Rising Bank CD review
Earn up to 0.55% APY on a one-, two- or three-year CD.
finder.com’s rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Rising Bank is the online banking division of Midwest BankCentre, a large community bank in St. Louis, Missouri. It offers mid-term CD options with competitive interest rates. But it doesn’t offer CD terms shorter than 12 months or longer than three years.
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Expert reviewRising Bank CDs are best for those looking for a high interest rate without a long-term commitment. But there’s a lack of short- and long-term options and your interest is compounded every three months.
How do I open a Rising Bank CDs?
Apply for a Rising Bank CD in six steps:
- Go to the provider’s site and follow the steps to apply.
- Click Open an account from the company home page.
- Click the Certificates of deposit tab.
- Select the CD from the drop-down list and click Apply now.
- Confirm your email and enter your personal information and click Continue.
- Select how to fund your CD account.
- Submit your application.
To open a Rising Bank CD, you need to meet the following qualifications:
- At least 18 years old
- US citizen or resident
- Not subject to IRS backup withholding
Have the following information ready when you apply:
- Date of birth
- Social Security number
- Email address
- Resident address
Fund your Rising Bank CD in three ways:
- ACH/bank transfer
- Mail a check
- Transfer from an existing Rising Bank account
Benefits of a Rising Bank CD
With Rising Bank, expect these benefits from your CD account:
- High rates. You’ll earn 0.4% APY on a one-year CD, 0.5% APY on a two-year CD and 0.55% on a three-year CD. These rates are much higher than what you’ll find at a traditional bank and still competitive with online bank rates.
What to watch out for
Consider some of the following drawbacks before you apply for a Rising Bank CD:
- Interest compounded every three months. Unlike CDs that compound interest daily or monthly, Rising Bank compounds the interest on your CD every three months.
- High deposit. You’ll need $1,000 to open a standard CD with Rising Bank. You’ll find that some competitors require deposits as low as $500.
- Lack of term lengths. Rising Bank only offers mid-term CDs. The shortest CD offered is a one year and the longest term is for three years.
If you want to lock your money away for less than 12 months, you’ll want to keep looking and compare your options.
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How do I cash in my Rising Bank CD?
Once your CD has matured, you have a 10-day grace period to withdraw, add funds or close your account before the CD automatically renews. If you do nothing, the CD renews on the maturity date with the same term using whatever the current interest rate is for that term.
What other savings products does Rising Bank offer?
Rising Bank’s only other savings product is its high-yield savings account, which offers 0.4% APY credited monthly.
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