Identity Theft: How to Monitor for Fraudulent Activity

As we’re increasing the amount of time we spend online – shopping, banking, working, and connecting with friends – we’re contributing more and more personal information about ourselves online. Meanwhile, hackers are looking for opportunities to collect this personal information for fraudulent purposes. Identity theft now impacts more than 15 million consumers every year. So, […]

New Home

The Mortgage Playbook – Become a Mortgage Application All-Star

Applying for a mortgage doesn’t have to feel like a contact sport. You should never feel like you’re being blindsided by confusing requests or dodging financial surprises as you march down the field toward your closing date. That’s why we’re excited to introduce The Mortgage Playbook – our way to demystify the mortgage process and […]

Vehicle Care

Top 5 Reasons a Vehicle Service Contract Could Be Right For You

A vehicle service contract is a great option to increase peace of mind on the road and help protect your wallet from surprise vehicle repair bills. This type of coverage, which is like an extended warranty on your vehicle, helps to cover the cost of unexpected vehicle repairs and get you back on the road […]

Online Banking

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks

When you venture out into public spaces—like coffee shops, airports, and hotels—you are sharing more than just elbow room. Connecting your devices to a public Wi-Fi spot, the same one possibly hundreds of other people are using, could put your personal information at risk. Take the following precautions so you can enjoy the convenience of […]

Online Banking

Serious Security: How Online Banks Keep Your Money Safe

Of all the things you want to keep safe, your financial information is surely near the top of the list. Online banks know protecting your financial information is serious business. They use a combination of cutting edge technology and industry best practices to protect your personal and financial information. While individual banks approach security in […]

Online Banking

Phishing—Don’t Get Hooked

No one wants to walk right into a hacker’s trap. But “phishers” count on unsuspecting online users to do just that. “Phishing” is a tactic criminals use to acquire your personal information via fake emails, text messages, and bogus websites. Although you should take it seriously, phishing is little more than a nuisance if you […]

Online Banking

8 Ways to Protect Your Financial Identity Online

A little self-defense can go a long way toward protecting yourself against identity theft. You may not realize it, but shopping, banking, working, and connecting with friends online are all activities that may allow unwanted individuals to collect information about you. Fortunately, there are things you can do to protect yourself. Take the following steps […]

Online Banking

How to Secure Your Home Wireless Network

  You don’t let just anyone walk through your front door. So why let just anyone access your wireless network? Securing your wireless network is the virtual equivalent of locking the door—you give authorized users easy access and prevent unwanted guests. Your wireless network involves multiple items: your router, your computer, and any devices with […]

Savings Accounts

Do Multiple Savings Accounts Make Sense for You?

Are you saving for a home? Putting money away for a dream vacation? Maybe you want to get ahead of the holiday season or prepare for upcoming wedding expenses. To keep your specific goals aligned—and to track your progress in each—you might consider opening multiple savings accounts. How many savings accounts can I open? The […]

Savings Accounts

Understanding Savings Accounts

  As a money management tool, a savings account is one of the essentials—a fundamental part of your financial toolbox. Chances are you have one already, but it’s a good idea to review the basics periodically. Understanding savings accounts can help you use them more effectively to meet your savings goals. Savings accounts at a […]