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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
Foreign Currency Exchange
For foreign travel or foreign currency transfers it may become necessary to convert U.S. dollars to a foreign currency and or electronically transfer those funds to an overseas account. Most large banks can assist you with international currency needs and the appropriate foreign currency services.
Most all banks with turn a
St. Tammany Homestead Savings and Loan was established in 1924 as a savings and loan association. The bank is headquartered in Covington, LA. In over 80 years in business, the bank has weathered the Great Depression, hyper-inflation, double-digit interest rates and the “great savings and loan debacle” of the 1980s. The bank has always dedicated
A fee assessed by your bank for making a transaction at another bank’s ATM.
Bank of Commerce has established the highest interest rates on short term CDs in Oklahoma. The bank presently offers a 9 month CD that earns an interest rate of 3.25% APY. If the CD is combined with a loan or non interest bearing checking account from Bank of Commerce, the interest rate on the CD
The First National Bank of Carmi was established in 1893 and has been FDIC insured since 1934. First Bank is a nationally chartered bank serving six communities with seven locations in Southeastern Illinois and Southwestern Indiana. The primary regulator is the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
First Bank offers a wide range of
First National Bank of Syracuse has been serving the communities of southwest Kansas for over 100 years. The bank’s main location is in Syracuse, Kansas but also has a branch in Johnson, Kansas and two branches in Garden City, Kansas. Whether it is checking accounts, savings accounts, CDs, investments or loans, the bank offers the
Fargo may seem like time passes it by, but banking competition is alive and well in North Dakota’s largest city. BlackRidgeBANK offers CD specials that are significantly above the national average. At the present time the bank is advertising promotional interest rates on their 9 month and 18 month term CDs. The 9 month bank
The percentage of a consumer’s monthly gross income that goes toward paying debts. Generally, the higher the ratio, the higher the perceived risk. Loans with higher risk are generally priced at a higher interest rate.
A much stronger than expected employment report for the month of December, released on January 8th, did nothing to put a fore under consumer interest rates to push these rates higher. Savings rates and borrowing rates moved in the opposite direction of where we would expect them to move after a strong economic report like
A written promise to repay a loan by a specified time
I Bonds are a low-risk savings product sold by the U.S. Treasury as either a paper bond at a financial institution or as an electronic product in the TreasuryDirect section of savingsbonds.gov website. The bonds are similar to other Treasury bonds but these bonds are inflation linked savings bonds and the interest rate paid
For investors who are retired or preparing for retirement, and searching for a way to keep their money safe while at the same time producing income, bank CDs are a great choice. It is also a wise investment for those consumers planning future college expenses or savings for short term funding needs. In Arizona, consumers
Interest rates play a significant role in banking, personal investing and the overall condition of the economy. Regardless of whether rates are heading higher or lower, they will have a measurable impact on most all investments and the economy. Determining the cause of interest rate movements is a science that has few masters.
CalFirst Bank, based in California, has new promotion on their short term certificates of deposit. The new CD rate promotion boost Calfirst to the top of the list for the highest yielding short term CD rates available nationwide. The CD rate promotion is for the three month and six month term certificates that are available
Used to indicate that a certain amount of a customer’s balance may not be withdrawn until an item has been collected, or until a specific check or debit is posted.
Interest rates continued to fall Wednesday Sept. 2, 2009. Six month Treasury bills gave up one basis point to close at 0.22% yesterday. One year Treasuries fell two basis points from 0.43% down to 0.41%. The ten year Treasury fell a surprising eight basis points, pushing the yield down to 3.29%. The move into Treasuries
A checkless system for paying recurring bills with one authorization statement to a financial institution. The necessary debits and credits are made through an Automated Clearing House (ACH).
Do not give control of your money to someone else without monitoring and understanding every detail. This is not saying that you should not let someone else help you manage your money. It means you should not blindly follow someones advice or money management techniques whether this advice for stock holdings, the direction of interest
With short term rates drpping and long term rates rising, some bank customer may be discovering that the certificate of deposit they hold is no longer earning a competitive interest rate. The problem that arises when the majority of an investors funds are tied up in one or two CDs. It may be beneficial to