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Bank savings and investment rates were mostly unchanged for the week ending November 12th while bank lending rates were pushed up measurably higher. The triggering event for rising rates appears to be Fed market intervention. The Fed started the new round of quantitative easing ( QE2 ) on Friday. The Fed intervention
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The Nov. 12th issue of the New Jersey Star-Ledger has an ad placed by MetLife advertising their 12 month CD. The MetLife opens with, “FDIC insured Did we mention great rates?” The interest rate on the CD is for a special limited time offer. The CD rate promoted for this 12 month term CD is
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Citigroup Inc. will be receiving more funds from the U.S government and guarantees on certain losses. The bank made an agreement with the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) on a series of steps to strengthen Citigroup capital ratios, reduce risk, and increase liquidity.
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Dakota County State Bank is based in South Sioux City, Nebraska and offers a variety of consumer and business bank products. The bank has three bank branches in the region. The bank offers competitive rates for the region on savings accounts, money market accounts and CDs. The bank CDs earned interest is compounded and credited
Total return measures what an investor earns on an investment during a certain time period in the past. It includes interest, dividends and capital gain. Yield is measures the current income an investment is paying relative to the cost of the investment. A $100.00 CD or bond that pays interest of $10.00 every
West End Bank has the best one year CD rate in Indiana. Quite frankly the term on the CD is only 10 months, but that’s close enough to a one year CD for placement in the one year term CD category. The interest rate is on this certificate of deposit is 4.00% APY. The minimum
Central Bank in Florida is promoting their mid and long term certificates of deposit with new higher rates of return. The Tampa, Florida based bank offers an above average rate on their three year, four year and five year term CDs. The three year CD has a rate of 1.55 percent, the four year term
Finding high yield CD rates in California is becoming harder and harder and many CD rate shoppers simply review the CD interest rates promoted by the largest banks in the region to invest their funds. Unfortunately for many of these investors and savers they may be missing higher rate opportunities with regional and smaller
Encoding errors are generally handled by adjustments sent between banks. You should notify your bank so they can investigate the error. Generally, national banks require you to notify them of any error(s) within 30 days after the statement date. However, the time period for this prompt notification may vary by bank and State.
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The Federal Reserve had cut the U.S. Fed Funds target interest rate to 1.00%. The Bank of England on Nov. 6th made a somewhat surprise reduction in its interest rate to 3.00% from 4.50%. That same day, the European Central Bank reduced its interest rate .50% to 3.25%. The storyline of continued rate cuts was
Bank lending rates made significant improvements for the week ending September 23, 2011. Significant improvement for lending rates translates into lower mortgage rates, credit card rates and auto loan rates. Sadly, when there are improvements in lending rates there are generally losses in other rates or lower bank CD rates and saving account rates. And
Equity bank has an ad running this weekend in the Dallas Morning News displaying a selection of their CD products. The bank is advertising three separate term CDs, the 12 month CD, 18 month CD and 48 month CD. The rate on the 12 month CD is 2.60%, the rate on the 18 month CD
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With the focus on Florida for the Super Bowl it is only fitting to maintain that focus by looking at CD rates in Florida. One Florida bank serving customers banking needs since 1922 is First Federal Bank of North Florida. The main office of First Federal Bank of North Florida is located in Palatka, Florida
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