Average noninterest-bearing checking balances grew $12.6 million or 6.3 percent to $211.4 million in the third quarter of 2010 from the third quarter of 2009. Average interest-bearing checking balances totaled $259.8 million in the third quarter of 2010, rising $43.2 million or 19.9 percent from the same quarter in 2009. Checking growth is attributable to the Corporation’s focus on core deposit growth, particularly checking, coupled with growth in the Ultimate Checking product, which provides customers with a low-cost checking product and a higher yield for larger balances.Average money market accounts also rose, from $445.8 million in the third quarter of 2009 to $515.7 million for the same quarter of 2010, an increase of $69.9 million or 15.7 percent. The Corporation’s reduction in certificate of deposit balances and its focus on core deposit growth, as well as certain customers tending to “park” funds in money market accounts in lower interest rate environments, accounted for this growth.
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Reports Third Quarter Results Of Operations
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