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An agreement in which advanced credit, plus any finance charges, are expected to be repaid in full over a definite time. Most real estate and automobile loans are closed-end agreements.
An electronic communications network owned by an association of banks and used to transfer messages between subscribing banks. Bankwire also offers a clearing service called Cashwire that includes a settlement facility.
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The Nov. 6, 2008 issue of the Orange County Register has an ad from Affinity Bank displaying their offer for a 7 month CD at a 4.00% interest rate. The minimum deposit for this account is $10,000.00. Affinity Bank can be reached at 800-489-2194. The website is www.affinitybank.com. Affinity bank has 10 branch locations in
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