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As bank interest have continued to climb higher in 2018, savers can now find CD rates at 2.00% or higher on a number of short term, six-month certificates of de...(read more)

Republic Bank of Chicago is currently offering a special CD rate promotion in Illinois that is worthy of consideration for rate shoppers that have both, big and small, savings port...(read more)

Rising interest rates in the first half of this year has led to a measurable rise in search inquiries regarding bank certificates of deposit.  From the end of 2016 to start of Aug...(read more)

The new Citi Double Cash Card offers a new twist on earning cash rewards with credit card transactions.  Account holders earn 1% cash back on all purchases made with the new Citi ...(read more)

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New home loan borrowers ought to be rejoicing as US mortgage rates have continued to hold in a very tight range despite a plethora of mixed market signals.  A recent run of diverg...(read more)
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The Twist pushes CD interest rates lower.  After the Federal Reserve announcement on Thursday when the Fed discussed the Twist, short term and long term bank CD rates moved lower.  The Twist is term given to the FOMC program where the Fed sells short term bonds and buys long term bonds in an effort to
Certificate of deposit rates continued their multi week descent with the week of June 12, 2009 ending on another down note.   The average of the best national bank CD rates dropped for all terms with the exception of the long term, five year CD rates.  Though mortgage rates rose rather substantially for the week and
Based on the current CD rate survey, the bloodletting in CD interest rates shows no signs of abating.  Savers and investors in bank CDs are seeing no reprieve in the current extended down cycle of lower interest rates.  Fortunately, the rate decline seen this week in the best CD interest rates was rather modest. The national
If a person does not have overdraft protection, each time a check is bounced, they must pay an NSF (Nonsufficient Funds Fee). This is usually $35 per check, an amount that can significantly add up if the bouncing is done numerous amounts of times. And this happens whether the check bounced is $1,000
There are few banks today that don’t have an online presence. Almost all banks have recognized the simplicity and cost advantages of online banking and have begun offering some form of online banking and online bill pay to their customers. As these services evolve, online banking becomes increasingly easier to use and as
Investors shopping for FDIC insured certificates of deposit nationwide saw some mild swings in the best CD rate averages for different terms.  The short end of the curve dropped measurably from 2.22% average on the top 10 best six month CD rates last week to 2.14% this week.  All other terms experienced a mild increase
CD interest rates continued to slide further in 2010.  The average interest rate on bank CDs available nationally was down slightly on all maturities for the week ending February 12, 2010.  The rate activity among the best bank rates, however,was comparatively modest in light of the across the board drop in the average rates. The selectcdrates.com
CD rates continued to move lower this past week.  The average of the best national bank CD rates was down for all terms with the exception of the longer term, five year CDs.  The declines were measurably smaller than last weeks move, however this may have more to do with the fact that bank rates
Bank CD rates continued to show some downward pressure from slow economic growth abroad and geopolitical tensions in select hot points in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.  The downward pressure offsets underlying forces that should start to push CD rates higher.  Upward pressures sitting under the interest rate market includes the Fed’s reduction in
The average interest rate earned on bank CDs rose by 1 basis point or 1/100th of a percentage point. Though CD rates increased, the trend has been for declining rates since the start of the year. The month of February has remained remarkably calm with CD rates gyrating very little thus far.
With the exception of the five year bank CD maturities, CD interest rates were little changed for the week ending February 24, 2012.  Based on the most recent survey of CD rates conducted by Selectcdrates.com, the average interest rate offered on the top CD rates available nationally dropped by a very slim margin compared to
The intense stock market volatility surfacing late this summer has done little to impact bank and credit union certificate of deposit rates.  While the stock market has seen days in which the major indices have moved by multiple percentage points from the open to the close, CD rates have showed little volatility continuing a mostly
The best CD rates available nationally ticked up a notch for the week ending May 6, 2011. The average rate for the highest CD rates covering all CD terms surveyed by Selectcdrates.com from three months to five years was 1.383 percent or .014 percent higher than the previous week. The increase in the
A certificate of deposit or CD is a time deposit, an investment of a specific amount of money over a specific time period for a specific rate of interest. Some variations on these basics are now offered but the standard investment remains available. Banks, savings and loans, and credit unions offer CDs in
Banks are places that take your money, keep it safe and let you use a debit card or checks to take care of day-to-day purchases. A depository for your day-to-day funds and short-term savings is the main features most consumers use the local bank for. And there is a good likelihood that your

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