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Wachovia Was Great, Wells Fargo Is Robber Baron Trash
Updated: Oct 14, 2016 by Ryeiasa  |  2 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I will spare you the details. Suffice it to say that when I moved from CA to NC I was thrilled to close my WF account and bank with Wachovia.They were so read more

Navy Federal To Pay Back $23M To Members, $5.5M In Fines
Updated: Oct 14, 2016 by jimbeau  |  13 comments  |  Financial News

The CFPB said Tuesday the $77 billion Navy Federal Credit Union will pay $23 million to members and a $5.5 million civil penalty for making false read more

Wells Fargo Skit From Saturday Night Live
Updated: Oct 12, 2016 by lou  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

Townspeople (Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata, Kate McKinnon, Melissa Villaseñor) await the arrival read more

Trump Discusses The Plight Of Savers And Low Interest Rates
Updated: Oct 8, 2016 by Bozo  |  47 comments  |  Financial News

Trump in an interview on CNBC says the low interest rates for savers and seniors is nothing less than discrimination. He said that for people who did read more

Firstmark Credit Union Closed My Jumbo CD 5 Months Before Maturity And Sent The Money To "Unclaimed Property"!
Updated: Oct 5, 2016 by Azul  |  11 comments  |  Ask The Community

Has this ever occurred to anyone? I am beyond shocked! In October 2011, I opened a jumbo CD with Firstmark Credit Union after reading a blog entry about read more

Why Insurers And Banks Want To Know Your Job Title
Updated: Oct 4, 2016 by Bozo  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

Your job pays the bills - but your job title might make some of those bills bigger. Lenders and car insurers look at customers' occupations when setting read more

Income & Employment Info Necessary For Opening Cking Account.
Updated: Oct 3, 2016 by Shorebreak  |  6 comments  |  Ask The Community

I went to a credit union, to open a new checking account, due to the fees being charged by my current bank. The credit union wanted my income and read more

Hillary Clinton Defends Fed's Dual Mandate
Updated: Oct 3, 2016 by Bozo  |  4 comments  |  Financial News

Hillary would expect all her nominees to the Federal Reserve to defend the so-called dual mandate, linking interest rates to the unemployment rate. She read more

Yellen Says Fed Purchases Of Stocks, Corporate Bonds Could Help In A Downturn
Updated: Oct 2, 2016 by lou  |  5 comments  |  Financial News

The Federal Reserve could get benefits from buying assets other than long-term U.S. debt if in a future downturn it could not buy any more government read more

$250K NCUA Insurance Per Customer Facing Credit Union?
Updated: Oct 2, 2016 by lou  |  3 comments  |  Ask The Community

Hi, I noticed that a lot of credit unions use the same credit union in the back end to store their money, do transactions, etc. Like for example Catalyst read more

Wells Fargo Troubles Mount With Penalty For Soldiers' Car Loans
Updated: Oct 2, 2016 by Bozo  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

Wells Fargo & Co., reeling from weeks of pummeling over fraudulent customer accounts, is now facing a Justice Department sanction over improperly read more

Trump Accuses Yellen, Fed Of Politicizing Interest Rates
Updated: Oct 2, 2016 by lou  |  9 comments  |  Financial News

During the debate last night Trump accused Yellen of not raising interest rates for political reasons. This is the second time he claimed the Fed is read more

Erie Federal Credit Union (EFCU) Experience -- Not Good!
Updated: Aug 11, 2016 by ronh  |  8 comments  |  Bank Reviews

Got bored over weekend, thus applied online for the (3.56%, $25K) Dividend+Plus account from EFCU. (1) ID questions were ancient and impossible read more

Hard To Tell If Interest Rates Have Hit Bottom
Updated: Jul 31, 2016 by jimbeau  |  4 comments  |  Financial News

It's entirely possible that interest rates hit all-time lows earlier this month that will never again be seen in our lifetimes, as many are now read more

International CDs
Updated: Apr 16, 2016 by Kennewickman  |  8 comments  |  Ask The Community

