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The FDIC has just made a press release entitled, FDIC to Tighten and Clarify Interest Rate Restrictions on Institutions That are Less Than Well-Capitalized. The releases is regarding an FDIC proposal to reign in banks that are classified as less than Well Capitalized from attracting depositor funds with above average market interest rates. The intentions
A charge assessed by a depository institution for processing transactions and maintaining accounts.
Since the failure of IndyMac Bank on July 11, 2008 the FDIC has been operating the financial institution. The FDIC has now entered into a letter of intent to sell what is referred to as New IndyMac to IMB HoldCo LLC. IMB HoldCo LLC is a recently formed thrift holding company controlled by IMB Management
The FDIC’s deposit insurance fund consists of premiums already paid by insured banks and interest earnings on its investment portfolio of U.S. Treasury securities. No federal or state tax revenues are involved.
TCF Bank is promoting a top short term CD rate in the Chicago area and in Wisconsin. The bank offers a CD for a 7 month to 11 month term CD with a rate of 4.00%. The first ad was spotted in the Chicago Tribune on November 16, 2008 and today it can be found
A small-denomination bond issued by the U.S. government on which interest earned is free of federal tax.
Wilshire State Bank is currently offering the highest six month CD rate available nationally by a rather significant sum. The six month rate presently available at Wilshire stands at 2.52%. This CD rate is a whopping 49 basis points or 49/100 of a percent above the next best six month CD rate. The average for
The bank is not required to notify you when a check bounces. You are responsible for keeping a current and accurate check/transaction register. By balancing it with your monthly statement, you will know your account balance and prevent overdrafts.
State laws generally provide that it is illegal to write a check—knowingly or negligently—without having
Wilshire Bank is offering a new CD rate promotion for California banking customers. The new CD promotion is for a 15 month term certificates and earns an interest rate of 1.20% APY. There is a minimum balance to open and obtain the advertised APY of $10,000.00.
CD interest earned on the account can be credited to
The area in a bank where checks are processed, paid, withdrawals and deposits are posted and interested earned on accounts is credited to those accounts.
Traveling abroad takes planning. As you plan, remember to consider the financial tools you will need for your trip. Carrying large amounts of cash from home is risky. It’s safer to take credit cards and rely on ATM withdrawals for the cash you need.
The U.S. State Department recommends taking two major credit cards, one as
In today’s market and economy a certificate of deposit with a guaranteed, fixed interest rate, looks like a good safe haven. Like many other products in today’s market, banks are adding more and more new features to what most people see as a solid, safe and relatively unexciting investment.
Banks are using these new features to
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Technically, a person who has filed a petition for relief under the bankruptcy laws. More generally, anyone who owes money.
A person listed on a deposit account who has the ability to transact business but does not have ownership of the funds in the account.
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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
The State Bank of Bement is a community bank with one bank location based in Bement, Illinois. The bank was established on January 17, 1914. State Bank of Bement has been FDIC insured since January 1, 1934. State Bank of Bement is chartered as a Federal Reserve Non-member. Therefore the primary regulator is the Federal
A tiered money market account is a bank account that pays different interest rates depending on the balance in the account. Typically, the higher the balance in the account the greater the interest rate that is earned on the account.
A yield index based upon the cost of funds to savings & loan institutions in the San Francisco Federal Home Loan Bank District. It is one of the indexes commonly used to set the rate of adjustable rate mortgages.