Personal Finance Blog By MoneyRates - Savings Accounts

Casting a wider net may pay when you shop for CD, savings, and money market rates

February 9, 2011

Changes in how FDIC insurance premiums are assessed could help small banks at the expense of larger ones, resulting in better rates from smaller banks.

Will the Fed fiddle while inflation burns?

February 7, 2011

A recent surge in Treasury yields, fueled by inflation concerns, makes the Fed's quantitative easing policy seem out of step.

Attitude is everything: Savings and money market rates held back by tepid business optimism

February 2, 2011

New business optimism could help push bank rates higher, but after some improvement, this indicator seems to be stuck in a rut. What's holding deposit rates back?

Shock waves from Egypt reach the US

January 31, 2011

Unrest in Egypt has already had an impact on U.S. financial markets, and the potential effects may be especially hard on bank depositors.

Why you should care about Bank of America's struggles

January 26, 2011

Find out what affect continuing problems at Bank of America could have on other banks and depositors in general.

Time to close the Fed window a little?

January 24, 2011

Low Federal Reserve fund rates have helped banks but hurt depositors; it might be time to even things up a little.

The latest import from China: inflation

January 12, 2011

Find out what Chinese inflation means to you--and your savings or money market accounts

Employment report brings little joy for savings, money market accounts

January 10, 2011

Find out whether Friday's job report was strong enough to give a boost to bank interest rates

Peak in consumer bankruptcies means a valley for bank interest rates

January 5, 2011

Recent data showed that consumer bankruptcies continued to rise in 2010, which helps explain why bank interest rates remain so low despite a recovering economy.

Customer satisfaction with banks improves slightly

January 4, 2011

Customer satisfaction with bank services, such as checking accounts, savings accounts and personal loans, rose slightly in the last year, but has yet to return to levels reached before the financial crisis exploded, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index annual report for financial services released in December. The index, founded by the University of Michigan's [...]