Top CD rates today: June 24, 2024 | Earn Yields Of Up To 5.36% APY (2024)

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Top CD rates today: June 24, 2024 | Earn Yields Of Up To 5.36% APY (1)

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Key takeaways

  • Today's highest CD rate across terms is 5.36% APY, offered on a one-year CD.
  • In addition to choosing a CD based on APY, be sure to pick a term that suits your financial goals.
  • Highest CD rates on most terms are at least triple the national averages.

Opening a fixed-rate certificate of deposit (CD) with a term of at least one year, today, should give you peace of mind that your savings will continue to earn the same annual percentage yield (APY) should rates begin to retreat later this year. APYs on competitive CDs have been high as of late because they follow the federal funds rate, which is currently at a range of 5.25-5.50 percent — the highest it has been since early 2001. But with the Federal Reserve expected to lower rates later this year, CD APYs could eventually fall.

For today, the highest APY across CD terms among the banks we monitor is 5.36 percent, which is offered on a one-year term from CIBC Bank and requires a minimum deposit of $1,000. You’ll find that many shorter terms are earning higher yields than longer ones in the current rate environment.

Bankrate monitors the top and average rates every weekday, and you’ll find today’s top CD rates in the table below.

Today's CD rates by term

CD termInstitution offering top APYHighest APYNational average APYEstimated earnings on $5,000 with top APY
3-monthPopular Direct5.25%1.24%$64
6-monthPopular Direct5.35%1.73%$132
9-monthForbright Bank5.30%N/A$197
1-yearCIBC Bank USA5.36%1.81%$268
18-monthLendingClub5.00%1.90%$380
2-yearFirst Internet Bank of Indiana4.76%1.54%$487
3-yearFirst Internet Bank of Indiana4.61%1.43%$724
4-yearFirst Internet Bank of Indiana4.45%1.50%$951
5-yearFirst Internet Bank of Indiana4.50%1.45%$1,231

Note: Annual percentage yields (APYs) shown are as of June 24, 2024. APYs for some products may vary by region.

N/A: Not available; Bankrate doesn’t track national averages for the 9-month CD term due to limited available data. Estimated earnings are based on the highest APYs and assume interest is compounded annually.

When is a CD a good idea?

A CD can be a good option when you find one with a competitive rate and you can afford to lock in the money for the entire term. Most CDs charge an early withdrawal penalty for taking out the money before the maturity date. An upside to such a penalty structure is you’ll be less tempted to withdraw the money early and use it for impulse purchases.

What the current rate environment means for CDs

In 2022 and 2023, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate a total of 11 times, bringing its current target range to a 23-year high of 5.25-5.50 percent. However, the Fed has left rates unchanged for seven straight meetings, due to inflation not slowing as quickly as it has in the past.

Yields on competitive savings accounts and CDs tend to move in lockstep with the Fed’s interest rate moves. As such, many banks increase their yields when the Fed raises rates, and they lower yields when the federal funds rate drops. While the Fed has held rates steady since July 2023, top CD APYs ended up peaking in late 2023 and have since been decreasing gradually.

Is it still a good time to open a CD? “Even though CD yields have pulled back a bit, you’re still able to lock in yields that are well in excess of inflation and do so for multiple years,” says Greg McBride, CFA, Bankrate’s chief financial analyst. “The declines will likely accelerate as we get closer to the Fed beginning to cut interest rates, so there is no sense in waiting.”

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Research methodology

Bankrate calculates and reports the national average APYs for various CD terms. Factored into national average rates are the competitive APYs commonly offered by online banks, along with the very low rates often found at large brick-and-mortar banks.

In June 2023, Bankrate updated its methodology that determines the national average CD rates. For the process, more than 500 banks and credit unions are now surveyed each week to generate the national averages. Among these institutions are those that are broadly available and offer high yields, as well as some of the nation’s largest banks.

Top CD rates today: June 24, 2024 | Earn Yields Of Up To 5.36% APY (2024)
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