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Summary of current bank rate news for December 27, 2010.
On Saturday, Dec. 25, China’s central bank announced an increase in the one year bank lending and bank deposit interest rates. The People’s Bank of China said that it will hike the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points beginning Sunday, which raised the one
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It may surprise you to know that ATM machines were not popular when they first appeared. Consumers were wary of letting a machine handle their money, and they greatly preferred face-to-face interactions. But ATMs are much more profitable for banks as they don’t require paying a friendly smiling face to greet customers.
The Fed put a bullet in the fed funds rate that dropped the fed funds to the floor, the federal Reserve has announced a reduction in the target to 0.00-0.25%. As many economist and analysts are now openly discussing, the fed funds has always been a target rate. The fed using the Federal Open market
Yesterday’s interest rate movements were somewhat curious based on the data that was delivered. The ISM or Institute for Supply Management manufacturing index showed growth for the first time in 19 months. President Obama chimed in,” It is a sign that we’re on the path to economic recovery. “ However, the bond market apparently is
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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
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A sworn statement in writing before a proper official, such as a notary public.
A depository institution’s vault cash, up to the level of its required reserves, plus balances in its reserve account but not including funds applied to its required clearing balance.
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WaMu is running an advertising campaign with the focus on the size of their ATM network. An ad for WaMu in the December 3rd, 2008 Orange County Register reads, “14,000 more reasons why we’ve got the best checking”. Now that WaMu is part of Chase, the combined ATM network is in excess of 14,000 machines.
(FACT Act or FACTA)
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Commerce Bank of Arizona is running a promotion for their PremiumPlus Checking Account. The PremiumPlus Checking Account offers a minimum annual interest rate of 2.25% APY through June 30, 2009. With this checking account, the accountholder will receive free internet banking, online bill pay, no monthly service charges and reimbursable ATM fees. The checking account