Today, Bankrate, Inc. is the Web’s leading aggregator of financial rate information, offering an unparalleled depth and breadth of rate data and financial content. Bankrate continually surveys approximately 4,800 financial institutions in all 50 states in order to provide clear, objective, and unbiased rates to consumers. Their flagship Web site, Bankrate.com, provides free rate information to consumers on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees.
Hundreds of print publications depend on Bankrate as the trusted source for financial rates and information, including the top 10 newspapers in the country, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe. And you will see their data frequently referenced on “CNN,” “CNBC,” “Fox Business News,” “ABC News” and many other major broadcast news outlets.
Here at Affordable Housing Partners Group (AHPG), we use their data to track the national average for 5 year CD rates. Click on the link “5yr CD National Average Rate” on the right side of this page to view the rate we use as a benchmark for our partners.