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Iowa State Bank Savings
0.05% APY
1. Overview 2. How We Rated It 3. Products Offered 4. Branch Locations

Overview

Iowa State Bank first started operating in 1941 with headquarters located in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa State Bank handles $378 million in assets along with deposits totaling $306 million, making it a small bank. Iowa State Bank lacks premium access to customer service, with no options for live chat or all-day service. It is a traditional brick-and-mortar bank with access to service representatives at a physical location, in addition to its online and mobile offerings. Overall, Iowa State Bank is a solid pick to be your bank, with a score of 4.3 out of 5 stars from our experts. Iowa State Bank has a varied choice of banking products, which include savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, CDs, IRAs, mortgage products and credit cards. Iowa State Bank has a fair savings rate; other popular banks have higher rates. If you're looking for a checking account for everyday use, the bank's most basic checking account does not carry a monthly charge. Institutions that offer free checking, in addition to a high savings APY are your best option for gaining the most income on your deposits while maintaining easy access to your funds.

How We Rated It

SmartAsset's Overall Rating

4.3/5
National Average: 4.1

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Rates

3.1
SmartAsset Average: 3.5

With a savings rate of 0.05%, Iowa State Bank ranks poorly as compared against the national average. Iowa State Bank's one-year and five-year term lengths CDs earn at a rate of 0.70% and 1.40%, respectively, while its highest-yielding money market account has an APY of 0.30%. Given its poor savings rate, you should think about opting for higher earning savings accounts with other banks.

How Iowa State Bank's Savings Rates Compare

Iowa State Bank Savings 0.05 National Average 0.26 Compare Offers
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Fees

5.0
SmartAsset Average: 4.4

Iowa State Bank has typically extremely low fees compared to the national average. Iowa State Bank's checking account has no monthly fee, rating it excellent for anyone looking for a simple account. Iowa State Bank does not reimburse out-of-network ATM fees, which means you will be required to find an Iowa State Bank ATM or accept the fee.

Monthly Fee $0 National Average: $3.21
Non-network ATM Fee N/A National Average: $1.20
Overdraft Fee N/A National Average: $35.00
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Service Quality

4.2
SmartAsset Average: 3.7

Iowa State Bank is a brick-and-mortar bank, with five total branches in Iowa. With mobile and web apps, Iowa State Bank makes account access easy, even on the go. It does not provide access to all-day customer service with actual service representatives. You can get help during its customer service hours, which are Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT. Iowa State Bank receives high praise from customers for its online presence. With 16 ratings on iOS and Android platforms, the Iowa State Bank mobile app has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 (compared to the national average of 3.8). You can utilize Iowa State Bank's app to manage your funds by reviewing monthly statements, transferring money as well as accessing customer service. Iowa State Bank receives a superb consumer satisfaction rating due to relatively few complaints reported to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a government-backed consumer protection agency.

Overall Mobile Rating 4.5/5
Consumer Satisfaction Rating 5.0/5
Online Banking Portal No
Live Chat No
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Financial Health

5.0
SmartAsset Average: 4.8

Iowa State Bank is a small bank with assets totaling $378 million and $306 million in deposits. Iowa State Bank has an excellent Texas Ratio of 0.24%, signifying that the bank is in superb financial shape and improbable to fail. Additionally, Iowa State Bank is FDIC-insured, meaning that your money is insured up to $250,000, even in the event of bank failure.

Texas Ratio Analysis

The Texas Ratio, a measure of a "bad assets" against available capital, can provide an early warning sign of bank failure. A low ratio indicates smaller chance of failure; a higher ratio suggests greater risk.

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Compare Iowa State Bank to Other Competitive Offers

Products Offered

Product Current Terms and Rates Minimum Balance for APY
Savings Account 0.05% APY $100
Checking Account 0.02% APY $1000
Certificates of Deposit
  • 12 Month: 0.70% APY
  • 24 Month: 0.90% APY
  • 36 Month: 1.10% APY
  • 48 Month: 1.30% APY
  • 60 Month: 1.40% APY
$10000 for all terms
Money Market Accounts 0.1% APY 0.3% APY $10000 $15000

Iowa State Bank has several deposit products including savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts and CDs that provide you with many options to manage your money. Iowa State Bank does not have the best savings rate, which means you should consider other options for banks that deliver more return for your money. CDs can be a terrific option to achieve higher returns, but there are limitations to accessing your money. Iowa State Bank's CD rates are fair in comparison to the average U.S. bank.

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Find a Iowa State Bank Near Me

Iowa State Bank has five physical branches across the U.S.

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