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After the Federal Reserve set the target fed funds rates a hair above zero, savings rates have dropped rather significantly. Today’s low rates make the thought of keeping your money under the mattress a reasonable alternative. Before an investor resorts to a decision that dire, consider that there are still desirable interest rates on bank
The stock of First Financial Bankshares gained 47 percent in 2008, CD investors can gain too with the competitive rates on the variety of CD terms offered at First Financial Bank, one of the banks owned and operated by First Financial Bankshares. To start the New Year, First Financial Bank has several CDs they are
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CapitalSource Bank is headquartered in Pasadena, California. CapitalSource Bank was launched in July, 2008. The bank purchased the 22 branches of Fremont Investment and Loan. CapitalSource Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitalSource, Inc. CapitalSource, is a commercial finance company with more than $3 billion in capital and nearly $20 billion in assets. According
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EverBank Financial Corporation is a diversified financial services holding company based in Jacksonville, Florida. EverBank is a Savings Association and has been FDIC insured since October 1, 1998. The primary regulator is Office of Thrift Supervision. EverBank Financial Corporation provides banking, mortgage banking, and investing solutions to a nationwide customer base. It operates through traditional
CD interest rates made another mild retreat over the past week. The minor rate reduction comes on the heels of a rate drop of similar proportions that took place in the previous week. On the face of it, the interest rate reductions may not seem like a whole lot, but when CD rates are holding
A table of interest rates paid on certificates of deposit that is used to determine interest-rate changes for adjustable-rate mortgages.
The Chicago Tribune on Sunday Nov. 9th, 2008 has an ad placed by Ridgestone Bank for one of the best short term CD rates in Illinois. The ad promotes a 4.00% interest rate on a 4 month term certificate of deposit. Ridgestone Bank has two locations, one in Brookfield, Wisconsin and the second location in
Big Horn Federal Savings Bank, a $165 million financial institution headquartered in Greybull, Wyoming. The bank has six bank branch locations in the northwestern part of the state and has been in operation for 73 years. Big Horn Federal has provided residents of the Big Horn Basin with two essential services: a safe place for
Oregon Coast Bank is a locally owned state chartered bank headquartered in Newport, Oregon. Oregon Coast Bank has been FDIC insured since July 8, 2002. The bank is chartered as a Federal Reserve Non-member bank. Therefore the primary regulator is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The bank has four bank branches in Newport, Pacific
Many economists have been expecting interest rates to move higher through 2011, the latest Selectcdrates.com survey of bank savings and lending rates has yet to validate that prediction. Bank CD rates, savings rates and money market account rates were lower for the week ending January 21, 2011 while mortgage rates rose moderately and credit
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There is limited news regarding interest rates and CD rates today. One significant point is the steeper yield curve. All through the month of September the yield curve has continued to get steeper. On Wednesday’s close, the six month and one year Treasury rates dropped in yield while the long term Treasury rates had a
Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are marketable Treasury securities whose principal and interest payments are adjusted for inflation. Competitive bidding at auction sets the security’s fixed interest (or coupon) rate. Like all marketable U.S. Treasury securities, TIPS are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.
Interest payments on TIPS are made semiannually.
The Columbus Dispatch is just filled with great bank offers this Sunday. Heartland Bank has an ad promoting a 4.00% CD on a 9 month term with a minimum balance of $5,000.00. The bank’s website at www.heartlandbank.com confirms the rate offer and indicates this offer is good through Nov. 12, 2008. The ad also advertises,
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Bank CD rates were moderately lower for the week for the week ending October 29, 2009. The short term CD interest rates had the largest rate movement, unfortunately to the downside. Mid term CD rates were modestly higher and the long term, five year CD rates were down just slightly.
Six month CD rates that are
Bank rates were mostly stable for the second week of June with the exception of bank mortgage rates which made their first downward push in the month of June. The move lower on mortgage rates was fairly muted on the popular 30 year fixed mortgage rate products but picked up some momentum on the shorter