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The November 23rd, 2008 weekend edition of the Charlotte Observer holds this ad from First Trust Bank. The First Trust Bank copy reads, “Strength, Experience, Understanding “. Along with the advertisements information regarding the financial strength of First Trust, the ad promotes the banks 7 month term CD. The CD is offered with an interest
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These bank closures bring the
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Banks generally do not charge for replacing ATM cards that are lost, stolen or otherwise inoperable. You may want to look at the fee schedule on your account agreement to verify any possible charges.
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The ten year Treasury rate opened below 3.00% at the start of trading this morning. This is the first dip below 3.00% this year. This month, Treasury rate have moved consistently lower amid continued market uncertainty over government debts and a double dip recession. This mornings lower yields have sent Treasury rates
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Liberty Bank for Savings provides a number of savings and lending products in Illinois with competitive interest rates including home mortgages. Liberty Bank offers a wide assortment of adjustable rate mortgages and fixed rate mortgages for purchases and refinances throughout Illinois.
With the fairly large selection of loan types for financing real estate purchase and loan
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The Fed has
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