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The last piece of significant economic news moving inters rates was the lackluster jobs report released on September 5th, 2014.  Since the release, long term i...(read more)

Regions Financial, the holding company for Regions Bank and Regions Mortgage, introduced a new home loan product for first time home buyers.  The new mortgage program is designed ...(read more)

Sound Community Bank based in Seattle, Washington has completed the purchase of three bank branches that were previously owned and operated by Columbia Bank based in Tacoma, Washin...(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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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
With the exception of the five year bank CD maturities, CD interest rates were little changed for the week ending February 24, 2012.  Based on the most recent survey of CD rates conducted by Selectcdrates.com, the average interest rate offered on the top CD rates available nationally dropped by a very slim margin compared to
Bank CD rates dropped just slightly for the week ending October 28, 2011.  Based on the most recent survey of CD interest rates performed by Selectcdrates.com, the average rate on the top ten best CD rates covering maturities of three months through five years fell by less than one basis point.  The Selectcdrates.com CD rates
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
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
Many people hear the term FDIC during an economics class or perhaps when reading brochures at their local bank, but do they really know what the organization does? In fact, is the average person even aware of what the acronym stands for? Well, in response to both questions, the FDIC, (which stands for
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 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
CD rates held steady for the week ending September 18, 2009.  Most all bank CD terms were left unchanged week over week with the exception of the one year term, bank CDs.  The average of the best one year CD rates fell by the smallest of measurements for the week, with the average one year CD
CD interest rates pulled off a small increase in yield for the week ending June 15, 2012.  The average yield coming from the top ten highest CD rates in the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index increased by 4/1000ths of a percent for the week.  The CD rates index averages the ten highest CD rates available nationally
Each day, the Reserve Banks that are part of the Federal Reserve System process a large number of payment transactions resulting from the Reserve Banks’ role in providing payment services to banks and depository institutions.  Because depository institutions in the aggregate generally hold a relatively small amount of funds overnight in their Reserve Bank accounts,
The week ending July 31, 2009 saw the best CD rates offered by banks available nationally continue to push lower.  This week failed to end the current slump in certificate of deposit yields that started in early spring.  All bank CD terms evaluated from the top ten best bank rates were down for the week with the exception
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
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
A Debit Card combines the utility of an ATM card and some of the functions of a credit card. Also called a check card, the card will often bear the logo of Visa or MasterCard, and those companies process the transactions that take place outside of an ATM machine, like retail stores, restaurants, or

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