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
The simplest and most narrowly defined money market fund is the Treasury only money market funds. The safest money market funds are in this category since they invest in only Treasury bills and U.S. government agency obligations that are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Since the credit quality of
August kicked off with mortgage rates and CD rates climbing moderately higher while most other bank saving and lending rates held steady. The rise in mortgage rates was fairly well contained with the average rate on the 30 year mortgage increasing by less than four basis points from the previous week. One basis point is
Certificate of deposit interest rates were just fractionally lower for the week ending June 18, 2010 based on the survey of bank CD rates performed by Selectcdrates.com. National CD rates for the three month, six month and two year maturities ended the week unchanged from the prior week. The one year and five
Bank CD rates had mixed results for the week ending October 2, 2009. Short terms CD rates were lower while midterm CD rates were higher and the longer term CD rates were unchanged. While bank CD rates moved very little in total, Treasury rates continued to move lower for the week with the one year
First Shore Federal Savings and Loan is a Maryland based bank. The bank was founded in 1953. First Shore Federal’s main office is located in Salisbury, Maryland with six additional bank branches in Maryland as well as one additional bank branch in Delaware.
First Shore Federal offers personal and commercial banking services. The banking services include
Certificate of deposit rates managed to shift even lower for the week ending Nov 6, 2009. Bank CD rates with a six month maturity and CD rates with a two year maturity held steady while the one year rate dropped modestly and the five year fell considerably.
The average of the best six month CD rates
State Farm Bank offers competitive interest rates on many of their consumer banking products. Today, in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the bank has a full display ad promoting their many savings products. The ad includes the rates on the banks savings, money market accounts and CDs.
The savings rates for the bank are tiered based on
Mortgage rates ended the week slightly higher after touching new all-time lows during the week. While mortgage rates moved modestly higher, CD interest rates moved in the opposite direction and dipped lower. Treasury rates matched the action in the mortgage market and displayed higher yields for almost all terms over the course of the week.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor released the November producer price report for November of 2008. The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods fell 2.2 percent in November, 2008. This decline followed decreases of 2.8 percent in October and 0.4 percent in September. Energy prices dropped 11.2 percent, this came
Treasury rates inched down slightly at the close of Friday on September 11, 2009. Six month Treasuries were unchanged with a yield of 0.21%. The one year Treasury dropped by one basis point or 1/100 of a percent to close with a yield of 0.39%. The five year Treasury was also unchanged at 2.29% while
An investment company, typically a mutual fund or unit investment trust, whose shares are traded intraday on stock exchanges at market-determined prices. Investors may buy or sell ETF shares through a broker just as they would the shares of any publicly traded company.
As the year winds down, bank rates are moving higher with more vigor than we have seen at anytime during the year. The ten year Treasury rate crossed the 3.00% threshold this past week closing out the week with a yield of 3.02% which is the first time the ten year closed above 3.00% all
Community Capital Bank opened in August of 2002. Since the opening in Jonesboro, the bank has expanded to three full service banking locations, including Fayetteville and Stockbridge Georgia. The bank products and services are designed for both commercial and consumer clients, the bank however portrays itself as being especially experienced in commercial bank lending and
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.
For those looking for a low risk investment that pays more than a standard savings account and comes with the federal deposit insurance of up to $250,000, short term CDs can be an excellent option right now. In reviewing the best CD rates offered by Connecticut banks, a few short term CD bank products are
Bank CD rates continued down a path of lower yields for the week ending July 3, 2009. Even though the expectations have been for higher CD rates, banks reduced the rates offered on the majority of certificates of deposit maturities. Bank CD yields presented on the highest bank rates moved lower across all CD terms
Dime Savings Bank is advertising a 4.10% interest rate on either a one year CD or money market account. The one year CD requires a minimum $500.00 to open the account and receive the advertised yield. The money market account has a 4.10% APY that is guaranteed for 3 months on balances up to $100,000.00.
New York Community Bank, a New York State-chartered savings bank was established in 1859 and serves customers in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona. New York Community Bank is chartered as a FDIC Savings Bank. The bank has been FDIC insured since July 1, 1943. The primary regulator is the Federal Deposit Insurance
Federal law stipulates that all time certificates of deposit (CD) that are cashed out early are subject to a minimum penalty. If you withdraw an amount within the first six days after deposit, the penalty consists of at least seven days’ simple interest. Other than that, national banks can set their own penalties;