Capital One Financial Corporation announced it intends to acquire Chevy Chase Bank for approximately $520 million in cash and stock.
Capital One Financial Corporation is a financial holding company that has roughly $98.9 billion in deposits and $147.3 billion in loans. Capital One Financial is a holding company that owns and operates Capital One Bank a
A depository institution’s vault cash, up to the level of its required reserves, plus balances in its reserve account but not including funds applied to its required clearing balance.
While the data reported over the past week wasn’t good news for the mortgage bond market, the reports failed to make any kind of overall significant change in bank rates. The recent Fed report, fiscal cliff soap opera and economic reports did in fact move mortgage rates slightly higher, but the opposite effect was felt
More and more banking takes place in real time. This doesn’t mean that your paychecks will clear and be available the minute you deposit them, but it does mean that if you deposit the check at an ATM you may very well see a record of that deposit online by the time you get
A bank is a financial depository institution that keeps consumers and business accounts for savings or commercial purposes and engages in the business of lending, investing, and borrowing money. Retail banking refers to banking in which banks place transactions directly with consumers, rather than corporations or other banks. Retail bank services offered include:
Sente Mortgage is an independent, mortgage bank based in Austin, Texas. Sente offers several different mortgage products to consumers in the Lone State via online mortgage originations, telephone applications and direct contact through loan representative in six branches within the state. Sente Mortgage currently has fully staffed mortgage offices in Austin, Houston, Plano, New Braunfels,
When bank rates are low and other investment products on the rise, count on the banking industry to come to the market with an exotic bank product tied to the hot investment of the day. EverBank has entered the foray recently with a limited time offer for a bank CD tied to commodity prices.
A depository institution organized and owned by other banks to do business with only banks. These banks do not accept deposits from consumers or make loans to the general public.
Check with your bank to see how much they charge for ordering checks. Bank customers are not required to pay for new printed checks from the bank. Consider buying your checks and supplies from less expensive sources, such as mail-order companies. If you write a lot of checks each month, the cost savings could be significant.
An organization authorized by statute for ensuring the safe and sound operation of financial institutions chartered to conduct business under that agency’s jurisdiction.
The primary regulators are the following:
OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
FRB (Federal Reserve Bank]
OTS (Office of Thrift Supervision)
NCUA (National Credit Union Administration)
State regulatory agencies
CD rates continue to remain extraordinarily high during the fourth quarter. Competition among banks has kept interest rates up for most of this year. With the funds rate pushed down to a meager 1% and fruther economic weakness showing no sign of letting up, it would certainly not be surprising to see some declines in
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
Utilize your financial resources wisely. Review your budget along with your debts and assets for optimal asset allocation as well as liability allocation. While investors are often more concerned about shopping and comparing bank rates and saving rates, they ignore the simple debts and expenses. For instance, don’t be in the habit of thinking of
Always keep a watchful eye on the movement of interest rates and inflation. Inflation can erode the value of your savings, especially low yielding short term savings, by devaluing the value of your dollars. Over time, inflation can decreases the purchasing power of investments rather substantially. Find the best CD rates and
The week ending July 31, 2009 saw the best CD rates offered by banks available nationally continue to push lower. This week failed to end the current slump in certificate of deposit yields that started in early spring. All bank CD terms evaluated from the top ten best bank rates were down for the week with the exception
Online banking is one of the newest forms of banking, and it seems every traditional (and not so traditional) bank is offering online services or completely automating their activities on the internet. It may be that you have only a few bills to pay every month or that you’re still learning to navigate the
The health of the economy affects interest rates by influencing the supply of, and the demand for, credit. For example: People’s incomes fall in a recession, so the amount they save also decreases. The demand for credit by business generally declines in a recession, as business spends less on new buildings, equipment, and
The Nov. 6th, 2008 Orange County Register presents an ad by Saigon National Bank offering a 12 month CD with an interest rate of 3.95%. There is a $1,000.00 minimum to open the account. Saigon National Bank can be reached at 714-338-8700, through their website at www.saigonnational.com or at the bank location on 15606 Brookhurst
An interest rate structure in which different rates of interest are paid depending on the balance in an account. The entire account balance will earn a higher rate once it reaches the designated level.
A financial institution that provides a broad range of services, from checking and savings accounts to business loans and credit cards. Commercial banks are different from investment banking firms, such as brokerage firms, which generally are involved in arranging for the sale of corporate or municipal securities.