With bank certificate of deposit rates hovering at their lowest level in a year and the financial pundits talking of an economic recovery, it is hard to see how CD rate can move much lower. Today’s CD rates may come as an unpleasant surprise to those that accept this wisdom and think the bottom had
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
Certificate of deposit interest rates fell across all maturities for the week ending April 2, 2010. After a week of marginal reductions in bank rates, the most recent week saw the average yield on the highest CD rates available nationally take a fairly sizeable tumble based on the survey of the top ten best CD
Certificate of deposit rates were little changed overall for the last full week of September but, CD rates were not entirely without their drama. Midterm certificates, accounts with maturities of one and two years in length, moved up with a bit of gusto. The average rate on the top ten one year CDs and two
CD interest rates were down by just a wee bit for the week ending October 12, 2012. Based on the most recent survey of bank CD rates conducted by selectcdrates.com, the average rate found on the top ten CD rates measured by the CD rate index was off by just 1/1000th of a percent for
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
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
The Federal Reserve plays an important role in the U.S. payments system. The twelve Federal Reserve Banks provide banking services to depository institutions and to the federal government. For depository institutions, they maintain accounts and provide various payment services, including collecting checks, electronically transferring funds, and distributing and receiving currency and coin. For the federal
Not so long ago if people knew they were about to be coming into some money yet they needed to pay a bill right now, they could do what is known as “floating” a check. This involves writing a check when there actually isn’t enough money to cover the balance, at least at the
Certificate of deposit rates managed to shift even lower for the week ending Nov 6, 2009. Bank CD rates with a six month maturity and CD rates with a two year maturity held steady while the one year rate dropped modestly and the five year fell considerably.
The average of the best six month CD rates
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Bank CD rates had mixed results for the week ending October 2, 2009. Short terms CD rates were lower while midterm CD rates were higher and the longer term CD rates were unchanged. While bank CD rates moved very little in total, Treasury rates continued to move lower for the week with the one year
Bank CD rates continued to show some downward pressure from slow economic growth abroad and geopolitical tensions in select hot points in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The downward pressure offsets underlying forces that should start to push CD rates higher. Upward pressures sitting under the interest rate market includes the Fed’s reduction 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
Online banking is a great way to save the bank money. You won’t be pestering their tellers with gripes, complaints, and questions, and if you really want to be contemporary, progressive, and “green,” you’ll forego the printed monthly statement that costs the bank a lot to produce and mail. You’re so good to