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Bank rates were a mixed bag for the week ending September 3rd, 2010. Bank mortgage interest rates mirrored much of the activity with Treasury rates as did bank savings account rates and money market account rates while bank CD rates did the inverse and credit card rates just thumped along.
As the week
The FDIC protects depositors’ funds in the unlikely event of the financial failure of their bank or savings institution. FDIC deposit insurance covers the balance of each depositor’s account, dollar-for-dollar, up to the insurance limit, including principal and any accrued interest through the date of the insured bank’s closing.
APY measures the rate of return on an interest bearing asset over a period of one year and is a good tool to measure the best rates between bank savings account, money market account and CD rates. APR measure the cost of borrowing funds over a period of one year and is good tool to
A life insurance contract sold by insurance companies, brokers, and other financial institutions. It is usually sold as a retirement investment. An annuity is a long-term investment and can have steep surrender charges and penalties for withdrawal before the annuity’s maturity date. Annuities are not FDIC insured.
A bank that is chartered by a state and has elected to join the Federal Reserve System.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. operates under the brands J.P. Morgan, Chase and WaMu. J.P. Morgan is their brand utilized for corporations, governments, wealthy individuals and institutional investors. The Chase brand is employed to serve U.S. consumer and commercial banking businesses. The WaMu brand is also used to serve U.S. consumer and commercial banking businesses. JPMorgan
Bank rates and Treasury rates moved in opposite directions over the past week. Treasury rates ended the week lower across all terms with the exception of the ultra short Treasury bills. While Treasury rates moved lower, bank mortgage rates moved higher and CD interest rates remained predominantly unchanged.
The Treasury market improved with rising
An independent bureau of the Treasury Department and the oldest federal financial regulatory body. The OCC oversees the nations federally chartered banks and promotes a system of bank supervision and regulation that: promotes safety and soundness by requiring that national banks adhere to sound management principles and comply with the law; and encourages banks
A fixed-rate mortgage offers you a set interest rate and payments that do not change throughout the life, or term, of the loan. A conventional fixed-rate loan is fully paid off over a given number of years-usually 15, 20, or 30. A portion of each monthly payment goes towards paying back the money
Mortgage rates, certificate of deposit rates, and credit card rates were little changed going into the Memorial Day weekend with just a slight bias to the downside. Interest rate markets remained cool through the week with short and long term rates holding in a tight range. Mortgage rates and CD rates dipped slightly, credit card
A code used by credit or debit cardholders enabling them to access their accounts. The code is either randomly assigned by the bank or selected by the customer. It is intended to prevent unauthorized use of the card while accessing a financial service terminal.
On Friday, November 21, The Board of Directors of the FDIC approved a final rule to strengthen the agency’s Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program. The rules are designed to further ease the rigid and apprehensive credit markets. The program is part of the larger bailout program already in place and only effects bank to bank borrowing
On Friday evening, February 6, 2009 the FDIC announced the closure of three more banks: FirstBank Financial Services of McDonough, GA; Alliance Bank of Culver City, CA and County Bank of Merced, CA. These bank failures make the seventh, eighth and ninth failure this year of a federally insured bank. 2008 was expected to be
All fixed rate investments including bank CDs have various inherent types of risk. Two significant risks are inflation risk and credit risk. Inflation risk is the loss of value or diminished rate of return due to the erosion of purchasing power by rising interest rates brought on by higher levels of inflation. Credit risk is
Amalgamated Bank was founded in 1923 by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, is a commercial bank chartered in New York with nationwide service. Amalgamated Bank has bank branches in New York, California, Nevada, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. The bank a full line of commercial and individual banking services offered in the geographic areas
California Bank & Trust is one of the largest banks in California offering mortgage loans for consumers. California Bank & Trust operates over 110 bank branches in The Golden State and is the 11th largest bank in CA based on total assets. California Bank & Trust or CB&T, provides a full array of financial products
The regulation, by the Federal Reserve System, of the money supply in order to maximize production and employment and stabilize prices.
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Interst rates have been fairly volatile over the past several days with mortgage rates hitting record lows and then bouncing higher, Treasury rates also dropping and bouncing up and the only stable movement comes from CD interest rates which unfortunately, just continue to move lower.
Mortgage rates improved over the course of the week across all