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Recession Brings On Highest Liquid Deposit Levels On Record

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 6:16 AM
Liquid deposits include checking, savings and money market accounts. According to the Credit Union Times:
Since the start of the recession in January 2008, the share of liquid deposits in credit unions increased 11.2 percentage points and now stands at its highest level ever at 67.5%.

Overall savings (which includes CDs) have also been growing:
Despite almost continuous declines in deposit yields year-over-year savings growth moved up to 6.2%, the highest level since April 2010, the data showed.

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This is another factor keeping down deposit rates.
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