates have witnessed the only fluctuation in the past three weeks. This is telling as Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen last week told market observers that the central bank could begin to raise interest rates as soon as six months after the end of tapering," reported Joe Deaux, TheStreet's Economics Analyst. "Yellen's key comment coupled with the majority of policy makers forecasting the federal funds rate to reach 1% by 2015 means savers may have just received their biggest signal that rising CD rates, especially for longer durations, are at hand."

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

0.56

3 year CD

0.75

0.75

4 year CD

0.92

0.92

5 year CD

1.13

1.13

* 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

0.940

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

Colorado Federal Savings Bank

B-

5000

0.700

877-484-2372

www.coloradofederalbank.com

Discover Bank

C

500

0.650

888-765-6654

www.discoverbank.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

GE Capital Bank

A

500

1.050

801-517-5000

www.gecapitalbank.com

CIT Bank

B+

1000

1.020

801-412-6800

www.bankoncit.com

VirtualBank

B

10000

1.010

561-776-8860

www.virtualbank.com

2 Year CD

Financial

Strength

Rating

Minimum

to Earn

Interest

($)

APY

(%)

Doral Bank

D-

500

1.450

212-584-6820

www.doralbankny.com

CIT Bank

B+

1000

1.170

801-412-6800

www.bankoncit.com

Barclays Bank Delaware

C+

1

1.150

888-710-8756

www.banking.barclaysus.com

GE Capital Bank

A

500

1.150

801-517-5000

www.gecapitalbank.com

Guaranty Bond Bank, National Association

B+

1000

1.150

903-572-9881

www.gnty.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

Intervest National Bank

C

2500

1.450

212-218-8383

www.intervestnatbank.com

Community Bank

C-

1000

1.400

800-239-9427

www.dodcommunitybank.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

Oritani Savings Bank

B+

1000

1.750

201-664-5400

www.oritani.com

GE Capital Retail Bank

C+

2000

1.700

866-869-4671

www.gecrb.com

Nationwide Bank

B

10000

1.670

877-422-6569

www.nationwide.com

Barclays Bank Delaware

C+

1

1.650

888-710-8756

www.banking.barclaysus.com

5 Year CD

Financial

Strength

Rating

Minimum

to Earn

Interest

($)

APY

(%)

GE Capital Retail Bank

C+

2000

2.200

866-869-4671

www.gecrb.com

Barclays Bank Delaware

C+

1

2.150

888-710-8756

www.banking.barclaysus.com

iGObanking.com

C+

1000

2.150

888-432-5890

www.igobanking.com

Flushing Commercial Bank

C+

5000

2.150

718-512-2929

www.flushingbank.com

Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh

B-

500

2.100

718-782-6200

www.dsbwdirect.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.

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
TheStreet, Inc. (www.t.st) is the leading independent digital financial media company providing business and financial news, investing ideas and analysis to personal and institutional investors worldwide.  The Company's portfolio of business and personal finance brands includes: TheStreet, RealMoney, RealMoney Pro, Stockpickr, Action Alerts PLUS, Options Profits, MainStreet and RateWatch. To learn more, visit www.thestreet.com.  The Deal, the Company's institutional business, provides intraday coverage of mergers and acquisitions and all other changes in corporate control.  To learn more, visit www.thedeal.com.

Contact:

Emily Schneider
TheStreet, Inc.
212-321-5521
emily.schneider@thestreet.com

Joe Deaux
TheStreet, Inc.
212-321-5086
joseph.deaux@thestreet.com

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