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Quontic Bank only offers five CD terms that range from six months to 5 years. Its interest rates on all its CDs are highly competitive, but you’ll pay a hefty penalty if you need to access your cash before your maturity date.
Quontic Bank consistently offers top-of-the-market interest rates on its CD accounts. Your interest is compounded daily, making your money work harder for you. But you’ll need $500 to get started. Although this opening deposit requirement is pretty low for CD accounts, a few banks don’t require any initial deposit.
Here’s what you’ll earn on a Quontic Bank CD, depending on how long you want to lock away your money
|CD Term||APY||Minimum deposit|
|What it is||Details||Does it matter|
|Minimum deposit||$500||A $500 opening deposit is average for CDs, although some banks offer $0 minimum deposits.|
|Term range||6 months to 5 years||Quontic Bank offers five common term lengths, but other banks offer as many as 11 term options with CDs as short as 3 months and as high as 7 years.|
|Grace period||10 days||This is similar to other banks.|
|Cashout and rollover||You’ll receive a Maturity Notice at least 30 days before your maturity date. If you don’t call Quontic Bank during the 10-day grace period to cash out to a bank account or request a check, your CD will automatically renew into a new CD.||Quontic Bank is comparable to other banks.|
While it’s free to withdraw your interest, Quontic Bank charges some of the harshest early withdrawal penalties we’ve seen if you withdraw from the principal before your term is up. And if the penalty is more than the interest you’ve accrued, you may lose part of your principal. For example, if you cash out your 6-month or 1-year CD before it matures, part of the fee will come from your initial deposit.
|CD Term||Early withdrawal fee|
|6 months||6 months’ worth of interest|
|1 year||1 year’s worth of interest|
|2 years||1 year’s worth of interest|
|3 years||2 year’s worth of interest|
|5 years||2 year’s worth of interest|
Quontic Bank consistently offers top-tier interest rates across all its terms and has a relatively low opening deposit minimum. But its early withdrawal penalties are extremely severe, especially on its shorter CD terms. A CD with Quontic is best for those who are able to open a CD for at least two years or more and have a separate savings account you can pull from in case of emergencies.
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