The set amount required to open Marcus CDs is low. Each CD term only requires $500 to open. Marcus CD offers competitive interest rates. The rates are competitive with other online CDs and much higher than typical bank rates. To earn interest on your Marcus CDs, you must keep $500 in the account. You will not earn interest until your CD has a balance over the $500 minimum.
Marcus offers a ten-day interest rate guarantee. Once you fund your account with the minimum deposit, you have ten days to watch the rates. If the rates increase in those ten days, Marcus locks in the highest interest rate.
Interest earned on Marcus CDs is automatically added to the principal amount of your CD. There are other options if you wish to receive interest in another way. You can have the monthly interest transferred to a Marcus online savings account. You can also transfer the money to an external linked account. You can withdraw the earned interest anytime during the CD term without a penalty.
Marcus offers a No-Penalty CD. This CD requires $500 to open. Once the account has been opened for seven days, you can withdraw your money at any time during the CD term. You will not be charged a fee for withdrawing your money before it reaches maturity. You cannot add additional funds to the No-Penalty CD.
You can withdraw money from the No-Penalty CD without a fee, but you cannot make a partial withdrawal. If you want to withdraw the money, you must withdraw the entire balance. This includes all the interest you have earned. You can withdraw the money after the account is open for seven days. You can only make a withdrawal one time during the term life of the CD. Once you withdraw your money, the account will close.
Marcus CDs terms less than 12-months do not offer as competitive of rates as the other CDs. The six-month and nine-month terms still offer competitive rates. Their rates are just not as competitive as the other CD term rates. These rates are still much higher than typical bank rates of the same terms.
The No-Penalty CDs offered through Marcus comes in limited term lengths. There are only three terms offered for the No-Penalty CDs. Those terms are a seven-month term, an 11-month term, and a 13-month term.
To make electronic transfers into your Marcus CDs requires linking another account. You can link a Marcus CD to a Marcus online savings account. You can also link your Marcus CD to an external account. Once you link the accounts you can transfer money electronically to fund the account. You can also have the earned interest transferred into the linked account.
The interest rates for Capital One 360 CDs are competitive. Each of the terms offers competitive rates. The rates are competitive with other online CDs. The interest rates are not tiered. There is no required balance to earn competitive rates.
The Capital One 360 CDs do not have a set amount required to open the account. You choose how much you want to invest in the Capital One 360 CDs. The CDs cannot exceed $1,000,000.
Capital One 360 CDs offer a Rate Lock Guarantee. You fund your CD by linking it to an external account, which can be another Capital One account. Capital One 360 gives you 10 days to confirm ownership of the linked account. Because this takes a few days, your CD interest rate will be the highest one offered during those days.
Capital One 360 offers a good variety of CD terms. The CDs range from six months to five-year terms. They offer a total of nine CD terms. Each of the terms is FDIC insured.
The only deposit you can make into your CD is when you initially open the account. You cannot add money to the CD during the term life.
During the CD term, you cannot withdraw partial amounts of the principal. These types of withdrawals are only allowed during the grace period. If you make a withdrawal before the maturity date, you will be charged a fee.
To fund your Capital One 360 CD, you must link the CD to an external bank account. Once you have the CD linked to an external account, you can transfer money into the CD. The linked account can be another Capital One account.
Once your CD matures, you cannot add money to the current CD. If you have more money to add, your current CD will be closed and Capital One 360 will help you open a new CD. That CD will include the money from the previous CD and the money you want to add.