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The Nov. 12th issue of the New Jersey Star-Ledger has an ad placed by MetLife advertising their 12 month CD. The MetLife opens with, “FDIC insured Did we mention great rates?” The interest rate on the CD is for a special limited time offer. The CD rate promoted for this 12 month term CD is
Not necessarily. If you choose to roll over/renew the time certificate of deposit (CD) for another term at the bank, the bank can continue to pay the interest. Let’s say you haven’t decided in advance. Once the CD matures, you have 10 days to decide whether to renew or withdraw the funds.
CD interest rates worsened considerably over the past week while most bank rates and Treasury rates remained relatively stable. Greater stability in CD rates may have been expected this week as well since the stock market appears to be shrugging off concerns over European debt issues and dismal U.S economic growth.
The strengthening stock market is
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The simplest and most narrowly defined money market fund is the Treasury only money market funds. The safest money market funds are in this category since they invest in only Treasury bills and U.S. government agency obligations that are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Since the credit quality of
Bank certificate of deposit rates were mostly lower for the week ending December 11, 2009. The short term CD rates, six month and one year maturities, ended the week with lower yields while the average yields on the two year bank CDs was unchanged and the five year term CD interest rates managed to gain
Before you open an account, banks must provide you with certain disclosures regarding their deposit products. This enables you to make meaningful comparisons among banks. The disclosures must be in writing and in a form you can take home. The bank must disclose information about the following: interest rates, crediting and compounding
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Bank of Anderson offers a variety of bank CDs, interest bearing checking and savings plans designed to increase their bank customers earning possibilities while offering safety and security afforded by FDIC insurance protection.
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Always compare bank interest rates and bank fees when shopping for bank products. If you think your bank fees are getting onerous and its time to compare the fees of one bank account with another, be sure to also factor in any difference in the interest rates on the accounts. If one account pays sufficiently
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Capital Pacific Bank is a full-service bank in Portland, Oregon. Capital Pacific Bank was established to provide support for businesses and the community in the Portland and Vancouver area. Headquartered in the Fox Tower in downtown Portland, the bank’s full array of products and services serves businesses, professionals and nonprofit organizations.
The bank was established on
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Certificate of deposit rates were little changed overall for the last full week of September but, CD rates were not entirely without their drama. Midterm certificates, accounts with maturities of one and two years in length, moved up with a bit of gusto. The average rate on the top ten one year CDs and two
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Global economic headlines and oil prices are having little impact on CD rates going into the New Year. Historically, bank rates follow the direction of the economy. Stronger economic numbers lead to higher bank rates while weak numbers lead to lower rates. This past week was light on data but the trend in December showed
After ending the month of March on an up note, CD rates moved marginally lower to kick off the month of April. The average yield in the SelectCDrates.com CD rate index moved lower by 2/1000ths of a percent for the most recent bank CD rate survey conducted on April 5, 2013. The CD rate index