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Best August Bank Rates 2009

August 12th, 2009

There are many indicators that the economy is making a recovery with the stock market rallying and job losses diminishing. However, it will still be a while before we see a return of 5% plus savings accounts. Here are the best rates the banks have to offer for August 2009.

Best Savings Account

Everbank – 3.01% (minimum deposit: $5,000)
Full list of savings accounts.

Bank Account Promotions

Bank bonuses Available for August 2009:

Bank of America $25 Bill Pay Bonus
Get $25 free when existing customers try online bill pay at Bank of America.
Bank of America $100 Checking Account Promotion
Get $100 free when you open an online checking account at Bank of America.
Amboy Direct $50 eSavings Account Promotion
Get $50 when you open an eSavings account at Amboy Direct.
Flagstar $100 Checking Account Bonus
Get $100 when you open a checking account at Flagstar Bank.
ING Direct $50 Checking Account Bonus
Get $50 when you open a checking account at ING Direct.
Comerica Bank $230 Checking Account Promotion
Get $230 when you open a checking account at Comerica Bank.
WT Direct $150 Savings Account Bonus
Get $150 when you open a savings account at WT Direct.

Full list of bank promotions.

Best CDs

Best 3 Month CD
Danvers Bank – 2% (4 month CD, $500 minimum)

Best 6 Month CD
Consumers Credit Union – 2% (7 month, $250 minimum)

Best 9 Month CD
Christian Community Credit Union – 2.25% ($1,000 minimum)

Best 1 Year CD
Delta Community Credit Union – 2.35% ($1,000 minimum)

Best 18 Month CD
Southeast Financial – 2.5% ($500 minimum)

Best 2 Year CD
Crane Federal Credit Union – 2.78% ($500 minimum)

Best 3 Year CD
Melrose Credit Union – 3.03% ($5,000 minimum)

Best 4 Year CD
Melrose Credit Union – 3.39% ($5,000 minimum)

Best 5 Year CD
Melrose Credit Union – 3.91% ($5,000 minimum)

Best 7 Year CDs
Pentagon Federal Credit Union – 4% ($1,000 minimum)

My complete list of CD rates.

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