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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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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.
Even with increased volatility in emerging markets and slumping bond prices, the top bank CD rates weathered the storm and held steady going into the final full week of August.  Stock markets, commodity markets, and foreign exchange markets took a tumble in the third week of August as uncertainty over the stability of emerging markets
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
It may surprise you to know that ATM machines were not popular when they first appeared. Consumers were wary of letting a machine handle their money, and they greatly preferred face-to-face interactions. But ATMs are much more profitable for banks as they don’t require paying a friendly smiling face to greet customers.
The Federal Funds Rate is the interest rate at which private financial institutions such as banks lend their reserves held at the Federal Reserve to other financial institutions overnight for short term needs. A bank or other financial institution lends out most of the money deposited with it but also is obligated by law to keep
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
This past week on Wall Street there appears to be growing belief that the economic recovery is insight.  The Fed Chairman chimed in after the annual Fed conference in Wyoming that the U.S. economy has “avoided the worst” and the recovery will be “relatively slow at first”.  Meanwhile the FDIC closed the doors on four
Banks, like credit cards and brokers before them, are hoping their customers stay safely unaware of what the financial industry actually entails. Fortunately for banks, most customers are living up to the industries very low expectations. The vast majority of banks, especially those with large downtown offices and football stadiums, don’t operate with
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
Short term savings refers to money that you keep out of your checking account and stash away somewhere close in case of an emergency or a planned expense in the not too distant future. This may be a fund for something unexpectedly unhappy like car repairs, or it may be for something like college tuition in
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
Once again, CD interested rates have declined very slightly.  Market reaction to the recurring disturbances over European government debt levels has driven interest rates lower once again.  Most of the deterioration in CD rates was seen in the longer term banks CDs with the short term CDs holding relatively stable. Overall, CD interest rates were reduced
A Money Market Fund is a mutual fund that is required by the US Securities and Exchange Commission to invest in low-risk, high quality securities. Unlike a Money Market Account, a Money Market Fund is not insured by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.) However, the underlying investments that make up the fund
CD rates advanced mid June in the midst of political uncertainty in the Middle East.  Rates did not move significantly higher but in light of the trouble brewing in Iraq and Syria combined with the continued tensions in Ukraine; rising interest rates would not normally be the outcome one would expect. The best CD rates available
CD interest rates made another mild retreat over the past week.  The minor rate reduction comes on the heels of a rate drop of similar proportions that took place in the previous week.   On the face of it, the interest rate reductions may not seem like a whole lot, but when CD rates are holding

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