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As September comes to a close, bank rates are pulling back slightly from the brief run up mid-month.  A lot of the pull back and rate changes are based on the ...(read more)

North American Savings Bank (NASB) is offering a new CD rate promotion for customers that have a checking account relationship with the bank.  The CD interest rate offered is base...(read more)

Warren Buffet apparently likes banking.  The most recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings made available to the public shows the Oracle of Omaha putting money in the ban...(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)

A wire transfer is an electronic payment service that can be one of the fastest means for sending and receiving funds into a bank account.  Receiving...(read more)

Mortgage rates moved higher this week apparently in anticipation of news regarding future rate hikes coming from Fed at the end of their two-day Fed meeting on Wednesday.  The dis...(read more)
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CD rates were off just slightly for the week ending February 17, 2012.  Based on current CD interest rate survey performed by Selectcdrates.com, the average CD rate among the best CD rates available nationally was lower by only 2/1000ths of a percent.  The average CD rate in the survey is established with the Selectcdrates.com CD
Changes in bank CD rates were relatively muted over the past week as banks and market participants await more information on the direction the Fed is expected to take regarding quantitative easing in the next few months.  The best CD rate available nationally saw a slight 4/1000ths of a percent rate reduction from the previous
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
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
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 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
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
This week, CD interest rates moved downward by a very small margin. Based on the current survey of bank CD rates from Selectcdrates.com, there were some minor loss in the average yield for the six month and five year CDs while the one year and two year rates remained unchanged. The average yield on
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,
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 certificate of deposit interest rates continued to move lower last week.  All bank CD maturities turned lower with the exception of the long term, five year bank CDs.   Based on our most recent survey of the top ten best bank CD rates, the 6 month CD rates, one year CD rates and two year CD
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
Investors shopping for FDIC insured certificates of deposit nationwide saw some mild swings in the best CD rate averages for different terms.  The short end of the curve dropped measurably from 2.22% average on the top 10 best six month CD rates last week to 2.14% this week.  All other terms experienced a mild increase
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
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