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Profits distributed to shareholders resulting from the sale of securities held in the fund’s portfolio.
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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
Under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, a creditor’s refusal to grant credit on the terms requested, termination of an existing account, or an unfavorable change in an existing account.
A general difference between banks and credit unions is that the banks often markets themselves as a full service institution. Banks not only offer savings account, checking accounts and certificates of deposit but frequently offer money market accounts, CD secured loans, home loans, personal loans, credit cards, auto loans and more. Most of these products
The regulation, by the Federal Reserve System, of the money supply in order to maximize production and employment and stabilize prices.
The amount per share that mutual fund shareholders receive when they cash in shares. The value of a fund’s shares on any given day depends on the current market value of its underlying investment portfolio at that time.
Generally, a national bank can change the terms of a business checking account as long as the bank notifies account holders at least 30 days before implementing a change to the bank’s availability policy. Exception: Any change that expedites (speeds up) the availability of funds, a positive impact for the consumer, may be disclosed
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During Christmas week the top one year CD rate in Rhode Island belongs to Centreville Bank. Centreville Bank has a promotional odd term CD that is the highest in the one year CD term category. The interest rate earned on the 11 month CD is 3.25% APY. Centreville Bank has another odd month CD with
The maximum amount of credit that is available on a credit card or other line of credit account.
Prime rate is a term applied to a reference an interest rate that is utilized by banks and financial institutions for lending purposes.
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An agreement by which, for example, the Federal Reserve purchases a security for immediate delivery and receives interest at a specific rate from a government securities dealer, with an agreement to sell the security back at the same price by a specific date, usually within 15 days. This arrangement allows the Federal Reserve to
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Republic First Bank is currently offering two CDs with very good rates and low minimum balances. The 7 month CD has an interest rate of 3.50% APY. The 11 month CD has an interest rate of 4.00% APY. Both accounts require a low $500.00 minimum to open the account and obtain that rate. The 11
Failure to meet the terms of a credit agreement.
A notification by a paying bank that an item presented for payment has been paid or that cannot be honored. Also used in securities to verifying that a customer’s signature is genuine.