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A fund option enabling shareholders to transfer their investments from one fund
to another within the same fund family as their needs or objectives change. Typically, fund companies allow exchanges several times a year for a low or no fee.
Technically, a person who has filed a petition for relief under the bankruptcy laws. More generally, anyone who owes money.
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
Savings bonds and Treasury bonds can make great gifts to start a path of investing for young investors. You can purchase an electronic I Bond as a gift for someone and hold it in the “Gift Box” in your TreasuryDirect account until you are ready to transfer it to the recipient. If you purchase an
The date on which a loan or installment payment is due. It is set by a financial institution. Any payment received after this date is considered late; fees and penalties can be assessed.
After the Federal Reserve set the target fed funds rates a hair above zero, savings rates have dropped rather significantly. Today’s low rates make the thought of keeping your money under the mattress a reasonable alternative. Before an investor resorts to a decision that dire, consider that there are still desirable interest rates on bank
A statistical system used to determine whether or not to grant credit by assigning numerical scores to various characteristics related to creditworthiness.
The person who writes a check or draft instructing the drawee to pay someone else.
You can find the Bank Routing Number and your Checking Account Number within the string of numbers located at the bottom of one of your checks. Make sure you are using a check and NOT a deposit slip, since the numbers may not be the same. If your Account Number is not clearly recognizable, you
Damascus Community Bank is a Maryland based bank. The bank is based in Damascus, Maryland and three bank branches in Montgomery County, two bank branches in Frederick County and one bank branch in Carroll County. Damascus Community Bank was founded in 1988 and remains a locally owned and managed community bank.
Damascus Community Bank provides individuals
Treasury rates inched down slightly at the close of Friday on September 11, 2009. Six month Treasuries were unchanged with a yield of 0.21%. The one year Treasury dropped by one basis point or 1/100 of a percent to close with a yield of 0.39%. The five year Treasury was also unchanged at 2.29% while
WaMu is running an advertising campaign with the focus on the size of their ATM network. An ad for WaMu in the December 3rd, 2008 Orange County Register reads, “14,000 more reasons why we’ve got the best checking”. Now that WaMu is part of Chase, the combined ATM network is in excess of 14,000 machines.
The term money market refers to the market for short-term debt instruments with maturities typically of one year or less.
CD rates continued to move lower this past week. The average of the best national bank CD rates was down for all terms with the exception of the longer term, five year CDs. The declines were measurably smaller than last weeks move, however this may have more to do with the fact that bank rates
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A bank whose chartered is approved or designated by the Comptroller of the Currency. A National Bank must belong to the FDIC and Federal Reserve System.
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Not all bank interest rates are created equal. In turbulent economic times the difference between the rates being offered on similar products between banks can be very significant. CD rates, savings account rates and money market rates will vary measurably between banks and financial institutions. As bank profits gyrate and competition intensifies, the rates promoted
The Great Basin is a large, arid region of the western United States. This basic topographic pattern that defines the region extends from eastern California to central Utah, and from southern Idaho into the state of Sonora in Mexico. It covers most of Nevada and over half of Utah, as well as parts of California,