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East West Bank is a full-service commercial bank that serves consumers and businesses throughout California. East West Bank was chartered by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board in 1972 as the first federally chartered savings institution focused primarily on the Chinese-American community. The bank opened its first office in the Chinatown district of Los Angeles
No, an investment in a money market fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.
Pressure from the equities markets took a little wind out of the bond market sails and pushed mortgage rates slightly higher. CD rates went in the other direction and dipped slightly, though most of the top CD rates available nationally were unchanged. Credit card rates finally showed some sign of life with a minor tick
Capital One Bank has the highest interest rates on two year and five year CDs in New York. Capital One Bank has an ad running in the New York Post marketing the rates on their 14 month, two year and five year CDs. This is the same ad featuring these term CDs found in other
Federal law stipulates that all time certificates of deposit (CD) that are cashed out early are subject to a minimum penalty. If you withdraw an amount within the first six days after deposit, the penalty consists of at least seven days’ simple interest. Other than that, national banks can set their own penalties;
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
On Thursday the Federal Reserve announced they were engaging in another round of monetary stimulus. This round would entail and open ended commitment to buy mortgage bonds each month until the Fed sees fit that the economy is finally turning the comer. The reaction in the markets was strikingly powerful. Mortgage rates fell, long term
A general difference between banks and credit unions is that the banks often markets themselves as a full service institution. Banks not only offer savings account, checking accounts and certificates of deposit but frequently offer money market accounts, CD secured loans, home loans, personal loans, credit cards, auto loans and more. Most of these products
Citibank is running a 6 month CD promotion. The interest rate on the CD is 4.00%. Minimum opening deposit is a low $500.00. The ad specifies the 4.00% CD is available in Citibank Financial Centers in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Texas, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Illinois. A quick jump to the Citibank website at www.citibank.com
CD rates in Massachusetts with the top ten largest Massachusetts based banks. The top ten largest Massachusetts based banks ranked by total assets include:
State Street Bank and Trust Company headquartered in Boston
Eastern Bank headquartered in Boston
Rockland Trust Company headquartered in Rockland
Middlesex Savings Bank headquartered in Natick
Boston Private Bank & Trust Company headquartered in Boston
Online banking has become a very secure method of transacting business. Online banking can be used for funds transfers, account maintenance, bill paying and other services. Often, the interest rates on online only accounts are some of he highest rates available and this includes savings accounts, money market accounts as well as certificates of deposit.
TCF Bank is promoting a top short term CD rate in the Chicago area and in Wisconsin. The bank offers a CD for a 7 month to 11 month term CD with a rate of 4.00%. The first ad was spotted in the Chicago Tribune on November 16, 2008 and today it can be found
Well, Jim Cramer of CNBC has said it’s time to get out of Treasuries. On his show last night he stated that it is time to get out of government securities and sell long term Treasuries or those with terms of ten years and longer. Of course, that’s Jim’s opinion. There was an article on
The required process for resolving errors involving electronic transfers to and from deposit accounts
Labor Department release December 4th, 2008. Unemployment claims.
The U.S. Department of Labor released unemployment claims for the week ending November 29, 2008. The figures were somewhat less than expected but still significantly large numbers.
The Seasonally Adjusted Figures for November 29, 2008:
The advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 509,000, a decrease of 21,000 from
A transaction card that may either a credit card or debit card giving the banks customers the ability to pay for goods and services or receive cash back at authorized businesses and ATMs. As a credit card, the bank card can work as a line of credit or as a debit card, accessing the
A bank with a primary market in a regional or metropolitan area but takes deposits from throughout the state in which it is located. It is typically more expansive than a community bank, but more restrictive than a national financial institution or money center bank.
Savings bonds are issued in face value denominations by the U.S. Government in denominations ranging from $50 to $10,000. They are typically long-term, low-risk investment tools.
An amount owed under a court order.
Short term savings should be liquid, which means they should be easily turned into cash. Short-term savings should be secure and not be subject to the loss of principal. To meet these requirements the best products are FDIC insured bank products such as money market deposit accounts, short term CDS, and savings accounts