Ask an Intern: Building a Budget

There comes a point in life where budgeting begins.  No matter how big or small the item you are saving for, there are things you will want to factor in if you are planning to pay on your own for the first time. When you were younger, it may have been that new video game or concert you saved up for, but now it’s more than just leisure activities and the odd impulse buy.

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The Details that Drive the Solution

It is said that 87% of an iceberg’s volume is found below the water’s surface. For business owners, this analogy may sound familiar. So much of the work you do to help your business thrive takes place behind the scenes. The same can be said for our Treasury Solutions.

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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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Debit Card Confidence During the Holidays

While we can’t help you find the perfect gift this holiday season, we can help make the purchasing process more convenient and secure when you do. Whether you prefer to shop in person or online, you can shop with confidence this holiday season when you use your Bank Independent Debit Card. Debit cards are easy to use, accepted most anywhere, and come free with your Bank Independent checking account.

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Full Service Banking in a Digital Age

When you think of digital banking, you might imagine simple electronic transactions. However, digital banking encompasses so much more. The model of digital banking has become more prevalent and necessary in the current environment. The demand for digital banking grows every day along with its capabilities and benefits. No matter where you are, digital banking provides convenience and multifaceted features to meet your banking needs.

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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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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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Multi-Factor Authentication Is Your Must-Have Tool for Security

When you consider the number of online accounts the average user accesses each day, the amount of personal information vulnerable to exposure can be staggering. Do you know how to protect your accounts and prevent cybercriminals from stealing your information?

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Grant Your Pet a Happy Home and Get a Happy Life

Not everyone is a pet lover, but if you are, your pet probably plays a significant role in your happiness and wellbeing. It’s also your responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of your pet.

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Holiday Online Shopping Safety Tips!

The holiday season is a prime time for hackers, scammers, and online thieves. Due to the pandemic, this holiday season may look and feel a bit different, but we all still need to be aware of the potential dangers online shopping can bring and the ways we can protect ourselves. While millions of Americans will be online looking for the best gifts and Cyber Monday deals, hackers will be looking to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers by searching for weaknesses in their devices or internet connections or attempting to extract personal and financial information through fake websites or charities. 

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