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CD interest rates were little changed for the week ending February 3, 2012 along with credit card rates and savings account rates. Mortgage rates, on the other hand, were boosted up slightly along with Treasury rates after the better than expected jobs report on Friday.
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The Columbus Dispatch is just filled with great bank offers this Sunday. Heartland Bank has an ad promoting a 4.00% CD on a 9 month term with a minimum balance of $5,000.00. The bank’s website at www.heartlandbank.com confirms the rate offer and indicates this offer is good through Nov. 12, 2008. The ad also advertises,
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The equity markets have started 2012 on a very upbeat note which is putting some pressure on interest rates to finally move higher. As the week ending January 20th came to a close, mortgage rates worsened by a good margin while CD rates and credit card rates were kept in a holding pattern. The stress
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The December 9, 2008 issue of the Dallas Morning News has an ad placed by NexBank advertising their 12 month CD. The bank CD has an interest rate 4.00% APY. The minimum deposit for the account is $10,000.00. This is certainly a top CD rate in the Dallas metro region. The NexBank ad copy reads,
Sugar River Bank is headquartered in Newport, NH. The bank has been in business for over 100 years, opening its doors in 1895. The bank has four additional bank branches in Grantham, New London, Sunapee and Warner. Sugar River Bank provides consumers a number of transaction account options, deposit options and loan options all with
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