Banking

  • TARP Funds and Where They Went

    A brief explanation of TARP and what it has accomplished.
    By Dave Guilford July 6, 2011 

  • A Guide to The Best U.S. Banks

    As The Economist said, "Trying to work out which banks are the world's best is a bit like awarding the prize for prettiest war-torn village." This article will discuss the banks that are doing the best right now and deserve your business,...
    By randalarias July 5, 2011 

  • What is a Bank Draft? Examining Different Types

    Companies often become leery about accepting personal checks for payment. With the risk of the money not being in the customer's account once the check is presented to the bank for payment, businesses look toward requesting a bank draft from consumers...
    By ShawnTe July 5, 2011 


  • The Advantages of Online Banking

    Many have noticed that over the past few years the lines at the teller have gotten shorter. The reason for the decreased numbers at branch teller lines is due to online banking and this guide will advise on five key advantages of online banking.
    By ShawnTe July 5, 2011 

  • A Closer Look at the Canadian Certified Electronic Fund Transfers

    A lot of people are interested in certified electronic fund transfers which carry an assurance that money received will not be stopped for payment for any reason. This is known as the Large Value Transfer System (LVTS), but it is available only...
    By ciel s cantoria July 2, 2011 

  • Defining Interest Payments and Percentages

    Before you head out to shop for a loan, mortgage or credit card, stop and learn how to define interest payments and percentages. Understanding these financial concepts can help you become an educated and smart consumer.
    By Kristie Lorette June 29, 2011 


  • Can Banks Charge Interest on Interest for Loans or Just the Principal?

    Here, we will look at the popular methods of calculating the interest charge on loans and also answer the question: Can banks charge interest on interest for loans or is it just charged on the principal?
    By Steve McFarlane June 14, 2011 

  • Would You Rather Invest Your Money In a Startup or an Established Company?

    Sometimes the riskiest investments can be the most rewarding, and other times they can, well, take us to the bank. If you have the stomach for the risk, investing in new companies can line your pockets in grand fashion. If not, you should probably stay...
    By Bobby Ivie June 14, 2011 

  • Past Value of the Dollar and Causes of Change

    Presented here is a brief timeline of the history of the dollar in the United States showing the most dramatic changes in it's value, and a discussion about what causes the value of the dollar to change. Some of the past values of the dollar may surprise...
    By Bruce Tintelnot June 9, 2011 

  • How Do I Check My Bank Account Online: Is It Safe?

    Many financial institutions offer online banking to make functions such as bill payment more convenient for customers. Banking online is safe, easy and convenient. Learn how to get started!
    By Audrey F. Henderson May 18, 2011 
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