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Bank rates moved visibly lower again this past week. Just when many financial analysts thought the economy was headed in a sustained positive climb and rising rates were soon be on the horizon, Friday’s lousy jobs report put a damper on any rosy economic outlooks. Poor housing sales combined with extremely slow job
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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
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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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Interst rates have been fairly volatile over the past several days with mortgage rates hitting record lows and then bouncing higher, Treasury rates also dropping and bouncing up and the only stable movement comes from CD interest rates which unfortunately, just continue to move lower.
Mortgage rates improved over the course of the week across all
It was a good week for the markets with CD rates moving marginally higher, providing the smallest level of relief for new savers, mortgage rates have slipped once again, helping new home loan borrowers and credit card rates are chugging along doing their part not to rock the boat.
Causes for celebration in the improving bank