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Most bank rates continued to decline through the close of January however, the best CD rates available at the nation’s banks showed a noticeable gain during the last week of the month. If this scenario were to progress, it would most certainly be a win-win for the average consumer with higher savings rates and lower
The oldest independent bank in California, Scott Valley Bank was established in 1912 but traces its history back to 1852. A 12 branch bank operation, this bank offers insured savings opportunities with fixed rates and variable rates on various savings vehicles. Savings accounts include; statement savings, tiered statement savings, traditional certificates of deposit and an
As more consumers flock to the safe harbor of bank products, more and more are asking and searching for high rates with a minimal investment. Unfortunately some consumers have even shied away from investments in bank CDs because of the perception that a large sum of money is needed to reach the higher rates.
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Bank CD rates continued to show some downward pressure from slow economic growth abroad and geopolitical tensions in select hot points in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The downward pressure offsets underlying forces that should start to push CD rates higher. Upward pressures sitting under the interest rate market includes the Fed’s reduction in
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) releases the enforcement actions taken on insured banks on a monthly basis. Today the FDIC released the list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in October. The FDIC processed a total of 37 orders in October. These included fourteen cease and desist orders; five
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Universal Bank is a California bank headquartered in West Covina, California. The bank offers personal and commercial banking services that include a full range of financial services such as real estate investment loans, home loans, small business loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposits and other investment depository accounts.
Universal Bank was founded in 1954. Universal
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Six month CD rates that are
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The amount of money required to be on deposit in an account to qualify the depositor for special services or to waive a service charge.
Interest rates rise and fall with the general level of other credit based interest rate accounts. US Treasury securities prices and interest rates are likely move much faster and further than bank CD rates. Short term Eurodollar deposit rates will also tend move quickly to credit market changes. CD rates tend to move in a fairly slow
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