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A type of insurance, also known as accident and health insurance, that makes payments on the loan if you become ill or injured and cannot work.
Interest rate markets had a fairly active week. Interest rates swirled up and down as the markets continued to shrug off some of the issues in Europe and a slow U.S. economy. By the time the week came to a close, the greatest interest rate changes were in the Treasury market. Mortgage rates moved higher
The FDIC has recently released a list of minority owned banks that are FDIC issued banks. There are 217 minority owned banks or deposit institutions listed with the FDIC. The FDIC employs the definition for a minority owned bank from Section 308 of FIRREA. This definition is quite broad and states that the term “minority
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
A fund operated by an investment company that raises money from shareholders and invests it in stocks, bonds, options, commodities, or money market securities. These funds offer investors the advantages of diversification and professional management. To participate, the investor may pay fees and expenses. Mutual funds are not covered by FDIC insurance.
A date when the issuer of a bond or other obligation may “call” for redemption of all or part of the debt issue. In other words, the bond may be paid off early, ending interest payments that an investor might have planned on.
The FDIC’s deposit insurance fund consists of premiums already paid by insured banks and interest earnings on its investment portfolio of U.S. Treasury securities. No federal or state tax revenues are involved.
SWIFT is the acronym for the Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. It is a cooperative that operates a secure financial messaging network for its members. SWIFT enables its clients to automate financial transactions and messaging it does not specifically handle the financial transactions.
The U.S. Treasury Department today announced it will allocate $20 billion to back a lending facility for the consumer asset backed securities market established by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Asset backed securities is a sweeping term used to define a type of debt security that consists of a pool of assets. The
There are several banks in Mississippi that have interest rates well above the national averages. One bank that continues to offer some of the highest CD rates in the state is Mechanics Bank. Mechanics Bank can be found within the top five banks with the highest CD rates for the 6 month term CDs, the
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The maximum amount of credit that is available on a credit card or other line of credit account.
Banks offer several different types of savings accounts from which a customer can choose. The bank certificate of deposit usually has the highest interest rate of all the bank products available. A certificate of deposit, or CD, is a financial instrument in which a bank customer deposits money the bank for a fixed period of
CD interest rates moved higher in mid August along with most long term interest rates, which spiked significantly more than bank CD rates. Bank rates have been heading higher after the Fed indicated that the monetary stimulus program that has been keeping interest rates low may be slowly cut back before year’s end. The first
If you are shopping for certificates of deposit the penalties for early withdrawal have to be considered. Suppose you purchased a five-year CD three years ago when interest rates were very low; is it worthwhile to take the early withdrawal hit and use the proceeds to buy a new CD at today’s much-better rates?
An open-ended mutual fund that invests in short-term debts and monetary instruments such as Treasury bills and pays money market rates of interest. Money market funds usually offer checkwriting privileges. Money market mutual funds are not insured by the FDIC.
Chevy Chase Bank offers over two hundred bank branch locations and more than 1,000 ATMs. Chevy Chase Bank has bank branches in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Delaware. Chevy Chase Bank was acquired by and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation. The combined banking organization has approximately 1,000 bank branches and over
Debt securities that issued by the United States government. Generally speaking bonds have a term over one year but the term is often used to refer to Treasury bonds and Treasury notes, Treasury bills, Series H bonds, Series E bonds, and Treasury Certificates
The return on a loan or investment, stated as a percentage of price. Used as a measure return for money market mutual funds by evaluating the net income (dividends and interest) earned by the securities in the fund’s portfolio less fund expenses during a specified period. A fund’s yield is expressed as a
The best CD rates available nationally ticked up a notch for the week ending May 6, 2011. The average rate for the highest CD rates covering all CD terms surveyed by Selectcdrates.com from three months to five years was 1.383 percent or .014 percent higher than the previous week. The increase in the