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Under the discount method of interest calculations, the interest that will be due on an investment is calculated and withheld from the borrower when the loan or investment is made. For example, someone who borrows $1,000 for a year at a 10% interest rate would actually receive just $900 ($1,000 minus 10% of $1,000,
A variable rate agreement, as distinguished from a fixed rate agreement, calls for an interest rate that may fluctuate over the life of the loan. The rate is often tied to an index that reflects changes in market rates of interest. A fluctuation in the rate causes changes in either the payments or
Unemployment claims for the week ending Dec. 13, 2008 were reported by the U.S. Department of labor at a seasonally adjusted figure of 554,000. This was a decrease from of 21,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 575,000. The 4-week moving average was 543,750, an increase of 2,750 from the previous week.
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Brokered CDs are simply bank CDs offered by a financial intermediary. It’s important to understand who is offering the brokered CDs, what the interest rate on the CDs are and what features the CD holds. Many brokered CDs are callable CDs thus negating the benefit of a guaranteed fixed rate of return that is a
Yes. Federal banking laws and regulations do not address the closing of deposit accounts by banks. Therefore, a national bank can close an account at any time and for any reason. Generally, a bank would close your account for your protection—to prevent more fraudulent withdrawals. This area is governed by the
Far East National Bank is a federally chartered bank that provides personal and business banking services. The bank offers checking accounts, savings accounts, and certificate of deposit accounts, as well as mortgage, home equity, and credit loans for individuals. The bank was founded in 1974 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Far East National Bank
CD rates dipped slightly over the week while mortgage rates and Treasury rates were mostly higher. As Treasury rates, mortgage rates and CD interest rates moved about over the course of the week, money market rates and credit card rates remained firmly planted. The rate changes reflected a split in the yield curve with shorter
The first bank failure of 2009 was just announced. On January 16 the National Bank of Commerce, Berkeley, Illinois, was closed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was named the receiver. Republic Bank of Chicago, Oak Brook, Illinois, is to assume all of the deposits of
When your certificate of deposit matures you usually have a window (10-15 days in many cases) of time to decide what to do next. This is often referred to as the grace period before automatic renewal of the CD kicks in. Usually, your bank will automatically reinvest into a new CD if you don’t give them alternate
Certificate of deposit rates were down modestly last week while Treasury rates continued a slow, measurable and sustained climb. With Treasury rates finally making a continuous move upwards, higher CD rates may soon arrive.
Of course, expectations for higher Treasury rates have been around for several months without a sustained rise in rates ever materializing and rates
Generally, a national bank can change the terms of a business checking account as long as the bank notifies account holders at least 30 days before implementing a change to the bank’s availability policy. Exception: Any change that expedites (speeds up) the availability of funds, a positive impact for the consumer, may be disclosed
Banks, like credit cards and brokers before them, are hoping their customers stay safely unaware of what the financial industry actually entails. Fortunately for banks, most customers are living up to the industries very low expectations. The vast majority of banks, especially those with large downtown offices and football stadiums, don’t operate with
Continuing the search for the best CD rates in Maryland to coincide with honoring the Baltimore Ravens after their win this weekend, we review the products of Bradford Bank. Bradford Bank has a full range of banking products and services to assist its customers in Maryland. The bank began operation in Maryland back in 1903.
An open-ended mutual fund that invests in short-term debts and monetary instruments such as Treasury bills and pays money market rates of interest. Money market funds usually offer checkwriting privileges. Money market mutual funds are not insured by the FDIC.
Acacia Federal Savings Bank is a thrift institution which has been operating in the Washington DC Metro area since it opened in March 1985. Acacia Federal runs its nationwide deposit operation and conducts regional loan production from one location in Falls Church, Virginia. Acacia Federals primary transactions and services are retail mortgage lending, construction lending,
A personal check drawn by an individual that is certified (guaranteed) to be good. The face of the check bears the words “certified” or “accepted,” and is signed by an official of the bank or thrift institution issuing the check. The signature signifies that the signature of the drawer is genuine, and sufficient
After the Fed statement Wednesday afternoon, Treasuries rallied and interest rates headed lower. The Fed statement, as predicted, stated nothing of significance other than perhaps the Fed’s belief that inflation will remain very low.
At the close of Wednesday, the three and six month Treasury rates were unchanged at 0.11% and 0.20%. The one year Treasury
In most States, embezzlement is defined as theft or larceny of assets, either money or property, by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings where property is placed in one’s care.
Pacific Mercantile Bank is owned by the holding company Pacific Mercantile Bancorp. Pacific Mercantile Bank is a state chartered commercial bank and member of the Federal Reserve System. The bank began operations on March 1, 1999. The bank, headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, operates eight financial centers in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San