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North Valley Bank provides financial products and services to meet the needs of both consumers and businesses in Shasta and Trinity Counties. Its products include checking and savings accounts, loans, credit cards, internet banking and cash management services. In addition to these depository services, North Valley Bank engages in a full complement of lending activities
The Federal Open Market Committee, FOMC, is the Fed’s most important policymaking body. It is comprised of all 7 members of the Board of Governors along with the presidents of the Regional Federal Reserve Banks. All 12 presidents participate fully in each FOMC meeting, communicating information and views about the economy to the
Capital One Financial Corporation announced it intends to acquire Chevy Chase Bank for approximately $520 million in cash and stock.
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The amount by which the auction price of a bill, note, or bond is higher than its face value.
A person who assumes the role of trustee under a trust agreement when the current trustee dies, resigns, is removed, or is otherwise unable to serve.
CD interest rates continue to plunge as banks remain awash with reserves and investors flock to the safety of U.S. Treasury bonds. CD interest rates have suffered from a number of fronts including the biggest force coming from the Fed’s position in 2011 to drive bank rates down in an effort to help the housing
The investment principle that an investment must offer higher potential returns as compensation for the likelihood of increased volatility.
The consumer price index dropped 1.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis last month as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. Falling oil and gas prices, was the biggest catalyst for the decline in the overall index. Excluding energy, the CPI index was unchanged for November. The energy component
Mutual funds that hold and invest in shares of other mutual funds.
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American Bankers Association. A trade association for banks and savings associations.
Under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, a creditor’s refusal to grant credit on the terms requested, termination of an existing account, or an unfavorable change in an existing account.
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The Nov. 9th, 2008 Philadelphia Inquirer has an ad from Citizens Bank with a high rate CD account and money market account. The CD account is for a 6 month term with an interest rate of 3.90%. The minimum balance for this bank account is $1,000.00 but requires the opening of a Citizens Gold checking
The bank may use an exception hold on a check that was previously deposited but was returned unpaid for insufficient funds. This allows the bank to lessen the risk associated with this transaction.
An exception hold may not be applied to any check (including an “official type” check) that has been returned unpaid and re-deposited