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A national bank is a private business. Generally, it sets its own interest rates on savings accounts. If you feel that your bank does not pay an adequate interest rate, shop around—and purchase your financial services accordingly.
The last couple of weeks have been tumultuous times in the stock and interest rate markets. The debt crisis in Greece has created havoc in the markets resulting in wild swings in the stock market and a flood of funds into the safe harbor of the Treasury market driving bank rates and CD interest
The rate of increase in the general price level anticipated by the public in the period ahead.
Turbotville National Bank is a community bank located in Turbotville, Pennsylvania. The bank has been FDIC insured since January 1, 1934. The bank is chartered as a National Bank and has one location in Pennsylvania. As of September 2008, the bank had total assets of $96,815,000. Through that time period, the bank had net operating
Bank CD interest rates moved slightly higher at the end of the holiday shortened, first week of July. Long term rates led the move to the upside with shorter term CDs holding stable over the week. The rise in CD rates was instigated by the robust monthly jobs report released on Friday, July 5th which
August kicked off with mortgage rates and CD rates climbing moderately higher while most other bank saving and lending rates held steady. The rise in mortgage rates was fairly well contained with the average rate on the 30 year mortgage increasing by less than four basis points from the previous week. One basis point is
A type of variable loan rate involving a renewable short-term, balloon note. The interest rate on the loan is generally fixed during the term of the note, but when the balloon comes due, the lender may refinance it at a higher rate. In order for the loan to be fully amortized, periodic refinancing may
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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
A check or draft which has been modified from the original payment terms (for example, an unauthorized change to the payee or the dollar amount).
A clause in a mortgage allowing the mortgagor to pay off part or all of the unpaid debt before it becomes due.
The FDIC announced the closure of six more banks on Friday. Greater Atlantic Bank based in Virginia, Benchmark of Illinois, AmTrust Bank of Ohio, The Tattnal Bank based in Georgia, First Security National Bank based in Georgia and The Buckhead Community Bank in Georgia were all declared insolvent by the FDIC.
These bank closures bring the
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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.
Fake checks can look so real that even bank tellers may be fooled. Some are counterfeit money orders, some are phony cashier’s checks, and others look like they are from legitimate business accounts. The companies whose names appear may be real and the routing number and account number may appear to be real,
CD interest rates were mostly unchanged over the past week however; individual CD rate terms were fairly active with some minor advances and declines across the most common CD maturities. The overall average interest rate on bank CDs did remain quite stable when averaged among the top rates for the most popular terms.
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The cost of credit on a yearly basis expressed as a percentage.
A self-regulatory organization with jurisdiction over certain broker-dealers. The NASD requires member brokers to register, and conducts examinations for compliance with net capital requirements and other regulations. It also conducts market surveillance of the over-the-counter (OTC) securities market. National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) is a subsidiary of the NASD which