Merchant Services that Don't Cut Corners

Retail and business owners understand how important having the right merchant services can be to the success of their business. Merchant services are basically a business’s ability to process payments for goods or services through a multitude of transactions such as card readers, contactless payments, or online shopping. So, why rely on a simple plug-in card reader to run your business? It’s like trying to put a square peg into a round hole...it’s just not a good fit.

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Build Business Loyalty in 5 Steps

No matter what size business you own, great products, excellent customer service and a good reputation are critical success factors for your business. However, without loyal customers and repeat business, these other qualities may easily get lost in the landscape of competition.  Loyalty programs and gift cards can help cultivate customer loyalty while increasing visibility for new and potential customers.  Here are five essential steps to begin building loyalty for your business.

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Have you met our Digital Sales Office?

Vacations, emergency road trips, out of town holiday plans. These are experiences we each go through at some point in time. Your life isn’t tied to one location, so why should your finances be? From Florence, Alabama, to Florence, Italy, our Digital Sales Office can take care of your banking needs.

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8 Ways to Maximize the Benefits of Your Bank Independent Debit Card

While many consumers may have had one banking relationship in the past, surveys show that the average American now has 5.3 accounts open across all types of financial institutions. So, you might have a checking, savings, and possibly a credit card with your primary bank. You may also have opened an account associated with work, school or due to a prior move.  

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Bank Independent Awarded Mastercard’s “Doing Well by Doing Good” 2021

Sheffield, Ala.− Monday, August 30, 2021 – Bank Independent was recently recognized by Mastercard as the winner of the “Doing Well by Doing Good” 2021 award. This national award is conferred annually to one financial institution deemed best for their use of assets in community service or charitable contributions.

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Four Perks of Mobile Deposit

Mobile deposit is an in-app banking feature which allows a bank customer to deposit checks into an account directly from a mobile device. Bank Independent offers mobile deposit as a free, built-in feature that comes with Sync mobile banking. Although mobile deposit is a technology which has been available for many years, not every mobile banking customer is aware of the perks that come from adopting this robust feature.  Here are just a few!

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Bank Independent Partners with gener8tor in the Shoals

Sheffield, Ala.− Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Bank Independent is proud to partner with gener8tor to bring gBETA Shoals to the area. Gener8tor is a nationally recognized startup accelerator connecting creative economies. gBETA Shoals is part of an innovative program that provides a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots.

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Treasury Solutions for Any Size Business


Can a small business have the same competitive advantages that large-scale businesses enjoy?  When it comes to treasury solutions – absolutely. No matter the size of your business, you have financial needs and banking relationships which need to be maintained in order to thrive.

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Swipe, Dip, or Tap…Can Your Business Capture it All?

When operating a business, you quickly learn that there is a lot of unique language specific to merchant services. Merchant Services is a general term used to describe the hardware and software components used to accept and process debit and credit card payments. There is an ever-growing list of the types of payments, from online purchases to in-person. Three of the most common processes are swiping, dipping and tapping.

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Bank Independent one of Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2021

Sheffield, Ala.− Tuesday, August 03, 2021 – Bank Independent was recently named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama, ranking #3 in the state for the second year in a row. The Bank was the highest ranked company headquartered in Alabama in the large company division and was the top financial institution ranked in the state. This annual rankings program created by Business Alabama and Best Companies Group is in its twelfth year.

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