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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.
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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
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It wasn’t a big week of economic news but what news that did come out drove interest rates lower. Mortgage rates reached their low point for the year this week as did many of the Treasury terms. Ten year Treasury rates ended Friday at 3.07 percent which is generally not seen as a
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To sign your name on the back of a check in order to cash it or deposit it.
The top CD interest rates available nationally barely budged over the past week. The highest CD rates moved lower on the week but by the smallest of increments and remain in a very tight range. The Selectcdrates.com index of the top ten CD rates for three month CDs, six month CDs, one year CDs, two
The list of best bank that made the top of the list for bank CD rates at the beginning of 2008 has changed fairly dramatically. Some of the changes are due to bank mergers, some are due to increased competition and some can be attributed to banks that are not in need of aggressively pursuing
Sawyer Savings Bank has been in business since 1871. The bank has its main office located in Saugerties, NY and has two additional bank branches in Highland and Marlboro. Sawyer Savings Bank has an assortment of financial products and services it offers to consumers in this region of New York state. Part of the product
Community Bank was established in 1994 when a group of local business people purchased El Pueblo State Bank in Espanola. El Pueblo State Bank had been chartered in New Mexico since 1973. The first official “Community Bank” offices opened in 1995. In 1999, bank offices were added in Albuquerque, Los Alamos, and at the Wal-Mart
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One key tool at the consumer disposal is
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