Brian McKay

Brian McKay started MonitorBankRates.com in March 2008. He is the co-owner and main writer for MonitorBankRates.com specializing in writing articles on personal finance with an emphasis on finding mortgage financing.

Most people don’t take an active role in their finances. I started MonitorBankRates.com to help people get a better understanding about managing their personal finances.

MonitorBankRates.com has been mentioned in several financial publications including Forbes.com, CNNMoney.com, CBSMoneyWatch.com, MSN money and others: Monitor Bank Rates In the Press

Many newspapers and television stations use our free average mortgage rates widget on their websites, enabling their readers to keep track of rates. Newspapers including the New Richman News, serving Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Television stations include CLTV (Chicagoland Television) and KSPR (ABC) in Springfield, Missouri.

Hundreds of real estate agents also use our mortgage rate widget along with our free mortgage calculator on their websites to better serve their customers.

For media matters feel free to email me: Brian McKay

Brian’s 10 most recent articles are listed below.

Park National Bank CD Rates
Park National Bank CD rates are very competitive right now, but you will have to go to a local branch to open a certificate of deposit. You can compare CD rates at Park National Bank with some of the best CD rates available online. To check on CD rates from Park National Bank, you can […] ... Read more
Mortgage Rates Move Slightly Higher
Mortgage rates moved slightly higher this week but are not much higher from all-time lows. 30-year mortgage rates are currently averaging 3.69 percent, up from the prior week’s average 30-year rate of 3.68 percent. If you’re looking for a mortgage to purchase a home or refinance an existing loan, you can easily find 30-year mortgage […] ... Read more
Comenity Direct Savings Rates and Review
Comenity Direct savings rates have gone down, but the bank’s savings rates are still very competitive when compared with other online rates available. Savings rates at Comenity Direct are currently at 1.88 percent with an APY of 1.90 percent. That savings rate from Comenity Direct places the bank 5th on our rate table. The current national […] ... Read more
Tompkins Mahopac Bank CD Rates
Tompkins Mahopac Bank CD rates are not the best CD rates available, but the bank’s 14-month and 36-month CD rates are very competitive. Tompkins Mahopac Bank is headquartered in Mahopac, NY and was established in 1927. Mahopac Bank has 14 locations all in the state of New York. The best deal on a certificate of deposit right […] ... Read more
First Commonwealth Bank CD Rates
First Commonwealth Bank CD rates are competitive for a regional bank but not as competitive when compared to online CD rates. For example, the best CD rates offered at First Commonwealth Bank are at 0.70 percent on the bank’s 60-month certificate of deposit. The highest 60-month CD rates on our rate table are around 2.25 percent […] ... Read more
LightPoint Mortgage Company Mortgage Rates
LightPoint Mortgage Company mortgage rates are very competitive when compared to other online mortgage rates. For example, current 30-year mortgage rates at LightPoint Mortgage Company are quoted at only 3.125 percent with 1.875 points. Today’s national average 30-year mortgage rate is about 50 basis points (bps) higher at 3.62 percent. If you don’t want to pay […] ... Read more
First City Bank Savings Rates
First City Bank savings rates listed here are current as of January 2020. Savings rates at First Savings Bank on the bank’s First Savings account are currently at 0.25 percent. Savings rates from First City Bank on the bank’s Relationship Savings account are at 0.50 percent. As the name suggests, to earn the higher savings rate you […] ... Read more
The Bank of Canton CD Rates
The Bank of Canton CD rates are competitive right now on intermediate term certificates of deposit. The best CD rates right are on 36-month CD rates from The Bank of Canton at 2.02 percent. 2-year CD rates at The Bank of Canton are also competitive at 1.77 percent. Shorter-term rates are not as good, 91-day CD […] ... Read more
ConnectOne Bank CD Rates
ConnectOne Bank CD rates are competitive right now, especially on the bank’s short-term certificates of deposit. The best CD rates at ConnectOne Bank are on the bank’s 17-month certificates of deposit at 2.17 percent with an APY of 2.20 percent. 13-month CD rates from ConnectOne Bank are the second-best rate available at 1.98 percent with an APY of […] ... Read more
Mortgage Rates Today January 14, 2020
Mortgage rates today on both conforming and jumbo mortgage loans are lower compared to last week’s average rates. Mortgage rates tumbled over the summer of 2019, following the sharp decline in U.S. Treasury yields. Since that time, mortgage rates have been range-bound after hitting a low in September 2019. In the fall of 2019, mortgage […] ... Read more

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