Category Archives: Personal


Neighborhood Watch: How local banks get security right

Sense of community still a cornerstone in keeping customers safe Amid a string of headlines revealing security breaches among high-profile retailers, banks across the country are working to ensure that their customers’ private information remains private.  But with the impersonal … Continue reading

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Bank of American Fork improves customer experience with new teller pod

Although the technology and services banks offer have evolved and changed over the years, relatively little has changed about the design of bank branches. You can usually expect to see a line of teller counters against a wall with tellers … Continue reading

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Project Teddy Bear nationally recognized

ICBA spreads the word about Project Teddy Bear in your community Sandy Dubois started Project Teddy Bear 15 years ago as a way for employees at Bank of American Fork to give back to their communities instead of giving gifts … Continue reading

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Talking about preventing senior financial abuse on Fresh Living

Tracey Larson is Bank of American Fork’s resident expert on age-friendly banking, whose passion stems from being a daughter and daughter-in-law of senior parents. She’s currently the financial representative for the Governor’s Commission on Aging and is also a member … Continue reading

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Detecting counterfeit money

Recently, a customer came into one of our branches to deposit money from a very small, retail business. One of the $50 bills was counterfeit and we quickly realized that the counterfeiter took advantage of the fact that the receiving … Continue reading

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What Big Eyes You Have

Be on the watch to prevent senior exploitation.

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Family Caregivers: The Invisible Army

Ways to lighten the loan when helping with your loved one’s finances.  

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How to Build a $1,000 Emergency Fund in 10 Months

Guest post by Katie Bryan, America Saves Do you have $1,000 set aside for emergencies? If you already do, you could probably use another $1,000 in that account. Experts recommend keeping at least three months expenses in a reliable, liquid … Continue reading

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Automating bills and savings can support marriage and relationships

Couples cite financial problems as a common cause of divorce. At Bank of American Fork, we believe one way some financial stress contributing to separation or divorce can be avoided is with smart banking, including utilizing available technology and automating … Continue reading

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Retirement confidence rises

For the first time in years, more Americans anticipate a comfortable retirement. What can you do to make sure you’re ready for retirement? With the average life span increasing, many Americans have struggled in retirement. Their parents and grandparents typically … Continue reading

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