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To sign your name on the back of a check in order to cash it or deposit it.
Writing a check in an amount that will overdraw the account but making up the deficiency by depositing another check on another bank. For example, mailing a check for the mortgage when your checking account has insufficient funds to cover the check, but counting on receiving and depositing your paycheck before the mortgage company
Kent Bank is a locally owned community bank with bank branches in Kent and Freeport, Illinois. Kent Bank began operations in 1923. Financial services offered by Kent Bank include consumer loans and deposit accounts with competitive rates. The bank has a variety of deposit and loan products to provide bank customers the ability to meet
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The November 18, 2008 issue of the Los Angeles Times has a prominent ad by Downey Savings regarding their short term CDs. The Newport Beach, California bank is advertising the interest rates on their 3 month CD, 6 month CD and 12 month CD. The rates offered are very aggressive on the 3 month and
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Federal laws do not establish maximum amounts for fees that national banks can charge on your account. These decisions are made by the bank—and in some instances, are prescribed by State law. National banks are required to disclose any fees when the deposit account is established. Review your account agreement with the bank as
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