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With yet another move to the downside this past week, lending rates are very close to their lowest levels of the past three years.  While the drop in rates has...(read more)

Needham Bank has a mid-term CD rate promotion underway for savers and investors in Massachusetts.  The bank is offering a 15 month term certificate of deposit that earns the accou...(read more)

Now that the Fed has made the big announcement and has taken action to increase interest rates for the first time on almost ten years, savers and investors want to know how this is...(read more)

The new Citi Double Cash Card offers a new twist on earning cash rewards with credit card transactions.  Account holders earn 1% cash back on all purchases made with the new Citi ...(read more)

Most banks in the U.S. do sell money orders to their customers.  In fact, many banks that offer money orders to their customers also offer money orde...(read more)

Mortgage rates, along with most bank savings and lending rates, showed very little movement as the Easter holiday came to a close at the tail end of March.  30 year mortgage rates...(read more)
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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
Bank certificate of deposit rates for the week ending November 13, 2009 were lower for all maturities with the exception of the five year term bank CD.  The greatest CD rate reductions were on the mid term, two year bank CDs with the short term rates experiencing only a mild decrease in the average interest
Do you need short-term savings? Yes, you most certainly do. And it’s likely you need far more than you have stashed away somewhere. Short-term savings is more than the few hundred you stick in a statement savings account at your local bank to cover next year’s Christmas presents. True short-term savings
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National bank CD rates were a mixed bag for the week ending August 28, 2009.  Overall, CD interest rates had dropped modestly during the week.  The short term rates absorbing most all of the loss in yield, while the longer term rates gained ever so slightly. The average for the best six month CD rates fell
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,
As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve performs services for foreign central banks and for international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.  The Reserve Banks provide several types of services to these organizations, including maintaining non-interest-bearing deposit bank accounts (in U.S. dollars),
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
A money market account is a savings account offered by banks that normally earns a higher rate of interest than a normal savings account. These accounts go by the acronym MMA, but also are referred to as Money Market Demand Accounts (MMDA) or Money Market Deposit Accounts (also MMDA.) It pays a higher rate in
The top CD interest rates available nationally barely budged over the past week.  The highest CD rates moved lower on the week but by the smallest of increments and remain in a very tight range.  The Selectcdrates.com index of the top ten CD rates for three month CDs, six month CDs, one year CDs, two
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.
The best CD rates available Christmas week 2014 are little changed from the previous week and down slightly from the start of the month.  The SelectCDrates.com CD rate index shows the average rate among the top performers holding at 1.169 percent.  The top rates measured by SelectCDrates.com are the highest rates available by a bank in
A Certificate of Deposit or CD is normally a fixed-rate, fixed-term investment that is insured for up to $100, 000 by the FDIC, a department in the Federal government. Because the investment in a CD is for a longer period of time than a savings account of checking account, it pays a rate that is higher
The best CD rates available nationally were little changed for the week ending October 24th 2014 based on the most recent survey of bank CD rates conducted by SelectCDrates.com.  Although the average returns on the top performing bank CDs showed little change over the course of the week, the average rate remains elevated relative other
As the markets absorb the new Fed policy to buy long term bonds, referred to as operation Twist, certificate of deposit rates continue to press on to lower levels.  This week, CD interest rates reacted to the Fed’s desire to drive long term rates lower with CD rates experiencing yet another down week.  Unfortunately, it

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