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Path To Rising Interest Rates May Not Be In The Cards As Fed Pivots On Policy

May 7, 2013

TheStreet and RateWatch Report Top CD Rate Issuers

NEW YORK, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — RateWatch, a premier banking data and analytics service owned by TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) reported today that national averages generally remained unchanged at record-low levels. The Federal Reserve last Wednesday surprised economists by stating that it would “increase or reduce” monetary stimulus as needed. Since late 2008, the Federal Reserve has continued to keep the short-term federal funds rate at a range of zero to 0.25%.

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The policy-making statement pivoted from the previous Federal Open Market Committee meeting that had said more central bankers were embracing the idea of scaling back current purchasing programs. “The possibility that the Fed may implement more easing if economic conditions continue to slide suggests that the path to raising interest rates may not yet be in the cards,” says Joe Deaux, TheStreet’s Economist. “However, Friday’s upside surprise jobs report could rekindle the debate to scale back stimulus.”

NATIONAL AVERAGE RESULTS – $10K

                          This                  Last
                          week                  week
                          ----                  ----

    Money Market                          0.11                   0.11
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    1 month CD                            0.06                   0.06
    ----------                            ----                   ----

    3 month CD                            0.09                   0.09
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    6 month CD                            0.15                   0.15
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    1 year CD                             0.24                   0.24
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    2 year CD                             0.38                   0.38
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    3 year CD                             0.51                   0.51
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    4 year CD                             0.64                   0.64
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    5 year CD                             0.82                   0.82
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TOP RATE ISSUERS – $10K
This is a list of issuers with top interest rates. The issuer’s Financial Strength Rating is an independent, unbiased evaluation of quarterly regulatory statements. Institutions are assigned a letter grade of A-E with “A” representing the highest rating based on a review of many aspects of financial safety including capitalization, asset quality, profitability and liquidity. For more information, visit www.weissratings.com/help/what-our-ratings-mean.aspx. Information is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed.

    Money Market                                     Financial  Minimum       APY
                                                      Strength  to Earn       (%)
                                                       Rating  Interest
                                                                  ($)
    ---                                                           ---

    Mercantil Commercebank, National Association C                      10000     1.000
                                                 ---                    -----     -----

    305-460-8701

    www.mercantilcb.com
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    Sallie Mae Bank                              A-                         1     0.900
                                                 ---                      ---     -----

    801-281-1423

    www.salliemaebank.com
    ---------------------

    Ally Bank                                    B+                         1     0.840
                                                 ---                      ---     -----

    877-247-2559

    www.ally.com
    ------------

    1 Month CD                                       Financial  Minimum       APY
                                                      Strength  to Earn       (%)
                                                       Rating  Interest
                                                                  ($)
    ---                                                           ---

    Carter Bank & Trust                          C+                      2500     0.500
                                                 ---                     ----     -----

    276-632-2901

    www.carterbankandtrust.com
    --------------------------

    Beal Bank USA                                B-                      1000     0.400
                                                 ---                     ----     -----

    702-598-3500

    www.bealbankusa.com
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    Umbrellabank.com                             C                       1000     0.400
                                                 ---                     ----     -----

    866-862-7355

    www.umbrellabank.com
    --------------------

    3 Month CD                                       Financial  Minimum       APY
                                                      Strength  to Earn       (%)
                                                       Rating  Interest
                                                                  ($)
    ---                                                           ---

    Beal Bank USA                                B-                      1000     0.510
                                                 ---                     ----     -----

    702-598-3500

    www.bealbankusa.com
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    Umbrellabank.com                             C                       1000     0.510
                                                 ---                     ----     -----

    866-862-7355

    www.umbrellabank.com
    --------------------

    Beal Bank, SSB                               C                       1000     0.510
                                                 ---                     ----     -----

    469-467-5000

    www.bealbank.com
    ----------------

    6 Month CD                                       Financial  Minimum       APY
                                                      Strength  to Earn       (%)
                                                       Rating  Interest
                                                                  ($)
    ---                                                           ---

