Category Archives: Personal


How Jan helped protect our customer’s money

How Jan helped protect our customer’s money Learn about what you can do to reduce the risk of fraud. The other day Jan told me about a recent fraud attempt that she dealt with in the customer service center. The … Continue reading

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Take advantage of $5K tax deduction

If you’re looking for a way to reduce your taxable income for your 2014 taxes, consider the advantages of an IRA—you have about a week to make contributions to an IRA for last year. Contributions to IRAs can be made … Continue reading

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Electronic payments to speed up this year and next

Consumers will see a change in how quickly funds are available. Stella calls her dad, Christopher, and asks him to send money for her housing payment, which she needs, like, yesterday. And yes, now, in 2015, Christopher drives over to … Continue reading

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Make Your Tax Refund Work for You!

Have you done your taxes? The article below can help you get started and is encouraging if you’re considering paying down debt and saving your refund this year. This year, I decided to save my entire refund as a nice … Continue reading

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FHA has lowered cost of mortgage insurance

Homeowners and first-time homebuyers may be able to save hundreds through FHA loan program. In an effort to make owning a home more affordable, the Federal Housing Administration has dramatically cut the costs associated with the mortgages it backs, from … Continue reading

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The raccoon that changed a little girl’s eyes

Thanks for participating in Project Teddy Bear by donating 18,422 stuffed animals to abused and neglected children in Utah A six-year-old little girl who visits the Utah Valley Family Support & Treatment Center saw the perfect stuffed animal, a raccoon, … Continue reading

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Debit card tips: Protect yourself from fraud

While we have many layers of protection to help keep your money and accounts safe, we know you also want to know what you can do to help protect yourself from fraud. Here are some good, solid tips and information … Continue reading

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Teachers, preachers and neighbors build their own homes

415 homes built, many jobs created through community reinvestment programs Jane Farr was 64 years old when she and her husband decided to build their own home. They weren’t just designing the house and handing over plans to a contractor—they … Continue reading

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We’re excited about Apple Pay—here’s why.

Near-field communication makes it difficult for fraudsters to exploit using debit and credit card numbers. We are pursuing Apple Pay™ with our credit and debit card processors so we have the cards available to use with Apple Pay once Apple’s® upcoming … Continue reading

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Saving for College: Ways to Minimize the Sticker Shock

Courtesy of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation There’s no doubt that a college education can be costly, but according to U.S. Census Bureau data, someone with a college degree can earn, on average, 60 percent more than a person with … Continue reading

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