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CD interest rates were little changed for the week ending February 3, 2012 along with credit card rates and savings account rates. Mortgage rates, on the other hand, were boosted up slightly along with Treasury rates after the better than expected jobs report on Friday.
Working against savers, those consumers holding funds in bank savings accounts
The portion of a customers account balance that has no banking restrictions on it such as holds, making the funds available for immediate withdrawal and use.
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Mortgage rates pushed higher with the renewed optimism over global economic growth however, bank savings rates and CD rates failed to match the move in mortgage market and dipped modestly lower. The rationale behind the mortgage rate increases is relatively easy to understand but the move downward in CD rates and savings rates is a
An EFT authorized in advance to recur at substantially regular intervals.
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A deposit that can be withdrawn at any time without advance notice. The most common type is the checking account. Bank demand deposit drafts or checks are considered negotiable instruments as defined by the Uniform Commercial Code.
Bank certificate of deposit interest rates continued to move lower last week. All bank CD maturities turned lower with the exception of the long term, five year bank CDs.
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