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
Banks, like credit cards and brokers before them, are hoping their customers stay safely unaware of what the financial industry actually entails. Fortunately for banks, most customers are living up to the industries very low expectations. The vast majority of banks, especially those with large downtown offices and football stadiums, don’t operate with
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
The average interest rate earned on bank CDs rose by 1 basis point or 1/100th of a percentage point. Though CD rates increased, the trend has been for declining rates since the start of the year. The month of February has remained remarkably calm with CD rates gyrating very little thus far.
Fedwire Funds Service
The Fedwire Funds Service provides a real-time gross settlement system in which more than 9,500 participants are able to initiate electronic funds transfers that are immediate, final, and irrevocable. Banks and other depository institutions that maintain an account with a Reserve Bank are eligible to use the service to send payments directly to,
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
Savings Bonds are modest, safe investments.
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.
Tens of millions of Americans have purchased US Savings
A certificate of deposit or CD is a time deposit, an investment of a specific amount of money over a specific time period for a specific rate of interest. Some variations on these basics are now offered but the standard investment remains available. Banks, savings and loans, and credit unions offer CDs in
Bank CD rates continued down a path of lower yields for the week ending July 3, 2009. Even though the expectations have been for higher CD rates, banks reduced the rates offered on the majority of certificates of deposit maturities. Bank CD yields presented on the highest bank rates moved lower across all CD terms
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
The Twist pushes CD interest rates lower. After the Federal Reserve announcement on Thursday when the Fed discussed the Twist, short term and long term bank CD rates moved lower. The Twist is term given to the FOMC program where the Fed sells short term bonds and buys long term bonds in an effort to
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
Short and midterm certificate of deposit rates were in a state of suspended animation for the week ending September 4, 2009. All maturities of bank CD rates held steady with the exception of the long term bank CDs. The average of the best six month CD rates, one year CD rates and two year CD rates available
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,
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