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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
A check written by a depositor that has not yet been presented for payment to or paid by the depositor’s bank.
Mortgage rates, CD rates and savings account rates retreated in the most recent bank rate survey conducted by SelectCDrates.com. Interest rate changes were not terribly potent but the direction was decidedly lower. A good barometer of the overall change in interest rates this past week can be found with the ten year Treasury which fell
Electronic check conversion is a process in which your check is used as a source of information-for the check number, your account number, and the number that identifies your financial institution. The information is then used to make a one-time electronic payment from your account-an electronic fund transfer. The check itself is not
Banco Popular offers one of the best five year CD rates available. The CD rate for their five year term is 5.00%. The CD requires a minimum $1000.00 balance to obtain this yield. In addition to this CD rate, the bank offers a 13 month CD with a rate of 4.35% and a 4 month
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Central Bank is a local community bank located in Tampa, Florida. The bank was established on February 26, 2007 and has been FDIC insured since February 26, 2007. Central Bank is chartered as a Federal Reserve Non-member. Therefore the primary regulator is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). As of the end of 2008, the
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A routing transit number (RTN), or routing number, is a nine digit bank code, used in the United States, which appears on the bottom of negotiable instruments such as checks that identifies which financial institution it is drawn upon. You can find the Bank Routing Number and your Checking Account Number within the string
Deposits held in financial institutions that are guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) against loss due to bank failure.
CD interest rates moved higher in mid August along with most long term interest rates, which spiked significantly more than bank CD rates. Bank rates have been heading higher after the Fed indicated that the monetary stimulus program that has been keeping interest rates low may be slowly cut back before year’s end. The first
The best CD rates available nationally drifted moderately lower over the past week. Although rate changes were seen on three out of the five maturities measured in the weekly CD rate survey, the magnitude of the rate movements was quite contained. The average CD rate measured by the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index for the week
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Community Capital Bank provides consumer and business banking services in Georgia. The bank was established on August 5, 2002. Community Capital Bank has been FDIC insured since August 5, 2002. Community Capital Bank is chartered as a Federal Reserve Non-member. Therefore the primary regulator is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The bank has approximately
Changing the reserve requirements is perhaps the most powerful tool the Fed has to shift monetary policy. This tool regulates the amount of reserves required to be held in private banks. Changing reserve requirements can have a dramatic effect on the economy and the control of the money supply, but is rarely used.
Controlling reserves either through availability or the rate at which reserves are carried is the backbone of the Feds forces. Understanding the reserves system is key to understanding why the Fed carries so much control over the whole financial system.
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The FDIC has announced that three more banks have been added to the list of bank failures for 2009. These three banks bring the total number of bank failure in 2009 to six. Today, the FDIC announced it has become the receiver of MagnetBank in Salt Lake City, Utah and Suburban Federal Savings Bank of
Banks are required to report all cash transactions in excess of $10,000.00. However, they are also responsible for reporting suspicious activity. If someone is cashing a significant amount of checks, the bank may very well report the activity to the IRS. Of course, if this does not happen, should the company be
The jury may still be deliberating on whether the U.S. economy is in full blown expansion mode or stuck in stasis but, the divergence between CD rates and mortgage rates paints a picture of an expanding economy.
This past week, interest rates were mostly lower across a wide spectrum of fixed income products. Lower rates were