CIBC U.S. Bank Review: Savings and CDs
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CIBC U.S. Bank is the U.S. arm of the Toronto-based Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Its U.S. offerings are split between online-only accounts for high-yield savings and CDs and offline accounts for low-fee checking and other accounts. For this review, we considered the online options only. Its banking experience is uneven, with a clear and straightforward website but poor ratings on mobile apps.
Best for: Those who want competitive savings rates and prefer to bank online, and don’t need a checking account or app-based banking.
- Competitive online savings account rate.
- Comprehensive online calculators.
- Mediocre mobile app ratings.
4.5/5 NerdWallet rating
The Agility online savings account earns a competitive rate of 4.52% annual percentage yield on all balances. There's no monthly fee. The only downside is the opening minimum is $1,000.
2.0/5 NerdWallet rating
CIBC U.S. offers four terms for its online Agility CDs from nine months to two years, but the rates don't tend to stack up well compared with other online bank CDs. And you need $1,000 to open one.
Each CD has two tiers: rates under $25,000 and rates at or above that balance. The one-year CD offers 5.27% APY for lower balances and 5.27% APY for higher balances.
The CIBC U.S. website provides a clear overview of fees and rates for its online-only offerings and a good amount of information on its accounts that are available offline, including checking. There's a small network of ATMs and branches for the checking customers. Customer service is available by phone 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT on Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT on Saturday.
For online customers, the bank website provides some calculators, but the mobile app ratings for iOS and Android devices aren't great.
How does CIBC Bank USA compare?
SoFi Checking and Savings
CIT Bank Platinum Savings
Citizens Online Savings Account
With $0 min. balance for APY
With $5,000 min. balance for APY
With $0.01 min. balance for APY
Earn up to $250 with direct deposit. Terms apply.
at CIT Bank
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