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Mortgage rates moved lower, Treasury rates tumbled, and CD rates slipped by a fraction as we enter the New Year. Troubles in Europe appear to be the biggest catalyst for the drop in interest rates. A slow economic environment across the pond combined with political instability in Greece is bringing fresh dollars into safe and
One Georgia Bank is doing a great job of offering some of the highest CD rates in Georgia. As of December 19, 2008 One Georgia Bank has a promotional 7 month CD with an interest rate of 4.25%. Most of the more popular web sites that track CD rates are showing rates significantly less that
CD interest rates slumped this week as the long term cap on short term rates that is being held in place by the Fed, continues to keep interest rates down. The longer the Fed continues to hold short term rates lower, the more banks that offer the highest CD rates can skim a few basis
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Bank rates were little changed for the week ending February 11, 2011 with the exception of midterm mortgage rates. A quick round up of bank rates showed overall CD interest rates changing by less than one basis point for the week, long term mortgage rates increasing modestly, 15 year mortgage rates increasing more significantly
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An independent federal agency that supervises and insures both federal and state-chartered credit unions. NCUA is entirely funded by credit unions and receives no tax dollars.
Non Sufficient Funds or A balance in a deposit account that isn’t large enough to pay the checks and other items presented for payment.
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The Treasury’s approval ends weeks of uncertainty over the fate of GMAC. Earlier last week, the
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A type of safe usually located in groups inside a bank vault and rented to customers for their use in storing valuable items.