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(FACT Act or FACTA)
The purpose of this Act is to help consumers protect their credit identities and recover from identity theft. One of the key provisions of this Act is that consumers can request and obtain a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies
Rates are shooting higher as the yield curve steepens dramatically. The main headline to start the week is that bank rates are moving demonstrably higher. The footnote regarding this most recent interest rate activity is that rates are rising on the mid and long end of the curve and not the short side which has
Identity theft happens when someone gets your personal information and makes purchases, financial transactions and other unlawful activities under your name. Identity theft is a federal crime. The crime of identity theft is rising and can cost banks, financial institutions and consumer’s time and money.
Thieves steal and fraudulently use the names, addresses, social security
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
Interest rates on bank CDs made another move towards the downside for the week ending March 8, 2013. Long-term certificates of deposit absorbed most of the downward momentum again this week with midterm CD rates showing little change and short term rates making a very modest move to the upside.
The average CD yield in the
Capital One Bank is running ads for their high rate CDs emphasizing the safety and low minimum balance requirements. The display ad was located in the New Jersey Star Ledger. In the ad, Capital One Bank is promoting a 14 month CD at 4.00%, a 24 month CD at 4.50% and a 5 year CD
As mortgage rates moved closer to record lows and the stock market made a nasty turn to the downside, CD interest rates managed to show a slight uptick. The average CD rate available nationally measured by the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index was bumped up this past week by 6/1000ths of a percent. The CD rate
Interest rates held steady at the close of Monday September 22, 2009. Treasury rates mostly ran in place, ending the day where they started.
The three month Treasury showed some life by rising three basis points or 3/100 of a percent, however the three month had dropped on Friday when other short term Treasuries held steady.
The investment principle that an investment must offer higher potential returns as compensation for the likelihood of increased volatility.
The average bank rate on all maturities is now at their low point of the year. The driving forces behind the low rates is varied. Loss of competition with continued bank closures by the FDIC is contributing mildly to this situation. Excess reserves held by banks due to low lending activities contribute to low banks
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Banks’ legal right to seize funds that a guarantor or debtor may have on deposit to cover a loan in default. It is also known as right of setoff.
Bank certificate of deposit interest rates continued to move lower last week. All bank CD maturities turned lower with the exception of the long term, five year bank CDs.
Based on our most recent survey of the top ten best bank CD rates, the 6 month CD rates, one year CD rates and two year CD
Bank accounts, whether checking, savings, certificates of deposit or money market accounts are one of the most stable, dependable sources of asset preservation that’s available. The possible risk of loss of principal that is saved in a banking account insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is almost zero. For most investors, the yields on
Interest that has been earned on a bond or other fixed income security since the last interest payment was made but not yet paid.
There is no law that prohibits the issuance of a post-dated check. There are laws against issuing checks when the partying delivering this check knows that they don’t have funds to cover it. Using postdated checks in general is never a good business, since it is perfectly acceptable for the bank to pay
A fund’s cost of doing business, that is disclosed in the prospectus, expressed as a percent of its assets.