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The process of fully paying off a debt by regular installments of principal and earned interest over a definite time that results in the loan being paid in full.
One Georgia Bank is doing a great job of offering some of the highest CD rates in Georgia. As of December 19, 2008 One Georgia Bank has a promotional 7 month CD with an interest rate of 4.25%. Most of the more popular web sites that track CD rates are showing rates significantly less that
A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party’s debts should that party default.
An overdraft occurs when the balance in a checking account is negative, resulting from writing a check or making a withdrawal for an amount totaling more than the amount of available funds in an account. When this happens, the check will be returned to the originating account marked non-sufficient funds or insufficient funds.
The collection of funds on an account which a bank charged off earlier.
The bank may use an exception hold on a check that was previously deposited but was returned unpaid for insufficient funds. This allows the bank to lessen the risk associated with this transaction.
An exception hold may not be applied to any check (including an “official type” check) that has been returned unpaid and re-deposited
The Treasury Department offers a couple of options on its TreasuryDirect Web site.
The simplest is its savings bond calculator. It will provide redemption values for Series E, EE and I bonds. The second alternative is also found on the treasury’s site and is the savings bond wizard. This program must be downloaded
NASDAQ. An automated information network that provides brokers and dealers with price quotations on securities traded over the counter.
A check written by a depositor that has not yet been presented for payment to or paid by the depositor’s bank.
The ratio of the loan principal, amount borrowed, to the appraised value or selling price. For example, on a $100,000 home, with a mortgage loan principal of $80,000, the loan-to-value ratio is 80 percent. The LTV will affect programs available to the borrower; generally, the lower the LTV, the more favorable the program terms
In the most recent survey of bank CD rates conducted by Selectcdrates.com, CD rates slumped slightly compounding last week’s similar dip. The average yield on the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index moved down to 1.081 percent from an average rate of 1.087 percent found in the previous rate survey. The Selectcdrates.com index covers the top ten
An account held in the name of a decedent that is administered by an executor or administrator of the estate.
Inflation is one reason interest exists; creditors must be compensated for the decline in the purchasing power. So, rates generally are high when inflation is expected to be rapid. Inflation expectations are based heavily on recent inflation. So, rates generally are continuing to be high when inflation is runs above normal historical
A money market account is a savings account offered by banks that normally earns a higher rate of interest than a normal savings account. These accounts go by the acronym MMA, but also are referred to as Money Market Demand Accounts (MMDA) or Money Market Deposit Accounts (also MMDA.)
It pays a higher rate in
The U.S. Department of Labor released unemployment claims for the week ending November 15, 2008.
The Seasonally Adjusted Figures:
The advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 542,000, an increase of 27,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 515,000. The 4-week moving average was 506,500, an increase of 15,750 from the previous week’s revised average
When reading offers for free checking accounts, make sure you understand all the terms and conditions and make certain the bank doesn’t require you do anything else with regards to the account for it to be free. No monthly charges, no maintenance fees, no minimum activity or charges for each transaction. Also check to see
In order to intensify the spotlight on Hawaii, after the soon to be President has thrust the state into the spotlight, reviewing bank CDs in the state seems timely. One such bank is HomeStreet Bank. HomeStreet Bank is headquartered in Seattle but has branches in Hawaii and offers some of the highest CD rates in
Bank certificate of deposit rates were lower on the short term maturities once again while the longer term CD rates showed mixed results for the week. Six month maturities and one year maturities were all lower in yield while the two year term CD was unchanged and the five year maturities experienced an increase in
The FDIC recently released an article regarding the topic of certain unfair and deceptive acts within the banking industry. The purpose of the article is on the analysis for determining an FTC Act violation not actual incidences within the banking industry.
In the publication, the standards are reviewed for what constitutes a deceptive or unfair business
A payment that has been made but not credited to the appropriate account.