Hello,   I'm considering opening HSBC Advance accounts in Brazil, Turkey, India and Indonesia (all investment grade countries - for what it's read more

Andrews FCU 84 Month 3% IRA CD
Updated: Apr 13, 2016 by bwk1954  |  12 comments  |  Miscellaneous

Had a 5 year 3.04% IRA at Digital CU that matured 10 days ago and scrambled to replace it. I used the weekly CD Summary to look for a replacement read more

Why Was No One Prosecuted For Contributing To The Financial Crisis? New Documents Reveal Why
Updated: Mar 18, 2016 by lou  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

“This gags me.”  So said Elizabeth Warren in response to a Quora user, who asked, “What do you think are the real reasons that no Wall Street read more

Updated: Mar 2, 2016 by lou  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE at ROCKVILLE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS FCU!!!! I applied for an Used Auto Loan and got a "FULL APPROVAL" letter for a $40,000 read more

Valor Credit Union - Add On Cd - Will Allow One Add On Deposit If You Sign Release Form
Updated: Feb 25, 2016 by Francis1  |  10 comments  |  Miscellaneous

In December, Valor credit union stopped allowing add on deposits to their 7 year add on cd. A lot of us complained. Today I received notice there was a read more

Fed's Kashkari Floats Breaking Up Big Banks To Avert Meltdown
Updated: Feb 17, 2016 by lou  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari said Congress hasn't gone far enough to protect the U.S. economy from potential crises and read more

5-Year CD Overview
Updated: Feb 12, 2016 by John Sears  |  8 comments  |  Financial News

Bankaholic's Sabrina Karl reviews the plight of 5-year CD's in light of the Federal Reserve's decisions. Now that it’s been almost eight weeks since the read more

Branches In Florida And Georgia
Updated: Feb 8, 2016 by Bozo  |  15 comments  |  Ask The Community

I was told that State Farm Bank has 2 branches on the East Coast.  One in Florida and one in Georgia.  Is this true?

Another Good Day For CDs
Updated: Feb 6, 2016 by Bozo  |  3 comments  |  Miscellaneous

Whenever my wife asks about "Mr. Market", I merely point out (a) it's not under my control, and (b) my serious money is in CDs.

Bernanke Says Fed Likely To Add Negative Interest Rates To Recession-Fighting Tool Kit
Updated: Feb 4, 2016 by Bozo  |  9 comments  |  Financial News

By WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The Federal Reserve should consider using negative rates to counter the next serious downturn, said former chairman Ben read more

How Long Does It Take To Fund An Account By ACH?
Updated: Jan 30, 2016 by CDInvestor1  |  12 comments  |  Ask The Community

Recently I filled out an application for a large CD online with an out of state US bank that came highly rated by Bauer Financial.  My application read more

Defiant US Fraudster Allen Stanford Vows To Clear Name
Updated: Jan 14, 2016 by lou  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

In his first interview since being indicted in 2009 for masterminding the second-largest Ponzi scheme in history, convicted US fraudster Allen Stanford read more

CDs From The Too-Big-To-Fail Banks
Updated: Jan 12, 2016 by klink  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

If you've never looked at just what a waste it is to buy CDs from the TBTF guys, Bankaholic's Sabrina Karl offers worthwhile insight. Exactly how bad are read more

Add-On No Longer Excepted For Prime Rate Certificate Holders
Updated: Jan 12, 2016 by Ken Tumin  |  25 comments  |  Bank Deals

I just received notice that prime rate certificate holders will not be allowed to add on to their certificates until further notice.. Also, Valor will read more

Yes, Financial Resolutions For The New Year Do Work
Updated: Jan 2, 2016 by 51hh  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

"We all know the drill by now: Make a New Year's resolution to lose weight or reduce spending or finally finish that novel. Fail in miserable fashion. read more

Dream Of New Kind Of Credit Union Is Extinguished By Bureaucracy
Updated: Dec 14, 2015 by Ally6770  |  6 comments  |  Financial News

From the NYT: Brewster Kahle didn't need to start a bank. He made a fortune building start-ups and then used his money to build the Internet Archive, a read more