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If you closed the account before the bank credited accrued interest, generally that interest is not paid out, this is known as forfeiture of interest. However, the bank must disclose this policy in the account agreement you received when you opened the account. Review your account agreement to verify your banks policy.
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Generally, cashier’s checks must be made available by the next business day. However, because of the number of fraudulent and counterfeit checks now being passed, banks are beginning to place an extended hold on cashier’s checks.
A bank can only place a hold on the amount of the check deposited in excess of $5,000. And
Someone holding a recorded security interest in property that was pledged as loan collateral.
As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve performs services for foreign central banks and for international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The Reserve Banks provide several types of services to these organizations, including maintaining non-interest-bearing deposit bank accounts (in U.S. dollars),
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One one-hundredth of a percentage point. The difference between 8.04 percent and 8.05 percent is one basis point.
The reserves of a bank accounted by the Federal reserve which are in excess of the banks legal requirement.
The rate of increase in the general price level anticipated by the public in the period ahead.
Yes both parties will be responsible.
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A clause in a mortgage allowing the mortgagor to pay off part or all of the unpaid debt before it becomes due.
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