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In a roller coaster investment climate it is wise to review your short term savings accounts and options. There are a wide variety of short-term savings vehicles available. As the financial market rides up and down, many financial institutions become more aggressive on the interest rates they offer to attract more depositors. Assess each alternative based on
Banks generally do not charge for replacing ATM cards that are lost, stolen or otherwise inoperable. You may want to look at the fee schedule on your account agreement to verify any possible charges.
The FDIC insures all deposits at insured banks, including checking, NOW and savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, and certificates of deposit (CDs), up to the insurance limit. The FDIC does not insure the money you invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance policies, annuities, or municipal securities, even if you purchased these products
All fixed rate investments including bank CDs have various inherent types of risk. Two significant risks are inflation risk and credit risk. Inflation risk is the loss of value or diminished rate of return due to the erosion of purchasing power by rising interest rates brought on by higher levels of inflation. Credit risk is
An international organization based in Basel, Switzerland. The Bank for International Settlement acts as a trustee for the International Monetary Fund, assists central bankers in handling monetary assets and sets international standards for banking practices.
A checkless system for paying recurring bills with one authorization statement to a financial institution. The necessary debits and credits are made through an Automated Clearing House (ACH).
Yes. Federal Reserve Board rules governing funds availability permit a bank to hold a large check ($5,000 or more) for up to seven business days if it’s a local check and up to 11 business days if it’s a non-local check.
Many sources for bank rate information rate bank CD rates differently. Most web sites that rate bank CD rates, rate only national banks. If the term “CD rates” is searched on the internet the top results are frequently sites that merely rank national banks or banks that predominantly offer CDs over the internet. A quick
Dubuque Bank & Trust Company operates five offices in Dubuque, Iowa and offices in the nearby communities of Epworth, Farley and Holy Cross. The bank has been serving the region since 1935 and has been a member of FDIC since that time. With assets in excess of $1 billion, it is among the largest commercial
Bank rates were mostly lower for the week ending September 10, 2010. Bank rates ending down for CD interest rates, mortgage rates and Treasury rates remained unchanged for credit card rates while the average yield for bank savings accounts and money market accounts advanced just slightly.
The composite CD interest rate index compiled by
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The bank is not required to notify you when a check bounces. You are responsible for keeping a current and accurate check/transaction register. By balancing it with your monthly statement, you will know your account balance and prevent overdrafts.
State laws generally provide that it is illegal to write a check—knowingly or negligently—without having
If a national bank agrees to cash a check for a noncustomer, it may legally charge the presenter a fee. There are no limitations on the fee amount. If you think the fee is excessive, you may want to open an account with the bank, or cash your check at another institution with
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To manage your debt and keep your credit in excellent standing, when you use your credit card do not borrow more than 30% of your available credit. Borrow more than that and your credit score may suffer.
Yes. National banks may require the beneficiary to provide a social security number for monetary transactions. In addition, bank employees are required to ask for the customer’s social security number when opening an account. This requirement also ensures that funds are distributed to the correct designated individual when a will, trust, insurance
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