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A bureau of the Treasury Department established in August 1989. OTS has the authority to charter federal Thrift Institutions and serves as the primary regulator of approximately 2,000 federal and state chartered thrifts.
The U.S. Department of Labor through the Bureau of labor Statistics announced this morning that nonfarm payroll employment fell by 240,000 in October, and the unemployment rate rose from 6.1 to 6.5 percent. October’s drop followed revised payroll employment declines of 127,000 in August and 284,000 in September. Total employment has fallen by 1.2 million
Arvest Bank in Arkansas is promoting its short term CD as super. It is the super seven month CD special. Catchy advertising text found in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette promotes the 7-month special with 3.41% APY. This 7 month CD has no penalty for early withdrawal as long as the CD is held for 7 days
This bank was founded in 1873 and is based in Jonestown, Pennsylvania. As a state bank, the bank is subject to regulation of the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Jonestown Bank and Trust Company, of Jonestown, Pennsylvania has been FDIC insured since January 1, 1934. The area served by the
One big difference is a money market account is an interest earned savings account that is offered by a FDIC insured financial institution. The FDIC insures up to $100,000. Whereas the money market mutual fund is based on a seven day average yield rather than an annual yield. However, the effective rate is
The Nov. 9, 2008 Boston Globe Sunday edition contains an ad for First Republic Bank’s 5 month CD special. The 5 month CD has an interest rate of 3.85%. The minimum balance for this account is $5,000.00. This CD rate places the bank’s offer in the top 10 CD rates for Massachusetts. A quick search
Bank lending rates managed slight improvements over the past week while savings rates showed little change. Rate reductions were mostly muted though the interest rates were lower for most all of the bank lending products in the weekly bank rate survey. Savings rates were up and down depending on the product but held within a
Online banking is one of the newest forms of banking, and it seems every traditional (and not so traditional) bank is offering online services or completely automating their activities on the internet. It may be that you have only a few bills to pay every month or that you’re still learning to navigate the
West End Bank has the best one year CD rate in Indiana. Quite frankly the term on the CD is only 10 months, but that’s close enough to a one year CD for placement in the one year term CD category. The interest rate is on this certificate of deposit is 4.00% APY. The minimum
An account that has little or no activity; neither deposits nor withdrawals having been posted to the account for a significant period of time.
A depositor forfeits interest or is assessed a service charge for withdrawing funds from or closing out a time deposit before its maturity date
The name El Dorado has been given many meanings over time; most variations are references to a place to acquire wealth or a city of gold. In California the name of locations with El Dorado is often used to signify regions that were involved in gold mining. Unfortunately, gold mining is no longer a quick
Westbound Bank opened in January 2007 and is headquartered in Katy, TX. Westbound Bank is a locally owned and operated bank. Along with the main office in Katy which is West of Houston, the bank has branches in Bellaire and in Northwest Houston.
Westbound Bank’s banking products and customer service combine state-of-the-art electronic banking including ATMs
Interest income from CDs, money market accounts and savings accounts is considered regular income. It’s taxed at the same rate as any other income you receive that year. Your bank or savings institution will send you a 1099-INT form stating the amount of interest that your CDs or other accounts earned by the
The rates on banks lending to banks have been coming down measurably worldwide as central banks efforts to ease credit constraints are starting to show results. World banks have been cutting interest rates and pouring funds to their economies and financial system to increase lending activities and avoid a banking meltdown. The Federal Reserve’s action
A fund operated by an investment company that raises money from shareholders and invests it in stocks, bonds, options, commodities, or money market securities. These funds offer investors the advantages of diversification and professional management. To participate, the investor may pay fees and expenses. Mutual funds are not covered by FDIC insurance.
Kopernik Federal Bank, established in 1924, is a community bank providing personal service to the citizens of Maryland. The bank offers competitive loan rates and savings rates from its one location in Baltimore. Kopernik Federal offers an array of loan and savings plans to match an assortment of consumer needs.
The bank’s federally insured certificate of
A signed, written order by which one party (the drawer) instructs another party (the drawee) to pay a specified sum to a third party (the payee), at sight or at a specific date. Typical bank drafts are negotiable instruments and are similar in many ways to checks.
The labor department posted good news on Friday with a stronger than expected labor report, this is a sign of strengthening economy in the short term as well as over the long term should the job growth continue. Oil prices also pulled back last week taking some pressure off of inflation expectations. The
There was large thud heard coming from certificate of deposit rates this week. For the week ending June 5, 2009 the average for the top certificate of deposit rates available nationally were lower across the board. This week the average for the top ten CD rates experienced there biggest weekly loss since the start of