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An expression given to financial institutions that offers a wide array of financial services in one company. Financial supermarkets can be brokerage companies, savings banks or banks. Most of these institutions will offer checking or checking like products such as money market mutual funds, mutual funds, insurance, bank credit cards, CDs, loans, insurance
A credit crunch occurs when there is either a lack of available in the credit market or lending institutions such as banks, thrifts and credit unions are reluctant to extend credit. At the present time, lending institutions have suffered losses from previous loans, and they are generally unwilling to take significant additional risks or
SharePlus Federal Bank is a mutual savings bank in Texas advertising some very attractive CD rates in the local Dallas Morning News. This bank started life as a credit union and on July 23, 2004, the credit union membership voted to change the charter and become a bank. As a bank, SharePlus Federal Bank has
Credit unions have to restrict membership in order to receive the preferential tax treatment of a non-profit entity. Interpretation of the laws governing the tax status has swung from being fairly restrictive in the descriptions of what constitutes a member to becoming all encompassing resulting in nearly everyone being eligible for membership through some
Banks have always sought after and used deposits to fund their loans. Since the credit crisis peaked, there has been a sizeable increase in the competition for consumer deposits. The increased competition for consumer deposit accounts is the result of abnormal credit market forces and a number of large banks have needed to rely more
Certificate of deposit rates were down for the week ending April 9, 2010 across all maturities according to the most recent CD rate survey performed by SelectCDrates.com.
National CD rates were lower for all of the terms measured in the survey though the short term, 6 month CD rates, were down by only a very modest
Cash kept on hand in a depository institution’s vault to meet day-to-day business needs, such as cashing checks for customers. Vault cash is counted as a portion of the banks required reserves.
The Twist pushes CD interest rates lower. After the Federal Reserve announcement on Thursday when the Fed discussed the Twist, short term and long term bank CD rates moved lower. The Twist is term given to the FOMC program where the Fed sells short term bonds and buys long term bonds in an effort to
Bank rates ran around in circles this past week with most savings and lending rates ending the week with only minor rate changes over the previous week. With a great deal of market activity taking place during the week, most borrowers and investors may have been led to believe that the interest rates shot measurably
CD rates at banks were little changed for the week ending August 27, 2010 though the bias was slightly towards the downside. Among the most popular bank CD maturities which includes the 3 month CD rates, 6 month CD rates and 2 year CD rates, two of the terms were unchanged while the other
Bank’s policy as to when funds deposited into an account will be available for withdrawal.
The Nov. 9th, 2008 Philadelphia Inquirer has an ad from Citizens Bank with a high rate CD account and money market account. The CD account is for a 6 month term with an interest rate of 3.90%. The minimum balance for this bank account is $1,000.00 but requires the opening of a Citizens Gold checking
Interst rates have been fairly volatile over the past several days with mortgage rates hitting record lows and then bouncing higher, Treasury rates also dropping and bouncing up and the only stable movement comes from CD interest rates which unfortunately, just continue to move lower.
Mortgage rates improved over the course of the week across all
Arizona is the home state to the Cardinals, who will be advancing to the next round of the NFL playoffs. Arizona is also the home of some of the highest CD rates in the nation. One bank offering well above national average CD rates is Parkway Bank. Parkway Bank has consistently offered a wide variety
Avidia Bank is a relatively new Massachusetts bank formed by the merger of two banks. Avidia Bank was formed in 2007 by the merger between Hudson Savings Bank and Westborough Bank. Avidia has approximately $1 billion in assets and nine bank branches located in seven towns in central Massachusetts: Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough
Historically, money market mutual funds would pay a slightly higher interest rate than competing bank products such as savings accounts and money market accounts. Money market mutual fund rates, however have not always been the market leader in short term rates. With the ability to write checks and transfer funds without charge, many money market mutual funds may
Generally, cashier’s checks must be made available by the next business day. However, because of the number of fraudulent and counterfeit checks now being passed, banks are beginning to place an extended hold on cashier’s checks.
A bank can only place a hold on the amount of the check deposited in excess of $5,000. And
Visalia Community Bank is a community bank headquartered in Visalia, California that provides financial services to individuals and businesses, including transaction accounts, deposit accounts, loans and internet banking. Visalia Community Bank is Visalia’s oldest independent and locally owned financial institution. The bank has four community bank branches in Visalia, one bank branch in Exeter and
A non profit cooperative organized under the Federal Credit Union Act. This institution accepts deposits, provides loan and other financial services to its members.