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Treasury rates started the week with yields rising on all maturities of one year or greater. Three month and six month Treasuries held steady with interest rates of 0.14 and 0.21%, respectively. The longer term Treasuries were no so steady, the one year Treasury rate moved up a modest one basis point to close at
Bank rates fell…….through the floor this week. Fortunately, the full impact was not absorbed in CD interest rates although, in the coming days bank CD rates are sure to drop further. The European debt crisis not only refused to go away but appears to be bigger than ever. The combination of more problems with European
No. By law, the FDIC only insures deposits in deposit accounts at insured institutions. Although you may be putting valuables, including cash and checks, into an area of the bank that has the word deposit in its name, these are not deposits under the insurance laws that the bank can use, for example, to make
While most of the nation is watching CD rates drop along with most all savings investment vehicle rates, some Wisconsin banks continue to offer very desirable yields across a range of maturities. One such bank is InvestorsBank of Waukesha, Wisconsin. InvestorsBank has three CD there are promoting which are some of the highest CD rates
A wire transfer is an electronic payment service for transferring funds by wire (such as, through the Federal Reserve Wire Network or the Clearing House Interbank Payments System).
The Fed minutes for the meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve System on December 15, 2008 and continued on to December 16, 2008 could be summed up as the Fed being concerned. There was almost no part of the Feds review of the current state of affairs that was not
Longer term CD rates should be higher than short term CD rates. Investors generally accept a lower yield to have a shorter maturity or on the other hand expect a higher yield on the longer-term, less liquid CD. This characterizes a fairly normal economic condition for most all interest bearing securities, since investors expect to
A routing transit number (RTN), or routing number, is a nine digit bank code, used in the United States, which appears on the bottom of negotiable instruments such as checks that identifies which financial institution it is drawn upon. You can find the Bank Routing Number and your Checking Account Number within the string
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
Interest rates on certificates of deposit were lower for the week ending April 10, 2009. Although CD rates have been on a steady decline throughout the year the rate of decline on bank CD yields was been reduced slightly this week. The longer term maturities saw the smallest reduction in rates. On the longer term
Continuing a segment on holiday reviews of banks not normally covered, we review the rates offered by MCNB Banks of West Virginia. MCNB Banks offers a wide choice of savings and lending options for consumers and businesses customers. Currently, the bank has the highest CD rate on a five year CD in West Virginia. The
The act of estimating future events, particularly business operations.
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Expedited Funds Availability Act (implemented by banking Regulation CC). It requires financial institutions to make deposits available within specific time frames, based on the location of the bank of deposit and where deposited checks are drawn.
Trans Pacific National Bank was formed in 1984 and has its main office headquartered in San Francisco with two additional bank branches in Alameda and Millbrae. This independent community bank provides a variety of CD terms along with its personal banking solutions. Products include personal checking, interest checking accounts, personal savings accounts and money market
Trouble with the U.S. economy and the European debt crisis stay front and center in 2012 when it comes to the direction of interest rates. In the past week, we found out that December retail sales were disappointing with a rise of just .01 percent and Standard & Poor’s is getting ready to change the
The yield curve shows the relationship between interest rates and the time to maturity of a specific bond or interest bearing security in a particuliar currency. The yield curve will have a measurable shape and slope that will vary over time with changes in interest rates. The yield curve is closely watched because
A guaranteed return for a specific period of time, that’s the number one reward of a bank CD. Now all an investor has to do is find the terms, rates and minimum deposits to fit their needs. California is densely packed with banks offering competitiev rates on CDs. Butte Community Bank tries to match the