    Doral Bank                                   D-                       500     1.000
                                                 ---                      ---     -----

    212-584-6820

    www.doralbankny.com
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    CapitalSource Bank                           B                      10000     0.800
                                                 ---                    -----     -----

    888-433-4272

    www.capitalsourcebank.com
    -------------------------

    Beal Bank USA                                B-                      1000     0.750
                                                 ---                     ----     -----

    702-598-3500

    www.bealbankusa.com
    -------------------

    1 Year CD                                        Financial  Minimum       APY
                                                      Strength  to Earn       (%)
                                                       Rating  Interest
                                                                  ($)
    ---                                                           ---

    Doral Bank                                   D-                       500     1.200
                                                 ---                      ---     -----

    212-584-6820

    www.doralbankny.com
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    Beal Bank USA                                B-                      1000     1.110
                                                 ---                     ----     -----

    786-347-3601

    www.bealbankusa.com
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    CIT Bank                                     B+                      1000     1.010
                                                 ---                     ----     -----

    801-412-6800

    www.bankoncit.com
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    2 Year CD                                        Financial  Minimum       APY
                                                      Strength  to Earn       (%)
                                                       Rating  Interest
                                                                  ($)
    ---                                                           ---

    Doral Bank                                   D-                       500     1.450
                                                 ---                      ---     -----

    212-584-6820

    www.doralbankny.com
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    VirtualBank                                  C+                     10000     1.160
                                                 ---                    -----     -----

    561-776-8860

    www.virtualbank.com
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    Emigrant Bank                                C+                      1000     1.150
                                                 ---                     ----     -----

    212-850-4521

    www.emigrant.com
    ----------------

    3 Year CD                                        Financial  Minimum       APY
                                                      Strength  to Earn       (%)
                                                       Rating  Interest
                                                                  ($)
    ---                                                           ---

    First NBC Bank                               B-                     10000     1.820
                                                 ---                    -----     -----

    504-671-3550

    www.firstnbcbank.com
    --------------------

    Doral Bank                                   D-                       500     1.550
                                                 ---                      ---     -----

    212-584-6820

    www.doralbankny.com
    -------------------

    Community Bank                               C                       1000     1.450
                                                 ---                     ----     -----

    800-239-9427

    www.dodcommunitybank.com
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    4 Year CD                                        Financial  Minimum       APY
                                                      Strength  to Earn       (%)
                                                       Rating  Interest
                                                                  ($)
    ---                                                           ---

    Institution for Savings In Newburyport       B                          1     2.000
                                                 ---                      ---     -----

    978-462-3106

    www.institutionforsavings.com
    -----------------------------

    Doral Bank                                   D-                       500     1.650
                                                 ---                      ---     -----

    212-584-6820

    www.doralbankny.com
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    Emigrant Bank                                C+                      1000     1.650
                                                 ---                     ----     -----

    212-850-4521

    www.emigrant.com
    ----------------

    5 Year CD                                        Financial  Minimum       APY
                                                      Strength  to Earn       (%)
                                                       Rating  Interest
                                                                  ($)
    ---                                                           ---

    Institution for Savings In Newburyport       B                          1     2.000
                                                 ---                      ---     -----

    978-462-3106

    www.institutionforsavings.com
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    First NBC Bank                               B-                     10000     1.970
                                                 ---                    -----     -----

    504-671-3550

    www.firstnbcbank.com
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    Doral Bank                                   D-                       500     1.850
                                                 ---                      ---     -----

    212-584-6820

    www.doralbankny.com
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Financial Strength Rating: A=Excellent, B=Good, C=Fair, D=Weak, E=Very Weak
Plus sign “+” = top of range, Minus sign “-” = bottom of range

Data is surveyed weekly with averages calculated each Monday afternoon from RateWatch’s unbiased national interest rate survey of over 96,000 financial institution locations across the United States.

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