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Unrest and fear around the globe has caused jitters in world markets pushing interest rates lower.  As fear and uncertainty rises, investors often flock to the...(read more)

BankDirect, the national Internet banking division of Texas Capital Bank, has ratcheted up their CD rates once again.  BankDirect CD rates are very competitive across a number of ...(read more)

The National Republic Bank of Chicago was closed on Friday by the FDIC.  The bank had almost 1.0 billion dollars in total assets and was the 42nd largest bank based in Illinois. ...(read more)

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Tiered interest rates on a bank account are ones in which the interest rate earned will vary depending on the amount of money held in the account.  I...(read more)

Uncertainty in the investment world and hints that the Fed will keep rates low, lower than most economists expected into the next year, has pushed mortgage rates down to the low po...(read more)
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CD interest rates pulled off a small increase in yield for the week ending June 15, 2012.  The average yield coming from the top ten highest CD rates in the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index increased by 4/1000ths of a percent for the week.  The CD rates index averages the ten highest CD rates available nationally
The best certificate of deposit rates for the week ending May 8, 2009 saw declines for the short term and midterm rates and an increase for the long term CD rates.  The average for the best two year term CDs were unchanged for the week.  The average of the top ten CD rates with a
While the economy stumbles along, certificates of deposit rates grew weaker yet again.  For the week ending August 19th, CD interest rates dropped across all maturities measured in the Selectcdrates.com bank rate survey.  The movement in CD interest rate reductions has become unstoppable.  The deterioration in rates among the top ten highest CD rates this
Historically low rates on bank CDs continued again this week. Although CD interest rates were little changed by the close of the week, there were no CD terms that displayed an increase in rates and some terms ended with a mild decrease. While CD rates remain quite low, there is a wide discrepancy
CD interest rates were unchanged, on average, for the week ending August 17, 2012.  The average CD rate covering all CD maturities found in the weekly Selectcdrates.com national CD rate survey was unaltered at 1.046 percent.  While the average CD rate did not move over the course of the week, the top bank CD rates
CD rates reversed last week’s mild rate reduction and pushed slightly higher for the week ending July 6, 2012.  The average CD interest rate in the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index advanced but less than one basis point.  The average CD rate was up by just 1/1000th of a percent pushing the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index
Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is the term used to express the annual rate of interest on an investment that takes into account the effect of compounding. Normally an investment is sold on the basis of a Nominal Interest Rate, but the nominal rate does not take into account the effect of earning interest
CD investors and savers had to endure some more pain over the past week as CD interest rates moved lower one more time this year.  The average bank CD rate as measured by the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index was lower by just over one basis point.  The average CD rate, per the CD rate index,
The best CD rates available nationally drifted moderately lower over the past week.  Although rate changes were seen on three out of the five maturities measured in the weekly CD rate survey, the magnitude of the rate movements was quite contained.  The average CD rate measured by the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index for the week
Bank CD interest rates were down by a slight margin for the week ending May 7, 2010.  The average rates on three of the four key certificate of deposit maturities surveyed by Selectcdrates.com were down for the week, while the average rate for two of the CD maturities managed to rise.  Six month term CDs, two year
Even though the GDP numbers released last week were stronger than expected, banks continued to trim interest rates further on certificates of deposit.  Financial institutions cut rates on three of the four CD terms measured in the weekly selectcdrates.com bank rate survey.  While yields moved lower for the short and midterm CDs, the long term
The highest CD rates offered nationally remained in a tight range for the week ending May 1, 2009.  The average of the longest term CD rates, the five year term, dropped by one basis point or 1/100 of a percent for the week.  The best two year CD rates increased on average by two basis
Bank certificate of deposit rates managed yet another week of declining yields.  The best CD rates available nationally were lower across all CD maturities with the exception of the long term bank CDs which ended the week with a modest increase in the average interest rate. The average of the best six month CD rates fell
Banks make money by accepting money from you and paying you interest on the money and then loaning it out a higher rate of interest. That sounds like a good way to make money, but banking is competitive and there is a bank on every corner trying to do the same thing. So, banks have
You probably have noticed that many brokerage houses are expanding into areas other than investments. This is a natural expansion for many brokers as money and banking become more virtual, and the new revenue streams help to offset the discounted prices for trades. You’re already invested with your broker, should you use him

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