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Current CD rates — July 2021

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A certificate of deposit (CD) is a time deposit account. A bank agrees to pay interest at a certain rate if savers deposit their cash for a set term, or period of time.

Find current CD rates and recent interest rate trends from Bankrate below. Here are the current average rates for the week of July 28:

  • 1-year CD rates: 0.17%
  • 5-year CD rates: 0.31%
  • 1-year jumbo CD rates: 0.19%
  • 5-year jumbo CD rates: 0.32%
  • Money market account rates: 0.07%

Since the Federal Reserve lowered the federal funds rate to near-zero in March 2020, CD and money market account (MMA) rates have been declining at many banks. Declining Treasury yields may also cause CD rates to decrease.

Latest CD rates: 3-month trend

Date1-year CD5-year CD1-year jumbo5-year jumboMoney market account

No need to stick to low rates: Below are some of the best CD rates from popular banks by term

Compare current CD rates by term for July 2021

Current CD rates: 6-month

  • Quontic Bank: 0.55% APY
  • First Internet Bank: 0.45% APY
  • Limelight Bank: 0.45% APY
  • Navy Federal Credit Union: 0.45% APY
  • Bethpage Federal Credit Union: 0.40% APY

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Current CD rates: 1-year

  • Comenity Direct: 0.70% APY
  • Delta Community Credit Union: 0.65% APY
  • Live Oak Bank: 0.60% APY
  • Sallie Mae Bank: 0.60% APY
  • Quontic Bank: 0.60% APY

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Current CD rates: 3-year

  • Quontic Bank: 1.00% APY
  • Delta Community Credit Union: 0.95% APY
  • Comenity Direct: 0.85% APY
  • First Internet Bank: 0.80% APY
  • VyStar Credit Union: 0.80% APY

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Current CD rates: 5-year

  • Delta Community Credit Union: 1.15% APY
  • Quontic Bank: 1.11% APY
  • Pentagon Federal Credit Union: 1.10% APY
  • SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union: 1.01% APY
  • VyStar Credit Union: 1.00% APY

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Current CD rates: 5-year

Note: The APYs (Annual Percentage Yields) shown are as of July 29, 2021.The APYs for some products may vary by region.

Current CD rates FAQs

What are today’s CD rates?

According to Bankrate’s most recent national survey of banks and thrifts, the average rate for a 1-year CD is 0.17 percent. The average rate for a 5-year CD is 0.31 percent. The average rate for a 1-year jumbo CD is 0.19 percent. The average 5-year jumbo CD rate is 0.32 percent.

The Federal Reserve and CD rates

When the Federal Reserve makes interest rate decisions, the rates that banks offer on CDs can change.

The Fed can choose to raise or lower the federal funds rate. Once the central bank makes a decision to change the rate, banks will generally move CD yields in the same direction. Broader macroeconomic conditions also influence CD rates.

CD rates typically follow the direction of the Federal Reserve closely. The Fed made two emergency rate cuts in early 2020, and CD rates have been declining at some banks (as have interest rates on loans, such as mortgages).

How are CD interest rates determined?

CD rates are determined by several factors. The decisions made by the Federal Reserve on the federal funds rate will influence CD rates.

Competition among banks and credit unions will also influence the payout on their CDs, as well as whether or not the financial institution needs deposits. In general, online banks tend to pay higher rates than banks with branches.

Changes in Treasury yields and economic conditions also influence CD rates.

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