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The stock market has been on a considerable upswing since the U.S. presidential election was decided in November.  On January 25th, the Dow crossed the 20,000 ...(read more)

First National Bank have kicked their CD rates up a notch with some high yielding CD rate specials.  While the bank is marketing up to six different CD rate specials, the stand ou...(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)

A growing problem with the acceptance of a cashier’s check as a form of payment is verifying whether the cashier’s check is good and the funds wil...(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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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
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.
The best bank CD rates available nationally were virtually unchanged for the week ending June 7, 2013.  While many bank rates bounced around during the week, a week that delivered the widely watched monthly employment report, bank CD rates showed little energy.  The average CD rate measured by the SelectCDrates.com CD rate index was bumped
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
A number of bank certificate of deposits currently available have yields that are well above the national average rate.  But, bank CDs that are ten times the national average rate are fewer and finding these hidden financial gems takes a little bit work. Leaders among the bank CD rates that are ten times or above the
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
While the economy stumbles along, certificates of deposit rates grew weaker yet again.  For the week ending August 19th, CD interest rates dropped across all maturities measured in the Selectcdrates.com bank rate survey.  The movement in CD interest rate reductions has become unstoppable.  The deterioration in rates among the top ten highest CD rates this
This week, CD interest rates moved downward by a very small margin. Based on the current survey of bank CD rates from Selectcdrates.com, there were some minor loss in the average yield for the six month and five year CDs while the one year and two year rates remained unchanged. The average yield on
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
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 Selectcdrates.com 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
After the monthly jobs report was released on February 7th, CD rates were overcome with apathy.  Although the monthly jobs report was measurably worse than expected CD rates, along with most all bank rates, were changed only fractionally based on the news.  Unfortunately for savers, the overall rate change was to the downside albeit, only
Bank CD rates dropped just slightly for the week ending October 28, 2011.  Based on the most recent survey of CD interest rates performed by Selectcdrates.com, the average rate on the top ten best CD rates covering maturities of three months through five years fell by less than one basis point.  The Selectcdrates.com CD rates
CD rates moved modestly higher during a week when most bank rates and interest rates had shifted decidedly lower.  The big news for the week or perhaps the month, the Fed statement that there will be no reduction in the current round of stimulus or QE3, had little impact on bank CD rates.  The lack
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
Online banking is one of the newest forms of banking, and it seems every traditional (and not so traditional) bank is offering online services or completely automating their activities on the internet. It may be that you have only a few bills to pay every month or that you’re still learning to navigate the

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