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A notification by a paying bank that an item presented for payment has been paid or that cannot be honored. Also used in securities to verifying that a customer’s signature is genuine.
Interest rates retreated on most bank products and fixed income securities as the second week of July came to a close. Fixed rate mortgage made the largest move to the downside, surpassing the downward yields of long term government bonds. One exception to the declining rates was a slight improvement in the yields paid out
Online banking or internet banking can save time and possibly reduce late fees. Setting up automatic bill paying for large, recurring monthly bills will eliminate the cost of the mail, any late fees caused by oversight or late fees that may occur do to delayed mail delivery. With online bill paying you can manually request
The Fed Funds rate is the rate that one depository institution charges another for overnight funds that are available from excess reserves. The Federal Reserve does not set this rate, but does establish a target. The target is essentially manipulated by using various tools of monetary policy such as; open market operations, discount
Far East National Bank is a California based bank. The bank was founded in 1974 as the first federally chartered Asian American bank in the United States. Far East National Bank became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taiwan’s Bank SinoPac since 1997. SinoPac Holdings has total assets of $34 billion, serving customers throughout Asia and North
The most important of the Fed’s responsibilities is putting together and carrying out monetary policy. The function of establishing and managing monetary policy is the Feds highest profile task. Acting as monetary manager, the Fed must balance the volume of money and credit, interest rates and the demands of the economy.
Large banks often offer the worst CD rates. The largest US banks are awash in excess reserves. These banks are in little need of new funds since their loan activities are low and their cash on hand is high. Since they have little need for new customer funds in which they would
Bank rates were a mixed bag for the week ending October 7, 2011. Short term rates continued their trek lower while midterm and long term rates shot up higher. The first full week of the second quarter started out the same way the first quarter ended with lower bank rates and rising bond prices however,
Contracts that require delivery of a commodity of specified quality and quantity, at a specified price, on a specified future date. Commodity futures are traded on a commodity exchange and are used for both speculation and hedging
A system established by a written agreement under which a financial institution is authorized by the customer to debit the customer’s account in order to pay bills or make loan payments.
Mortgage rates, CD rates and Treasury rates moved lowered in mid March as the trouble brewing in the Ukraine made the stock and bond markets skittish. Geopolitics drove the markets this past week while any measures regarding economic conditions took a back seat. Unsettling geopolitical conditions or more precisely, will Russia invade Ukraine or not,
The U.S. Department of Labor released unemployment claims for the week ending November 15, 2008.
The Seasonally Adjusted Figures:
The advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 542,000, an increase of 27,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 515,000. The 4-week moving average was 506,500, an increase of 15,750 from the previous week’s revised average
Balancing your checkbook is the most important financial choir you should perform each month. It helps correct errors, helps to budget expenses and maximizes financial resources. The starting point of a good savings program and budget is the checking account. Don’t neglect the value of the information contained in this bank account.
Turbotville National Bank is a community bank located in Turbotville, Pennsylvania. The bank has been FDIC insured since January 1, 1934. The bank is chartered as a National Bank and has one location in Pennsylvania. As of September 2008, the bank had total assets of $96,815,000. Through that time period, the bank had net operating
The key news for today is the monthly CPI or inflation figures produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics within the U.S. Department of Labor. Today’s announcement showed that the CPI increased by 0.4% for the month of August. Without the volatile food and energy component, the CPI increased by 0.1%. For July, the aggregate
One of the twelve geographic regions served by a Federal Reserve Bank.
IndyMac Federal Bank ads are starting to pop up with greater frequency. This week on the IndyMac website they are promoting a 13 month CD with an interest rate of 3.80% and a one year CD with a rate of 3.75%. The minimum to open this CD account is $5,000.00. These promotional interest rates are
Freedom National Bank is a community bank serving Northern and Northwest Rhode Island. Freedom National Bank was established on November 29, 2001 and has been FDIC insured since that time. The bank is chartered as a National Bank. Therefore the primary regulator is the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). As of September
Fair Housing Act (1968)
Prohibits discrimination in the extension of housing credit on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or family status.
Truth in Lending Act (1968)
Requires uniform methods for computing the cost of credit and for disclosing credit terms. Gives borrowers the right to cancel, within three days, certain loans secured by
A set of statutes enacted by the various States to provide consistency among the States’ commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading.