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CD rates at the nation’s banks were little changed for the week ending July 8, 2011. The average rate on the top CD rates available nationally inched just negligibly on the week. The Selectcdrates.com index of the highest CD rates for the three month, six month, one year, two year and five year CD terms
The profit an investment generates, expressed as equity divided by cash flow.
Interest rates moved out of synch for the first time in several weeks during the final week of September. CD interest rates were lower across the spectrum of maturities as the week came to a close. Bank savings account rates were down as were credit card rates. In the meantime, Treasury rates moved higher week
Trouble with the U.S. economy and the European debt crisis stay front and center in 2012 when it comes to the direction of interest rates. In the past week, we found out that December retail sales were disappointing with a rise of just .01 percent and Standard & Poor’s is getting ready to change the
CD interest rates took a pretty big fall this past week. Economic uncertainty combined with government debt problems in the U.S. and in Europe is the biggest dynamic influencing the direction of interest rates. Based on the most recent economic figures and Fed statements, a slow economy looks to be in the forecast for some
Kentucky based bank, Kentucky Neighborhood Bank or KNB, offers a broad range of financial products and services in the Bluegrass State. The bank offers checking and savings accounts home mortgages, traditional consumer and business accounts and bank CDs with CD rates that are exceed the national average rates by a good margin.
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The Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability, Neel Kashkari, gave a speech that was a comprehensive update on the Treasury Department’s progress in implementing the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The speech was given at Brookings Institution on January 8, 2009. The following is excerpts from the speech discussing the Fed and Treasury programs in place.
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Shopping for CD rates has never been easier. Our site offers a wealth of information on bank CD rates that are available nationally and in local state markets. Banks are eager to maintain the depositors they have and in many cases more eager to expand their deposit base. Since selling superior service without the client
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FirstBank is offering a $50.00 bonus for customers that open a CollegeInvest 529 Savings Plan Account. The bank bonus is earned by opening a FirstBank CollegeInvest Smart Choice College Savings Plan online with a minimum opening deposit of $50.00 and an automatic transfer into a FirstBank College Savings Account of at least $1.00. The automatic
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