Why Banking Local is Important to Your Community

Like it or not, the banking industry is a big business. But as a customer, you have the power to make a real difference by banking with a local institution.

Here are just a few reasons why keeping your money close to home makes a big difference:

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Learn to Recognize Job Opportunity Scams

Every week, thousands of job openings are posted to online job boards and social media sites. With this influx of opportunities, it is best to understand not all listings are done in good faith. There are individuals and groups who understand the value of information acquired from job applications. Names, addresses, and emails are only a few pieces of personal identification that have become extremely valuable within the last several years. This article is not to discourage you from applying to your dream job, but to teach you the signs of job opportunity scams.

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Bank Independent Honors Local First Responders

Bank Independent honored multiple First Responder groups in the month of April that included donations made to local charities from Bank Independent Team Members.

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4 Steps to Help Your Business Avoid 'Slamming'

As important as it is for individuals to protect their private information from scammers, it is equally important for businesses. "Slamming" is a common term used for professional scammers who target businesses which can result in large losses, fraudulent agreements and unnecessary frustrations.

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Ask an Intern: New Year, New Resolutions

Does it feel like you blinked and it’s already the beginning of a new year? With each new year, comes new aspirations, goals, and plans. These ideas can vary from person to person, but for seniors in college, one of the main things we are thinking about is graduation and planning for life after college. It’s the time of the year where reality really begins to set in (if it hasn’t already)!

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Ask an Intern: Welcome Home to Bank Independent

Being thrown into your first professional workplace is a huge shift from being just a normal college student to becoming a valued member of the team. It’s one of the major transitions in life that comes with some preparation, but not perfection. It’s going to take your education, some practical hands-on experience, and putting into practice a little workplace etiquette.

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Ask an Intern: Interviewing with Confidence

Interviews are an inevitable part of the job-hunting process if you’re fortunate enough to make it to this phase. Preparing for your first formal interview, whether it’s for your first job ever or a specialized job after you earn your degree, can be nerve-wracking. You want to make a good impression and display complete confidence, not only in yourself, but also in what you have to offer.

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Safer Shopping this Holiday Season

If you're doing online shopping this holiday season, be on the lookout for scammers trying to steal a deal, too!  With more people shopping online this year, shoppers may encounter more online shopping scams.  The FBI advises that scammers don't take holidays off from swindling unsuspecting shoppers.  Shoppers should stay vigilant and be aware of potential scams. 

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Ask an Intern: Just Starting Out. Can LinkedIn Help?

Many young job seekers, typically between the ages of 18 and 25, are entering what seems to be a plentiful job market. As you take a closer look at the jobs available, you may find fewer opportunities in your specific field of interest. However, there are some tools that well help set you apart, especially as you begin looking for your first post-education position. Let’s touch on the networking tool LinkedIn.

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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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