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The best certificate of deposit rates had mixed results for the week ending October 16, 2009. Shorter term CD rates rose along with long term CD rates while the midterm rates pushed lower.
The best six month CD rates gained ground with the average yield moving higher by the close of the week. The average of
Even though the GDP numbers released last week were stronger than expected, banks continued to trim interest rates further on certificates of deposit. Financial institutions cut rates on three of the four CD terms measured in the weekly selectcdrates.com bank rate survey. While yields moved lower for the short and midterm CDs, the long term
The average consumer knows very little about interest rates, whether it’s the present climate or the future direction of rates. Consumer ignorance is the financial institutions best friend on the road to greater profits. Interest rates greatly influence our finances, there is little we can do about or perhaps should do about it. Most bank
Kent Bank is a locally owned community bank with bank branches in Kent and Freeport, Illinois. Kent Bank began operations in 1923. Financial services offered by Kent Bank include consumer loans and deposit accounts with competitive rates. The bank has a variety of deposit and loan products to provide bank customers the ability to meet
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As we head into a holiday shortened week, key bank lending rates have headed lower and savings rates have moved slightly higher. Bank rates have remained in a very narrow range throughout the month of June even though the rate landscape appears to be at an inflection point.
The Federal Reserve has held their position regarding
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Interest rates were up across the board for bank lending and savings products. Rate increases for the week ending February 14, 2014 were found on credit cards, home mortgages, bank CDs, and savings accounts. While the rate changes were sweeping across all categories of bank products, the actual level of rate changes were relatively mild.
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