Whether they find the best rates with a local bank or credit union or an online savings account, the difference of even a few tenths of a percentage point will positively impact consumers’ bottom line.
Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) June 17, 2013
Today’s savings environment is highly discouraging for depositors -- interest rates in Fort Worth and beyond are near zero, and those looking for high-yield accounts to grow their balances are facing an increasingly tougher challenge. Fortunately, local banks and credit unions are known for offering more competitive rates. To find out if this held true for the Fort Worth area, FortWorthBankingRates.com performed a study comparing Fort Worth rates against rates in Texas and the U.S. as a whole.
With its exclusive database of rates indexed from more than 5,000 U.S. community banks and credit unions, FortWorthBankingRates calculated the average deposit rates for savings accounts and 6-month, 1-year and 2-year CDs currently offered by local Fort Worth, TX financial institutions.
The study found that between the average deposit account interest rates for the U.S., Texas, and Fort Worth, the state of Texas as a whole offers the highest yields. Still, Fort Worth’s savings and CD rates were not far behind, and remained above the national averages (except for savings accounts).
However, FortWorthBankingRates helps local residents get better deals on deposit rates by identifying the community banks and credit unions offering the highest savings rates.
Average Deposit Rates: Fort Worth – Texas – National
6-Month CD: 0.33% APY; 0.36% APY; 0.29% APY
1-Year CD: 0.45% APY; 0.52% APY; 0.43% APY
2-Year CD: 0.67% APY; 0.74% APY; 0.64% APY
Savings: 0.15% APY; 0.25% APY; 0.20% APY
Top Savings Account Rates in Fort Worth
My Credit Union Texas: 0.35% APY
Fort Worth City Credit Union: 0.25% APY
Fort Worth Community Credit Union: 0.25% APY
Unity One Credit Union: 0.25% APY
Family 1st of Texas Credit Union: 0.20% APY
First Command Bank: 0.20% APY
Ben E Keith Company Employees Credit Union: 0.15% APY
Colonial Savings, F.A.: 0.15% APY
IBEW 116 Credit Union: 0.15% APY
EECU, First Class American Credit Union, Meridian Bank Texas and Natural Resources Conservation Service Federal Credit Union tie for tenth place with a savings rate of .10% APY.
Managing editor for FortWorthBankingRates, Casey Bond, explains that even though high-yield savings options are few and far between, opportunities for local depositors still exist.
“Though the current environment of low savings and CD rates is less than ideal, depositors can still earn decent returns if they are willing to put in a the extra legwork,” Ms. Bond points out. “Whether they find the best rates with a local bank or credit union or an online savings account, the difference of even a few tenths of a percentage point will positively impact consumers’ bottom line.”
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