Incentive rates for CDs fall into negative territory

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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.

Inflation rate surpasses top CD rate

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

Savings rates show a marked increase in certain states

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

Internet-only banks no longer have higher savings rates

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

Savings rates to rise in 2011?

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A recent report from MRI noted that competition between banks should intensify this year, as banks look to increase consumer deposits.

Regional Vs. national banks: Which seem to be recovering faster?

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The level of bank recovery, national or regional, is directly dependent on job market and real estate recovery of the U.S.

Long-term CD rates rise

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A recent report covering trends from the first week of March 2011 noted that long-term CD rates are trending upward.

Consumers increase deposits to savings accounts

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Domestic consumer deposits for checking accounts, money market accounts and savings accounts increased in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Consumers who compare CD rates find more odd rates

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Consumers who are looking to diversify their investments and increase their savings typically compare CD rates often, as they can be a useful addition to any portfolio.

CDs, Money market accounts may not see returns soon

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Despite recent positive economic news, interest rates on money market accounts and certificates of deposit may not rise for some time.