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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)

There is no specific regulation that states the name of the bank must be printed on a check however, the identity of the bank must be disclosed on the...(read more)

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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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
Short and midterm certificate of deposit rates were in a state of suspended animation for the week ending September 4, 2009.  All maturities of bank CD rates held steady with the exception of the long term bank CDs.  The average of the best six month CD rates, one year CD rates and two year CD rates available
The best certificate of deposit rates available nationally remained in a tight range for the week ending May 15 and mostly followed the direction of similar interest bearing securities.  The average on short term, six month and one year CD, rates dipped down marginally while the longer term CD rates increased more notably to end
When individuals wish to guarantee payment to someone they think of these three types of checks but often don’t know one from another. Let’s attempt to set them straight. A Certified Check is a type of check where the issuing bank guarantees the recipient of the check that there is enough cash available in the
Most people are aware of credit reporting bureaus, which are agencies that determine a person’s credit worthiness through a numerical score between 300 and 800, (with 300 being the worst and 800 being the best). However, few are knowledgeable of ChexSystems, an organization that has the same concept as credit reporting bureaus. They
Bank rates moved lower for both borrowers and savers for the week ending April 26, 2013 based on the most recent survey of bank rates conducted by SelectCDrates.com.  CD interest rates were down slightly for the week with the majority of the losses in yield coming on the long term maturities. Based on the current survey,
Savings Bonds are modest, safe investments. These are not marketable securities, so the ups and downs of the economy do not affect them. They are securities issued by the U.S. Treasury and are backed, as they say, by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Tens of millions of Americans have purchased US Savings
Global economic headlines and oil prices are having little impact on CD rates going into the New Year.  Historically, bank rates follow the direction of the economy.  Stronger economic numbers lead to higher bank rates while weak numbers lead to lower rates.  This past week was light on data but the trend in December showed
A Certificate of Deposit, more commonly referred to simply as a CD, is a stable and virtually risk free method of investing or saving money over a set period of time. The CD market offers investors a simple method of generating a profit and because the principle sum you invest is almost always FDIC
Even though the GDP numbers released last week were stronger than expected, banks continued to trim interest rates further on certificates of deposit.  Financial institutions cut rates on three of the four CD terms measured in the weekly selectcdrates.com bank rate survey.  While yields moved lower for the short and midterm CDs, the long term
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CD interest rates continue to plunge as banks remain awash with reserves and investors flock to the safety of U.S. Treasury bonds.  CD interest rates have suffered from a number of fronts including the biggest force coming from the Fed’s position in 2011 to drive bank rates down in an effort to help the housing
Yields on long term certificates of deposit available nationally ended the week rising while short term certificates of deposits yields continue to drop or remain unchanged.  The average for the top ten best five year CD rates stood at 3.61% up to two basis points or 2/100 of a percent for the week.  The average yield
Opportunities for investing in high rate certificates of deposit are still available in a variety of markets.  Florida residents for example, have a number of CDs with a range of maturities to choose forms that are appreciably above the national averages.  The best six month CD rate in Florida is over ½ percent higher than
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