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Traveling abroad takes planning. As you plan, remember to consider the financial tools you will need for your trip. Carrying large amounts of cash from home is risky. It’s safer to take credit cards and rely on ATM withdrawals for the cash you need.
The U.S. State Department recommends taking two major credit cards, one as
Watertown Savings Bank is a Massachusetts based bank offering a number consumer loan products including mortgage loans. The bank has been operating in the Bay State since 1870 and provides home loans for purchases and refinances predominantly along the eastern region of the state. Watertown Savings Bank has nine bank branch offices with the bank’s
Mortgage rates were driven lower once again with the average 30 year mortgage rate shedding just over two basis points to 4.164%. One basis point is the equivalent of 1/100th of a percent. Not much of change but mortgage rates continue to cling to the lowest levels seen so far this year. While borrowing costs
With the notable exception of bank mortgage rates, bank rates were lower across the board for the week ending December 3rd, 2010.
CD interest rates were lower for all CD terms measured, savings and money market rates dipped lower and credit card rates fell rather sharply. Mortgage rates were the only category of bank
WaMu is back advertising some of the best CD rates available. We found one ad in the
Spokesman-Review on Sunday November 23, 2008. The ad by Wamu, which is part of JPMorgan Chase Bank now, promotes the banks three year term CD and five year term CD. The three year CD has an interest rate of
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The face amount or par value of a debt instrument where interest is paid. The interest payment is not part of the principal.
Mortgage rates and Treasury rates leaped during the last week of May, 2013. Both the 30 year mortgage rate and benchmark, 10 year Treasury rate reached their high points of the month on the last day of May which was also the high rate level reached all year.
To close out the month of May the
MB Financial Bank has an ad running in the Sunday Nov. 9th, 2008 Chicago Tribune called the safe and secure MB’s money market account. The ad runs with an offer for their bank money market account with a 3.60% interest rate. The minimum balance needed to achieve the 3.60% rate is $25,000.00. Per the ad,
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Savings rates have continued to creep higher while borrowing rates slip slightly lower based on the most recent survey of bank rates conducted by SelectCDrates.com. This theme has been in place for the past few weeks with modest increases seen in bank CD rates and savings rate as mortgage rates have dropped and car loan
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Bank related Internet scams are on the rise. Most scam involve third parties attempting to fraudulently acquire information from Web users, such as credit card details, social security numbers, and account numbers. Protect your account numbers, PINs and online access. Do not respond to any bank inquiries that you are not 100% certain are from
Bank rates moved higher this past week as the markets have gained stability and refocused on economic conditions and away from geopolitical risks. Tensions in Ukraine have settled down, at least temporarily, and the bond and stock market spent the week digesting the economic data and business news that has hit the streets.
The economic data
Mortgage rates and money market rates retreated this past week as investor took into consideration potential smoldering economic troubles abroad as well as simply taking a break from the fast and furious run up in the stock market. CD rates were up marginally with the average rate on the top bank CDs being pushed higher
Technically, the Treasury yield curve can change in various ways: it can move up or down (a parallel shift), become flatter or steeper (a shift in slope), or become more or less humped in the middle (a change in curvature).
Consider three elements of this curve. First, it shows nominal interest rates. Inflation will erode
The last couple of weeks have been tumultuous times in the stock and interest rate markets. The debt crisis in Greece has created havoc in the markets resulting in wild swings in the stock market and a flood of funds into the safe harbor of the Treasury market driving bank rates and CD interest