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Even as the stock market began to regain its footing, bank rates led by mortgage rates and CD interest rates continued to move lower. After falling measurably for the week ending August 8th, another week of stock market and credit market mayhem led to another significant decrease in mortgage rates, CD interest rates and savings
The Internet is a convenient destination for consumers, general surfers, and for investors. Online banking and online investing has become increasingly popular for both the investor and for the financial institutions. Lower overheads for the banks, in particular, mean that they can pass some of these cost savings onto their potential customers.
The November 18, 2008 Los Angeles Times is busting at the seams with advertisements from California banks. Bank advertising nationwide has been very strong as the banking industry competes for depositors dollars. The Los Angeles Times seems to receive more than their fair share of these advertisements, not only is the banking community extremely competitive
Mortgage rates jumped higher on Friday after the release of the monthly jobs report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. An unexpected drop in the unemployment rate and a larger than expected rise in the number of new jobs created gave another shot in the arm to the stock market and socked money away
Banks often compete to be a one-stop shop to service all of their customers financial needs and retain as many of their customers investments as possible. This convenience can lull a customer into thinking that since one of the bank products is competitively priced, high interest rates and/or low bank fees, that all of the
Union Bank of California is running advertisements promoting their one year CD and money market account. The one year CD has an interest rate of 3.15% APY and the money market account earns an interest rate of 2.52% APY. The consumer bank CD requires a linked checking account to qualify for promotional rate. If linked
A bank is a fro profit institution. They provide loans, clear checks, hold deposits and related financial services. Credit unions perform similar functions but are organized as non-profit entities. The services it provides are to its members, which by law must share a common bond or affiliation.
Intervest National Bank is owned by the financial holding company Intervest Bancshares Corporation. Intervest Bancshares primarily engages in banking and real estate lending businesses. Along with Intervest National Bank, Intervest Bancshares Corporation also owns Intervest Mortgage Corporation, a mortgage investment Company. The company was founded in 1993. The bank headquarters are located at One Rockefeller
Bank of Texas has reduced their mortgage rates once again for purchase and refinance for the first week of June. Texas mortgage rates dropped to record lows in June following the path of the national mortgage market. Treasury rates started the move lower in June as economic data for the US turned lackluster. Mortgage rates
The property or a portion of property offered as security.
Financial cooperative organization of individuals who have a common bond, such as a place of employment, residence, or membership in a labor union. Credit unions accept deposits from members, pay interest, in the form of dividends, on the deposits out of earnings, and use their funds mainly to provide consumer installment loans to members.
Bank accounts, whether checking, savings, certificates of deposit or money market accounts are one of the most stable, dependable sources of asset preservation that’s available. The possible risk of loss of principal that is saved in a banking account insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is almost zero. For most investors, the yields on
Rate divergence on the yield curve has returned once again to the market. Short term rates have increased in yield while long term rates have dropped. On the short term end, we have seen higher CD rates and short term Treasury rates. On the longer end of the curve, fixed rate securities with terms of
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Fair Housing Act (1968)
Prohibits discrimination in the extension of housing credit on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or family status.
Truth in Lending Act (1968)
Requires uniform methods for computing the cost of credit and for disclosing credit terms. Gives borrowers the right to cancel, within three days, certain loans secured by
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Wilshire State Bank is currently offering the highest six month CD rate available nationally by a rather significant sum. The six month rate presently available at Wilshire stands at 2.52%. This CD rate is a whopping 49 basis points or 49/100 of a percent above the next best six month CD rate. The average for