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Mobile banking popularity surges

Mobile banking popularity surges

The popularity of mobile banking has increased significantly since 2010, the American Bankers Association (ABA) said in a recent report.

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Javelin: Consumers expecting more from online banking

Javelin: Consumers expecting more from online banking

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Despite high consumer expectations about how helpful online banking can be, current solutions are not currently up to par, Javelin Strategy & Research revealed in a recent report. Read more

Posted in: Certificate of Deposit, Checking Accounts, Money Market, Savings Accounts


It’s “Bank Transfer Day” – Will big banks lose customers?

It’s “Bank Transfer Day” – Will big banks lose customers?

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Bank account holders at big banks across the country may be taking their business to credit unions today, said Harris in a recent report. Read more

Posted in: Certificate of Deposit, Checking Accounts, Money Market, Savings Accounts


Incentive rates for CDs fall into negative territory

Incentive rates for CDs fall into negative territory

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

For the first time in at least a decade, the average rate of 12-month CD specials fell below that offered on basic CDs of the same term length. Read more

Posted in: CD Rates


Membership increases at credit unions

Membership increases at credit unions

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

A recent report revealed that membership at credit unions increased by more than 725,000 in the 12 months ending March 31, 2011. Read more

Posted in: Banking, Certificate of Deposit, Money Market, Savings Accounts


Bank deposits in FDIC-insured institutions at all-time high

Bank deposits in FDIC-insured institutions at all-time high

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Analysis from MRI took a look at recent consumer banking behavior and discovered a definite trend: a noticeable shift from term accounts to liquid accounts. Read more

Posted in: Banking, Certificate of Deposit, Checking Accounts, Money Market, Savings Accounts


Inflation rate surpasses top CD rate

Inflation rate surpasses top CD rate

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Market Rates Insight revealed that the annual inflation rate topped the rate of the highest-paying CD in early 2011. Read more

Posted in: Banking, CD Rates, Certificate of Deposit


Savings rates show a marked increase in certain states

Savings rates show a marked increase in certain states

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

A recent study from Market Rates Insight (MRI) discovered that a number of states have seen savings rates rise this year. Read more

Posted in: CD Rates, Money Market Rates, Savings Rates


Internet-only banks no longer have higher savings rates

Internet-only banks no longer have higher savings rates

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

A recent report noted that the higher-than-average savings rates commonly associated with online banking institutions may be a thing of the past. Read more

Posted in: CD Rates, Money Market Rates, Savings Rates


Report: Record amount of money sitting in savings accounts

Report: Record amount of money sitting in savings accounts

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Consumers are leaving money in liquid bank accounts in historic fashion, said a recent report from Market Rates Insight. Read more

Posted in: Certificate of Deposit, Money Market, Savings Accounts


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