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The last piece of significant economic news moving inters rates was the lackluster jobs report released on September 5th, 2014. Since the release, long term interest rates of done nothing but move higher apparently without provocation. Now, relative to where the market is historically, the interest rate changes are not earth shattering but, we are
An individual or financial institution that lends money with the expectation that the money will be returned with interest.
Federal Farm Credit Banks that provide short and intermediate credit to the agriculture industry. Securities issued by the Federal Farm Credit Banks are secured by acceptable collateral with value equal to the bonds outstanding. The bonds are secured joint and several obligations of the Federal Farm Credit Banks operating under federal charter with governmental supervision.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the federal government created by the Banking Act of 1933.
The FDIC’s primary job is to provide deposit insurance, which guarantees the safety of checking and savings deposits in member banks. The FDIC makes sure that, if a bank is closed, all of the bank’s
Under the discount method of interest calculations, the interest that will be due on an investment is calculated and withheld from the borrower when the loan or investment is made. For example, someone who borrows $1,000 for a year at a 10% interest rate would actually receive just $900 ($1,000 minus 10% of $1,000,
Bank rates in Washington are our focus while the nation has its eye on the newest resident in the District of Columbia.
Washington DC is home to a quite a selection of banks offering above average CD rates. Most of these banks are small, local banks that are growing and prospering. Bank of Georgetown is a
Interest rates dipped back down again erasing the bump in rates that followed the monthly jobs report. The unexpectedly strong employment report on July 3rd had taken the market by surprise and brought out the calls for higher interest rates to hit the markets sooner rather than later. The call for higher rates was immediately
A country’s total output of goods and services from all forms of economic activity measured at market prices for a calendar year.
A mutual fund fee, named for the SEC rule that permits it, used to pay for broker-dealer compensation and other distribution costs. If a fund has a 12b-1 fee, it will be disclosed in the fee table of a fund’s prospectus.
Athens State Bank is locally owned and operated bank in Athens, Illinois. The main objective of the bank is to provide banking services to its customer base in Menard and Sangamon counties Illinois.
Athens State Bank has a long history of serving the local community surrounding Athens. Athens State Bank first opened its doors May 21,
Do you need short-term savings? Yes, you most certainly do. And it’s likely you need far more than you have stashed away somewhere. Short-term savings is more than the few hundred you stick in a statement savings account at your local bank to cover next year’s Christmas presents. True short-term savings
State Bank of India is zigging while other banks zag. The bank has recently increased the interest rate paid on their one year CD account while most other banks are reducing their rates. The State Bank of India offers the highest rate on a one year CD with an APY of 4.68%. The next best
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
Credit card interest rates drive the monthly credit card payments which is often the main burden for many consumers household budgets. High credit card interest rates are indirectly pulling extra cash for those monthly payments from checking accounts and other bank transaction accounts. If you have a difficult time making credit card payments, call the
When your certificate of deposit matures you usually have a window (10-15 days in many cases) of time to decide what to do next. This is often referred to as the grace period before automatic renewal of the CD kicks in. Usually, your bank will automatically reinvest into a new CD if you don’t give them alternate
The Fed Funds rate is the interest rates that banks loan to one another. It is the rate that banks loan each other to meet Federal Reserve requirements. Some banks will have excess funds to loan out, other banks will need funds to borrow. The Fed Funds Rate is the primary tool
The Ukrainian crisis has moved off of center stage, employment is slowly improving, the Fed continues to cut back on monetary easing, and interest rates continue to move lower. It was yet another week of lower mortgage rates and Treasury rates in the face of news that should be pushing interest rates higher to some
The best CD interest rates available were little changed over the past week. Based on the most recent survey of bank CD rates performed by Selectcdrates.com, the average CD rate gave up less than one basis point or 1/100th of a percent week over week. The average CD rate on the highest three month CDs,
The Fed Funds Rate is generally considered the primary tool that the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve uses to influence interest rates and the economy. Changes in the Fed Funds Rate will have a significant effect on bank rates by influencing the borrowing cost of banks in the overnight lending market. The cost of