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.

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Brian’s 10 most recent articles are listed below.

Vio Bank Savings Account Rate
Vio Bank savings account rate was recently increased and is now at a new high for 2019. The current online savings rate from Vio Bank is at 2.38 percent with an APY of 2.41 percent. The old savings rate from Vio Bank was 2.36 percent with an APY of 2.39 percent. The minimum opening deposit for a […] ... Read more
Rising Bank CD Rates
Rising Bank CD rates are currently some of the best CD rates available on both short and intermediate term certificates of deposit. 1 year CD rates at Rising Bank are currently at 2.82 percent with an APY of 2.85 percent. Rising Bank’s 1 year CD rate is the best rate on our 1 year rate list right […] ... Read more
Mortgage Rates Decline Again in 2019
Mortgage rates on both conforming and jumbo loans declined again this week, continuing the downtrend in 2019. Current conforming 30 year mortgage rates today are averaging 4.48 percent, down from the prior week’s average 30 year mortgage rate of 4.49 percent. This rate is the current average 30 year rate, there are many lenders quoting […] ... Read more
Merrick Bank CD Rates and Review
Merrick Bank CD rates, which were already one of the highest CD rates available, were increased overnight. 1 year CD rates at Merrick Bank are now at 2.80 percent with an APY of 2.84 percent. The old 1 year CD rate from Merrick Bank was 2.77 percent with an APY of 2.80 percent. This increase puts Merrick […] ... Read more
KS StateBank Jumbo CD Rates
KS StateBank jumbo CD rates were recently changed and most of the changes were higher. All jumbo CD rates at KS StateBank were increased except for 1 year jumbo CD rates which were lowered. The largest increase was on 4 year jumbo CD rates from KS StateBank which were increased 10 basis points to 3.26 percent […] ... Read more
Ally Bank Savings Rate Hits New High for 2019
Ally Bank savings rates, which were already were competitive for online banks, recently increased their rate. Current savings rates at Ally Bank are at 2.18 percent with an APY of 2.20 percent, up from 1.98 percent with an APY of 2.00 percent. With this increase, savings rates at Ally Bank are at a new high […] ... Read more
Salem Five Ups CD Rates
Salem Five CD rates were increased overnight and as a result are a lot more competitive. The largest increase was on 4 year CD rates from Salem Five which were increased from 1.75 percent to 3.00 percent. 30 month CD rates had the second largest rate increase from 1.30 percent to 2.50 percent. 2 year CD […] ... Read more
Mortgage Rates Hit New Lows in 2019
Mortgage rates today have hit new lows for 2019 on both conforming and jumbo mortgages. The downtrend of the last three months is likely to continue as long term bond yields decline. Average 30 year conforming mortgage rates are at 4.49 percent, down from last week’s average 30 year rate of 4.51 percent. Mortgage rates […] ... Read more
PNC Bank Rates and Reviews
PNC Bank currently has some of the best promotional CD rates and best savings rates available from any online bank, which is a stark contrast to their standard CD rates. The current savings rate at PNC Bank on the PNC High Yield Savings Account is at 2.32 percent with an APY of 2.35 percent. The […] ... Read more
Online Savings Rates Increase in 2019
Online savings rates continue to move higher during the first week of 2019 as several banks increased rates. The best online savings rate for the first week of 2019 goes to CIT Bank with a rate of 2.45 percent on their Savings Builder savings account. The minimum opening deposit is $25,000. The second best online […] ... Read more

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