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A bank employee who handles the funds transactions in the bank such as deposits and withdrawals for the bank customers.
Mortgage rates moved lower, Treasury rates tumbled, and CD rates slipped by a fraction as we enter the New Year. Troubles in Europe appear to be the biggest catalyst for the drop in interest rates. A slow economic environment across the pond combined with political instability in Greece is bringing fresh dollars into safe and
The FDIC notifies each depositor in writing using the depositor’s address on record with the bank. This notification is mailed immediately after the bank closes.
When the failed bank is acquired by another bank; the assuming bank also notifies the depositors. This notification usually is mailed with the first bank statement after the assumption.
Natchitoches, Louisiana is location for the main office of City Bank & Trust Company. Natchitoches is an original French colony in Louisiana, established in 1714 as part of French Louisiana. The community was named after the Natchitoches Indian tribe. It is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory. It is also well known
Identity theft happens when someone gets your personal information and makes purchases, financial transactions and other unlawful activities under your name. Identity theft is a federal crime. The crime of identity theft is rising and can cost banks, financial institutions and consumer’s time and money.
Thieves steal and fraudulently use the names, addresses, social security
A deposit that earns interest such as a savings account, money market deposit account or a certificate of deposit.
Overdraft protection is an agreement with the bank or financial institution to cover overdrafts on a checking account. This service will typically involve a fee and be limited to a preset maximum amount.
Managing personal finances often becomes a more difficult task during economic slow downs. Belt tightening now becomes a necessity as uncertainty over future income streams and the future value of assets become questionable. There are effective ways to capitalize on this need for increased thrift and asset management.
One key tool at the consumer disposal is
Most investors, including those holding bank CDs and money market accounts, are concerned about the market conditions in the U.S. It has now become equally important to keep and eye on bank rates and financial activities around the world.
The increasing complexity of global financial markets combined with ever-increasing linkages between national markets through trade,
The Wall Street Journal surveys large banks and publishes the consensus prime rate. It’s the most widely quoted measure of the prime rate, which is a common benchmark for consumer and business loans set by banks, often at a level 3 percentage points higher than the federal funds rate. The prime rate will
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The relationship between the monetary base and the money supply. The multiplier explains the money supply has expanded through the banking system by distribution of excess reserves.
The last week of November saw the average for all bank certificate of deposit maturities end the month with lower yields along with bank money market account rates and bank savings account rates. With rates starting the year at relatively low levels, there were not very many economists that expected rates to fall further. However,
Diversification is the process of reducing risk by spreading out investments over different types of assets in order to minimize the impact of a poor performance or outcome from any one type. Diversification can be used with numerous bank products such as savings account, money market accounts and certificates of deposit. Further diversification can be
Continuing a segment on holiday reviews of banks not normally covered, we review the rates offered by MCNB Banks of West Virginia. MCNB Banks offers a wide choice of savings and lending options for consumers and businesses customers. Currently, the bank has the highest CD rate on a five year CD in West Virginia. The
The Bank of Zachary was founded in 1904, in Louisiana. The locally owned bank is the oldest State chartered bank in East Baton Rouge Parish. The bank has been FDIC insured since 1934. The Bank of Zachary is a Federal Reserve Non Member and the primary regulator is the FDIC. The bank ended 2008 with
An expression given to financial institutions that offers a wide array of financial services in one company. Financial supermarkets can be brokerage companies, savings banks or banks. Most of these institutions will offer checking or checking like products such as money market mutual funds, mutual funds, insurance, bank credit cards, CDs, loans, insurance
Morgan Stanley reported on December 17, 2008 that their loss from continuing operations for the fourth quarter was $2,195 million compared with a loss of $3,588 million in the fourth quarter of last year. Net revenues were $1.8 billion, compared with negative $0.4 billion in last year’s fourth quarter. Writedowns, impairments and losses decimated the
Consumer lending and saving rates were little changed going into the last week of October. Even while the equity markets appeared to be finding their footing and displayed three consecutive weeks of gains, interest rates barely budged. It is more common to see a different scenario unfold when money moves into stocks and other riskier
Interest that is determined by adding the interest earned in the current period to the principal and computing the next period’s interest on this compounded total amount.