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Resuming the trend that has been prevalent throughout most of 2010, national CD interest rates were down, on average, for the week ending May 28, 2010. National average certificate of deposit rates at banks and credit unions marched lower this week on the short and long end of the CD yield curve. Bank
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The U.S. Treasury Department made another announced regarding more TARP funds being disbursed to needy banks. This week’s allocation was for a $15 billion investment in 7 banks. The investments are made through the Capital Purchase Program which is part of the TARP, Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Per the Treasury’s press release, to date, the Department
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As part of our research in the banking industry we occasionally peruse The Oklahoman to see what local banks may be advertising. In the December 7, 2008 Sunday edition of The Oklahoman there stands a display ad for MidFirst Bank. MidFirst Bank is running the ad for a CD with an interest rate of 5.00%
There is little to report regarding CD interest rate changes for the week ending December 23, 2011. Bank savings rates and CD rates seemed to be held in suspended animation as there were hardly any alterations in the top CD rates available nationally across most all bank CD terms.
The average CD rate measured by the
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The bond market and interest rate
Treasury rates dropped modestly Wednesday, September 30 which was the last trading day for the month. Rates were not only down slightly for the day, but were down for the month as well.
At the close of Wednesday the six month Treasury rate moved lower by one basis point or 1/100 pf a percent from 0.19%
Internet based banks offer a wide array of deposit accounts including interest bearing checking accounts, bank CDs, savings accounts and money market accounts and often provide very desirable interest rates and fees. Don’t let the lack of direct human interaction be your barrier to potentially better service and possibly greater returns, shop and compare all banks and
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