Frequently Asked Questions
What is a CD?A certificate of deposit (CD) is similar to a savings account. Money is deposited in a CD at a fixed interest rate and must remain there for a specific term. The term can be from 32 days to 5 years.
What is the minimum opening deposit for a CD?
How do I open a CD? What are the terms and interest rates?
What if I want to withdraw my CD early?Penalties may apply to withdrawals made at any other time than during the grace period. Early withdrawal penalty fees could reduce earnings on the account.
What do I do when my CD matures?When your CD matures, you can withdraw all or part of the money, have it automatically renew for the same CD term at the interest rate that is being offered at maturity, or roll it over into a new CD term at the interest rate that is being offered at maturity.
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