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Bank rates were steady with slightly downside bias for the week ending November 21, 2013. There was a lot of talk about the release of the Fed minutes on Wednesday which caused a mild spike in interest rates but, as the week came to close rates once again settle down with only minor changes occurring
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Community Bank was established in 1994 when a group of local business people purchased El Pueblo State Bank in Espanola. El Pueblo State Bank had been chartered in New Mexico since 1973. The first official “Community Bank” offices opened in 1995. In 1999, bank offices were added in Albuquerque, Los Alamos, and at the Wal-Mart
The answer will be somewhat dependent the needs of the individual opening the account. What features you may need versus the features I may want are likely to be quite different. None the less, before you search for the right bank and bank services some of the common considerations you have will revolve
While bank savings rates were little changes for the week ending July 1, lending rates and bond rates increased dramatically. The ten year Treasury bond increased by over 30 basis points by week’s end and the two year Treasury note increased by 15. One basis point is equal to 1/100th of a percent. Staying in
Mortgage rates dropped down to their lowest level of the year with all mortgage terms measured in the Selectcdrates.com weekly bank rate survey falling with the exception of FHA mortgage loan rates which were unchanged on the week. CD interest rates advanced slightly with three out of five maturities measured in the weekly survey showing
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Bank savings rates and lending rates moved in opposite directions over the past week. Short term bank savings rates were mostly held in check while longer term bank savings rates tumbled. Bank lending rates were higher on average while U.S. Treasury rates followed the bank savings rates, holding steady on the short end
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
Cole Taylor Bank has one of the top CD rates advertised in the Nov. 12th issue of the Chicago Tribune. The CD rates promoted are for a 15 month term CD and an 11 month term CD. The ad refers to the CD product as a “Stock Up CD.” The interest rate on the 15
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Interest rates play a significant role in banking, personal investing and the overall condition of the economy. Regardless of whether rates are heading higher or lower, they will have a measurable impact on most all investments and the economy. Determining the cause of interest rate movements is a science that has few masters.
Bank rates moved visibly lower again this past week. Just when many financial analysts thought the economy was headed in a sustained positive climb and rising rates were soon be on the horizon, Friday’s lousy jobs report put a damper on any rosy economic outlooks. Poor housing sales combined with extremely slow job
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