Not quite a year ago, we started building a CD ladder. We’re building a five year ladder, and that first rung is nearly up for renewal. I’ve thus been looking around for the best CD rates.
In doing so, I ran across the ten day CD rate guarantee at Ally Bank. In short, if you open a CD with Ally and the rates go up within the first ten days, they’ll automatically increase your rate to the higher level.
When you fund your CD within ten days of opening or renewing your Ally account, you automatically get the best rate we offer during that time period.
This isn’t a huge deal, but it’s nice to know that you won’t have any regrets about locking in your rate a few days before they raise them. Since our CDs are already at Ally (formerly GMAC Bank), and since their rates are still near the top, we’ll be leaving the money in place and just changing the term.
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