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.
"Average rates remained unchanged ahead of a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee," reported Dan Freed, Senior Writer for TheStreet. "The Fed is widely seen as close to ending its bond purchasing program and the consensus is that it will begin raising interest rates toward the middle of 2015."
NATIONAL AVERAGE RESULTS - $10K
|Avg Rate This week||Avg Rate Last week|
|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||0.56%||0.56%|
|3 year CD||0.75%||0.75%|
|4 year CD||0.94%||0.94%|
|5 year CD||1.15%||1.15%|
In the Greater New Orleans Region area, the average 5-year CD rate sat at 1.2%, higher than the national average of 1.15%. Rates on the 5-year CD ranged from 0.13% on the low end to 1.75% at the high end, which can be found at Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company. The average 3-year CD rate in Greater New Orleans Region was 0.79% with a range of 0.05% to 1.31% found at First NBC Bank. And if you are on the market for a 1-year CD, take a look at First NBC Bank, which currently offers a rate of 0.75% as compared to the Greater New Orleans Region average of 0.39%. Other top rate issuers can be found in the tables that follow.