NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sallie Mae Bank—the retail banking arm of Sallie Mae, the nation’s
saving, planning, and paying for college company—was ranked among the
best banks for a third straight year by GOBankingRates.com,
a leading site for personal finance and consumer banking information.
This year, Sallie Mae Bank was recognized as one of the Best
Banks of 2017 for Savings Accounts and one of the Best
Banks of 2017 for CD Accounts.
“Sallie Mae Bank's money market account and CD products rank among the
best for 2017,” said Cameron Huddleston, Life + Money columnist for
GOBankingRates. “Consumers can expect a winning combination of no
monthly fees and competitive interest rates. Sallie Mae’s CD products,
in particular, offer some of the highest interest rates available today.”
GOBankingRates evaluated 12-month certificates of deposit (CDs) and
five-year CDs on minimum- deposit-to-open requirements and annual
percentage yields (APY). Sallie Mae Bank’s FDIC-insured CDs require a
minimum deposit of $2,500. The 12-month
CD has a 1.25
percent APY and the 60-month
CD has a 1.80
percent APY. Additionally, Sallie Mae Bank’s 36-month
CD offers a 1.60
Savings accounts were ranked based on interest rates, minimum deposit
and minimum balance requirements, as well as monthly fees. Sallie Mae
Bank’s FDIC-insured money
market account offers an interest rate of 1.05
percent APY—11 times the Bankrate.com
national average — with no minimum balance and no monthly maintenance
“We are committed to helping our customers save, plan, and pay for
college and other financial goals,” said Paul Thome, president, Sallie
Mae Bank. “We are proud that our responsible, sound, and competitively
priced savings accounts and CDs have again been named among the best.”
In addition to CDs and a competitive money market account, Sallie Mae
also offers SmartyPig—a
leading goal-based, online, high yield savings account— to help
consumers reach their financial savings goals. SmartyPig offers
competitive interest rates of up to 1.05
percent APY and allows customers to save using automatic monthly or
biweekly contributions or individual deposits, and then track progress.
Sallie Mae Bank, Member FDIC, is a subsidiary of SLM Corporation,
commonly known as Sallie Mae. For more information or to open an
account, visit SallieMae.com/banking.
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About Sallie Mae
Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying
for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around
the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal
finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards,
scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail
banking. Learn more at SallieMae.com.
Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are
not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.