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Global economic headlines and oil prices are having little impact on CD rates going into the New Year. Historically, bank rates follow the direction of the economy. Stronger economic numbers lead to higher bank rates while weak numbers lead to lower rates. This past week was light on data but the trend in December showed
Sterling Bank continues to be on the top 10 list of banks with the best 6 month CD rates in California. The San Francisco Chronicle has an ad for Sterling Bank promoting their 6 month CD product in the Nov. 9th, 2008 edition. The bank offers the 6 month CD with an interest rate of
First, try to resolve your problem with the bank. Address your complaint in writing with any supporting facts. If the outcome is less than satisfactory, search for the state agency that handles oversight of financial institutions. If this does not help, you can file complaint with the Federal Reserve. The Federal
Mercantile Bank looks like they are ending the promotion for a 4.25% one year CD at the end of business today. The ad was run in the Nov. 2nd, 2008 Tampa Tribune. The minimum opening deposit for the account is $2,500.00. This is one of the top 10 CD rates in Florida. The contact number
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One advantage of a fixed rate certificate of deposit over a money market account, high yield savings account or bond mutual fund is that you know exactly what the interest rate will be over the term of the CD. Most bank CDs are for a fixed rate and a fixed term. Money market accounts, savings
In order to intensify the spotlight on Hawaii, after the soon to be President has thrust the state into the spotlight, reviewing bank CDs in the state seems timely. One such bank is HomeStreet Bank. HomeStreet Bank is headquartered in Seattle but has branches in Hawaii and offers some of the highest CD rates in
Norcom Mortgage is regional mortgage lender based in Avon, Connecticut. The company is a privately owned mortgage lender operating in several states predominantly along the East Coast of the United States. Norcom Mortgage delivers home loans through three separate lending divisions: wholesale, correspondent, and retail branch divisions. The company was founded in 1990 and currently
Even with the recent Federal Reserve rate hike, the winter holidays have put a pause on any significant interest rate action on both the lending and savings side of the market. Some of the lightest bond trading takes place during the last two weeks of December with the market closed for two full days, December
First DuPage Bank is a state chartered, FDIC-insured commercial bank that has been open since June of 1999. The bank moved into its new quarters to Westmont, Illinois on November 2000. The bank offers personal and commercial banking services.
As a community bank, the bank has several goals including the goal to provide loans to their
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Futures markets this morning are indicating
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Continued concerns over the situation with European debt markets have interest rates and bond yields low, however long term rates did tick up slightly this week. The uptick in long term rates had little impact on CD interest rates which are affected more by short term maturities but long maturity rate changes did push mortgage
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Mortgage rates moved up at the start of the week as long term interest rates have broken a prolonged down trend and header higher, however mortgage rates starting heading lower once again as the this week is drawing to a close.
Lower home mortgage interest rates are running counter to the tide of long
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