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With the first full week of 2012 behind us, bank CD rates started up in the same direction they ended 2011, dropping down lower. The average bank CD rate in the Selectcdrates.com weekly CD rate survey slipped lower by one basis point or 1/100th of a percent. The average CD interest rate in the weekly
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Bank rates have fallen one more time and are now at their lowest levels for many consumer savings and lending accounts for all of 2013. Weak economic numbers continue to provide support in the bond markets. As bond prices rise, interest rates move lower.
The release of the GDP figures for the first quarter of 2013
Retail money funds are offered primarily to individuals with moderate-sized accounts. Their primary use is as temporary holding funds at stock brokerage firms. Retail money market funds hold roughly 40% of all money market fund assets. Retail money funds are open to any investor. Funds can be contacted directly for shareholder information, such as a
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A written agreement that explains the terms and conditions of the account, credit usage and payment by the cardholder, and duties and responsibilities of the card issuer.
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Needham Bank has a mid-term CD rate promotion underway for savers and investors in Massachusetts. The bank is offering a 15 month term certificate of deposit that earns the account holder a rate of return of 1.50%. The interest rate currently offered is more than seven times the national average bank rate on one year
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Based on the current survey,
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High Desert Bank is chartered as a Savings Association in Bend, OR. The primary regulator of the bank is the Office of Thrift Supervision. The bank was established on September 26, 2007 and has been FDIC insured since that time. The bank assets, as of September 2008, stood at $34,132,000. Through September, 2008 the bank