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This week’s numbers for bank rates, CD rates, mortgage rates and credit card rates were down across the board. Weak economic conditions continue to keep bank rates at historic low levels. While the economy searches for direction and more importantly, signs of sustainable growth, demand for safe and secure fixed income securities has
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Florida Community Bank, the sixth largest bank in the state, has holiday CD rate promotion for new and existing customers. The bank is offering an 18 month term CD that has an interest rate of 1.35%. The yield on the Florida Community Bank (FCB) certificate is almost four times the national average rate found on
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Some long-term, high yield certificates of deposit have call features, meaning that the issuing bank may choose to terminate or call the CD after a predetermined period of time. The original investment with accrued interest will be return to the investor. Only the issuing bank may call a CD, not the account holder. A bank might decide
These CDs are for the resident’s of the state of Washington. At the moment, RiverBank in Washington is offering several certificates of deposits that have very competitive interest rates including bump rate CDs. The bank is promoting four different term CDs on their website and in the local newspapers.
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Long term rates dropped as did short term
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