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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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Bank certificate of deposit rates were mostly lower again this past week.  All bank CD terms experienced falling interest rates on the week with the exception of the five year maturity which remained unchanged.  The one year and two year CD rates were especially hard hit based on the weekly survey of bank rates performed
Federal Reserve Currency and Coin Services An important function of the Federal Reserve is ensuring that enough cash—that is, currency and coin—is in circulation to meet the public’s demand.  When Congress established the Federal Reserve, it recognized that the public’s demand for cash is variable.  This demand increases or decreases seasonally and as the level of
CD interest rates for the week ending October 9, 2009 were mostly lower with the exception of the one year CD rates which managed to hold steady without a change to the average yield. The average of the best six month CD rates available nationally dropped by two basis points or 2/100 week over week.  The
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
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
CD rates reversed last week’s mild rate reduction and pushed slightly higher for the week ending July 6, 2012.  The average CD interest rate in the CD rate index advanced but less than one basis point.  The average CD rate was up by just 1/1000th of a percent pushing the CD rate index
Bank CD rates had mixed results for the week ending October 2, 2009.  Short terms CD rates were lower while midterm CD rates were higher and the longer term CD rates were unchanged.  While bank CD rates moved very little in total, Treasury rates continued to move lower for the week with the one year
The highest CD rates available nationally slipped by a fraction during the first week of December, 2014.  Based on the most recent survey of bank CD rates conducted by, the average rate for the top ten best bank CDs dropped by 3/1000ths of a percent.  The average CD rate, covering all maturities in the
The best CD rates going into 2015 are looking marginally better than they did at the onset of 2014.  This headline is not likely to cause a rush of new funds flowing into bank CDs; however with the interest rate market turned on its head during the first week of January 2014, the top performing
Prime rate is a term applied to a reference an interest rate that is utilized by banks and financial institutions for lending purposes. The prime rate was a term originally used to identify the rate at which banks lend to their best and most favored customers, though this is no longer the case in general.
An ATM card is a plastic card that looks like a credit card. It allows you to do the same things at a bank machine or Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) as you would at the bank itself. Most banks and other financial institutions like credit unions offer ATM cards. They are usually connected to your
CD interest rates pulled off a small increase in yield for the week ending June 15, 2012.  The average yield coming from the top ten highest CD rates in the CD rate index increased by 4/1000ths of a percent for the week.  The CD rates index averages the ten highest CD rates available nationally
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, the average interest rate offered on the top CD rates available nationally dropped by a very slim margin compared to
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. Based on the
Not so long ago if people knew they were about to be coming into some money yet they needed to pay a bill right now, they could do what is known as “floating” a check. This involves writing a check when there actually isn’t enough money to cover the balance, at least at the

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