Getting and Using Your First Credit Card

Getting and Using Your First Credit Card A “first” credit card can be exciting, tempting and intimidating. Credit cards are a great convenience, but they are also a huge borrowing responsibility. Here are some ideas to keep in mind as you get your first credit card and begin to use it. Choosing a credit card … read more »

5 Things to Know About Safe Deposit Boxes, Home Safes and Your Valuables

5 Things to Know About Safe Deposit Boxes, Home Safes and Your Valuables (FDIC Consumer News) 1. Think about what should or should not be kept in a bank’s safe deposit box. Good candidates include originals of key documents, such as birth certificates, property deeds, car titles, and U.S. Savings Bonds that haven’t been converted … read more »

Don’t Get Taken by Wire Transfer Scams

Don’t Get Taken by Wire Transfer Scams (FDIC Consumer News) Using a bank or a money transfer company to “wire” funds electronically is an easy and convenient way to send cash to someone. And when consumers wire money to people they know, the transaction typically takes place without a problem. But wiring money to strangers … read more »

Protect Your Business from a Corporate Account Takeover

Running a successful business requires you to be knowledgeable about your industry, competition, and your customers. And in these advance technological times, you must be knowledgeable about another critical area—cyber threats to your business. Today, cyber thieves are constantly developing new ways to defraud businesses online. And it’s usually smaller businesses—those with less than 100 … read more »

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5 Steps to Safeguard Your Financial Data from Thieves

Most people leave a trail of data nearly everywhere they go. Some of that data links to critical information, such as bank and credit card accounts. Hackers want access to that information and are constantly deploying new tactics to steal that data from unsuspecting consumers. You don’t have to make it easy for them. These … read more »

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Take a Closer Look at Mobile Banking

What’s new, how you can benefit, and how to protect yourself from security risks. With advances in technology, financial institutions are now increasingly providing customers the ability to use mobile phones for banking transactions and to pay for just about anything from a retail purchase to a restaurant bill you’re splitting with friends. “Mobile phones … read more »

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Signs of Identity Theft

Once identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance. If you suspect that someone is misusing your personal information, acting quickly is the best way to limit the damage. Setting things straight … read more »

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Tips for Choosing a Financial Caregiver

In recognition of May as Older Americans Month According to the National Council on Aging, almost 90 percent of the financial abuse committed against older Americans is done by someone they know. More than ever, it is imperative for seniors to select a trustworthy person to properly manage their finances and personal affairs. “Fraudsters often … read more »

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How to Protect Your Money and Accounts Online

Being able to bank or shop online is a great convenience, but you want to be sure you’re protecting yourself before you hit “submit.” If the wrong people access your accounts, you might find yourself with a lot less money than you thought — and a lot of work to set things right. Here are six steps … read more »

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What to Know About Transport Layer Security

On Sunday, June 17, 2018, there will be an update on our Mobile app, both for retail consumers and for business. For seamless access to your mobile app, please be sure to update your mobile browser, due to the changes listed below. Keeping your information safe is part of our responsibility, but we also want … read more »