With three CDs maturing at different times, you get access to your cash overtime. Or, choose to keep saving and earn even more.
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3 great reasons why you should open a CD ladder
Control over your savings
CD laddering spreads your money over multiple CDs with varying terms, providing more control on when you have access to your money.
More for your money
CD laddering allows you to take advantage of higher APY rates and place your money where you find the most value.
Frequently asked questions
A CD ladder is a savings strategy where you can take advantage of CD rates while having more controllable access to your money. To start, you select your deposit amount and term. The deposit amount is then split up evenly throughout your term, each CD created represents a rung in your ladder. For instance, if your total deposit amount is $4,000 and you select a 19-month term your money is split up into 7-, 11-, 15- and 19-month $1,000 CDs giving you four rungs in your CD ladder.
You will have access to your money every time a CD in your ladder matures. For instance, if you have a 19-month ladder comprised of 7-, 11-, 15- and 19-month CDs you will have access to your money first after 7 months and then every 4 months afterwards.
Rates vary by term of the CD and your location.
Once your first CD matures, you have 10 calendar days prior to renewal to select from a few options:
Generally, withdrawal of funds before maturity (except due to death, legal title changes or legal incompetence) is not permitted without penalty and a $25 early withdrawal fee. However, no penalty or early withdrawal fee is assessed on interest that accrued or capitalized since the last renewal date. The information is provided to you in the Certificate of Deposit Truth in Savings Disclosure. The system automatically assesses the penalty and early withdrawal fee.
No money can be added to pre-existing CDs in your ladder. However, you can open more CDs and add them to your ladder at any time.
You can always close out a CD or add more CDs to your ladder. However, after the CD term starts, closing it early will be subject to early withdrawal terms.
No, once you have funded your CD ladder, no deposit amounts, terms or rates can be adjusted.