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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.
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The concluding point of our CD rate summary for the week ending August 7, 2009 was an examination of the competing camps on the future direction of CD rates and interest rates.
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