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Certificate of deposit interest rates ended the week on June 11th with mixed results across the various maturities. The average yield for the five year CD rates ended with a gain on the week while the six month and one year term CDs remained unchanged. Unfortunately, the average rate on the top ten
The Fed Wire is an electronic communications network connecting the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, the U.S. Treasury and some other federal agencies. The Fed Wire is used by Reserve Banks for Fed Funds transactions, U.S. government securities sales and financial transfers from the connected institutions.
Bank of Texas has reduced their mortgage rates once again for purchase and refinance for the first week of June. Texas mortgage rates dropped to record lows in June following the path of the national mortgage market. Treasury rates started the move lower in June as economic data for the US turned lackluster. Mortgage rates
A check payable by, at, or through a bank in the same check-processing region as the location of the branch of the depository bank. The check deposited will be in the same Federal Reserve regional check processing center as the paying bank. Any check that does not qualify as a local check is
An individual who cannot have any significant relationship with a mutual fund’s adviser or underwriter, in order to better enable the fund board to provide an independent check on the fund’s operations.
Fed fund borrowing is effectively a banks marginal cost to acquire funds. It is the cost of obtaining additional reserves to meet a banks present or expected reserve demands. When a bank is considering making additional loans to businesses or consumers and it is approaching the maximum amount it can loan out based
Bank rates were mostly stable for the second week of June with the exception of bank mortgage rates which made their first downward push in the month of June. The move lower on mortgage rates was fairly muted on the popular 30 year fixed mortgage rate products but picked up some momentum on the shorter
A Money Market Fund is a mutual fund that is required by the US Securities and Exchange Commission to invest in low-risk, high quality securities. Unlike a Money Market Account, a Money Market Fund is not insured by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.) However, the underlying investments that make up the fund
As fiscal agents of the United States, the Federal Reserve Banks function as the U.S. government’s bank and perform a variety of services for the Treasury, other government agencies, government-sponsored enterprises, and some international organizations. Often the fiscal agent services performed by the Reserve Banks are the same, or similar to, services that the Reserve
A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment or rent.
Maximizing bank rates and reducing bank fees should be a regular process. This is regardless of your income and the amount of money invested with bank CDs or held in bank checking accounts. Analyzing your bank transactions and activity is a key step to controlling both incremental rates of return and the slow reduction of
An account on which funds may not be withdrawn until a lien is satisfied and a court order or other legal process makes the account available for withdrawal as an example, the account of a deceased person is frozen pending a court order distributing the funds to the new lawful owners. An account may
Company that owns, or has controlling interest in, one or more banks. A company that owns more than one bank is known as a multibank holding company. A bank holding company may also own another bank holding company, which in turn owns or controls a bank; the company at the top of the
Huntington is marketing a linked CD account in the local newpapers and online. The CD account is for a 13 month term and earns an interest rate of 4.10%. In order to obtain that yield the CD account holder must have a qualifying Huntington deposit account. The monthly CD interest payments will be deposited directly
The most common ownership categories are:
These are deposit accounts owned by one person and titled in that person’s name only. An individual account is an account with only one account owner, and may be withdrawn only upon the signature of the account owner or his/her legally authorized representative. All single accounts at
The FDIC recently released an article regarding the topic of certain unfair and deceptive acts within the banking industry. The purpose of the article is on the analysis for determining an FTC Act violation not actual incidences within the banking industry.
In the publication, the standards are reviewed for what constitutes a deceptive or unfair business
Mortgage rates and Treasury rates increased this past week while CD interest rates, savings account rates and credit card rates moved lower. Though, the results for Treasury and mortgage rates moved in opposite direction to bank savings rates and CD rates, the rate reduction for bank savings rates and CD rates was almost insignificant and
The index of interest paid by banks for borrowed funds from customers and other banks. A published index is often used to set the interest rate on adjustable rate mortgages.
A tiered money market account is a bank account that pays different interest rates depending on the balance in the account. Typically, the higher the balance in the account the greater the interest rate that is earned on the account.