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Retail money funds are offered primarily to individuals with moderate-sized accounts. Their primary use is as temporary holding funds at stock brokerage firms. Retail money market funds hold roughly 40% of all money market fund assets. Retail money funds are open to any investor. Funds can be contacted directly for shareholder information, such as a
Interest rates moved appreciably higher at the tail end of the month of October. After staying level or trending lower through most of the month, interest rates made a rather noticeable upside move during the last two business days of the month with increases in short, medium, and long term bond rates.
Rates moved higher almost
Bank rates moved mostly higher this past week with mortgage rates, CD rates and credit cards turning marginally higher while saving account rates and money market rates drifted slightly lower. The government shutdown took some of the volatility out of the market as the week progressed without any solution to the crisis.
The interest rates markets
National banks must make funds available for withdrawal on the “payment date.” This is the date on which the funds are actually payable, not the date on which the bank received the deposit.
Measure of the U.S. money stock that consists of M2, time deposits of $100,000 or more at all depository institutions, term repurchase agreements in amounts of $100,000 or more, certain term Eurodollars, and balances in money market mutual funds restricted to institutional investors.
Mortgage rates and Treasury rate have continued to dip lower to start off December while the top CD rates in the nation have moved higher. Today’s mortgage rates are at the lowest level in 2014 and through most of 2013. The divergence between the low mortgage rates and higher CD rate appears to be the
Saigon National Bank is a locally owned community bank devoted to serving the financial needs of the Vietnamese business community in Southern California. Saigon National Bank provides various personal and commercial banking products and services in California. Saigon National Bank was established on November 30, 2005 and has been FDIC insured since November 30, 2005.
The past weeks interest rate round up showed most bank rates edging just slightly higher. Mortgage rates continued to be under pressure as they have been since the start of the year, although the rate changes for the most popular home loan products were relatively small over the course of the week. For the week,
A line of credit that may be used repeatedly up to a certain limit. Also referred to as a charge account or revolving credit.
Foreign Currency Exchange
For foreign travel or foreign currency transfers it may become necessary to convert U.S. dollars to a foreign currency and or electronically transfer those funds to an overseas account. Most large banks can assist you with international currency needs and the appropriate foreign currency services.
Most all banks with turn a
Bank rates moved lower for the last week of August with almost all bank savings rates and lending rates in the Selectcdrates.com weekly bank rate survey ending on a down note. Interest rate changes were predominantly driven by the Federal Reserve President’s speech in Wyoming on Friday.
Though there were no surprises in the speech from
The Federal Funds Rate is the interest rate at which private financial institutions such as banks lend their reserves held at the Federal Reserve to other financial institutions overnight for short term needs.
A bank or other financial institution lends out most of the money deposited with it but also is obligated by law to keep
The share price of mutual funds is based on their net asset value. Shares of mutual funds are bought and sold at the fund’s net asset value. The price that investors pay to purchase mutual fund is the approximate per share NAV, plus any fees that the fund imposes at purchase, such as sales loads
In today’s competitive banking market, if you are a regular bank ATM user and pay a charge for using it, it is probably time to change banks. There is enough competition in most areas that you can find a bank that will offer free ATM use. Compare the bank products and services that are most important
Yes. You may stop payment of a preauthorized withdrawal, recurring monthly payments or a one time scheduled funds transfer. You can do this by notifying the bank within 3 business days before the transfer is scheduled to be made. You can notify the bank orally or in writing. However, if you notify
A term used synonymously with paper money or currency issued by a bank. Notes are, in effect, a promise to pay the bearer on demand the amount stated on the face of the note. Federal Reserve Banks are the only institutions authorized to issue bank notes.
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
A penalty imposed on a borrower for repaying the loan before its due date. In the case of a mortgage, this applies when there is not a prepayment clause in the mortgage note to offset the penalty.
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There is limited news regarding interest rates and CD rates today. One significant point is the steeper yield curve. All through the month of September the yield curve has continued to get steeper. On Wednesday’s close, the six month and one year Treasury rates dropped in yield while the long term Treasury rates had a