Earlier this month, Kinderhook Bank raised the rate on its 9-month CD (1.10% APY). This advertised "Special Rate" is the highest APY for the 9-month CD in over five years. The minimum opening deposit is $500, with no maximum balance cap.
According to a most helpful CSR, the Early Withdrawal Penalty (EWP) is determined on a case-by-case basis, with the amount being withdrawn and the time remaining until maturity the key variables. CSR also stated that the typical EWP on the 9-month "is approximately three months interest."
Kinderhook Bank is also offering a 13-month Breakable CD Special (1.00% APY). This is a limited time offer that requires a $500 minimum opening deposit. According to the fine print,
In the original 13-month term of this CD, you may withdraw the full balance plus interest once, without penalty, after the first 6 days of the initial deposit, or 6 days after a partial withdrawal
Money Market Account Special
CSR also mentioned a Money Market Account Special (1.00% APY guaranteed for one year) exclusively available at the Latham and Albany locations, the two newest Kinderhook Bank branches. Not only is the APY "special," but so are the terms of the account:
- No minimum deposit level required to earn the 1.00% APY
- No monthly fee
At the end of the one year, the Money Market Account Special reverts to a standard Money Market Account earning the current rate. A minimum $25K balance is required earn the stated rate and to avoid the $25 monthly fee.
Kinderhook Bank’s market area is New York State’s Hudson Valley, with branches located along 45 miles of the Hudson River.
Opening an account with Kinderhook Bank requires an in-person visit to any of eight branches located in Albany, Chatham, Delmar, East Greenbush, Hudson, Kinderhook, Latham, and Valatie. Kinderhook Bank’s website has an application available for download to expedite opening an account.
CSR stated that using e-mail correspondence (with your specific branch) to provide all the information needed to open an account readily speeds up the process.
Kinderhook Bank has an overall health rating of "B+" at EpBooks.us, with a Texas Ratio of 7.17% (excellent), as of March 31, 2015 data. In the past year, Kinderhook Bank has increased its total deposits by $8.44 Million, an above average annual growth rate of 2.66%. Please refer to our financial overview of Kinderhook Bank for more details.
Established in 1853 as The National Union Bank of Kinderhook, Kinderhook Bank (FDIC Certificate # 7128) is an independent community bank that originally provided financial services to individuals and businesses in the village of Kinderhook and the surrounding area. The nearest banks at the time were located approximately 20-25 miles away, a considerable journey in 1853. Today, Kinderhook Bank has assets in excess of $366 Million and continues its to be actively involved in the local community through its Corporate Contributions Program.
Kinderhook Bank's Corporate Contributions Program provides support to non-profit organizations, schools, and other organizations whose primary objectives are to improve the quality of life of the people who live within the Kinderhook Bank service area.
How the CDs Compare
When compared to other similar length of term CDs tracked by EpBooks.us, requiring a similar minimum deposit and available to New York residents, Kinderhook Bank’s 9-month CD is quite competitive, while the 13-month Breakable CD Special currently ranks 12th.
How the Money Market Account Compares
When compared to other Money Market Accounts tracked by EpBooks.us available to New York residents, Kinderhook Bank’s Money Market Account Special is competitive, particularly when considering the no minimum deposit requirement and no monthly fee.
The above rates are accurate as of 6/24/2015.
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