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First Mountain Bank is a full service community bank serving the communities of San Bernardino County, California. First Mountain Bank provides its customers with a range of products and services, including real estate construction financing, commercial real estate and home loans, consumer loans, and business lines of credit, along with checking and savings products.
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With the first full week of 2012 behind us, bank CD rates started up in the same direction they ended 2011, dropping down lower. The average bank CD rate in the Selectcdrates.com weekly CD rate survey slipped lower by one basis point or 1/100th of a percent. The average CD interest rate in the weekly
Portion of its required reserves that a depository institution must hold in an account at a Federal Reserve Bank.
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