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The Texas ratio is a measure of a bank’s financial strength and standing by evaluating the ratio of non-performing loans to its equity position. The ratio measures loans in default against the present capital base taking into consideration loan loss allowances.
Bank rates increased last week on a variety of bank lending and savings products for the first time in several weeks. Mortgage rates were higher for yet another consecutive week, although the rates are off of their highs that had been reached during mid week. Bank CD rates, as a whole, increased marginally
Progressive Ozark Bank began as a storefront mutual Savings and Loan Association in 1965. The bank now has four locations including the main office in Salem, Missouri. The bank has been FDIC insured since 1965. Progressive Ozark Bank, Federal Savings Bank is chartered as a Savings Association. The primary regulator is the Office of Thrift
Abington Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Abington Bank. Abington Bank is a Pennsylvania state chartered, FDIC-insured savings bank which was originally organized in 1867. Abington Bank conducts business from its headquarters and main office in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania as well as twelve additional full service branch offices and seven limited service banking offices located
Certificate of deposit rates continued their multi week descent with the week of June 12, 2009 ending on another down note. The average of the best national bank CD rates dropped for all terms with the exception of the long term, five year CD rates. Though mortgage rates rose rather substantially for the week and
Federal law that, among other things, requires lenders to provide “good faith” estimates of settlement costs and make other disclosures regarding the mortgage loan. RESPA also limits the amount of funds held in escrow for real estate taxes and insurance.
Bank savings rates and lending rates moved in diverse directions for the week ending October 15th, 2010. Mortgage rates rose at the close of the week. CD rates were predominantly lower. Bank savings account rates and money market rates were unchanged. Credit card rates reversed last week’s rise and ended lower.
The oldest independent bank in California, Scott Valley Bank was established in 1912 but traces its history back to 1852. A 12 branch bank operation, this bank offers insured savings opportunities with fixed rates and variable rates on various savings vehicles. Savings accounts include; statement savings, tiered statement savings, traditional certificates of deposit and an
Finding the best savings rates in Ohio has become a little easier. Peoples Community Bank, a West Chester, Ohio federally chartered savings bank is offering one of the best savings packages in Ohio. The bank has advertised this weekend in the Cincinnati Enquirer a tiered savings account yielding 4.00%. This account has a minimum deposit
A general difference between banks and credit unions is that the banks often markets themselves as a full service institution. Banks not only offer savings account, checking accounts and certificates of deposit but frequently offer money market accounts, CD secured loans, home loans, personal loans, credit cards, auto loans and more. Most of these products
FCN Bank opened its doors on January 2, 1901, the first business day of the 20th Century. FCN is a locally owned and operated bank serving Southeastern Indiana and Southwestern Ohio. FCN Bank has been FDIC insured since 1934. The bank has total assets of approximately $277,009,000. FCN Bank is chartered as a National Bank.
ACH (Automated Clearing House) is a nationwide network of financial institutions that send electronic messages and deliver electronic transactions for banks and their depositors. This electronic clearing and settlement system is for exchanging electronic transactions among participating depository institutions. The most common ACH transactions are direct deposit, pre-authorized debits, cash concentration and corporate
American State Bank was established on September 1, 1913. The bank has been FDIC insured since 1934. American State Bank is chartered as a Federal Reserve Non-member; the primary regulator is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The bank has assets of approximately $440,000,000. Through the first nine months of 2008, the bank had net
A bureau of the Treasury Department established in August 1989. OTS has the authority to charter federal Thrift Institutions and serves as the primary regulator of approximately 2,000 federal and state chartered thrifts.
Longer term CD rates should be higher than short term CD rates. Investors generally accept a lower yield to have a shorter maturity or on the other hand expect a higher yield on the longer-term, less liquid CD. This characterizes a fairly normal economic condition for most all interest bearing securities, since investors expect to
The Industry State Bank serves individuals and businesses in Austin, Colorado, Fayette, and Washington counties. The bank was founded in 1911. Industry State Bank has been FDIC insured since January 1, 1934. The banks main office is located in Industry, Texas and a branch office serves New Ulm, Texas. Industry State Bank is chartered as
Community Business Bank in Wisconsin is an independent community bank that serves the individual and business needs of bank customers in the region. The bank is based in Sauk City, Wisconsin with an additional office in Lodi, Wisconsin. Community Business Bank has been FDIC insured since February 21, 1994. The bank is chartered as a
Comparing Services Offered
Here’s a brief list of some of the general services you may be looking for in your bank.
Online Bill Payment
High-Interest Checking Accounts
Funds Availability Schedule
Debit and Credit Cards
Money Market Accounts
Express Checking Accounts
Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in
After the most recent and dramatic reduction in the fed funds rate, short term CD rates in the range of 4.00% are becoming more difficult to track down. In order to obtain yields this high it is frequently required to extend the term of the CDs from one year to four and even five years.