5-Year CD Rates in Greater Orlando Region Lower Than National Average

NEW YORK - 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 this week remained unchanged as the Federal Reserve continued to keep the short-term federal funds rate at a range of zero to 0.25% since late 2008.

"National CD rates remained unchanged over a Labor Day shortened week as investors await further data on the U.S. economy," said Antoine Gara, Reporter for TheStreet. "Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank continues to see significant slack in the labor market at its Jackson Hole summit in late August. Those comments underscore traders' expectations that short term interest will remain low for an extended period of time even after the Fed ends its monthly bond purchases this fall."

NATIONAL AVERAGE RESULTS - $10K

Avg Rate This week Avg Rate 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% 0.55%
3 year CD 0.75% 0.75%
4 year CD 0.93% 0.93%
5 year CD 1.15% 1.15%

In the Greater Orlando Region area, the average 5-year CD rate sat at 0.96%, lower than the national average of 1.15%. Rates on the 5-year CD ranged from 0.13% on the low end to 1.5% at the high end, which can be found at Trustco Bank. The average 3-year CD rate in Greater Orlando Region was 0.6% with a range of 0.05% to 1.25% found at BankUnited, National Association. And if you are on the market for a 1-year CD, take a look at BankUnited, National Association, which currently offers a rate of 0.8% as compared to the Greater Orlando Region average of 0.31%. Other top rate issuers can be found in the tables that follow.

GREATER ORLANDO REGION AVERAGE RESULTS - $10K

Avg Rate This
week
Highest Available
Rate
Highest Available Rate Issuer
Money Market 0.13% 0.3% BankUnited, National Association
1 month CD 0.08% 0.4% Beal Bank, SSB
3 month CD 0.12% 0.41% Beal Bank, SSB
6 month CD 0.17% 0.51% Beal Bank, SSB
1 year CD 0.31% 0.8% BankUnited, National Association
2 year CD 0.46% 1.0% Trustco Bank
3 year CD 0.6% 1.25% BankUnited, National Association
4 year CD 0.71% 1.05% City National Bank of Florida
5 year CD 0.96% 1.5% Trustco Bank

