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Stock prices and bond yields in mid April have continued the recent trend of moving in the opposite direction.  While the stock market has been struggling, the...(read more)

CD rates moved higher at the onset of April with the longer term maturities leading the way.  The average rate across the most popular CD terms available nationally was up by 8/10...(read more)

Bank lending and savings rates have moved higher as 2013 came to a close and the prospects for this trend continuing are high.  Most bank rates have in fact, moved only marginally...(read more)

The Discover® Open Road Card remains a top rated credit card with features that appeal to the credit card rate conscious, those seeking more credit card rewards and the frugal sho...(read more)

A bank checking account or savings account is considered dormant if the account has had no activity for an extended period of time.  Funds held in a ...(read more)

Although a fairly rotten monthly jobs report was released on Friday, mortgage rates barely budged for the week ending February 7, 2104.  In general, a poor employment report is go...(read more)
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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
CD interested rates were essentially flat for the week ending November 11, 2011.  The top CD rates available nationally were unchanged on the very short end of the CD rate curve as well on the midterm range; however rates moved ever-so-slightly higher on the long end of the curve.  The interest rate movements in bank CD
CD rates moved modestly higher during a week when most bank rates and interest rates had shifted decidedly lower.  The big news for the week or perhaps the month, the Fed statement that there will be no reduction in the current round of stimulus or QE3, had little impact on bank CD rates.  The lack
The best national CD rates stayed within a tight range for the week ending April 24, 2009.  The short term rates increased slightly, with the six month term CD rates bumping up two basis points while the one year CD rates dropped by two basis points, a basis point is 1/100 of a percent.  Mid
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
Bank rates fell…….through the floor this week.  Fortunately, the full impact was not absorbed in CD interest rates although, in the coming days bank CD rates are sure to drop further.  The European debt crisis not only refused to go away but appears to be bigger than ever.  The combination of more problems with European
It may surprise you to know that ATM machines were not popular when they first appeared. Consumers were wary of letting a machine handle their money, and they greatly preferred face-to-face interactions. But ATMs are much more profitable for banks as they don’t require paying a friendly smiling face to greet customers.
With bank certificate of deposit rates hovering at their lowest level in a year and the financial pundits talking of an economic recovery, it is hard to see how CD rate can move much lower.  Today’s CD rates may come as an unpleasant surprise to those that accept this wisdom and think the bottom had
Certificate of deposit rates for bank CDs available nationally were mostly lower with the exception of the long term CD rates which remained unchanged for the week ending May 29.  Though interest rates were not overly active among the different terms the end result and the long term trend has been an increasing spread between
When individuals wish to guarantee payment to someone they think of these three types of checks but often don’t know one from another. Let’s attempt to set them straight. A Certified Check is a type of check where the issuing bank guarantees the recipient of the check that there is enough cash available in the
Even though they employ some of the most sophisticated and advanced software and machinery, banks are still known to make mistakes. Typically they’re a result of human error somewhere down the line, but the reason for the error is virtually irrelevant; the fact is that they do happen, more frequently than you probably imagine. The
CD rates remained relatively stable in the most recent survey of the top national CD rates.  The average CD rate, as measured by the rates on the best three month, six month, one year, two year and five year CD rates, was unchanged from the previous week.  The Selectcdrates.com weekly CD rate survey showed the
Bank certificate of deposit rates were little changed for the week ending June 4, 2010. Based on the most recent survey of CD interest rates performed by Selectcdrates.com, the average rate for all bank CD maturities measured were unchanged with the exception of the two year term. The average yield on the short
Bank certificate of deposit rates were lower on the short term maturities once again while the longer term CD rates showed mixed results for the week.  Six month maturities and one year maturities were all lower in yield while the two year term CD was unchanged and the five year maturities experienced an increase in
Bank certificate of deposit rates were mostly lower for the week ending December 11, 2009.  The short term CD rates, six month and one year maturities, ended the week with lower yields while the average yields on the two year bank CDs was unchanged and the five year term CD interest rates managed to gain

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