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Since 1884, Eureka Homestead has been providing sensible savings and mortgage options to the Greater New Orleans community. Eureka Homestead is chartered as a Savings Association. The primary regulator is the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS). The bank has been FDIC insured since 1935. At the end of 2008, the bank had assets of $111,491,000.
If you have a variable interest rate on a credit card or even a loan, and want to know which way the rate is moving, check the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate through an online search on the rate tables at this site. Most variable rate credit cards and lines of credit are tied to movements up
Most certificates of deposit pay a fixed interest rate until they reach maturity. But, like many other products in today’s fractured financial markets, bank CDs have become more complicated. Bank customers may now choose among variable rate CDs, CD rates based on an index, long term CDs, and CDs with special redemption features. Choose carefully
Great news on bank CD investments and money market accounts. Now the safety of investing in high CD rates and savings accounts is even stronger. On October 3, 2008, FDIC deposit insurance temporarily increased from $100,000 to $250,000 per depositor through December 31, 2009. The deposit insurance coverage limits refer to the total of all
The Federal Reserve lowered short-term interest rates a half-point this week. The benchmark federal-funds rate now stands at 1%. The Federal Reserve and other central banks have been injecting liquidity into the financial system to keep funds available and ease credit constraints. While some areas of the financial markets have shown improvement, credit is still
The U.S. Treasury Department made another announced regarding more TARP funds being disbursed to needy banks. This week’s allocation was for a $15 billion investment in 7 banks. The investments are made through the Capital Purchase Program which is part of the TARP, Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Per the Treasury’s press release, to date, the Department
Many banks are offering an interest rate increase on your checking account if your paycheck is deposited electronically. Your bank can help arrange for the direct deposit of your pay checks, pension or social security checks without charge. Direct deposit results in no delays in getting funds deposited because checks may get lost in the mail,
There are a number of ways to obtain the benefits from certificate of deposit interest rates in Delaware, and one of which is to find the best possible CD rates available before locking in your funds with a local bank. Community Bank Delaware is a local bank that offers some of the highest CD rates
Magyar Bank serves individuals and businesses in Central New Jersey. The bank operates five branch locations in New Brunswick, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, and Branchburg. The Bank was founded in 1922 by Hungarian immigrants with the purpose of helping the community’s residents achieve the “American Dream”. The banks name comes from the Hungarian word to
Checkbook money that, for a period of time, appears on the books of both the payor and payee due to the lag in the collection process. Federal Reserve float often arises during the Federal Reserve check collection process. In order to promote an efficient payments mechanism with certainty as to the date funds
Continuing a segment on holiday reviews of banks not normally covered, we review the rates offered by MCNB Banks of West Virginia. MCNB Banks offers a wide choice of savings and lending options for consumers and businesses customers. Currently, the bank has the highest CD rate on a five year CD in West Virginia. The
ACNB Bank serves Pennsylvania with a variety of banking products and services including a wide range of mortgage loan products for new home purchases and refinances. ACNB Bank serves primarily the south-central PA area with a network of 18 retail bank branches located throughout Adams County, PA, in addition to locations in Dillsburg and Hanover,
An investment in a money market fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.
For the week ending January 23, 2009 the best one year CD rates in are hovering right around a 3.00% with a few banks offering CD rates above 3.00%. The battle for the top one year CD rate has been fierce with lead changes happening multiple times during the week.
Flagstar Bank headquartered in Troy, Michigan
If you’re a wise financial consumer, you have money in three places – your checking account to pay bills, your intermediate savings account for short-term goals and emergencies, and your long-term portfolio for retirement and other savings goals longer than five years. Your checking account should be minimal with only enough cushion to prevent
Among the many choices for consumers to compare mortgage rates and terms for a new home loan in Ohio is LCNB National Bank. LCNB Bank is a local, Ohio based mortgage lender that still provides in house processing, underwriting and loan approvals. The bank offers a variety of loan options to choose from including fixed
CD rates moved modestly higher during a week when most bank rates and interest rates had shifted decidedly lower. The big news for the week or perhaps the month, the Fed statement that there will be no reduction in the current round of stimulus or QE3, had little impact on bank CD rates. The lack
The equity markets have started 2012 on a very upbeat note which is putting some pressure on interest rates to finally move higher. As the week ending January 20th came to a close, mortgage rates worsened by a good margin while CD rates and credit card rates were kept in a holding pattern. The stress
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Basically, an annuity is a contract between you and an insurance company. It can be classified by one or several of the following categories:
A fixed or variable underlying investment,
Deferred or immediate pay-out,
Qualified or nonqualified tax status, or
Single or flexible premium payment arrangements.
Features of Annuities
Investment Earnings are Tax Deferred
The capital gains from the investment income of