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A traditional approach to determining the finance charge payable on an extension of credit. A predetermined and certain rate of interest is applied to the principal.
A signature made by a person unable to sign his or her name. To be legally valid, the signature must be witnessed by another person.
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An interest earning account on which checks may be drawn. Withdrawals from NOW accounts may be offered by commercial banks, mutual savings banks, and savings and loan associations and may be owned only by individuals and certain nonprofit organizations and governmental units.
A form signed by each depositor and customer of a bank which may be used as a means of identification and may be used to establish account ownership and sets forth some of the basic terms of the account and provisions of the deposit contract. The signature card represents a contract between the bank
Eurobank is a Florida based bank that is state chartered bank and member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Eurobank is a locally operated bank that serves the communities in South Florida. EuroBank was established in 1991and currently has three bank branches located in Coral Gables, Boca Raton and Pompano Beach, Florida.
Eurobank offers a
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The person who writes a check or draft instructing the drawee to pay someone else.
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The outstanding balance on a loan, excluding interest and fees.
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The risk that a portion of an investment’s return that is driven or the result of inflation expectations.
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