Capital One has had historically high certificate of deposit rates for terms from six months to five years. Current yields tend to be competitive among other online banks, and there’s no minimum deposit required.
Capital One CD rates
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More details about Capital One CDs
None, which is common for CDs.
Range of CD terms
6 months to 5 years.
Early withdrawal penalty
3 months' worth of interest* for CDs of terms 1 year and shorter
6 months' worth of interest* for CDs of terms longer than 1 year
*The penalty can include more than actual interest earned if the withdrawal occurs early enough.
10 days after the CD's maturity date. Capital One CDs automatically renew, so this 10-day window is the only time to withdraw without getting hit by a penalty.
Capital One IRA CD available?
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What to consider when opening CDs
Interest rates are fixed. If you open a Capital One CD today, its annual percentage yield will stay the same until the CD expires. This benefits you if you lock in a CD before rates start dropping, but on the flip side, you’ll earn less on a CD if rates keep rising. It’s hard to know when CD rates go up, but here’s a quick look at historical CD rates, including this year’s. Or, if you want a sample of rates each month, see current CD rates.
You lose interest if you withdraw early. CDs are built to keep your money out of sight, out of mind. If you dip into a Capital One bank CD before it expires, there’s an early withdrawal penalty, which means losing some or all the interest you earned.
» On the fence about a CD? If there’s a chance you’ll need access to your money, look into the best high-yield savings accounts instead.
Solid rates and terms
Capital One CDs are among the best, but if you want to compare more options, check out our list of best CD rates this month.