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For the week ending November 15, new
A Federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by Federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute.
The regulation provides six exceptions that allow banks to exceed the maximum hold periods in the availability schedules. The exceptions are considered safeguards against the risk associated with each. These are the exceptions: checks deposited to new accounts, large deposits ($5,000 or more in checks), redeposited checks, deposits made by check to accounts
Citigroup is a diversified bank holding company whose businesses offer a large range of financial services to consumer and corporate customers throughout the world. Retail banking is offered through products and services of Citibank, N.A. a FDIC insured bank.
Citibank, N.A. is a commercial bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of Citigroup Inc. Citibank’s principal offerings include consumer
The basic insurance amount is $100,000 per depositor, per insured bank. This includes principal and accrued interest up to a total of $100,000. The $100,000 amount applies to all depositors of an insured bank except for owners of certain retirement accounts, which are insured up to $250,000 per owner, per insured bank.
Deposits in separate
Any bank and bank account that is opened outside of the depositor resident country can be considered offshore banking. The financial services from offshore banks include deposit taking, money transmissions, and provision of foreign exchange, trade finance, credit facilities, investment custody, investment management, fund management, trustee services, and corporate administration. For the most
CD interest rates took a mild slide for the week ending August 31, 2012. The average CD rate in the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index dipped lower by a mere 3/1000ths of a percent. The CD rate index, which measures the average rate found on the top ten best three months CD rates, six month CD
South Valley State Bank and Trust opened its doors in Klamath Falls, Oregon on January 12, 1977. The bank has sixteen full service bank branches in Oregon. South Valley Bank & Trust is chartered as a Federal Reserve Non-member. The primary regulator is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Bank branch offices are located in
A summary of all transactions that occurred over the preceding month and could be associated with a deposit account or a credit card account.
All depository institutions, commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, and foreign banking entities, are required to hold reserves against certain types of deposits that they report as liabilities on their balance sheets.
Friendly, personalized attention and convenient, full-service banking is what Earlham Savings Bank strives to deliver. Earlham Savings Bank first opened for business January 3, 1931 in Earlham, Iowa. The bank now has bank branches in Earlham, DeSoto, Des Moines and West Des Moines, Iowa. The bank has been FDIC insured since January 1, 1934. Earlham
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Fraudulent emails to steal financial data and identities are a significant security problem. Emails are a common way to spread harmful codes or to trick you into revealing your internet banking information. Don’t open emails from unknown senders. If you are in doubt about the source of an email, for example if you don’t recognize
A little late with the post, this is the same ad that is running in several newspapers nationwide by Sovereign Bank. Here we find it in the November 20, 2008 issue of the Boston Globe. Sovereign Bank runs this advertisement promoting two different CD terms and a money market account. The first CD is for
A fund designed to track the performance of a market index. The fund’s portfolio of securities mirrors that of the designated market index.
Membership depends on the individual credit union. Credit unions are still required to limit membership to people who have a common bond. Geography, a common employer, a common group, or something similar can determine the bond.