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The value of property remaining after debts against it are deducted. For example, a home valued at $200,000 with an $150,000 mortgage has $50,000 of equity.
Bank rates and Treasury rates moved in opposite directions over the past week. Treasury rates ended the week lower across all terms with the exception of the ultra short Treasury bills. While Treasury rates moved lower, bank mortgage rates moved higher and CD interest rates remained predominantly unchanged.
The Treasury market improved with rising
Technically, the Treasury yield curve can change in various ways: it can move up or down (a parallel shift), become flatter or steeper (a shift in slope), or become more or less humped in the middle (a change in curvature).
Consider three elements of this curve. First, it shows nominal interest rates. Inflation will erode
Credit card interest rates drive the monthly credit card payments which is often the main burden for many consumers household budgets. High credit card interest rates are indirectly pulling extra cash for those monthly payments from checking accounts and other bank transaction accounts. If you have a difficult time making credit card payments, call the
Century Bancorp, Inc. is a Massachusetts state chartered bank holding company headquartered in Medford, Massachusetts. The holding company is a Massachusetts corporation formed in 1972 and has one banking subsidiary, Century Bank and Trust Company that was formed in 1969. The bank had total assets of approximately $1.7 billion as of September 30, 2008. The
A tiered money market account is a bank account that pays different interest rates depending on the balance in the account. Typically, the higher the balance in the account the greater the interest rate that is earned on the account.
A form of extending an unpaid loan in which the borrower’s remaining unpaid loan balance is carried over or renewed into a new loan at the beginning of the next financing period.
A number, roughly between 300 and 800, that measures an individual’s credit worthiness. The most well-known type of credit score is the FICO® score. This score represents the answer from a mathematical formula that assigns numerical values to various pieces of information in your credit report. Banks use a credit score to help
Generally, an account is considered dormant when no activity, deposits or withdrawal, has occurred for a period of 5 to 7 years. The length of time necessary to declare an account dormant is defined by State statute. Once an account is declared dormant, the bank may be required to transfer the funds to
Interest rates on loan contracts or debt instruments such as Treasury bills, bank certificates of deposit, or commercial paper, having maturities of less than one year. Often called money market rates.
The best one year CD rate in Vermont has an interest rate of 3.00% APY. Lake Sunapee Bank, headquartered in Newport New Hampshire, is offering this rate on their 11 month CD special. Lake Sunapee Bank is a federally chartered savings bank. Lake Sunapee Bank is a thrift institution and the sole operating subsidiary of
National Penn bank is running a first-rate special on their certificates of deposit. The bank currently has two short term CDs it has promotional offers on. The first CD is a 13 month CD with an interest rate of 4.02%. This CD requires the accountholder to open a National Penn checking account as well. The
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The rate of increase in the general price level anticipated by the public in the period ahead.
Bank of Chestnut is located in the Village of Chestnut, Illinois, which is the geographic center of the State. The bank was established on January 1, 1902. Bank of Chestnut has been FDIC insured since January 1, 1934. Bank of Chestnut is chartered as a Federal Reserve Non-member. Therefore the primary regulator is the Federal
TCF Bank is promoting a top short term CD rate in the Chicago area and in Wisconsin. The bank offers a CD for a 7 month to 11 month term CD with a rate of 4.00%. The first ad was spotted in the Chicago Tribune on November 16, 2008 and today it can be found
Banks, like credit cards and brokers before them, are hoping their customers stay safely unaware of what the financial industry actually entails. Fortunately for banks, most customers are living up to the industries very low expectations. The vast majority of banks, especially those with large downtown offices and football stadiums, don’t operate with
Federal Farm Credit Banks that provide short and intermediate credit to the agriculture industry. Securities issued by the Federal Farm Credit Banks are secured by acceptable collateral with value equal to the bonds outstanding. The bonds are secured joint and several obligations of the Federal Farm Credit Banks operating under federal charter with governmental supervision.
A deposit in a customer’s name that can be withdrawn, such as a checking account, savings account, or certificate of deposit account. Also used to refer to loan accounts such as a credit card account, mortgage loan account, etc.