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The Nov. 6, 2008 issue of the Orange County Register has an ad from Affinity Bank displaying their offer for a 7 month CD at a 4.00% interest rate. The minimum deposit for this account is $10,000.00. Affinity Bank can be reached at 800-489-2194. The website is www.affinitybank.com. Affinity bank has 10 branch locations in
A firm that buys and sells mutual fund shares and other securities from and to investors.
When you have verified that your checkbook balance is the same as your financial institution’s balance for your account.
An institution that uses its funds chiefly to purchase financial assets, loans, securities, as opposed to tangible property. Financial institutions can be classified according to the nature of the principal claims they issue.
Do you need short-term savings? Yes, you most certainly do. And it’s likely you need far more than you have stashed away somewhere. Short-term savings is more than the few hundred you stick in a statement savings account at your local bank to cover next year’s Christmas presents. True short-term savings
Inflation is the rise in prices of goods and services which overtime will erode the purchasing power of money. With inflation, a dollar buys less and less over time. Historically, inflation has a significant and extremely unpredictable influence on interest rate levels. If prices increase, more money will be needed to buy
A mutual fund is an investment company that sells shares and invests the proceeds in a portfolio of securities. These securities include stocks, bond, money market instruments, real estate, precious metals, cash, and other asset classes. The mutual fund buys a portfolio of securities selected by a professional investment adviser to meet a specified financial
When you write a check from your bank account, before making any subsequent deposits to cover the amount written, be more careful as the time it now takes to clear the funds through your checking account has been greatly reduced since the new law of Check21 was passed.
The funds can invest only in the highest-quality securities, so they can’t buy subprime debt. Some funds have bought commercial paper [short-term debt] from structured investment vehicles [SIVs] that hold subprime mortgages. What is making people jittery is that another batch of SIVs is on watch for a credit downgrade. So, while
Figurative expression referring to the Federal Reserve’s facility for extending credit directly to eligible depository institutions, those with transaction accounts or nonpersonal time deposits.
Colorado National Bank is a full service financial institution with its main office located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The bank has two additional bank branches in Falcon and Monument. Colorado National Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Team Financial, Inc. Team Financial, Inc. is a financial holding company incorporated in the State of Kansas.
Metro Phoenix Bank is scoring a triple play in CD rates for Arizona customers. Metro Phoenix Bank has the highest CD rates for one year term CDs, two year term CDs, five year term CDs. Per the bank website, the one year CD rate is at 4.06% APY. The two year CD has an interest
A fund service allowing shareholders to receive income or principal payments from their fund account at regular intervals.
The best certificate of deposit rates available nationally remained in a tight range for the week ending May 15 and mostly followed the direction of similar interest bearing securities. The average on short term, six month and one year CD, rates dipped down marginally while the longer term CD rates increased more notably to end
Measure of the U.S. money stock that consists of M1, certain overnight repurchase agreements and certain overnight Eurodollars, savings deposits including money market deposit accounts, time deposits in amounts of less than $100,000, and balances in money market mutual funds other than those restricted to institutional investors.
Bank CD interest rates were essentially unchanged this past week while mortgage rates and Treasury rates moved markedly higher. Based on the most recent survey of bank rates performed by Selectcdrates.com, the average interest rate in the CD rate index slipped by just 2/1000ths of a percent while the average 30 year mortgage rate available
The buying or selling of currency, foreign or domestic, by central banks, in order to influence market conditions or exchange rate movements.
As fiscal agents of the United States, the Federal Reserve Banks function as the U.S. government’s bank and perform a variety of services for the Treasury, other government agencies, government-sponsored enterprises, and some international organizations. Often the fiscal agent services performed by the Reserve Banks are the same, or similar to, services that the Reserve
Economic data coming in slightly worse than forecast has pushed interest rates modestly lower for the last week of February. CD rates and mortgage rates both moved lower on the week with credit card rates and money market rates holding steady.
Data that had an impact on the market included GDP results for the fourth quarter
You must consider the transaction costs involved in any investment type. Most bank accounts such as savings accounts, money market accounts and certificates of deposit do not have charges to open the account. For most investment accounts, the costs are commissions but transaction costs can also be the fees on a bank account or the charges