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Bank rates tumbled modestly for the week ending July 29, 2011. Unfortunately, CD interest rates absorbed a significant portion of the reductions seen in bank rates this past week. The reduction in CD interest rates may appear relatively mild but when evaluated based on the existing low levels of bank CD rates; the interest rate
Friends Bank was established in May 2000 and is locally owned and operated. The bank has three bank branch locations to serving the region. The bank offers the convenience of banking from home or the office via Friends Bank’s Online Banking service. The bank branches are located in New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, and Ormond Beach,
Bank rates have fallen one more time and are now at their lowest levels for many consumer savings and lending accounts for all of 2013. Weak economic numbers continue to provide support in the bond markets. As bond prices rise, interest rates move lower.
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The average CD interest rate for the best three month CDs moved down by two basis points to 0.710 percent. The top ten was also down by two basis points to close at of 1.033 percent. The best one year CD rates were off by three basis points 1.273 percent. The best
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This week’s special CD rate comes from State Farm Bank. State Farm Bank operates as a subsidiary of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. The bank is based in Bloomington, Illinois.
The special certificate of deposit offer from State Farm Bank is on their 28 month certificate. The 28 month CD rate is currently at 3.00%.
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