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CenterBank, headquartered in Milford Ohio, has some very attractive interest rates on their 9 month CDs and 20 month CDs. The 9month CD has a 3.60% APY and the 20 month term yields a 4.10% APY. Both CDs require a minimum balance of $500.00 and do not require the accountholder to have any additional accounts
City First Bank of D.C. is a Community Development Financial Institution that is established for the purpose of building the economic health of underserved communities in the Washington, DC area. The banks primary mission includes strengthening and promoting investment in the neglected and underserved communities in Washington, D.C. As part of the banks mission, the
A group of mutual funds, each typically with its own investment objective, managed and distributed by the same company.
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On October 31, 2008, Freedom Bank, Bradenton, FL was closed by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver.
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Fifth Third Bank continues to advertise aggressively with high interest rate CDs. The bank ran an ad in the Sunday Nov. 9th, 2008 Columbus Dispatch in which Fifth Third Bank is offering a 13 month CD at 4.05% and a 24 month CD at 4.25%. These two offers place are the highest interest rate CDs
A depository institution, commercial bank, mutual savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, or U.S. agency or branch of a foreign bank that is not a member of the Federal Reserve System. Nonmember depository institutions that offer transaction accounts or nonpersonal time deposits are subject to reserve requirements set by the Federal Reserve,
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Be cautious of bank courtesy overdraft protection. Your bank may offer this service to pay or cover your check when you have insufficient funds in your account. However, this feature will cost you. S ome of the highest fees charged by banks are for courtesy overdraft protection. To avoid this, either avoid writing the checks