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State Farm Bank offers competitive interest rates on many of their consumer banking products. Today, in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the bank has a full display ad promoting their many savings products. The ad includes the rates on the banks savings, money market accounts and CDs.
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Interest rates remained listless at the close of Tuesday, October 6th. Short term Treasury rates held steady while mid term and long term Treasury rates ticked up modestly.
Three month and six month Treasury rates were unchanged with yields holding at 0.08% and 0.15%, respectively. The one year Treasury rate was higher by just one basis
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Certificate of deposit rates managed to shift even lower for the week ending Nov 6, 2009. Bank CD rates with a six month maturity and CD rates with a two year maturity held steady while the one year rate dropped modestly and the five year fell considerably.
The average of the best six month CD rates
Oversight of individual banks to ensure that they are operated prudently and in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations.
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Bank CD interest rates were down by a slight margin for the week ending May 7, 2010. The average rates on three of the four key certificate of deposit maturities surveyed by Selectcdrates.com were down for the week, while the average rate for two of the CD maturities managed to rise. Six month term CDs, two year