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Arvest Bank in Arkansas is promoting its short term CD as super. It is the super seven month CD special. Catchy advertising text found in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette promotes the 7-month special with 3.41% APY. This 7 month CD has no penalty for early withdrawal as long as the CD is held for 7 days
The portion of a customers account balance that has no banking restrictions on it such as holds, making the funds available for immediate withdrawal and use.
An agreement by one person, the guarantor, to assume another’s responsibilies for example, on a loan. Although the original borrower is responsible for the debt, the guarantor becomes liable if the original borrower fails to pay.
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CD investors and savers had to endure some more pain over the past week as CD interest rates moved lower one more time this year. The average bank CD rate as measured by the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index was lower by just over one basis point. The average CD rate, per the CD rate index,
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Interest rates on bank CDs made another move towards the downside for the week ending March 8, 2013. Long-term certificates of deposit absorbed most of the downward momentum again this week with midterm CD rates showing little change and short term rates making a very modest move to the upside.
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