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),
Even though the GDP numbers released last week were stronger than expected, banks continued to trim interest rates further on certificates of deposit. Financial institutions cut rates on three of the four CD terms measured in the weekly selectcdrates.com bank rate survey. While yields moved lower for the short and midterm CDs, the long term
The U.S. payments system is the largest in the world. Each day, millions of transactions, valued in the trillions of dollars, are conducted between sellers and purchasers of goods, services, or financial assets. Most of the payments underlying those transactions f low between depository institutions and banks, a large number of which maintain accounts with
Bank certificate of deposit rates put the brakes on this week, slowing down on their prolonged descent for the week ending August 14, 2009. This week national CD rates didn’t increase, but as a whole their downward movement was relatively minor. Overall, it was a mild week for activity in CD rates.
The six month and
There was large thud heard coming from certificate of deposit rates this week. For the week ending June 5, 2009 the average for the top certificate of deposit rates available nationally were lower across the board. This week the average for the top ten CD rates experienced there biggest weekly loss since the start of
CD interest rates for the week ending October 9, 2009 were mostly lower with the exception of the one year CD rates which managed to hold steady without a change to the average yield.
The average of the best six month CD rates available nationally dropped by two basis points or 2/100 week over week. The
A weak jobs report has pushed interest lowers including bank CD rates. The most recent economic reports led by the monthly jobs report has turned the tide on the string of improving economic data and brought into question the vitality of US economic recovery. Slow growth generally leads to low levels of inflation, low loan
In the most recent survey of bank CD rates conducted by Selectcdrates.com, CD rates slumped slightly compounding last week’s similar dip. The average yield on the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index moved down to 1.081 percent from an average rate of 1.087 percent found in the previous rate survey. The Selectcdrates.com index covers the top ten
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
Before the ATM cash had to be withdrawn either at the bank or through cash back arrangements at the store. Both were annoying and inconvenient. However, the process of obtaining cash became revolutionized when the ATM came into existence. With the ATM customers can get the cash they need without having to
Bank certificate of deposit rates were lower on all maturities for the week ending November 27, 2009. CD interest rate reductions for the average of the best bank rates were relatively modest, albeit from relatively low current yields. The long term bank CD rates, five year term CDs, as well as well as the short
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
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
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
You probably have noticed that many brokerage houses are expanding into areas other than investments. This is a natural expansion for many brokers as money and banking become more virtual, and the new revenue streams help to offset the discounted prices for trades. You’re already invested with your broker, should you use him