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Silvergate Bank offers banking services in California. The company is based in La Jolla, California, with additional branches in Riverside, Lancaster, and La Mesa, California. It was established on August 26, 1988. Silvergate Bank has been FDIC insured since August 26, 1988. Silvergate Bank is chartered as a Federal Reserve Non-member. Therefore the primary regulator
Paper certificates or definitive securities and electronic records or book-entry securities evidencing ownership of equity, stocks, or debt obligations (bonds).
Bank rates were a mixed bag for the week ending October 7, 2011. Short term rates continued their trek lower while midterm and long term rates shot up higher. The first full week of the second quarter started out the same way the first quarter ended with lower bank rates and rising bond prices however,
Fifth Third Bancorp is a bank holding company that is part of a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fifth Third Bank has it’s origins with the Bank of the Ohio Valley, which opened its doors in Cincinnati in 1858. The present company is the result of numerous mergers and acquisitions since that
Bank of Charles Town started in banking shortly after the civil war in 1871. The bank has now been built up to $293,907,000 in total assets of September 2008. During our present time of significant banking losses, Bank of Charles Town managed to earn a net operating profit of $2,196,000 through the first 9 months
CD rates advanced mid June in the midst of political uncertainty in the Middle East. Rates did not move significantly higher but in light of the trouble brewing in Iraq and Syria combined with the continued tensions in Ukraine; rising interest rates would not normally be the outcome one would expect.
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The FDIC insures all deposits at insured banks, including checking, NOW and savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, and certificates of deposit (CDs), up to the insurance limit. The FDIC does not insure the money you invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance policies, annuities, or municipal securities, even if you purchased these products
Is this a good time to seize the high CD Rates that are available today? Maybe we are running into the end of a relatively elevated interest rate cycle on CD rates. This week we saw a slight decrease in average interest rates. If the Fed continues to cut the Fed Funds rate, bank CD
The amount of uncollected funds represented by checks in the possession of one bank but drawn on other banks. The time that elapses between the day a check is deposited and the day it is presented for payment to the financial institution on which it is drawn.
A transaction card that may either a credit card or debit card giving the banks customers the ability to pay for goods and services or receive cash back at authorized businesses and ATMs. As a credit card, the bank card can work as a line of credit or as a debit card, accessing the
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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
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An organization employed by a mutual fund to give professional advice on the fund’s investments and asset management practices also called the investment adviser.
The relationship between the monetary base and the money supply. The multiplier explains the money supply has expanded through the banking system by distribution of excess reserves.
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First DuPage Bank is a state chartered, FDIC-insured commercial bank that has been open since June of 1999. The bank moved into its new quarters to Westmont, Illinois on November 2000. The bank offers personal and commercial banking services.
As a community bank, the bank has several goals including the goal to provide loans to their