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Economic data coming in slightly worse than forecast has pushed interest rates modestly lower for the last week of February. CD rates and mortgage rates both moved lower on the week with credit card rates and money market rates holding steady.
Data that had an impact on the market included GDP results for the fourth quarter
A written agreement that explains the terms and conditions of the account, credit usage and payment by the cardholder, and duties and responsibilities of the card issuer.
A state or federally chartered depository financial institution that was primarily a provider of home mortgages but since deregulation in the 1980’s to offer services similar to a commercial bank.
Regions Financial, the holding company for Regions Bank and Regions Mortgage, introduced a new home loan product for first time home buyers. The new mortgage program is designed to make it easier for new home buyers to qualify for a mortgage loan.
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Banks are places that take your money, keep it safe and let you use a debit card or checks to take care of day-to-day purchases. A depository for your day-to-day funds and short-term savings is the main features most consumers use the local bank for. And there is a good likelihood that your
The possibility that a bond’s or bond mutual fund’s value will decrease due to rising interest rates.
CD interest rates made a modest move to upside for the last week of March. The SelectCDrates.com CD rate index ticked up by 6/1000ths of percent or .006 percent to end the month on March 28th, 2013. The index closed the week with an average rate of 1.010 percent which compares to the prior week’s
A sworn statement in writing before a proper official, such as a notary public.
A set of statutes enacted by the various States to provide consistency among the States’ commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading.
There is a rather wide selection of bump up CD rate promotions available from banks across the nation. Bump up CDs are certificate of deposit accounts that gives the account holder the option to raise or “bump up” the interest rate on their CD if rates offered by the institution where the account is held
The amount per share that mutual fund shareholders receive when they cash in shares. The value of a fund’s shares on any given day depends on the current market value of its underlying investment portfolio at that time.
Visalia Community Bank is a community bank headquartered in Visalia, California that provides financial services to individuals and businesses, including transaction accounts, deposit accounts, loans and internet banking. Visalia Community Bank is Visalia’s oldest independent and locally owned financial institution. The bank has four community bank branches in Visalia, one bank branch in Exeter and
Average interest rates on certificates of deposits moved modestly lower for the week ending March 12, 2010. Although the combined average rate for all bank CD terms measured in the weekly survey of bank CD rates performed by Selectcdrates.com, the rate drop this week was quite mild with two of the four maturities measured showing
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Treasury rates ended mostly higher Monday afternoon. The six month Treasury rate was up one basis point to close at 0.24%. The one year Treasury rate managed to move slightly lower, dropping by one basis point to 0.41%. The two year Treasury rate was also lower by one basis point; these two maturities were the
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Mortgage rates moved lower, Treasury rates tumbled, and CD rates slipped by a fraction as we enter the New Year. Troubles in Europe appear to be the biggest catalyst for the drop in interest rates. A slow economic environment across the pond combined with political instability in Greece is bringing fresh dollars into safe and
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Mortgage rates and Treasury rates leaped during the last week of May, 2013. Both the 30 year mortgage rate and benchmark, 10 year Treasury rate reached their high points of the month on the last day of May which was also the high rate level reached all year.
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