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Heading into mid-August and odd bank rate behavior continues. Political turmoil has pushed most interest rates lower including those tied to Treasury notes and bonds as well as those for mortgage borrowers. Interest rates have dropped across the board however with rates on bank savings accounts and certificate of deposit accounts moving higher.
Geopolitical turmoil has
Keep in mind that the health of the economy in general dictates what the level of competitive interest rates will be, and that in turn influences what the best CD rates will be. In a volatile or fluctuating economic environment, a certificate of deposit investor needs to decide whether or not they should lock their money up for
New regulations by the U.S Treasury are providing a temporary guarantee of money market fund asset values. Do to the instability in 2008 of short term money market instruments and the concern for significant and swift redemptions of money market mutual fund shares, the U.S. Treasury announced a temporary program to guarantee certain assets in
Fifth Third Bancorp is a bank holding company that is part of a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fifth Third Bank has it’s origins with the Bank of the Ohio Valley, which opened its doors in Cincinnati in 1858. The present company is the result of numerous mergers and acquisitions since that
Salin Bank is one of top 20 largest banks based Indiana and provides mortgage loans in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan as well as Florida and Arizona. Salin Bank is a mortgage lender to review since they have a large regional footprint and provide a combination of competitive mortgage rates and fees with local service.
Capital One is one of the top 15 largest banks in the nation as well as one of the largest bank mortgage lenders. Capital One offers a variety of mortgage loans for financing a new home purchase or refinancing an existing home loan for cash out or a reduced mortgage rate. Current mortgage rates offered
Economy slows, European financial markets running scared over debt overhang and the US Treasury rating gets downgraded. The end of the result of the financial turmoil is bank rates turning south including CD interest rates, mortgage rates, and Treasury rates. Overall, bank interest rates moved measurably lower over the week.
Futures markets this morning are indicating
Most all banks are now very similar in the US. Technically, there are three main types of depository institutions or banks; banks, thrifts and credit unions. Thrifts and banks are very similar in structure, regulation and products offered. Credit unions are have some restrictions on members and are generally only available regionally.
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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Damascus Community Bank is a Maryland based bank. The bank is based in Damascus, Maryland and three bank branches in Montgomery County, two bank branches in Frederick County and one bank branch in Carroll County. Damascus Community Bank was founded in 1988 and remains a locally owned and managed community bank.
Damascus Community Bank provides individuals
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No, it isn’t. The Prime Rate was initially established as the interest rate banks set for the most credit worthy clients to lend at, hence it is the “Prime” rate. It no longer carries that connotation; loans are often pried below or above prime for the lowest risk clients. Each bank in accord
New Dominion Bank is running an advertisement this week for their Access CD. This CD has a term of 9 months with an APY of 3.75%. The bank waives the early withdrawal penalty after the first six days of the account term and after the first six days following any partial withdrawal. A $3,000.00 minimum
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Washington Savings Bank has just upped the rates on their long term, high yield certificates of deposit. The bank now has some of the best CD rates on four and five year certificate accounts. The CD accounts at Washington Savings have fixed rates for the term of the account with guaranteed yields protected by the
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