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Westbound Bank opened in January 2007 and is headquartered in Katy, TX. Westbound Bank is a locally owned and operated bank. Along with the main office in Katy which is West of Houston, the bank has branches in Bellaire and in Northwest Houston.
Westbound Bank’s banking products and customer service combine state-of-the-art electronic banking including ATMs
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Contracts that require delivery of a commodity of specified quality and quantity, at a specified price, on a specified future date. Commodity futures are traded on a commodity exchange and are used for both speculation and hedging
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A form to be completed by an applicant for a credit account, giving sufficient details (residence, employment, income, and existing debt) to allow the seller to establish the applicant’s creditworthiness. Sometimes, an application fee is charged to cover the cost of loan processing.
The outstanding balance on a loan, excluding interest and fees.
A number, roughly between 300 and 800, that measures an individual’s credit worthiness. The most well-known type of credit score is the FICO® score. This score represents the answer from a mathematical formula that assigns numerical values to various pieces of information in your credit report. Banks use a credit score to help
Watertown Savings Bank is an independent mutual savings bank based in Watertown, Massachusetts. The bank was established on April 18, 1870. Watertown Savings Bank has been FDIC insured since January 2, 1981. Watertown Savings Bank is chartered as a FDIC Savings Bank. Therefore the primary regulator is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). At the
The profit an investment generates, expressed as equity divided by cash flow.
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In the publication, the standards are reviewed for what constitutes a deceptive or unfair business
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A service that allows an account holder to obtain account information and manage certain banking transactions through a personal computer via the financial institution’s web site on the Internet. This is also known as Internet or electronic banking.
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North Valley Bank provides financial products and services to meet the needs of both consumers and businesses in Shasta and Trinity Counties. Its products include checking and savings accounts, loans, credit cards, internet banking and cash management services. In addition to these depository services, North Valley Bank engages in a full complement of lending activities
The conversion of data on a check into an electronic image after a check enters the processing system. Check truncation eliminates the need to return canceled checks to customers.
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