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Home sweet home – buying a home is a dream for everybody and you are no different. If you still stay in a rented house, you must think about having your own home. Buy your own home and make your dream true. Why should you buy a home? First of all, buying a home is the wisest investment of your life. Staying in a rented house denotes that you are spending hundreds of dollars every…

Bank of America investors might be seeing some cash, as the class-action law suit against the company regarding the 2008 purchase of Merrill Lynch & Co is successful. Investors were weary of lack of transparent in the takeover purchase of Merrill Lynch & Co, especially the $3.6 billion bonuses to Merrill Lynch employees and the burgeoning losses which reached $15.84 billion in the forth quarter of 2008.

First Tennessee Bank is a traditional bank located in Tennessee offering all banking services. First Tennessee is protected by FDIC for $250,000. [tab:CDs] First Tennessee Bank CD Rates First Tennessee Bank has the ability to offer its customers a wide variety of CD accounts. All come with varying terms and rates. The regular CDs they offer also come with a varying initial opening deposit as it is determined by the market and term. They also…

Frost Bank has proven their consistent record of performance through their commitments to their customers and the $18.5 billion in assets they are able to reel in. Since 1868, Frost Bank has promised each and every customer their fair share and strives to treat them in the most professional manner. Perhaps this is why Frost Bank was rewarded the “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in Texas” – according to the J.D. Power and…

PenFed is a sustainable financial institution, serving more than 1,046,583 members in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, defense-related companies and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. They have proven to be a strong and safe establishment with more than $15 billion in assets and by providing user friendly services. Since being federally chartered in 1935, they have been offering and improving the deposit accounts and other banking services…

2011 was a topsy year in the markets, especially for consumer and investment banks. While most banks lost considerable amounts of their market capitalization, (most) CEO salaries and earnings were on par with previous year’s. Dick Bove a analyst at Rochdal Securities, calculated the following divergence between CEO pay and their company’s market cap. While the nation’s biggest financial institutions saw their market capitalization drop by an average of 11.1 percent. We don’t have access to the…

TCF Bank’s goal is to become the most convenient bank in today’s market. They are an affiliate of TCF Financial Corporation, which is a Minnesota-based national bank holding company. Now the 14th largest issuer of Visa® Consumer debit cards ranked by sales volume, TCF Bank is able to provide its services to more than 439 branches in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin, Indiana, Arizona and South Dakota. [tab:’Review]TCF Bank is worth $18.8 billion in total…

New research from the Principal Financial Well-Being Index shows that the economy is the greatest source of stress for Americans, followed by their personal finances, job and health. According to the 52 percent of retirees and 42 percent of workers, the cause of a high stress level is the economy, while according to the rest 30 percent of retirees and 34 percent of workers, personal finances is the cause of the stress. On the recent…

Bancorp South strives to be the leading financial institution in their markets and to be close to the communities in which they serve. For over a century, Bancorp South has displayed excellent leadership and innovate qualities. Now serving an eight state-market area, they are able to reach more customers and be able to provide the right financial solution. [tab:Review]It all started in a hardware store in the then tiny Verona, MS. With the spirit of…

When it comes out that a celebrity has money problems, we tend to show disbelief. After all, how can someone who makes so much money end up in such bad circumstances? It doesn’t make sense to us regular joes that it is possible to spend so much, so quickly. However, income alone doesn’t determine how successful you are in terms of finances. If you don’t carefully manage your money, you can end up overrunning your…

It’s hard to pinpoint who has the highest credit limit in the world when there are some people who use cards that essentially have no credit limit. There are credit cards out there so exclusive, and so prestigious, used by the rich and powerful, that there isn’t a formalized limit to what they can spend on the card. As long as the bills are paid, the users of these cards can pretty much charge whatever…

M&I Bank, or also known as Marshall and Ilsely Bank, gets its uncommon name from its founder Samuel Marshall. In the beginning, M&I Bank operated as an exchange brokerage under the name of Samuel Marshall and Co. In 1849, Marshall partnered with Charles Ilsley and the pair created the company known as today Marshall and Ilsley. [tab:Review] Review: M&I Bank Services The remarkable strength of this bank survived the Great Depression while over 100 banks…

Bank of America is rated the number one bank in America. To uphold this great achievement, Bank of America is involved in helping the economy and creating healthy communities. Bank of America increases financial resources for small businesses and actively invests in education to help develop the nation’s workforce. [tab:Review] Established: 1784 Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina Website: www.bankofamerica.com Support: Bank of America Customer Service Phone Number Products: Auto Loans, Banking, Credit Cards, Home Equity, Mortgages Assets: $2.23 Trillion Available: Online, over phone, and…

If you need to talk to a banking customer service representative please call the two phone numbers below. They are the two main customer phone numbers for Bank of America. If you’re looking for the home loan line, please scroll down. Customer Service Phone Number:  1.800.432.1000 Talk to a Human Quickly: Say “Talk to an associate” – I had to say it 3 Times, Say it Until You Reach these Options: Say or Press the…

Major financial institutions often employ traders to involve themselves in buying and selling on global markets. These traders make decisions on behalf of the financial institutions, as well as on behalf of clients. These traders can make a lot of money – but sometimes they go rogue as mistakes prompt them to hide losses and make big gambles in an attempt to turn the tide. The hope is that one big payoff can erase years…

Consumers have learned the importance of knowing their credit history and credit score. Those who do not pay attention to this important aspect of personal finance are often shocked to discover their credit may not be as “good” as they believed. Because there are so many variations in how scores are calculated and the number of scores available, many consumers decide it is easier to pay for a credit score monitoring service than try to…

In 1898, this financial institution was known as the Bank of Smithfield. When Johnson County, North Carolina came about, they established their first bank – First Citizens Bank. It is a rarity for a business to stand strong for more than 100 years, but First Citizens Bank is committed to keeping up with the times and providing exceptional service. It is rated one of the Top 5 Best Banks in America by Forbes based on…

Astoria Federal Savings is a proud leader along the greater Long Island community with 85 banking offices and 117 ATMs through Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. They also provide home financing in 12 states and the District of Columbia. Astoria Federal Savings’ motto is “putting people first” and they do this by remembering that banking is a highly personal business. [tab:Review] For more than 120 years, Astoria Federal Savings has been offering strength…

Admirals Bank gains their customers’ trust through knowledgeable bankers and personalized one-on-one service. They promise to provide the highest quality of service and to help reach your financial goals. Admirals Bank was founded in 1967 and was recently purchased by private investors in May of 2010. With the transition taking place, many new services and products will be announced. Through the process, Admirals Bank assures each customer will receive the highest level of customer service.…