Money: Up Another Notch

The year's second quarter ends this week, and for savings and loan associations that is a time when depositors are tempted to pocket their quarterly dividends and then pull out their mon ey. To prevent wide-scale withdrawals and to attract funds for mortgages, Los Angeles' Home Savings and Loan Association, the nation's biggest, boosted the rate on regular passbook accounts from 5% to 5¼% , and on longer, 36-month savings to 5¾% . Other S & Ls followed suit but may be squeezed for profits at these rates because many are less efficient than Chairman Howard Ahmanson's Home Savings.


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