The week ending July 31, 2009 saw the best CD rates offered by banks available nationally continue to push lower. This week failed to end the current slump in certificate of deposit yields that started in early spring. All bank CD terms evaluated from the top ten best bank rates were down for the week with the exception
CD rates took a little swoon downwards after the March Fed meeting concluded this past week. As many economists and Fed watchers had expected, the Fed statement released at the close of the two day meeting removed the reference to the term patience as it applies to the Fed’s plans to change monetary policy in
CD rates were little changed going into the Memorial Day weekend. However, not all news for savers was ho hum with some CD maturities displaying a mild uptick. In the latest survey of bank CD rates conducted by SelectCDrates.com, the average yield on the top bank CDs available nationwide dipped by a very small fraction,
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,
Bank CD rates dropped just slightly for the week ending October 28, 2011. Based on the most recent survey of CD interest rates performed by Selectcdrates.com, the average rate on the top ten best CD rates covering maturities of three months through five years fell by less than one basis point. The Selectcdrates.com CD rates
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These are not marketable securities, so the ups and downs of the economy do not affect them. They are securities issued by the U.S. Treasury and are backed, as they say, by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.
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There are few banks today that don’t have an online presence. Almost all banks have recognized the simplicity and cost advantages of online banking and have begun offering some form of online banking and online bill pay to their customers. As these services evolve, online banking becomes increasingly easier to use and as
CD interest rates made another mild retreat over the past week. The minor rate reduction comes on the heels of a rate drop of similar proportions that took place in the previous week. On the face of it, the interest rate reductions may not seem like a whole lot, but when CD rates are holding
CD rates advanced mid June in the midst of political uncertainty in the Middle East. Rates did not move significantly higher but in light of the trouble brewing in Iraq and Syria combined with the continued tensions in Ukraine; rising interest rates would not normally be the outcome one would expect.
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Each day, the Reserve Banks that are part of the Federal Reserve System process a large number of payment transactions resulting from the Reserve Banks’ role in providing payment services to banks and depository institutions. Because depository institutions in the aggregate generally hold a relatively small amount of funds overnight in their Reserve Bank accounts,
It seems hard to believe that bank certificate of deposit rates could slide much lower, but the past week was in fact another down week for most all CD maturities. The results of the selectcdrates.com weekly bank rate survey indicated that CD rates were lower across all terms with the exception of the long term, five year
CD interest rates made a minor dip lower during the second week of 2013. Individual CD maturities were mixed with some maturities pushing moderately higher while others retreated lower. The midterm CD rates were a fair bit lower but the overall reduction in the average CD rates was held back by the lack of the
For yet another week, CD interest rates headed lower. The average rate on the top ten best CD rates available nationally decreased by .013 percent to a rate of 1.252 percent for the week ending September 9, 2011. The reduction of 0.013 percent is certainly not insignificant based on the current low average rates, but
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