How to Avoid Overdraft Fees

How to Avoid Overdraft Fees

We receive many phone calls from customers who have overdrawn their accounts. One common complaint I’ve heard is that customers use a register booklet AND our online services regularly, but still managed to incur overdraft fees. Entering any information manually is never easy. Truth be told, I’ve avoided using a register for years. Unfortunately, as [...]

I Know Your Password!

I Know Your Password!

Truth be told, I do not. However, it appears I, and many others, could guess! In previous blogs, I have talked about the importance of protecting your PC from cyber theft and the potential threats of malicious software that steals your password and other critical information to login to financial services sites. But sometimes, technology [...]

Know Before You Go: Mortgage or Home Equity Loan Approvals

Know Before You Go: Mortgage or Home Equity Loan Approvals

When applying for a mortgage or home equity loan or line, there are some equations that come into play. Here are the most common factors that will be calculated to determine your credit worthiness.   Loan to Value Loan to Value (LTV), is a percentage of what you owe compared to the home market value. [...]

How a Home Equity Credit Line Works

How a Home Equity Credit Line Works

A home equity credit line, often called a HECL or HELOC, is a revolving line of credit that is secured by a lien placed against your home. Often, customers ask how a HECL differs from its sister, the home equity loan. When you get a HECL, you are approved to use it to a specific [...]

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