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As CD Rates Remain Stagnant For Third Consecutive Week, Yellen Offers Savers Hope For 2015

TheStreet and RateWatch Report Top National & Regional CD Rate Issuers

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RateWatch, a premier banking data and analytics service owned by TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) reported today that national averages for CD rates of all durations remained unchanged this week as the Federal Reserve has continued to keep the short-term federal funds rate in a range of zero to 0.25% since late 2008.

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The Federal Open Market Committee has repeatedly said that it would be unlikely to raise the federal funds rate until the U.S. unemployment fell below 6.5%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics last Friday said the unemployment rate declined to 6.6% in January from 6.7% in December. 

"While it would appear the Fed is getting close to its target for raising the federal funds rate, officials have also stated that the federal funds rate is not likely to be raised until the central bank completely winds down its purchases of long-term bonds," reported Philip van Doorn, Senior Banking Analyst for TheStreet.

The FOMC in December announced a cut in monthly pace of Federal Reserve bond purchases from $85 billion to $75 billion, and then in January announced another cut in the monthly purchases to $65 billion. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen during testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday said the FOMC was likely to continue cutting the bond purchases in increments of $10 billion at each of its policy meetings during 2014. 

"That means the bond purchases will end in December, and that an increase in the federal funds rate isn't likely until 2015. So savers are likely to wait until next year to see higher interest rates," added van Doorn.

NATIONAL AVERAGE RESULTS - $10K


This

week

Last

week

Money Market

0.10

0.10

1 month CD

0.06

0.06

3 month CD

0.09

0.09

6 month CD

0.14

0.14

1 year CD

0.23

0.23

2 year CD

0.37

0.37

3 year CD

0.51

0.51

4 year CD

0.63

0.63

5 year CD

0.82

0.82

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-

5000

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

212-584-6820

www.doralbankny.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

CIT Bank

B+

1000

1.020

801-412-6800

www.bankoncit.com

VirtualBank

B-

10000

1.010

561-776-8860

www.virtualbank.com

GE Capital Bank

A

500

1.000

801-517-5000

www.gecapitalbank.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

C+

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

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

Doral Bank

D-

500

1.650

212-584-6820

www.doralbankny.com

5 Year CD

Financial

Strength

Rating

Minimum

to Earn

Interest

($)

APY

(%)

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

EverBank

C+

1500

2.120

888-882-3837

www.everbank.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 96,000 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 96,000 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:

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TheStreet, Inc.
212-321-5521
[email protected]

Joe Deaux
TheStreet, Inc.
212-321-5086
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