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.

People’s United Bank Mortgage Rates
People’s United Bank mortgage rates are very competitive right now with low fees. Current 30 year mortgage rates at People’s United Bank are at 3.75 percent with no points and only $848 in mortgage fees. Their 30 year FHA mortgage rates are quoted slightly below at 3.625 percent. Today’s 15 year mortgage rates from People’s United at […] ... Read more
Amerant Bank CD Rates
Amerant Bank CD rates are very competitive right now, especially on shorter term certificates of deposit. Current 12 month CD rates at Amerant Bank are 1.73 percent with an APY of 1.75 percent. If you’re looking for a slightly longer CD term 18 month, their CD rates are also at 1.73 percent with an APY of 1.75 percent. […] ... Read more
American Express National Bank CD Rates Lowered
American Express National Bank CD rates were lowered on both regular and jumbo certificates of deposit. Despite the fact CD rates at American Express National Bank were lowered, the bank’s rates are still very competitive. For example, 2 year CD rates from American Express were lowered 15 basis points to 2.65 percent. The current FDIC national […] ... Read more
BMO Harris Bank Money Market Rates
BMO Harris Bank money market rates were recently increased and are very competitive right now. Today’s money market rate at BMO Harris Bank is at 2.03 percent with an APY of 2.05 percent. This high yielding money market rate is on the Platinum Money Market Account offered by BMO Harris Bank. The minimum opening deposit for […] ... Read more
Fall River Five Cents Savings Bank Mortgage Rates
Fall River Five Cents Savings Bank mortgage rates were recently lowered and are very competitive right now. Fall River Five Cents’ current 15 year mortgage rates are an even better deal than their 30 year mortgage rates. At 3.75 percent with no points and only $525 in fees, it’s seriously worth considering a 15 year […] ... Read more
Comenity Direct CD Rates
Comenity Direct just launched several different certificates of deposit with some of the best CD rates available right now. 1 year CD rates at Comenity Direct are the highest 1 year rate on our list at 1.86 percent. Comenity Direct is the online banking division of Comenity Capital Bank. You probably haven’t heard of Comenity Capital […] ... Read more
Comenity Direct Savings Rate – Best Savings Rate Alert
Comenity Direct savings rates are now the best savings rate on our list at 2.45 percent with an APY of 2.48 percent. Comenity Direct, the new online banking division of Comenity Capital Bank, just launched their High Yield Savings Account with the new top rate. The minimum opening deposit for a savings account at Comenity Direct is […] ... Read more
IBC Bank Mortgage Rates
International Bank of Commerce (IBC) mortgage rates were recently lowered and are now even more competitive for home loans in Texas. Current 15 year mortgage rates today from IBC Bank are the best deal at 4.00 percent with no points and the same $1,258 in fees. 30 year conforming mortgage rates from IBC Bank are […] ... Read more
Capital One Money Market Account Rates + $500 Bonus
Capital One money market account rates are very good right now and if you sign up before 5/19/19 you can earn up to a $500 promotional bonus. The current money market account rate at Capital One is 2.00 percent, more than eleven times the FDIC national average MMA rate of 0.18 percent. The minimum opening […] ... Read more
Quontic Bank CD Rates
Quontic Bank CD rates are very competitive right now. 5 year rates are the highest rate offered by Quontic Bank at 3.05 percent with an APY of 3.10 percent. These same rates and yields also apply to IRA CD accounts. All certificates of deposit offer by Quontic Bank have a minimum opening balance of $1,000. The bank’s […] ... Read more

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