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No need to review the action regarding consumer rates last week, this title sums it up just fine. It was a week of light trading as many investors and traders took time off between Christmas and New Years. As this week of light trading came to a close, long term interest rates moved measurably lower,
A sworn statement in writing before a proper official, such as a notary public.
Pacific Mercantile Bank is owned by the holding company Pacific Mercantile Bancorp. Pacific Mercantile Bank is a state chartered commercial bank and member of the Federal Reserve System. The bank began operations on March 1, 1999. The bank, headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, operates eight financial centers in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San
The London interbank offered rate. A key or benchmark interest rate in interntional lending. The LIBOR is the rate at which major banks in London are willing to lend Eurodollars to eachother.
Dividends, interest, and/or short-term capital gains paid to a mutual fund’s shareholders. Income is earned on a fund’s investment portfolio after deducting operating expenses.
The rate of interest on a loan or an interest bearing security that takes into account the price, the par value and the time to maturity.
New orders for manufactured durable goods in November decreased $1.8 billion or 1.0 percent to $186.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This was the fourth consecutive monthly decrease and followed by a revised 8.4 percent decrease in the month of October. New durable goods orders excluding transportation increased 1.2 percent. New durable goods
Continued concerns over the situation with European debt markets have interest rates and bond yields low, however long term rates did tick up slightly this week. The uptick in long term rates had little impact on CD interest rates which are affected more by short term maturities but long maturity rate changes did push mortgage
A council, established following the passage of the Monetary Control Act of 1980, whose purpose is to provide information and views on the special needs and problems of thrifts. The group is comprised of representatives of savings banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions.
An agency that collects individual credit information and sells it for a fee to creditors so they can make a decision on granting loans. Typical clients include banks, mortgage lenders, credit card companies, and other financing companies. Frequently referred to as consumer-reporting agency or credit-reporting agency.
Brannen Bank has been providing banking service in Florida since 1926. The bank is Citrus County’s oldest and one of its largest commercial banks. Brannen Bank was the only bank in Citrus County, Florida to survive the economic crash of 1929 and the Great Depression.
Now, Brannen Bank has grown and expanded to twelve bank branches
M & I Bank has started a promotion for their liquid CD account. The 7 month liquid CD earns and interest rate of 3.00% APY with a minimum balance of $10,000.00 and 3.75% APY with a minimum balance of $250,000.00. The certificate of deposit is a liquid CD since it provides a guaranteed rate for
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A checking account associated with a line of credit that allows a person to write checks for more than the actual balance in the account, generally with a finance charge on the overdraft.
The production and distribution of goods and services.
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The summary of transactions in an account over a selected period of time. Transactions include; previous balance, payments, credits, finance charges and new balance.
Better-than-expected economic data had driven investor confidence higher and brought on rising rates for mortgages and Treasury securities. Unfortunately, CD rates had yet to participate in the rising rates movement. This positive view on an improving economy appears to remain the consensus position of investors but has taken a bit of pause over the past