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A Federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by Federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute.
MainStreet Savings Bank was founded in 1924 as the Hastings Building and Loan Association. The bank has two bank branches and a loan production office in Kalamazoo. The bank serves the region that includes Barry, Kalamazoo, Eaton, Ionia, Allegan, Kent, Calhoun and Van Buren counties in Southwest Michigan.
The bank has a wide range of savings products
After the Federal Reserve set the target fed funds rates a hair above zero, savings rates have dropped rather significantly. Today’s low rates make the thought of keeping your money under the mattress a reasonable alternative. Before an investor resorts to a decision that dire, consider that there are still desirable interest rates on bank
The average bank rate on all maturities is now at their low point of the year. The driving forces behind the low rates is varied. Loss of competition with continued bank closures by the FDIC is contributing mildly to this situation. Excess reserves held by banks due to low lending activities contribute to low banks
Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are marketable Treasury securities whose principal and interest payments are adjusted for inflation. Competitive bidding at auction sets the security’s fixed interest (or coupon) rate. Like all marketable U.S. Treasury securities, TIPS are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.
Interest payments on TIPS are made semiannually.
Bank certificate of deposit rates fell moderately for the week ending March 26, 2010 upon reviewing all CD maturities measured by the survey of the best bank CD rates performed weekly by Selectcdrates.com. The shortest term bank CDs were unchanged, midterm CDs fell by a more moderate sum and the long term CDs were lower
Interest rates increased slightly during the shortened holiday week. Volume was very light for bonds as traders were enjoying the holiday and not the trading floor, but there was enough action to move longer term rates modestly higher. Short term interest rates were not impacted and displayed little movement on the week. The minor drop
A certificate of deposit is an IOU in that there is a promise to pay back the interest and principal at maturity to the holder of the certificate of deposit. But, a certificate of deposit is not a marketable instrument. In another word, if the holder of the certificate of deposit needs the
A measure of a fund’s performance that encompasses all elements of return: dividends, capital gains distributions, and changes in net asset value. Total return is the change in value of an investment over a given period, assuming reinvestment of any dividends and capital gains distributions, expressed as a percentage of the initial investment.
Missing a monthly car payment, no matter whether you missed the payment or bounced the check, is always going to affect your credit negatively. It is possible that if you make good on the amount of the payment and any fees your auto loan lender charges you for a returned check within the 30
Reviewing bank checking account statements is an essential task for budgeting and evaluating account costs. This is also true for credit card statements and investment accounts such as savings accounts and money market account statements. Solid record keeping is the key to understanding how you can best implement a strategy to save money and reduce costs. Good
Dime Savings Bank is advertising a 4.10% interest rate on either a one year CD or money market account. The one year CD requires a minimum $500.00 to open the account and receive the advertised yield. The money market account has a 4.10% APY that is guaranteed for 3 months on balances up to $100,000.00.
Community Business Bank is a locally owned community business bank serving the greater Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, Placer, San Joaquin and contiguous counties of California. The bank was established on November 14, 2005. The bank is chartered as a Federal Reserve Non-member bank.
The bank offers checking accounts, savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposits, and
A table of interest rates paid on certificates of deposit that is used to determine interest-rate changes for adjustable-rate mortgages.
The current promotional rates on certificates of deposit at Fairport Savings Bank offer higher interest rates than are available for similar terms among the top national CD rates. While most higher rate CDs are offered by online banks, Fairport Savings Bank is a good old fashioned brick and mortar bank offering a variety lending and
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
Bank CD rates dropped just slightly for the week ending October 28, 2011. Based on the most recent survey of CD interest rates performed by Selectcdrates.com, the average rate on the top ten best CD rates covering maturities of three months through five years fell by less than one basis point. The Selectcdrates.com CD rates
A substitute check is a paper copy of the front and back of the original check. A substitute check is slightly larger than a standard personal check so that it can contain a picture of your original check. A substitute check is legally the same as the original check if it accurately represents
The rule of 72 is a simplified way to determine how long an investment will take to double, given a fixed annual rate of interest. By dividing 72 by the annual rate of return investors can get a rough estimate of how many years it will take for the initial investment to duplicate itself.
Mortgage rates were jolted lower following the most recent policy announcement from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday afternoon. The debate over how much the Fed will taper back on their bond buying stimulus program was finally answered with this announcement. The answer to the hotly debated question caught the market by surprise as soon as