Social Media is NOT for the Sensitive

Social Media platforms have revolutionized the ways in which people, organizations and businesses are connected. Keeping a personal or business social media presence is the equivalent of having an electronic front porch and inviting others to visit. In general, we look forward to friends and customers stopping by and sharing interactions with us. There is a sense of connectedness even when we are miles apart.

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Bank Independent 6th Annual Shelter Share Drive

Shelter Share is an annual drive through Bank Independent’s Helping Hands initiatives. The aim of Shelter Share is to provide much needed assistance to local animal shelters in donations of supplies and funds, as well as, volunteer support. For three weeks during February, Bank Independent will be accepting donations at all locations.

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How to protect yourself from Cybersecurity Threats

Whether you are an early bird or a last-minute filer, there is no denying we are firmly into Tax Season. As we reconcile another year of earnings and income, the Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service would like to draw attention to an ever-present concern – Tax Identity Theft.

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Banking Services Trends to look for in 2019

Digital Banking

Digital banking has moved beyond providing basic online and mobile access to your accounts. Digital banking now encompasses the idea of delivering even more banking services over the internet to enhance your traditional banking experience. Imagine, being able to utilize your Digital Sales Office like your favorite local sales office, all without leaving your house.

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Have you thought about investing in a CD?

Perhaps you’ve been on the receiving end of financial advice to invest your savings. That is sage advice, but a bit vague. There are many options available out there with varying degrees of risk. It all depends on your financial goals and how much risk you can tolerate. If you prefer low risk to earn reward, a fixed term CD might be the right investment opportunity for you.

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Think Big! Start Small. Get Organized for the New Year

If you want big results, sometimes you need to focus on the small details. The new year is an excellent time to begin and refine new goals. The best way to achieve goals is to get organized.

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Why Banks Are Now Asking Businesses About Beneficial Ownership

On May 11, 2018, a new rule went into effect that requires financial institutions to gather additional information from legal entity (business) customers. The Certification Regarding Beneficial Owners of Legal Entity Customers requirement, or "Beneficial Ownership" for short, was created to help government and law enforcement fight money laundering and terrorism by identifying exactly who benefits from a company's revenue and who actually controls the goings-on within the business.

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6 Tips for Your Financial Spring Cleaning

 

As we celebrate the spring season by cleaning, sorting and tidying up around the house, why not add financial organization to your spring cleaning to-do list? 

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Taking On the Top Tax Scams of 2018

The bad guys just LOVE tax season.

This year, they've been busy coming up with lots of new ways to get their greedy hands on our hard-earned refunds.

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5 Super-Quick Ways To Observe National Consumer Protection Week

It seems like there's a week for everything these days. National Pickle-Eating Week. International Pencil-Sharpening Week. Train Your Dog To Jump Rope Week.

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