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Interest rates were up for most bank savings and lending rates measured in the weekly Selectcdrates.com bank rate survey. Interest rate changes were not terribly forceful with mortgage rates just popping off the lows of last week. CD interest rates were a little more energized than mortgage rates with the average rate in the Selectcdrates.com
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A brokered CD is a CD that is sold through an intermediary, usually a brokerage firm, rather than directly by the bank or savings institution itself. Brokered CDs are issued by banks but are made available to the customers of the deposit broker. Some banks, besides providing CDs directly to their customers, broaden the number
A significant decline in general economic activity extending over a period of time.
Bank certificate of deposit rates put the brakes on this week, slowing down on their prolonged descent for the week ending August 14, 2009. This week national CD rates didn’t increase, but as a whole their downward movement was relatively minor. Overall, it was a mild week for activity in CD rates.
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Bank deposit accounts such as certificates of deposit savings
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