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.

Synchrony Bank CD Rates Lowered After Fed Rate Cut
Synchrony Bank CD rates were lowered two days after the Federal Reserve cut the fed funds rate by 25 basis points. 1 year CD rates at Synchrony Bank were lowered by 30 basis points from 2.80 percent to 2.50 percent. 1 year jumbo CD rates from Synchrony were also lowered by the same amount to 2.50 percent. […] ... Read more
Savings Account Rates CIT Bank
Savings account rates at CIT Bank are very competitive right now, especially on the bank’s Savings Builder savings account. In fact, the Savings Builder savings rate places CIT Bank in the top 10 savings rates on the rate list. Current CIT Bank Savings Builder savings rate is at 2.27 percent with an APY of 2.30 […] ... Read more
Comenity Direct CD Rates
Comenity Direct CD rates are really competitive right now, especially on the bank’s 12 month certificates of deposit. Right now, 12 month CD rates at Comenity Direct are at 2.76 percent with an APY of 2.80 percent. Their 12 month CD rates are almost 5 times the FDIC’s Weekly National Rate of 0.58 percent. You […] ... Read more
Polaris Funding Group Mortgage Rates
Polaris Funding Group mortgage rates are some of the best mortgage rates available these days. Fixed 30-year mortgage rates for a home purchase are currently quoted at 3.50 percent with $900 in mortgage fees.  Polaris Funding Group’s 15-year mortgage rates are also very competitive right now at 3.00 percent and only $300 in fees. If […] ... Read more
Capital One CD Rates July 2019
Capital One CD rates are competitive right now on the bank’s intermediate-term certificates of deposit. Short and long term CD rates from Capital One for July 2019 are not as competitive. The best CD rates at Capital One right now are on the bank’s 12 month CD at 2.27 percent with an APY of 2.30 […] ... Read more
Vio Bank Savings Rates July 2019
Vio Bank savings rates for July 2019 are currently the best savings rates available on our rate table. Savings rates from Vio Bank are currently at 2.49 percent with an APY of 2.52 percent. Besides being the highest online savings rate right now, this rate is also 25 times the current FDIC National Average Rate at […] ... Read more
Discover Bank CD Rates Review
Discover Bank CD rates are very competitive right now with other online banks and the bank’s rates are well above brick and mortar bank CD rates. Current 12 month CD rates at Discover Bank are offered at 2.47 percent with an APY of 2.50 percent. The highest yielding CD rates at Discover Bank are on their […] ... Read more
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

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