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Harris Bank currently has a bank bonus on two of their bank CD products. Harris Bank is offering a limited time special CD rate on a short term, 13 month CD, and a long term, 48 month term CD. The 13 month CD rate is at 0.80 percent while the 48 month term
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Interest rates moved in a rather irregular manner this past week with divergences in the direction of CD rates, mortgage rates and Treasury rates. Bank rates were reported slightly higher for long term CDs yet lower for mortgages. Treasury rates moved like a push me-pull you with the rates on short term T-bills tugging lower
As the last week of February drew to a close, Treasury rates made a rather significant move lower. The one year Treasury rate started the week of February 22nd at 0.39% and closed the week at 0.32%. The two year fell from 0.95% to 0.81%, a stunning 14 basis points or 14/100 of a percent
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A set of statutes enacted by the various States to provide consistency among the States’ commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading.
BMO Harris has a new and wide sweeping CD rate promotion that is currently available to all bank customers. The high yield certificates are offered on five different maturities or terms ranging from a short term, 13 month account to a long term, 59 month term account. These accounts are accessible to customers of BMO
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First, contact the merchant in writing. Ask them to cancel both the service and the charges to your checking account. Send a copy of this letter to your bank. You should also notify the bank that these charges are no longer authorized. The bank may require you to complete an affidavit.
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If you have incurred damages because a check has
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