It may surprise you to know that ATM machines were not popular when they first appeared. Consumers were wary of letting a machine handle their money, and they greatly preferred face-to-face interactions. But ATMs are much more profitable for banks as they don’t require paying a friendly smiling face to greet customers.
CD interest rates were once again little changed over the past week. The best CD rates available nationally descended lower by a very small magnitude for the week ending July 22, 2011. The Selectcdrates.com CD rate index slipped by less than one basis point or 1/100th of a percent by week’s end. The CD rate
There was little change among the top CD rates available nationwide for the week ending February 22, 2013. The recent survey of the best CD rates performed by SelectCDrates.com indicated that the average CD rate across multiple maturities was reduced by just 4/1000ths of a percent from the previous week. The average CD rate in
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
CD rates crawled slightly higher after markets concerns over the government debt ceiling, a government shutdown, Mideast tension, Obama Care, NSA spying, dramatic increases in domestic oil production and more Miley Cyrus antics appeared to pass us by without a major incidence. The credit and fixed income markets saw quite a bit of volatility during
If you’re a wise financial consumer, you have money in three places – your checking account to pay bills, your intermediate savings account for short-term goals and emergencies, and your long-term portfolio for retirement and other savings goals longer than five years. Your checking account should be minimal with only enough cushion to prevent
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
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
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
Do you dream of buying that first home, a cottage on a lake, sending your kids to college – or all of these? Unless you have a rich relative who will leave you lots of money, the only way to achieve your financial goals in life is to set aside savings on a regular
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
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
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
CD rate cuts on the nation’s best CD rates seem to be coming to an end and perhaps the bottom of the market has finally been reached. In the most recent survey of bank CD rates performed by Selectcdrtaes.com on April 27, CD interest rates displayed a slight uptick in the average rate for all
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