The U.S. Department of the Treasury has transitioned the savings bond program to an electronic process. As of January 1, 2012, financial institutions including State Bank & Trust Co. are no longer allowed to order savings bonds for customers. If you wish to continue to purchase savings bonds, you are required to order them online.*
How to Order Savings Bonds:
- Visit the U.S. Department of the Treasury website at www.treasurydirect.gov.
- Open an account online.
- Once you set up an account, you will be able to place orders online for the Series EE and I electronic savings bonds. Payment can be made through a checking debit or payroll deduction through the secure website.
- You can buy, manage and redeem Treasury securities online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all from the your home, work or wherever you have secure Internet access.
Although State Bank & Trust Co. is no longer able to order bonds on your behalf, bank customers will still have the option of redeeming paper bonds at the Bank.
The Treasury offers a customer service call center at 844-284-2676 to assist you with your questions.
*Savings Bonds are not FDIC insured.