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All bank rates made a modest drop again this past week with the key exception in mortgage rates. Mortgage rates rose measurably by week’s end as did mid and long term Treasury rates.
Excluding mortgage rates, bank savings rates and lending rates were lower on the week. CD interest rates were either
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Tri Counties Bank based in Chico, California considers making loans the cornerstone of their banking business. The bank offers mortgage loans and mortgage rates in California that competes with both the big and small mortgage competitors. The bank has had a strong history of responsible mortgage lending in California to back up its claim; Tri
There is no federal law or regulation that requires national banks to cash checks for noncustomers. Most banks have policies that allow check cashing services only for customers who have an account with them in order to protect both themselves and their customers from forgeries.
Once a national bank cashes a check that has
A decline in the value of one currency relative to another currency. Depreciation occurs when, because of a change in exchange rates, a unit of one currency buys fewer units of another currency.
A great deal of bank customers turn out to be very loyal to their bank and use their services for everything from getting a mortgage, obtaining a credit card or holding multiple deposit accounts. However, this may be of little benefit. Some accounts at one bank may be priced much more competitively and have higher
A charge that appears on a periodic statement associated with an extension of credit such as a credit card, that was not authorized by the cardholder or the cardholders’ designee, was not properly identified, and was not accepted by the cardholder or the cardholder’s designee. A billing error can also be caused by a
Simplicity Bank based in Covina California is offering three new CD promotions that offer some of the best CD rates in the region. The bank CD rate promotions are competitive for mid-term and long-term maturities. The rate increases put these accounts above the competition and well above the national average rate for comparable term CDs.
The list of best bank that made the top of the list for bank CD rates at the beginning of 2008 has changed fairly dramatically. Some of the changes are due to bank mergers, some are due to increased competition and some can be attributed to banks that are not in need of aggressively pursuing
Collective term for mechanisms (both paper-backed and electronic) for moving funds, payments, and money among financial institutions throughout the nation. The Federal Reserve plays a major role in the nations payments system through distribution of currency and coin, processing of checks, electronic transfer of funds, and the operation of automated clearinghouses that transfer funds
An institution that uses its funds chiefly to purchase financial assets, loans, securities, as opposed to tangible property. Financial institutions can be classified according to the nature of the principal claims they issue.
The FDIC recently released an article regarding the topic of certain unfair and deceptive acts within the banking industry. The purpose of the article is on the analysis for determining an FTC Act violation not actual incidences within the banking industry.
In the publication, the standards are reviewed for what constitutes a deceptive or unfair business
A depository institution, commercial bank, mutual savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, or U.S. agency or branch of a foreign bank that is not a member of the Federal Reserve System. Nonmember depository institutions that offer transaction accounts or nonpersonal time deposits are subject to reserve requirements set by the Federal Reserve,
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A term that means, by day. Generally used to describe the daily charge of interest on a credit or debit account. Per diem can be used to describe more that just the daily interest.
Bank CD interest rates moved slightly higher at the end of the holiday shortened, first week of July. Long term rates led the move to the upside with shorter term CDs holding stable over the week. The rise in CD rates was instigated by the robust monthly jobs report released on Friday, July 5th which
CD interest rates, mortgage rates, savings account rates and credit card rates were all down for the week ending December 9, 2011. The rate reduction among the various bank savings rates and lending rates was relatively weak, but the downward trend was experienced across the board for all bank products surveyed.
With this recent slip in
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A time draft accepted by a bank, known as bankers acceptance. They are used primarily in financing international trade. Acceptances are negotiable instruments, meaning they can be sold to another party before maturity.
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