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There is no law that prohibits the issuance of a post-dated check. There are laws against issuing checks when the partying delivering this check knows that they don’t have funds to cover it. Using postdated checks in general is never a good business, since it is perfectly acceptable for the bank to pay
A home equity loan allows you to tap into your home’s built-up equity, which is the difference between the amount that your home could be sold for and the amount that you still owe. Homeowners often use a home-equity loan for home improvements, to pay for a new car, or to finance their child’s
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BankDirect, the national Internet banking division of Texas Capital Bank, has ratcheted up their CD rates once again. BankDirect CD rates are very competitive across a number of maturities and are now well above the national average CD rates. Stand out yields can be found on the one year certificates, two year certificates, 30 month
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My son has a small savings account that was opened a few years ago. When I recently checked the balance it was close to zero. It appears the bank has been assessing fees on the balance bringing it to almost nothing. Can they do that on his account?
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A person who holds property or who acts as a fiduciary on behalf of another person according to the terms establishd by the trust and the donor.
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