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TheStreet and RateWatch Report Top National & Regional CD Rate Issuer

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 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 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.

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"Savers remain in limbo because the Federal Reserve has repeated that it won't lift the federal funds rate anytime soon, but a growing number of economists are arguing that the central bank will have to increase interest rates sooner than many market participants anticipate," reported Joe Deaux, TheStreet's Economics Analyst. "For now, savers can expect few changes in average national CD rates, but they also shouldn't be shocked if that shifts by the end of 2014."

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

0.55

3 year CD

0.75

0.75

4 year CD

0.93

0.93

5 year CD

1.15

1.15

* 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

0.950

212-584-6820

www.doralbankny.com

Sallie Mae Bank

A-

1

0.900

877-346-2756

www.salliemaebank.com

Ally Bank

A-

1

0.850

877-247-2559

www.ally.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

Carter Bank & Trust

C+

2500

0.400

276-632-2901

www.carterbankandtrust.com

Merchants Bank of Indiana

B+

1

0.350

765-874-2511

www.merchantsbankofindiana.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

0.950

850-914-2525

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

National Republic Bank of Chicago

E+

1000

0.700

312-738-4900

www.nrbchicago.com

Colorado Federal Savings Bank

B-

5000

0.700

877-484-2372

www.coloradofederalbank.com

1 Year CD

Financial
Strength
Rating

Minimum
to Earn
Interest
($)

APY
(%)

Doral Bank

D-

500

1.100

850-914-2525

www.doralbankflorida.com

Colorado Federal Savings Bank

B-

5000

1.100

877-484-2372

www.coloradofederalbank.com

GE Capital Bank

A

500

1.050

801-517-5000

www.gecapitalbank.com

iGObanking.com

C+

1000

1.050

888-432-5890

www.igobanking.com

Synchrony Bank

C+

2000

1.050

866-869-4671

www.myoptimizerplus.com

2 Year CD

Financial
Strength
Rating

Minimum
to Earn
Interest
($)

APY
(%)

Doral Bank

D-

500

1.300

850-914-2525

www.doralbankflorida.com

Columbia Bank

C-

500

1.250

201-794-5840

www.columbiabankonline.com

EverBank

B-

1500

1.250

888-882-3837

www.everbank.com

Colorado Federal Savings Bank

B-

5000

1.250

877-484-2372

www.coloradofederalbank.com

Salem Five Direct

B

10000

1.250

800-850-5000

www.salemfivedirect.com

3 Year CD

Financial
Strength
Rating

Minimum
to Earn
Interest
($)

APY
(%)

Doral Bank

D-

500

1.500

850-914-2525

www.doralbankflorida.com

Oritani Savings Bank

A-

1000

1.500

201-664-5400

www.oritani.com

EverBank

B-

1500

1.460

888-882-3837

www.everbank.com

State Farm Bank, FSB

C

500

1.450

877-734-2265

www.statefarm.com

Sallie Mae Bank

A-

2500

1.450

877-346-2756

www.salliemaebank.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

BayCoast Bank

C-

10

1.950

508-678-7641

www.baycoastbank.com

EverBank

B-

1500

1.850

888-882-3837

www.everbank.com

CIT Bank

B+

1000

1.800

801-412-6800

www.bankoncit.com

Nationwide Bank

B

10000

1.790

877-422-6569

www.nationwide.com

5 Year CD

Financial
Strength
Rating

Minimum
to Earn
Interest
($)

APY
(%)

EverBank

B-

1500

2.300

888-882-3837

www.everbank.com

Barclays Bank Delaware

C+

1

2.250

888-710-8756

www.banking.barclaysus.com

GE Capital Bank

A

500

2.250

801-517-5000

www.gecapitalbank.com

CIT Bank

B+

1000

2.250

801-412-6800

www.bankoncit.com

Synchrony Bank

C+

2000

2.250

866-869-4671

www.myoptimizerplus.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. National Average is calculated using one unique rate per institution. Averages and Top Rate Issuers are based on Banks, Savings & Loans, Brokers and Internet Banks with assets greater than $1 Billion.

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 Scheer
TheStreet, Inc.
212-321-5521
emily.scheer@thestreet.com

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