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Certificates of deposit (CDs) are one of the safest investments available. Make sure to only invest in CD accounts that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). When you invest in a CD your money is locked in a time deposit and you gain access to your funds when the CD matures. You can gain access sooner but you will pay an "early withdrawal penalty" which can be as high as all the interest earned depending on the CD term.
There has been a slew of deposit rate increases on our rate lists since the Fed increased the fed funds rate. The Fed increased the rate June 14 and as a result, six banks have increased rates on 24 deposit products.
The largest CD rate increase was on Sallie Mae’s 36 month regular and jumbo CD accounts. Sallie Mae’s 3 year CD rates were increased 30 basis points from 1.60 percent to 1.90 percent. The largest variable deposit rate increase was on Heritage Bank’s MMA account, which was increased 19 basis points from 1.01 percent to 1.20 percent.
The trend for higher interest rates will continue in 2017 because the Fed is expected to increase the fed funds rate once more this year. The Fed said they would increase their rates 3 times in 2017 and they’ve already had two increases. Since the beginning of 2017, many banks and credit unions have increased their CD rates. We’ve seen the best 1 year CD rates on our rate table move from around 1.25 percent to around 1.50 percent and 6 month CD rates increased from 0.90 percent to 1.15 percent.
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M.Y. Safra Bank, headquartered in New York City, just increased their CD rates across the board. Some of the increases were rather sizeable. The biggest increase was on M.Y. Safra Bank 2 year CD rates, which was increased 65 basis points.
You might not have heard of M.Y. Safra Bank but they have been around since 2000 in one form or another. The bank used to be known as T. Rowe Price Savings Bank but changed their name to M.Y. Safra Bank in December 2013.
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Listed below are the most recent CD rate changes at My Safra bank.
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M.Y. Safra Bank, provides both personal and business banking products. The bank offers deposit and transaction services, including interest bearing checking accounts, interest bearing money market deposit and savings accounts and interest bearing certificates of deposits.
The bank also provides personal lending solutions including fixed and adjustable rate mortgages for residential properties and home equity lines of credit. Other personal loans include secured or unsecured lines of credit.
On the business side of real estate, the bank provides commercial and business financing for owner-occupied commercial real estate and working capital lines of credit. In addition to commercial real estate financing, this includes multi-family, underlying co-op, commercial condo, mixed use, and flex space loans.
Last week the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met and increased the fed funds rate by 0.25 percent. This is good news for savers since there is a direct correlation between the fed funds rate and CD rates.
4 of the 5 banks increased their CD rates after the Fed increased the fed funds rate. In fact, of the 30 CD products that rates were changed, all 30 of the changes were higher.
You can see a complete list of the CD rate changes below. You can also compare these CD rates with other bank and credit union CD rates by using our rate tables at CDRates.RatesORama.com.
Banks and credit unions are slowly increasing CD rates. The increases are still small but with inflation picking up steam and bond yields soaring higher, that may change. Another catalyst for higher CD rates is the Federal Open Market Committee meeting.
The FOMC is scheduled to meet in mid-December and is widely expected to increase the fed funds rate. The CME Group’s FedWatch Tool now has a 95 percent chance of a fed funds rate increase during the December meeting. The current rate is in a targeted range of 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent. A December increase will put the rate between 0.50 percent to 0.75 percent.
A higher fed funds rate will entice banks and credit unions to increase their deposit rates. Not all financial institutions will increase rates but we expect banks that have a need for deposits to increase rates. If there is a 25 basis fed funds rate increase, the best 1 year CD rates available will also be increased about 25 basis points.
The highest 1 year CD rates are around 1.30 percent. A 0.25 percent increase would put the highest 1 year CD rates around 1.50 percent. It’s been years since the last time we saw the top 1 year CD rates around 1.50 percent.
Looking towards 2017, the FOMC has eight scheduled meetings. At this time, the FOMC is expected to increase the fed funds rate once or twice during 2017. Of course, a lot can change in the coming months, especially since there is talk of a trillion dollar investment in infrastructure, which would put upward pressure on bond yields and inflation.
Nationwide Bank made some changes to their CD rates yesterday. Nationwide Bank CD rates were increased on the bank’s 2 year certificates of deposit and lowered on the bank’s 4 and 5 year certificates of deposit. The largest increase was on Nationwide’s 2 year regular CD account which was increased 8 basis points. Jumbo 2 year CD rates were only increased 5 basis points.
Nationwide’s 4 year regular and jumbo CD rates were both lowered 5 basis points. Regular 4 year CD rates were lowered from 1.44 percent with a yield of 1.45 percent to 1.39 percent with a yield of 1.40 percent. 4 year jumbo CD rates were lowered from 1.49 percent with a yield of 1.50 percent to 1.44 percent with a yield of 1.45 percent.
5 year jumbo CD rates were lowered from 1.66 percent with a yield of 1.67 percent to 1.61 percent with a yield of 1.62 percent. Regular 5 year CD rates were lowered from 1.61 percent with a yield of 1.62 percent to 1.56 percent with a yield of 1.57 percent.
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