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A fee paid by an investor to a broker or other sales agent for investment advice and assistance.
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Best short term CD rate – Danversbank with a four month CD rate of 2.50%.
Best one year CD rate ( almost ) – Choice Financial 13 month CD rate of 2.50%.
Best mid term CD rate – State Farm Bank with a 28 month CD rate of 2.75%.
Best long term CD rate – US Bank 59
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The Treasury Department created the Capital Purchase Program, a part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, to
The 15 month special CD offered by Enterprise Bank of South Carolina is the highest CD rate in the one year term grouping for all of South Carolina. The CD rate on the 15 month term is 4.25% APY. Enterprise Bank of South Carolina also has a special 27 month CD which is the highest
Any financial institution such as banks, thrifts or credit unions that accepts consumer deposits and makes loans. Financial intermediaries facilitate the movement of capital from suppliers of funds, generally consumer deposits such as checking accounts, CDs and money market accounts and those needed funds or loans.
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Bankers Trust has a new CD rate promotion for customers in the Iowa and Arizona market areas served by the bank. The certificates of deposit offered by the bank cover a range of maturities from the short term accounts to midterm accounts and have interest rates that are well above the average rate for comparable
For the best short term CD rates in Indiana, Mutual Bank is on top. Mutual Bank was founded in 1889 and is based in Muncie, Indiana. The bank has 33 bank branch locations from Muncie to South Bend. Recently, the bank has run a promotion on two short term certificates of deposit. The bank has