TOP RATE ISSUERS - $10K

This is a list of issuers with top interest rates in the Greater Orlando Region area. 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 ($)
APY(%)
BankUnited, National Association
407-548-3660
www.bankunited.com
A- 10000 0.3
Beal Bank, SSB
321-594-2121
www.bealbank.com
C- 1000 0.2
Synovus Bank of Florida
888-317-0085
www.synovusbankfl.com
C+ 10000 0.2
TD Bank, National Association
407-206-7296
www.tdbank.com
C 10000 0.15
City National Bank of Florida
407-283-6000
www.citynationalcm.com
B- 1 0.1
1 Month CD Financial Strength
Rating
Minimum to Earn
Interest ($)
APY(%)
Beal Bank, SSB
321-594-2121
www.bealbank.com
C- 1000 0.4
City National Bank of Florida
407-283-6000
www.citynationalcm.com
B- 1000 0.15
Centennial Bank
407-957-2265
www.fltraditionsbank.com
B- 1000 0.1
Synovus Bank of Florida
888-317-0085
www.synovusbankfl.com
C+ 5000 0.05
Trustco Bank
407-339-3396
www.trustcobank.com
B 500 0.05
3 Month CD Financial Strength
Rating
Minimum to Earn
Interest ($)
APY(%)
Beal Bank, SSB
321-594-2121
www.bealbank.com
C- 1000 0.41
BankUnited, National Association
407-548-3660
www.bankunited.com
A- 1000 0.35
City National Bank of Florida
407-283-6000
www.citynationalcm.com
B- 1000 0.2
TD Bank, National Association
407-206-7296
www.tdbank.com
C 250 0.2
Popular Community Bank
407-370-7790
www.popularcommunitybank.com
C 10000 0.15
6 Month CD Financial Strength
Rating
Minimum to Earn
Interest ($)
APY(%)
Beal Bank, SSB
321-594-2121
www.bealbank.com
C- 1000 0.51
BankUnited, National Association
407-548-3660
www.bankunited.com
A- 1000 0.5
Centennial Bank
407-957-2265
www.fltraditionsbank.com
B- 1000 0.25
City National Bank of Florida
407-283-6000
www.citynationalcm.com
B- 1000 0.23
Synovus Bank of Florida
888-317-0085
www.synovusbankfl.com
C+ 5000 0.2
1 Year CD Financial Strength
Rating
Minimum to Earn
Interest ($)
APY(%)
BankUnited, National Association
407-548-3660
www.bankunited.com
A- 1000 0.8
Beal Bank, SSB
321-594-2121
www.bealbank.com
C- 1000 0.66
City National Bank of Florida
407-283-6000
www.citynationalcm.com
B- 1000 0.4
Trustco Bank
407-339-3396
www.trustcobank.com
B 500 0.4
Centennial Bank
407-957-2265
www.fltraditionsbank.com
B- 1000 0.35
2 Year CD Financial Strength
Rating
Minimum to Earn
Interest ($)
APY(%)
Trustco Bank
407-339-3396
www.trustcobank.com
B 500 1.0
BankUnited, National Association
407-548-3660
www.bankunited.com
A- 1000 0.8
Beal Bank, SSB
321-594-2121
www.bealbank.com
C- 1000 0.66
CNLBank
407-244-3100
www.cnlbank.com
D- 1000 0.6
CenterState Bank of Florida, National Association
407-835-1835
www.firstsouthernbank.com
C+ 5000 0.6
3 Year CD Financial Strength
Rating
Minimum to Earn
Interest ($)
APY(%)
BankUnited, National Association
407-548-3660
www.bankunited.com
A- 1000 1.25
CenterState Bank of Florida, National Association
407-835-1835
www.firstsouthernbank.com
C+ 5000 0.85
City National Bank of Florida
407-283-6000
www.citynationalcm.com
B- 1000 0.8
Popular Community Bank
407-370-7790
www.popularcommunitybank.com
C 10000 0.8
Beal Bank, SSB
321-594-2121
www.bealbank.com
C- 1000 0.66
4 Year CD Financial Strength
Rating
Minimum to Earn
Interest ($)
APY(%)
City National Bank of Florida
407-283-6000
www.citynationalcm.com
B- 1000 1.05
CenterState Bank of Florida, National Association
407-835-1835
www.firstsouthernbank.com
C+ 5000 0.95
Popular Community Bank
407-370-7790
www.popularcommunitybank.com
C 10000 0.85
Seacoast National Bank
407-515-6500
www.seacoastnational.com
C 1000 0.8
Synovus Bank of Florida
888-317-0085
www.synovusbankfl.com
C+ 5000 0.8
5 Year CD Financial Strength
Rating
Minimum to Earn
Interest ($)
APY(%)
Trustco Bank
407-339-3396
www.trustcobank.com
B 500 1.5
CenterState Bank of Florida, National Association
407-835-1835
www.firstsouthernbank.com
C+ 5000 1.31
City National Bank of Florida
407-283-6000
www.citynationalcm.com
B- 1000 1.25
Beal Bank, SSB
321-594-2121
www.bealbank.com
C- 1000 1.25
Popular Community Bank
407-370-7790
www.popularcommunitybank.com
C 10000 1.0

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.

More About CDs:

CDs, or certificate of deposits, are bank-issued promissory notes wherein an investor deposits money for a set amount of time and, provided the money remains untouched, receives interest on the total sum when the investment matures.

While the money can't be accessed during that time (without incurring penalties), the advantage of a CD over a regular savings deposit is the higher rate of interest. Typically, a CD can be taken out on as few as three-month terms but can range to up to five years; generally, the longer the timeframe the higher rate of interest.

CD Laddering:

To provide further financial security, a CD laddering strategy offers conservative investors the opportunity to stagger their capital across numerous deposits set to expire at different intervals. Not only does this hedge against variable rate fluctuations by offering a guaranteed return at a locked-in interest rate, it also increases liquidity given that one CD will mature at predictable and established intervals.

Using an example of a five-year ladder strategy, an investor would divide his or her money amongst one-, two-, three-, four-, and five-year CDs. Once the one-year deposit matures, he or she will reinvest the money into a five-year CD, and will do so every subsequent year upon each CD's maturation. In this way, the investor has a CD that matures each year and thus, steady income from the interest on the maturing investments.

Nevertheless, investors must keep in mind that the onus of developing a ladder strategy is on the investor, not the bank or financial institution. In developing a strategy, map out each rung of the ladder, determining how long you want to invest for, the kind of return you are targeting and the length of time you can tolerate not having access to the principal and interest.

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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

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