A credit union is a financial institution that is privately owned by its members or customers. Unlike a bank, a credit union operates as a non-profit entity and does not put profitability first. Like banks, credit unions must be concerned about its deposits and lending activities and provide stability and service. Credit
Banks are places that take your money, keep it safe and let you use a debit card or checks to take care of day-to-day purchases. A depository for your day-to-day funds and short-term savings is the main features most consumers use the local bank for. And there is a good likelihood that your
Prime rate is a term applied to a reference an interest rate that is utilized by banks and financial institutions for lending purposes.
The prime rate was a term originally used to identify the rate at which banks lend to their best and most favored customers, though this is no longer the case in general.
Short term savings refers to money that you keep out of your checking account and stash away somewhere close in case of an emergency or a planned expense in the not too distant future.
This may be a fund for something unexpectedly unhappy like car repairs, or it may be for something like college tuition in
Bank CD interest rates continued to creep lower in this week’s interest rate survey of the top banks and thrifts across the nation. Based on the most recent survey of bank CD rates performed by SelectCDrates.com, certificate of deposit rates were lower on all maturities with the exception of the two year term bank CDs,
According to this week’s survey of the top ten best certificate of deposit rates available nationally, performed by Selectcdrates.com, bank CD rates have now reached new lows for the year. Bank CD interest rates were down for all terms or maturities again this week.
The average rate for the top ten highest 6 month bank CD
CD interest rates were little changed for the week ending May 20, 2011. While Treasury rates dipped lower and mortgage rates moved higher, bank CD rates yawned. The highest CD rates available for all five categories of bank CDs (3 month CDs rates, 6 month CD rates, 1 year CD rates, 2 year
Bank CD rates were moderately lower for the week for the week ending October 29, 2009. The short term CD interest rates had the largest rate movement, unfortunately to the downside. Mid term CD rates were modestly higher and the long term, five year CD rates were down just slightly.
Six month CD rates that are
CD rates continued to move lower this past week. The average of the best national bank CD rates was down for all terms with the exception of the longer term, five year CDs. The declines were measurably smaller than last weeks move, however this may have more to do with the fact that bank rates
Certificate of deposit interest rates ended the week on June 11th with mixed results across the various maturities. The average yield for the five year CD rates ended with a gain on the week while the six month and one year term CDs remained unchanged. Unfortunately, the average rate on the top ten
Certificate of deposit rates were down for the week ending April 9, 2010 across all maturities according to the most recent CD rate survey performed by SelectCDrates.com.
National CD rates were lower for all of the terms measured in the survey though the short term, 6 month CD rates, were down by only a very modest
Fair Housing Act (1968)
Prohibits discrimination in the extension of housing credit on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or family status.
Truth in Lending Act (1968)
Requires uniform methods for computing the cost of credit and for disclosing credit terms. Gives borrowers the right to cancel, within three days, certain loans secured by
CD interest rates moved higher in mid August along with most long term interest rates, which spiked significantly more than bank CD rates. Bank rates have been heading higher after the Fed indicated that the monetary stimulus program that has been keeping interest rates low may be slowly cut back before year’s end. The first
CD interest rates continue to plunge as banks remain awash with reserves and investors flock to the safety of U.S. Treasury bonds. CD interest rates have suffered from a number of fronts including the biggest force coming from the Fed’s position in 2011 to drive bank rates down in an effort to help the housing
CD rates at the nation’s banks were little changed for the week ending July 8, 2011. The average rate on the top CD rates available nationally inched just negligibly on the week. The Selectcdrates.com index of the highest CD rates for the three month, six month, one year, two year and five year CD terms